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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 49 40 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.00% 2.28% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 3.37% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £338 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £550 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.66%
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
405 386 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.73% 67.60% 63.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 243 136
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.18 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £38.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (38.10%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) .NET
4 7 (33.33%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) CSS
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) HTML
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (23.81%) Refactoring
7 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (19.05%) Ruby
7 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 4 (19.05%) Spring
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) JMeter
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) UNIX
8 3 (14.29%) Linux
8 3 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (14.29%) OOD
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (9.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) CICS
2 1 (4.76%) TPMS
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) ATM
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) CouchDB
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) Informix
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JMeter
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.76%) JBehave
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) Spring
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
5 3 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
6 2 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (9.52%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
6 2 (9.52%) Java EE
6 2 (9.52%) Spring MVC
6 2 (9.52%) WCF
7 1 (4.76%) jQuery
7 1 (4.76%) RESTful
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (33.33%) OO
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Refactoring
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (14.29%) OOD
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) ATDD
7 2 (9.52%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft