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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 32 42
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10  
Contract jobs citing BDD 20 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.80% 2.66% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.66% 3.33% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 8
Median daily rate £290 £419 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.74% +33.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £313 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £525 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £47.25 -
% change year-on-year +1.44% -  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158 210 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 77.45% 79.85% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 107 182
Median daily rate £365 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% -6.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.70 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

BDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing BDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +6 13 £301 -22.25% 3
Bath -1 2 £238 -38.70% 6
Glastonbury - 1 £458 - 1
BDD
South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (84.62%) C#
3 30 (76.92%) .NET
4 24 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (53.85%) SpecFlow
6 19 (48.72%) Selenium
6 19 (48.72%) Scrum
7 18 (46.15%) TDD
7 18 (46.15%) Gherkin
8 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
10 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
10 14 (35.90%) Test Planning
11 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
11 10 (25.64%) QA
11 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
12 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
12 9 (23.08%) SQL
12 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
13 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
13 8 (20.51%) Java
13 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
14 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
15 6 (15.38%) Kanban
15 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (15.38%) Web Services
16 5 (12.82%) XML
16 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
16 5 (12.82%) HP UFT

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 (2.56%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) JBoss
1 1 (2.56%) Liferay
1 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
1 1 (2.56%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (53.85%) SpecFlow
3 19 (48.72%) Selenium
4 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
5 9 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.82%) HP UFT
6 5 (12.82%) Sahi
6 5 (12.82%) WATIR
7 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
8 2 (5.13%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.13%) Maven
8 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.56%) Ant
9 1 (2.56%) Bower
9 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.56%) Grunt
9 1 (2.56%) JUnit
9 1 (2.56%) TestNG
9 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.56%) Electronics
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.56%) Marketing
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 11 (28.21%) Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Developer in Test
3 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Tester
7 2 (5.13%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Java Automation Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Lead DevOps
8 1 (2.56%) Software Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (76.92%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) Gherkin
3 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.38%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
5 5 (12.82%) WPF
5 5 (12.82%) XML
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.13%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) Spring
8 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.56%) CSS
8 1 (2.56%) HTML
8 1 (2.56%) Modernizr
8 1 (2.56%) REST
8 1 (2.56%) RESTEasy
8 1 (2.56%) SOAP
8 1 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) Scrum
3 18 (46.15%) TDD
4 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
5 14 (35.90%) Test Planning
6 10 (25.64%) Automated Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Kanban
8 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (12.82%) MVC
9 5 (12.82%) Open Source
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
11 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Web Development
12 2 (5.13%) Pair Programming
12 2 (5.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) C#
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) hybris
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
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