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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 46 27 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +38
Contract jobs citing TDD 23 57 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.97% 5.80% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 7.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 2
Average daily rate
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£369 £338 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -4.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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
601 754 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.65% 76.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 364 293
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 -11 9 £350 +12.00% 5
Chester -7 4 £375 +1.69% 4
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 4
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Daresbury - - - -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (63.83%) JavaScript
3 29 (61.70%) HTML
4 25 (53.19%) Java
5 24 (51.06%) CSS
6 19 (40.43%) C#
7 15 (31.91%) MVC
7 15 (31.91%) Web Services
8 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (27.66%) .NET
9 13 (27.66%) BDD
10 12 (25.53%) J2EE
10 12 (25.53%) Linux
11 11 (23.40%) SQL
11 11 (23.40%) RESTful
12 10 (21.28%) XML
12 10 (21.28%) REST
13 9 (19.15%) Struts
14 8 (17.02%) Eclipse
14 8 (17.02%) XSLT
14 8 (17.02%) Struts2
14 8 (17.02%) Ruby
14 8 (17.02%) JSON
15 7 (14.89%) NHibernate
15 7 (14.89%) Spring
15 7 (14.89%) Scrum
15 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
15 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
15 7 (14.89%) HTTP
15 7 (14.89%) AngularJS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Solr
2 3 (6.38%) Node.js
2 3 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
1 3 (6.38%) Heroku
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.38%) Redis
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) Couchbase
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.13%) Informix
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Eclipse
2 7 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.77%) JUnit
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium
5 3 (6.38%) Ant
5 3 (6.38%) NUnit
5 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.26%) Grunt
6 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.26%) Bower
6 2 (4.26%) Subversion
6 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.26%) JBehave
6 2 (4.26%) MSTest
7 1 (2.13%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.13%) Mockito
7 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (89.36%) Developer
2 18 (38.30%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.64%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.51%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.13%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.13%) J2EE Software Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Architect
8 1 (2.13%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) HTML
2 24 (51.06%) CSS
3 15 (31.91%) Web Services
4 13 (27.66%) .NET
5 12 (25.53%) J2EE
6 11 (23.40%) RESTful
7 10 (21.28%) XML
7 10 (21.28%) REST
8 9 (19.15%) Struts
9 8 (17.02%) XSLT
9 8 (17.02%) Struts2
9 8 (17.02%) JSON
10 7 (14.89%) Spring
10 7 (14.89%) NHibernate
10 7 (14.89%) AngularJS
11 6 (12.77%) HTML5
11 6 (12.77%) Ajax
11 6 (12.77%) DHTML
12 5 (10.64%) Spring MVC
13 4 (8.51%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Statistics
1 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.38%) User Experience
2 2 (4.26%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.13%) Tandem
3 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
2 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) MVC
3 14 (29.79%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.66%) BDD
5 7 (14.89%) Scrum
6 6 (12.77%) MVVM
6 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.64%) OO
7 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.51%) Web Development
8 4 (8.51%) Refactoring
8 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.51%) User Stories
9 3 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (6.38%) OOD
10 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
10 2 (4.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) JavaScript
2 25 (53.19%) Java
3 19 (40.43%) C#
4 11 (23.40%) SQL
5 8 (17.02%) Ruby
6 5 (10.64%) C++
7 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.51%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.26%) Python
9 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Compuware
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) IBM
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