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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South West / Somerset
Rank 21 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing BDD 18 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.59% 5.14% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.47% 6.25% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 3
Median daily rate £290 £441 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.27% +10.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.34% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £68.50 -
% change year-on-year
-33.03% -

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
190 240 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 80.17% 82.19% 80.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 127 141
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £288 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £686
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 13
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 0 14 £265 -37.64% 1
BDD
South West

BDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (85.71%) C#
3 26 (74.29%) .NET
4 24 (68.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (54.29%) Scrum
6 17 (48.57%) SpecFlow
7 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
8 15 (42.86%) Gherkin
9 13 (37.14%) Selenium
10 12 (34.29%) TDD
11 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
11 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
11 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
12 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
12 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
13 9 (25.71%) QA
13 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
14 8 (22.86%) SQL
15 7 (20.00%) Kanban
15 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
16 6 (17.14%) WPF
16 6 (17.14%) MVC
16 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
17 5 (14.29%) Java
17 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
17 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering

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 (2.86%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) Liferay
1 1 (2.86%) WildFly
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (68.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (48.57%) SpecFlow
3 13 (37.14%) Selenium
4 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
4 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
5 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 3 (8.57%) Sahi
5 3 (8.57%) WATIR
6 1 (2.86%) Bower
6 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) Grunt
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Maven
6 1 (2.86%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Developer in Test
4 5 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) .NET
2 15 (42.86%) Gherkin
3 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 6 (17.14%) WPF
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 3 (8.57%) XML
7 1 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.86%) jQuery
7 1 (2.86%) Modernizr
7 1 (2.86%) RESTEasy
7 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (54.29%) Scrum
3 12 (34.29%) TDD
4 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (20.00%) Kanban
7 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (17.14%) MVC
9 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Open Source
11 3 (8.57%) SDLC
11 3 (8.57%) Unit Testing
11 3 (8.57%) Web Development
12 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
12 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
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