The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.94% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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
74 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 72.55% 67.54% 56.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 29
Average daily rate £333 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

TDD
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 4 (80.00%) Streaming Video
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Android Development
2 3 (60.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (40.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) DTV
4 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (20.00%) STB

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing TDD 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 TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Android Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Streaming Video
2 3 (60.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (20.00%) DTV
3 1 (20.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Google