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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 29 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing TDD 41 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.04% 2.18% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.89% 3.07% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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
595 456 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 73.19% 71.14% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 273 162
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £119.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015, 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 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (80.00%) MVC
3 32 (71.11%) Scrum
3 32 (71.11%) BDD
4 30 (66.67%) .NET
5 28 (62.22%) SQL Server
6 24 (53.33%) Linux
6 24 (53.33%) Python
7 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (48.89%) Git (software)
9 21 (46.67%) Django
9 21 (46.67%) Flask
10 20 (44.44%) Mentoring
10 20 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (42.22%) Subversion
12 18 (40.00%) Ubuntu
12 18 (40.00%) Debian
12 18 (40.00%) Test Automation
13 17 (37.78%) RESTful
14 16 (35.56%) SOA
15 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
15 15 (33.33%) Selenium
16 14 (31.11%) C#
17 13 (28.89%) Microservices
17 13 (28.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 13 (28.89%) Vagrant
18 12 (26.67%) TOGAF
19 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
20 8 (17.78%) Finance

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (4.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (62.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (13.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.67%) Couchbase
5 3 (6.67%) CouchDB
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (48.89%) Git (software)
2 20 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (42.22%) Subversion
4 15 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.22%) NUnit
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.22%) XMLUnit
6 1 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.22%) Moq
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (93.33%) Developer
2 23 (51.11%) Python Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (15.56%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Python Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (4.44%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.22%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) .NET
2 21 (46.67%) Django
2 21 (46.67%) Flask
3 17 (37.78%) RESTful
4 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 7 (15.56%) CSS
5 7 (15.56%) HTML
6 6 (13.33%) WCF
6 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.89%) XML
7 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (6.67%) Spring MVC
8 3 (6.67%) Spring
8 3 (6.67%) Web Services
8 3 (6.67%) jQuery
9 2 (4.44%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.44%) React
9 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) Ubuntu
2 18 (40.00%) Debian
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (80.00%) MVC
3 32 (71.11%) Scrum
3 32 (71.11%) BDD
4 23 (51.11%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (44.44%) Mentoring
6 18 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 16 (35.56%) SOA
8 13 (28.89%) Microservices
8 13 (28.89%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 12 (26.67%) TOGAF
10 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.89%) DevOps
12 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.67%) ATDD
13 2 (4.44%) Kanban
13 2 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
13 2 (4.44%) OO
13 2 (4.44%) Refactoring
13 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Python
2 14 (31.11%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) XPath
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
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