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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 27 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.95% 2.94% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.98% 3.80% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Average daily rate £441 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.50 - -
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
251 237 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.84% 77.45% 65.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 151 108
Average daily rate £400 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £25.80 £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Taunton +18 8 £425 +30.76% 1
Yeovil - 3 £550 - 1
Bath - 2 £500 -
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (95.83%) Scrum
3 12 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (50.00%) WPF
4 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 9 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 8 (33.33%) HTML
5 8 (33.33%) .NET
5 8 (33.33%) CSS
6 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
6 7 (29.17%) Java
6 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
6 7 (29.17%) Entity Framework
7 6 (25.00%) MVVM
7 6 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 6 (25.00%) Telerik
7 6 (25.00%) Spring
7 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (20.83%) System Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Kanban
8 5 (20.83%) C#
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
10 3 (12.50%) QA
10 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (12.50%) Finance
10 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 3 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
10 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra

BDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (8.33%) CMS
1 2 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.17%) GIS
2 1 (4.17%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) GitLab
3 1 (4.17%) Gradle
3 1 (4.17%) JBehave
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) WPF Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Documentation Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) GIS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) WPF
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) CSS
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 7 (29.17%) Entity Framework
4 6 (25.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 6 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.33%) CSS3
6 2 (8.33%) HTML5
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.17%) Ajax
7 1 (4.17%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) Spring Boot
7 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (95.83%) Scrum
3 12 (50.00%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) MVC
5 6 (25.00%) MVVM
5 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Kanban
6 5 (20.83%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (8.33%) Concurrent Programming
8 2 (8.33%) OWASP
8 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.17%) BPMN
9 1 (4.17%) Microservices
9 1 (4.17%) Open Source
9 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.17%) User Stories
9 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
1 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) WCAG
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Telerik
2 2 (8.33%) EPiServer
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.17%) Capita