The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 41 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.80% 1.97% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £294 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
BDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
265 156 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.34% 76.85% 63.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 113 77
Average daily rate £330 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £401 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.31 £31.90 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -14.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £21.06 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing BDD across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

BDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

BDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing BDD across the Somerset region.

BDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 5 £325 - 1
Bath - 1 £340 - 2
Street - - - -
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD.

1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) SpecFlow
2 17 (77.27%) Gherkin
3 16 (72.73%) Scrum
4 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
5 14 (63.64%) ISEB
5 14 (63.64%) C#
6 13 (59.09%) SQL
6 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
7 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
7 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
8 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
10 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (40.91%) TDD
11 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
11 8 (36.36%) User Stories
12 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
13 6 (27.27%) Selenium
13 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
14 5 (22.73%) Project Management
14 5 (22.73%) Web Services
14 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
14 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (18.18%) Web Development
15 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
15 4 (18.18%) Scala
15 4 (18.18%) CouchDB
15 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing BDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited BDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) SpecFlow
2 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
2 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Team Leader
3 6 (27.27%) Test Team Leader
4 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Junior
4 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Junior Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Junior Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Scala Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) Gherkin
2 5 (22.73%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) SVG
3 4 (18.18%) Akka
3 4 (18.18%) Play Framework
3 4 (18.18%) Batik
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 15 (68.18%) Software Testing
4 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 8 (36.36%) User Stories
6 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
8 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Project Management
8 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 4 (18.18%) OO
9 4 (18.18%) Process Management
9 4 (18.18%) Pair Programming
9 4 (18.18%) Web Development
10 3 (13.64%) Test Management
10 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Scala
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) ISTQB
3 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
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