The table below looks at the statistics for Waterfall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Waterfall 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
Waterfall Model
Rank 14 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Waterfall 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 2.08% 2.22% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 3.03% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £325 £363 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -34.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £390
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £17.66 £77.50
% change year-on-year
+197.28% -77.21%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 66 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 87.50% 73.33% 67.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 42
Average daily rate £433 £500 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £725 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Waterfall
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Waterfall across the Taunton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Waterfall Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Waterfall
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Waterfall across the Taunton region.

Waterfall Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Waterfall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton region citing Waterfall 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 Waterfall.

1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
1 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
1 13 (86.67%) ISTQB
1 13 (86.67%) Test Management
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 11 (73.33%) SpecFlow
3 11 (73.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (73.33%) QA
3 11 (73.33%) Selenium
4 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Load Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Security Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
5 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
9 1 (6.67%) SOA

Waterfall
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton region citing Waterfall 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 Waterfall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
1 11 (73.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
1 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
1 13 (86.67%) Test Management
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Functional Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Load Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 9 (60.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Line Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) ISEB
1 13 (86.67%) ISTQB
2 11 (73.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft