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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 53 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 13 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.71% 2.34% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 3.31% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
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£400 £360 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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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
487 453 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.91% 70.67% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 311 251
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 October 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 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (29.17%) CSS
4 7 (29.17%) MVC
4 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) JMeter
6 5 (20.83%) OO
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) Java
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (16.67%) Backbone.js
7 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Web Services
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (16.67%) WCF
7 4 (16.67%) Spring
8 3 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (12.50%) jQuery

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (8.33%) Node.js
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) TPMS
2 1 (4.17%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) ATM
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (4.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
4 1 (4.17%) Informix
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JMeter
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) JBehave
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (33.33%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (16.67%) Backbone.js
5 4 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.67%) WCF
5 4 (16.67%) Spring
6 3 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (12.50%) jQuery
6 3 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (8.33%) SOAP
7 2 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.17%) WURFL
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.83%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) OOD
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) User Stories
7 2 (8.33%) Low Latency
7 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
7 2 (8.33%) Memory Management
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) MVVM
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) CRM
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) MCTS
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCAD
3 1 (4.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) hybris
3 1 (4.17%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase
3 1 (4.17%) Facebook