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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing BDD 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.80% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
242 137 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 72.67% 65.87% 64.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 96 60
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.30 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 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 - 9 £325 -
Street - 2 £400 -
Bath - - - - 1
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) TDD
2 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
3 9 (47.37%) ISEB
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
5 7 (36.84%) hybris
5 7 (36.84%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) Spring
5 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
7 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
7 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 4 (21.05%) Selenium
8 4 (21.05%) JIRA
8 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
8 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
8 4 (21.05%) User Stories

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) SpecFlow
2 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
4 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.26%) Hudson
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
1 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Hybris Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Gherkin
2 7 (36.84%) Spring
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
3 3 (15.79%) SOAP
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) TDD
3 8 (42.11%) Scrum
4 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Integration Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
5 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) Feature Driven Development
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (10.53%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) hybris
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) ATG
4 1 (5.26%) SAP