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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
Rank 26 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Contract jobs citing BDD 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.77% 1.29% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.54% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £225 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £334 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £365 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.31% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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
157 260 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 69.47% 83.87% 86.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 142 231
Median daily rate £350 £369 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.02% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £30.00 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.50 £35.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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
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 30 September 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 +17 3 £225 -35.57%
Yeovil +3 1 - -
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) User Stories
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) LINQ
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (25.00%) MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Biml
3 2 (25.00%) Power BI
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Application Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (12.50%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Sitecore Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (25.00%) LINQ
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore