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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 33 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing TDD 28 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.14% 0.67% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 0.96% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate £333 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
524 418 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.51% 70.25% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 254 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 17 (44.74%) .NET
4 15 (39.47%) BDD
5 13 (34.21%) HTML
5 13 (34.21%) MVC
6 12 (31.58%) Java
7 11 (28.95%) OO
8 10 (26.32%) CSS
8 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
8 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
9 9 (23.68%) jQuery
10 8 (21.05%) WPF
10 8 (21.05%) Subversion
10 8 (21.05%) HTML5
10 8 (21.05%) SQL
10 8 (21.05%) MVVM
11 7 (18.42%) REST
11 7 (18.42%) CSS3
11 7 (18.42%) Multithreading
12 6 (15.79%) WCF
12 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
12 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
12 6 (15.79%) Scrum
12 6 (15.79%) Front End Development
12 6 (15.79%) SOLID
13 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
13 5 (13.16%) Microsoft

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (10.53%) Node.js
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) BigMachines
1 3 (7.89%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Redis
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 8 (21.05%) Subversion
3 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.26%) Hudson
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) Moq
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) MSTest
6 1 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (2.63%) ReSharper
6 1 (2.63%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (71.05%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.16%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Development Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Development Manager
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Architect
6 3 (7.89%) .NET Development Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) C Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Perl Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Perl Web Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Technical Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) HTML
3 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
3 10 (26.32%) CSS
4 9 (23.68%) jQuery
5 8 (21.05%) HTML5
5 8 (21.05%) WPF
6 7 (18.42%) CSS3
6 7 (18.42%) REST
7 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 6 (15.79%) WCF
8 5 (13.16%) Ajax
8 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
8 5 (13.16%) JSON
8 5 (13.16%) Spring
9 4 (10.53%) J2EE
10 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
10 3 (7.89%) Mason
10 3 (7.89%) Web Services
10 3 (7.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.26%) NHS
1 2 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) BDD
3 13 (34.21%) MVC
4 11 (28.95%) OO
5 8 (21.05%) MVVM
6 7 (18.42%) Multithreading
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.79%) Front End Development
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) SOLID
8 4 (10.53%) SOA
9 3 (7.89%) CRM
9 3 (7.89%) OOD
9 3 (7.89%) OOP
9 3 (7.89%) Open Source
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC
9 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Web Development
10 2 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) Apex Code
6 3 (7.89%) C
6 3 (7.89%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Scala
8 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (7.89%) Siebel
3 2 (5.26%) Apigee
3 2 (5.26%) Google
3 2 (5.26%) hybris