The table below looks at the statistics for BDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited BDD over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 19 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.41% 3.54% 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.67% 4.24% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 9
Median daily rate £338 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 -
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
173 330 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.93% 83.33% 75.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 212 195
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +17.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £25.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

BDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing BDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing BDD across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

BDD Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

BDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +22 12 £325 -18.75%
Bridgwater 0 1 £403 +11.03%
Yeovil - 1 - - 1
Bath - 1 £410 - 2
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing BDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for BDD.

1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) C#
3 13 (68.42%) .NET
3 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (57.89%) Scrum
5 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
6 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
7 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
8 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
8 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
8 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
9 6 (31.58%) Kanban
10 5 (26.32%) Selenium
10 5 (26.32%) QA
10 5 (26.32%) TDD
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
11 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
12 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 3 (15.79%) SQL
12 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
13 2 (10.53%) SDLC
13 2 (10.53%) ISEB
13 2 (10.53%) Project Management

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Alfresco
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Liferay
1 1 (5.26%) WildFly
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
3 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
4 7 (36.84%) Cucumber
5 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 1 (5.26%) Bower
6 1 (5.26%) Grunt
6 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.26%) JUnit
6 1 (5.26%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Tester
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Automation Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) Modernizr
4 1 (5.26%) RESTEasy
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Manual Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Kanban
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
8 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
9 2 (10.53%) MVC
9 2 (10.53%) Project Management
9 2 (10.53%) SDLC
9 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
10 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 1 (5.26%) Web Development
10 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft