The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 52 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 0.52% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£394 £360 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +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 £59.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+63.01% -8.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 383 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 70.86% 66.84% 70.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 209 240
Average daily rate £351 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £175.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.71% +1106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.20 £15.49 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
TDD
West Midlands

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 11 July 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 15 (65.22%) C#
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) MVC
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (43.48%) Scrum
6 9 (39.13%) HTML
6 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
7 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
9 6 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (26.09%) Web Services
9 6 (26.09%) CSS
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) Java
10 5 (21.74%) BDD
10 5 (21.74%) jQuery
10 5 (21.74%) Spring
10 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
11 4 (17.39%) WCF
11 4 (17.39%) Ajax
11 4 (17.39%) QA
11 4 (17.39%) HTML5
11 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
11 4 (17.39%) SOA
12 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
12 3 (13.04%) Struts
12 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
12 3 (13.04%) OO

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JMeter
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.35%) Grunt
2 1 (4.35%) RubyGems
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Architect
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Java Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
5 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (39.13%) HTML
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (21.74%) Spring
8 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
9 4 (17.39%) WCF
9 4 (17.39%) HTML5
9 4 (17.39%) Ajax
10 3 (13.04%) JSF
10 3 (13.04%) Struts
10 3 (13.04%) DHTML
10 3 (13.04%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) WURFL
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Fedora
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) MVC
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) OO
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Document Management
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) PHP5
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
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) hybris
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) AccuRev