The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank - 15 23
Contract jobs citing TDD 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 7.14% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 9.46% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £386 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+1.17% -2.85%
TDD
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 74 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 83.51% 75.51% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 24
Median daily rate £315 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Belfast