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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 52 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 12 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 2.13% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 3.31% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £377 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +20.00%
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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
590 393 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.00% 64.32% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 227 194
Average daily rate £380 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £10.15 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 (77.78%) .NET
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) MVC
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) BDD
6 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (27.78%) HTML
7 5 (27.78%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) WCF
8 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) XML
8 4 (22.22%) DevOps
9 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 3 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (16.67%) jQuery
9 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
10 2 (11.11%) JSON
10 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
10 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (11.11%) Spring

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.11%) CouchDB
4 2 (11.11%) Couchbase
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) XMLUnit
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps Architect
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 5 (27.78%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) XML
4 4 (22.22%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.11%) JSON
6 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
6 2 (11.11%) React
6 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (11.11%) Spring
6 2 (11.11%) Ajax
7 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
7 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) MVC
3 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
7 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
7 3 (16.67%) SOA
8 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) ATDD
8 2 (11.11%) Kanban
9 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
9 1 (5.56%) Web Development
9 1 (5.56%) Project Management
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter