The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 18 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 5 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.90% 0.53% 3.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 0.64% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Average daily rate
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£725 £360 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.38% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £360 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £360 £615
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 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
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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 Canary Wharf region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 157 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 83.33% 83.96% 89.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 114 214
Average daily rate £500 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £371 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £800 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) OO
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) HTML5
5 4 (40.00%) Quantitative Investing
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Scala
5 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (30.00%) WPF
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (30.00%) Ruby
6 3 (30.00%) Maven
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 3 (30.00%) Puppet
6 3 (30.00%) Rackspace
7 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
7 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 3 (30.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) QlikView
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) HBase
3 1 (10.00%) Impala
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML5
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) WPF
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) LINQ
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) SVG
4 1 (10.00%) JMS
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) MCollective
4 1 (10.00%) Akka
4 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (10.00%) Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Physics
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (10.00%) Equities
3 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) OO
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Quantitative Investing
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
5 4 (40.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (30.00%) DevOps
7 2 (20.00%) SOA
7 2 (20.00%) MVC
7 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
8 1 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
8 1 (10.00%) Greeks
8 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Scala
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (10.00%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Mesos
2 2 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) Salt
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Rackspace
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle