The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Cambridge 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 23 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing TDD 30 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.49% 6.14% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 8.82% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 14
Average daily rate
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£419 £338 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £285 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
315 272 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.18% 69.57% 58.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 123 122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £31.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
Cambridgeshire

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Cambridge region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Cambridge region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 24 (52.17%) Scrum
2 23 (50.00%) .NET
3 21 (45.65%) C#
3 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (41.30%) MVC
5 14 (30.43%) Java
6 13 (28.26%) OO
7 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
7 12 (26.09%) HTML
7 12 (26.09%) jQuery
7 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
8 11 (23.91%) Linux
9 10 (21.74%) BDD
10 9 (19.57%) Kanban
10 9 (19.57%) CSS
10 9 (19.57%) SQL
10 9 (19.57%) Selenium
11 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 8 (17.39%) C++
11 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
12 7 (15.22%) Big Data
12 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
12 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
12 7 (15.22%) Web Services
12 7 (15.22%) Oracle
12 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
12 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.22%) NUnit
12 7 (15.22%) Degree

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.70%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Big Data
3 5 (10.87%) MySQL
4 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.52%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.17%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.22%) NUnit
3 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.87%) MSTest
4 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.52%) JUnit
5 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
5 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.52%) WiX
5 3 (6.52%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.35%) Moq
7 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Software Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.87%) DBA
6 5 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) C++ Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Tester
8 3 (6.52%) MySQL Developer
8 3 (6.52%) MySQL DBA
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Senior MySQL DBA
9 2 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Senior SQL Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (26.09%) HTML
2 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET
2 12 (26.09%) jQuery
2 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (19.57%) CSS
4 7 (15.22%) Web Services
5 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (10.87%) RESTful
6 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
7 4 (8.70%) Dojo
7 4 (8.70%) WCF
7 4 (8.70%) WPF
7 4 (8.70%) CSS3
7 4 (8.70%) HTML5
8 3 (6.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (6.52%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.52%) LINQ
8 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) GIS
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.52%) Open Source
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Firmware
5 1 (2.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Linux
2 5 (10.87%) UNIX
3 3 (6.52%) Solaris
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Scrum
2 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) MVC
4 13 (28.26%) OO
5 10 (21.74%) BDD
6 9 (19.57%) Kanban
7 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.04%) Multithreading
8 6 (13.04%) User Stories
9 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
10 4 (8.70%) UML
10 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Feature Driven Development
11 3 (6.52%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (6.52%) Test-First Development
11 3 (6.52%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) C#
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 9 (19.57%) SQL
4 8 (17.39%) C++
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
7 4 (8.70%) Perl
7 4 (8.70%) Ruby
8 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.52%) XAML
9 2 (4.35%) PHP
9 2 (4.35%) Python
10 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.17%) C
10 1 (2.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) Sun
3 3 (6.52%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.52%) hybris
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase