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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 49 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing TDD 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.55% 1.94% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.80% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
TDD
West Midlands

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
417 428 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.45% 69.37% 64.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 266 148
Average daily rate £375 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 December 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 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (39.13%) C#
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) Spring
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) WCF
7 4 (17.39%) Ruby
7 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
8 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
8 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) TPMS
3 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) CouchDB
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.04%) JMeter
2 2 (8.70%) Maven
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) JBehave
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.70%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 4 (17.39%) WCF
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
6 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (13.04%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (8.70%) J2EE
7 2 (8.70%) SOAP
7 2 (8.70%) Java EE
7 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (8.70%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (8.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (30.43%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Refactoring
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (13.04%) OOD
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) MCITP
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
3 1 (4.35%) Sybase