The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 49 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing TDD 29 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.65% 3.90% 4.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 5.20% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 22
Average daily rate
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£371 £480 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
TDD
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
903 615 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.62% 74.91% 74.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 9 £368 - 3
Chester -5 6 £363 -9.37% 9
Warrington -24 4 £330 -35.24% 6
Crewe - 1 £365 - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 48 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (60.00%) Java
2 42 (52.50%) JavaScript
3 37 (46.25%) HTML
3 37 (46.25%) SDLC
4 31 (38.75%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (35.00%) CSS
6 27 (33.75%) OO
7 26 (32.50%) SQL
8 24 (30.00%) RESTful
9 23 (28.75%) JSON
10 22 (27.50%) Scrum
10 22 (27.50%) OOP
11 21 (26.25%) J2EE
12 20 (25.00%) BDD
12 20 (25.00%) jQuery
13 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
13 18 (22.50%) JUnit
14 17 (21.25%) Finance
14 17 (21.25%) Degree
15 16 (20.00%) Web Services
16 15 (18.75%) OOD
17 14 (17.50%) Windows
17 14 (17.50%) .NET
17 14 (17.50%) Ant
17 14 (17.50%) Spring
17 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
17 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
18 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
18 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (15.00%) Node.js
2 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (3.75%) JBoss
4 3 (3.75%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) Mule
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.25%) Heroku
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
2 6 (7.50%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) ATM
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) MongoDB
1 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.75%) MySQL
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.25%) Informix
3 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.00%) Redis
5 2 (2.50%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.50%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.25%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.25%) Big Data
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (22.50%) JUnit
1 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (17.50%) Ant
2 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.25%) Subversion
4 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.75%) TeamCity
5 7 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.50%) Maven
7 5 (6.25%) Selenium
7 5 (6.25%) Mockito
7 5 (6.25%) Gradle
8 4 (5.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.00%) Calabash
8 4 (5.00%) Appium
8 4 (5.00%) Mocha
8 4 (5.00%) TestComplete
8 4 (5.00%) JIRA
9 3 (3.75%) FishEye
9 3 (3.75%) Artifactory
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (86.25%) Developer
2 41 (51.25%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.75%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 4 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
6 4 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Integration Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.75%) PHP Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.25%) HTML
2 28 (35.00%) CSS
3 24 (30.00%) RESTful
4 23 (28.75%) JSON
5 21 (26.25%) J2EE
6 20 (25.00%) jQuery
7 16 (20.00%) Web Services
8 14 (17.50%) Spring
8 14 (17.50%) .NET
9 13 (16.25%) AngularJS
10 11 (13.75%) XML
11 10 (12.50%) SOAP
11 10 (12.50%) HTML5
12 9 (11.25%) WSDL
13 6 (7.50%) JAX-RPC
13 6 (7.50%) REST
13 6 (7.50%) JAX-RS
14 5 (6.25%) Java EE
14 5 (6.25%) PowerMock
14 5 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.75%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.25%) Statistics
4 3 (3.75%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.75%) Wiki
5 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) Blog
6 1 (1.25%) Telematics
6 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Tandem
6 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) UNIX
3 6 (7.50%) Android
3 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.00%) Mac OS
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Vista
4 4 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.00%) AIX
5 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.25%) SDLC
3 31 (38.75%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (33.75%) OO
5 22 (27.50%) OOP
5 22 (27.50%) Scrum
6 20 (25.00%) BDD
7 15 (18.75%) OOD
8 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.50%) Pair Programming
9 10 (12.50%) MVC
9 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.75%) Coaching
11 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 5 (6.25%) Requirements Management
12 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (6.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) Java
2 42 (52.50%) JavaScript
3 26 (32.50%) SQL
4 13 (16.25%) C++
5 9 (11.25%) Ruby
5 9 (11.25%) C
6 7 (8.75%) C#
6 7 (8.75%) Python
7 6 (7.50%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.75%) Perl
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.25%) PHP5
10 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Degree
2 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (3.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.75%) Apigee
5 2 (2.50%) hybris
6 1 (1.25%) Compuware
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) Apple
6 1 (1.25%) Perforce
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago