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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 42 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing BDD 4 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.19% 4.69% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 5.65% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 2
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£338 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
274 283 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.79% 82.99% 69.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 208 77
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 12 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.84 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.28 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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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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 -2 2 £325 -
Bath -4 1 £350 +16.66% 3
Yeovil - 1 - - 3
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
2 11 (78.57%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 10 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Entity Framework
4 9 (64.29%) WPF
5 8 (57.14%) C#
6 7 (50.00%) WF
7 6 (42.86%) TDD
8 5 (35.71%) SQL
9 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 4 (28.57%) MVC
9 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
10 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 2 (14.29%) Web Services
11 2 (14.29%) XML
11 2 (14.29%) ISEB
11 2 (14.29%) Back Office
11 2 (14.29%) System Testing
11 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
12 1 (7.14%) Confluence
12 1 (7.14%) HTML5
12 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 1 (7.14%) ATDD
12 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
12 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Testing Manager
6 1 (7.14%) WPF Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 9 (64.29%) Entity Framework
3 9 (64.29%) WPF
4 7 (50.00%) WF
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) XML
7 1 (7.14%) Middleware
7 1 (7.14%) JSON
7 1 (7.14%) WCF
7 1 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) SOAP
7 1 (7.14%) J2EE
7 1 (7.14%) REST
7 1 (7.14%) CSS3
7 1 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
7 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) Scrum
3 10 (71.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (42.86%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) ATDD
7 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 1 (7.14%) API Development
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 1 (7.14%) OOP
7 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Telerik