Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for BDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited BDD over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 32 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +36 -20
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.98% 3.85% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 5.22% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 11
Somerset median daily rate £390 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £312 £212 £313
90th Percentile £478 £416 £425
South West median daily rate £400 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £37.50

BDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 385 345 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.54% 73.72% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 189 339
Somerset median daily rate £375 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.76% +9.85%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £500 £478
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 54 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.53 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing BDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for BDD in Somerset

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BDD in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for BDD in Somerset

BDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BDD in Somerset over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BDD 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -3 10 £355 +15.92%
Bath -6 2 £425 +1.80% 2
Yeovil +4 1 £475 -
Street - 1 £688 -
BDD
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 11 (73.33%) Scrum
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (66.67%) C#
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (46.67%) TDD
5 7 (46.67%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) Selenium
6 6 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (33.33%) Java
8 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
8 4 (26.67%) Gherkin
9 3 (20.00%) REST
9 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (20.00%) Ant
9 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (20.00%) WCF
9 3 (20.00%) WPF
9 3 (20.00%) Web Development
9 3 (20.00%) JIRA
9 3 (20.00%) QA
9 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

BDD
Co-occurring 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 (6.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) HBase
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (20.00%) Ant
4 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 3 (20.00%) Maven
4 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (13.33%) JUnit
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) GitLab
6 1 (6.67%) Gradle
6 1 (6.67%) IntelliJ
6 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) UAT Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Tester
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Lead C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (20.00%) WCF
3 3 (20.00%) WPF
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
4 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Drools
5 1 (6.67%) Kafka
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) Scrum
1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Microservices
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) Groovy
4 2 (13.33%) Jython
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) CA
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) hybris