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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 35 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.64% 1.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 1.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
229 168 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 75.58% 68.85% 68.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 120 76
Average daily rate £413 £380 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £445 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 £12.31 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+237.12% -62.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bath - - - - 1
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) TDD
2 8 (47.06%) Spring
2 8 (47.06%) Unit Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) hybris
2 8 (47.06%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
3 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
5 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
5 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 3 (17.65%) J2EE
7 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) SpecFlow
2 5 (29.41%) Bitbucket
2 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.88%) Hudson
6 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Hybris Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Spring
2 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) TDD
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Unit Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 3 (17.65%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
8 2 (11.76%) System Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) hybris
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) ATG
4 1 (5.88%) SAP