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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 48 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.99% 1.39% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 2.00% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
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£388 £360 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
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
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 11 (47.83%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) HTML
5 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) Ruby
6 5 (21.74%) JMeter
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Web Services
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) Spring
7 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) WCF
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
8 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (13.04%) Selenium

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
2 2 (8.70%) Node.js
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
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%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) Informix
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JMeter
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) CRM Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) CSS
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
4 4 (17.39%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) Spring
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 4 (17.39%) WCF
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (13.04%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) J2EE
6 2 (8.70%) SOAP
6 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
6 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (8.70%) Reactive Extensions
6 2 (8.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) OO
3 6 (26.09%) MVC
3 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (13.04%) OOD
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
7 2 (8.70%) MVVM
7 2 (8.70%) ATDD
7 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCAD
3 1 (4.35%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) Sybase