The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 52 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 13 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.70% 2.14% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.07% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
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£400 £360 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
497 456 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.97% 69.62% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 312 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Birmingham region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) .NET
3 9 (39.13%) HTML
4 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 7 (30.43%) CSS
6 6 (26.09%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) Ruby
7 5 (21.74%) Spring
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) JMeter
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Web Services
8 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) jQuery
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (13.04%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
9 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.04%) WebDriver

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.70%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) TPMS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) ATM
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JMeter
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Hybris Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) HTML
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (21.74%) Spring
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
6 4 (17.39%) jQuery
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
7 3 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (13.04%) Spring MVC
7 3 (13.04%) WCF
7 3 (13.04%) Ajax
7 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (8.70%) Struts
8 2 (8.70%) XML
8 2 (8.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) WURFL
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) MVC
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) OO
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 3 (13.04%) OOD
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Document Management
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) Ruby
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCAD
2 1 (4.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.35%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft