The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Somerset region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 35 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.52% 1.06% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 1.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
296 124 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 83.62% 65.96% 71.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 72 58
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.16 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
BDD
South West

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 30 July 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
Street - - - - 1
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (66.67%) C#
1 18 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 18 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) Scrum
3 16 (59.26%) SQL
4 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
5 13 (48.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (48.15%) Visual Studio
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) ISEB
6 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
6 12 (44.44%) Gherkin
6 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (29.63%) TDD
10 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
11 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
11 6 (22.22%) Scala
11 6 (22.22%) User Stories
11 6 (22.22%) Java
12 5 (18.52%) Project Management
12 5 (18.52%) Selenium
12 5 (18.52%) Test Management
13 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (14.81%) MSTest
13 4 (14.81%) Akka
13 4 (14.81%) Play Framework
13 4 (14.81%) CouchDB

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Escenic
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe CQ
1 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) CouchDB
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 13 (48.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (48.15%) Visual Studio
3 5 (18.52%) Selenium
4 4 (14.81%) MSTest
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (25.93%) Senior Test Analyst
5 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
5 6 (22.22%) Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
7 4 (14.81%) Scala Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Junior Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Test Consultant
7 4 (14.81%) Junior Java Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Tester
7 4 (14.81%) Junior
7 4 (14.81%) Consultant
8 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (7.41%) Java Programmer
9 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (7.41%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.81%) Akka
2 4 (14.81%) Play Framework
2 4 (14.81%) Batik
2 4 (14.81%) SVG
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) HTML5
3 2 (7.41%) CSS3
3 2 (7.41%) LAMP
3 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) JSF
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) Ajax
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) EJB
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) Struts
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 17 (62.96%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (22.22%) User Stories
8 5 (18.52%) Project Management
8 5 (18.52%) Test Management
9 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
9 4 (14.81%) Web Development
9 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 4 (14.81%) OO
9 4 (14.81%) Process Management
10 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
11 2 (7.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) C#
2 16 (59.26%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) Scala
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 18 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) ISEB
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss