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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 30 39
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing BDD 15 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 7.28% 2.05% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.26% 2.67% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 4
Median daily rate £365 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +25.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.28% -  

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 162 187 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.64% 76.64% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 96 151
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 28
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 - 14 £364 - 1
Yeovil - 1 £475 -
BDD
South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (78.38%) C#
2 29 (78.38%) Test Automation
3 25 (67.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (64.86%) .NET
5 21 (56.76%) Scrum
6 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
7 16 (43.24%) Selenium
7 16 (43.24%) Java
8 15 (40.54%) TDD
9 12 (32.43%) SQL
9 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
9 12 (32.43%) Gherkin
10 11 (29.73%) Test Planning
11 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
11 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
12 8 (21.62%) Continuous Deployment
12 8 (21.62%) QA
12 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
12 8 (21.62%) MVC
13 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
13 7 (18.92%) WPF
13 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (16.22%) WATIR
14 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
14 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
14 6 (16.22%) Web Services
14 6 (16.22%) XML

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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
1 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (67.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (43.24%) Selenium
3 12 (32.43%) SpecFlow
4 8 (21.62%) Cucumber
5 6 (16.22%) Visual Studio
5 6 (16.22%) WATIR
6 5 (13.51%) Eclipse
6 5 (13.51%) HP UFT
6 5 (13.51%) Sahi
7 4 (10.81%) IntelliJ
8 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
8 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
9 2 (5.41%) Ant
9 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
9 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
9 2 (5.41%) Maven
9 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.70%) Apache Buildr
10 1 (2.70%) Gradle
10 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.70%) Electronics
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.70%) Marketing
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) C# Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Developer in Test
4 8 (21.62%) .NET Developer
5 7 (18.92%) Analyst
5 7 (18.92%) Test Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Developer
6 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
9 2 (5.41%) UAT Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) .NET
2 12 (32.43%) Gherkin
3 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.92%) WPF
4 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
4 6 (16.22%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) XML
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Spring
7 2 (5.41%) CSS
7 2 (5.41%) HTML
7 2 (5.41%) SOAP
7 2 (5.41%) WCF
8 1 (2.70%) EJB
8 1 (2.70%) jQuery
8 1 (2.70%) JSF
8 1 (2.70%) JSP
8 1 (2.70%) REST
8 1 (2.70%) RESTful
8 1 (2.70%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (78.38%) Test Automation
3 21 (56.76%) Scrum
4 15 (40.54%) TDD
5 12 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (29.73%) Test Planning
7 8 (21.62%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (21.62%) MVC
8 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.51%) Open Source
10 5 (13.51%) Pair Programming
10 5 (13.51%) Web Development
11 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
11 4 (10.81%) User Stories
12 3 (8.11%) SDLC
13 2 (5.41%) API Development
13 2 (5.41%) SDET
13 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
13 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) hybris
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) ATG
2 1 (2.70%) BEA
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Sitecore