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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 52 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 11 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.51% 1.95% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.93% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
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£400 £360 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +44.00%
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 £65.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+100.76% -13.33%
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
487 443 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.71% 66.52% 67.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 293 251
Average daily rate £370 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +821.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.10 £175.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.40
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 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 20 August 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 13 (50.00%) C#
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) MVC
3 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 9 (34.62%) HTML
4 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (30.77%) Java
5 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 8 (30.77%) Scrum
6 7 (26.92%) Spring
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 6 (23.08%) CSS
7 6 (23.08%) Web Services
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (23.08%) Backbone.js
7 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (19.23%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 5 (19.23%) jQuery
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (19.23%) JMeter
9 4 (15.38%) OO
9 4 (15.38%) WCF
9 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 4 (15.38%) QA
9 4 (15.38%) Spring MVC
9 4 (15.38%) Ajax
9 4 (15.38%) User Stories
10 3 (11.54%) Relational Database

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (11.54%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) TPMS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) VoIP
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.54%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) Informix
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JMeter
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) JBehave
4 1 (3.85%) Grunt
4 1 (3.85%) RubyGems
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Hybris Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Architect
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.85%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) HTML
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (26.92%) Spring
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) CSS
5 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 6 (23.08%) Backbone.js
5 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (19.23%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (19.23%) jQuery
7 4 (15.38%) Ajax
7 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 4 (15.38%) Spring MVC
7 4 (15.38%) WCF
8 3 (11.54%) Struts
8 3 (11.54%) HTML5
8 3 (11.54%) DHTML
8 3 (11.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
1 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) WURFL
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Android
2 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (3.85%) Fedora
3 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) MVC
2 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (19.23%) BDD
5 4 (15.38%) User Stories
5 4 (15.38%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) SOA
6 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Memory Management
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.54%) Web Development
7 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) PHP5
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) MCTS
2 1 (3.85%) MCITP
2 1 (3.85%) MCP
2 1 (3.85%) MCAD
2 1 (3.85%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
1 3 (11.54%) hybris
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) AccuRev
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Facebook
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