The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Cheshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 32 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.99% 3.13% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.51% 4.19% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 13
Average daily rate
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£490 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £31.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+87.40% -20.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
581 573 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 72.35% 74.71% 62.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 242 301
Average daily rate £390 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £39.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.65 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2014. 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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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
Warrington 0 18 £510 +48.90% 6
Chester 0 5 £400 +6.66% 3
Crewe - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 56 (64.37%) C#
2 54 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (58.62%) JavaScript
4 49 (56.32%) HTML
5 47 (54.02%) SQL
6 42 (48.28%) .NET
6 42 (48.28%) CSS
7 41 (47.13%) Java
8 32 (36.78%) Linux
9 28 (32.18%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (32.18%) BDD
10 26 (29.89%) Pair Programming
10 26 (29.89%) MVC
11 25 (28.74%) Unit Testing
11 25 (28.74%) RESTful
12 24 (27.59%) JSON
13 22 (25.29%) Scrum
13 22 (25.29%) HTML5
14 20 (22.99%) Web Services
15 19 (21.84%) Ajax
15 19 (21.84%) NoSQL
16 17 (19.54%) T-SQL
16 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
16 17 (19.54%) Python
17 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
17 16 (18.39%) PHP
17 16 (18.39%) .NET Framework
17 16 (18.39%) Open Source
18 15 (17.24%) jQuery
18 15 (17.24%) Ruby

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 6 (6.90%) Apache Solr
1 6 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.75%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) HTTP
2 3 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) NoSQL
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.90%) Redis
3 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.45%) MySQL
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.30%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.60%) Moq
3 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.45%) Subversion
4 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.30%) Selenium
4 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) Hudson
5 1 (1.15%) WiX
5 1 (1.15%) Gradle
5 1 (1.15%) Xcode
5 1 (1.15%) Maven
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.15%) Ant
5 1 (1.15%) JUnit
General
1 6 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Banking
2 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 78 (89.66%) Developer
2 24 (27.59%) Java Developer
2 24 (27.59%) .NET Developer
3 12 (13.79%) C# Developer
3 12 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 11 (12.64%) Web Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.60%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.45%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.30%) Python Developer
8 2 (2.30%) WinForms Developer
8 2 (2.30%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (56.32%) HTML
2 42 (48.28%) .NET
2 42 (48.28%) CSS
3 25 (28.74%) RESTful
4 24 (27.59%) JSON
5 22 (25.29%) HTML5
6 20 (22.99%) Web Services
7 19 (21.84%) Ajax
8 16 (18.39%) .NET Framework
8 16 (18.39%) ASP.NET
9 15 (17.24%) XML
9 15 (17.24%) jQuery
10 12 (13.79%) CSS3
11 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (10.34%) Play Framework
12 9 (10.34%) NHibernate
12 9 (10.34%) WPF
13 8 (9.20%) LINQ
13 8 (9.20%) WinForms
13 8 (9.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Open Source
2 5 (5.75%) N-Tier
3 4 (4.60%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) GIS
6 1 (1.15%) Statistics
6 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Linux
2 7 (8.05%) UNIX
3 6 (6.90%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.18%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (32.18%) BDD
3 26 (29.89%) Pair Programming
3 26 (29.89%) MVC
4 25 (28.74%) Unit Testing
5 22 (25.29%) Scrum
6 12 (13.79%) Refactoring
7 11 (12.64%) User Stories
8 9 (10.34%) Web Development
8 9 (10.34%) OO
9 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.05%) Requirements Management
10 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.90%) OOD
11 6 (6.90%) MVVM
12 5 (5.75%) SOA
12 5 (5.75%) ETL
12 5 (5.75%) Kanban
13 4 (4.60%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 56 (64.37%) C#
2 51 (58.62%) JavaScript
3 47 (54.02%) SQL
4 41 (47.13%) Java
5 17 (19.54%) T-SQL
5 17 (19.54%) Python
6 16 (18.39%) PHP
7 15 (17.24%) C++
7 15 (17.24%) Ruby
8 14 (16.09%) Scala
9 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.15%) PHP5
10 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) MCP
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.45%) MCTS
1 3 (3.45%) MCPD
2 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Puppet
1 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) Vertica
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.15%) Mercator
3 1 (1.15%) Zend
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