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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 52 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.11% 1.45% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.21% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 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 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
492 408 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.52% 65.91% 70.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 251 244
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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 1 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 14 (60.87%) MVC
1 14 (60.87%) C#
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
3 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (39.13%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) Spring
6 7 (30.43%) Java
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (26.09%) Backbone.js
7 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (26.09%) BDD
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
8 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 5 (21.74%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (17.39%) User Stories
9 4 (17.39%) Spring MVC
9 4 (17.39%) WCF
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) HTML5
9 4 (17.39%) Ajax
9 4 (17.39%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) SOA
10 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (8.70%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JMeter
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Grunt
3 1 (4.35%) RubyGems
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 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Scala Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Java Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Architect
5 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
3 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (39.13%) HTML
5 7 (30.43%) Spring
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (26.09%) Backbone.js
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 5 (21.74%) jQuery
7 5 (21.74%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (17.39%) Spring MVC
8 4 (17.39%) WCF
8 4 (17.39%) HTML5
8 4 (17.39%) Ajax
9 3 (13.04%) Struts
9 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
9 3 (13.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.35%) Fedora
2 1 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) MVC
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Document Management
6 2 (8.70%) OOP
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Process Management
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCAD
2 1 (4.35%) MCSD
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) hybris
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) AccuRev
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook
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