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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 35 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 52 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.28% 5.10% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.47% 6.70% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
804 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.62% 76.05% 75.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 229
Average daily rate £401 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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
Chester -7 11 £375 +7.14% 4
Knutsford +4 6 £346 -10.64% 3
Warrington -7 5 £425 +23.18% 10
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Wilmslow -3 1 £210 -35.38% 3
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (67.07%) Java
2 51 (62.20%) HTML
3 46 (56.10%) JavaScript
4 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (43.90%) CSS
5 36 (43.90%) RESTful
6 31 (37.80%) Git (software)
6 31 (37.80%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (37.80%) JSON
7 29 (35.37%) J2EE
8 27 (32.93%) JUnit
8 27 (32.93%) OO
9 26 (31.71%) SQL
9 26 (31.71%) Spring
10 25 (30.49%) Web Services
11 24 (29.27%) Degree
12 22 (26.83%) Cucumber
12 22 (26.83%) AngularJS
13 21 (25.61%) OOP
14 20 (24.39%) jQuery
15 19 (23.17%) Linux
16 18 (21.95%) BDD
16 18 (21.95%) HTML5
17 17 (20.73%) XML
18 16 (19.51%) Java EE
18 16 (19.51%) Finance
19 15 (18.29%) Banking
19 15 (18.29%) Software Engineering
19 15 (18.29%) Ruby
19 15 (18.29%) C++

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.76%) Node.js
2 8 (9.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (9.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.66%) JBoss
3 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.66%) Confluence
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.22%) Mule
5 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.20%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (12.20%) Amazon S3
2 10 (12.20%) Heroku
3 2 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) HTTP
2 8 (9.76%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) Relational Database
2 10 (12.20%) MySQL
3 9 (10.98%) RDBMS
4 8 (9.76%) Big Data
4 8 (9.76%) Informix
5 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
6 5 (6.10%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.44%) Redis
7 2 (2.44%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.44%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.22%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 31 (37.80%) Git (software)
2 27 (32.93%) JUnit
3 22 (26.83%) Cucumber
4 14 (17.07%) Maven
4 14 (17.07%) Subversion
5 12 (14.63%) Ant
6 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.76%) Selenium
6 8 (9.76%) Mockito
7 6 (7.32%) Gradle
7 6 (7.32%) JIRA
8 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.66%) Introscope
9 3 (3.66%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.66%) FishEye
9 3 (3.66%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.44%) Appium
10 2 (2.44%) PhpStorm
10 2 (2.44%) Bower
10 2 (2.44%) Calabash
General
1 16 (19.51%) Finance
2 15 (18.29%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Retail Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (95.12%) Developer
2 46 (56.10%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.63%) .NET Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (3.66%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.66%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.66%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Tools Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.44%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (62.20%) HTML
2 36 (43.90%) CSS
2 36 (43.90%) RESTful
3 31 (37.80%) JSON
4 29 (35.37%) J2EE
5 26 (31.71%) Spring
6 25 (30.49%) Web Services
7 22 (26.83%) AngularJS
8 20 (24.39%) jQuery
9 18 (21.95%) HTML5
10 17 (20.73%) XML
11 16 (19.51%) Java EE
12 15 (18.29%) WSDL
13 12 (14.63%) SOAP
13 12 (14.63%) .NET
14 10 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (10.98%) JAX-RPC
15 9 (10.98%) JAX-RS
16 8 (9.76%) PowerMock
16 8 (9.76%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Statistics
2 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.76%) Telematics
4 7 (8.54%) Algorithms
5 5 (6.10%) Online Banking
5 5 (6.10%) Open Source
5 5 (6.10%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.66%) N-Tier
7 3 (3.66%) Wiki
8 1 (1.22%) Tandem
8 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.22%) Blog
8 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) Windows
3 8 (9.76%) UNIX
4 7 (8.54%) AIX
4 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Vista
4 7 (8.54%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Android
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.80%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (32.93%) OO
4 21 (25.61%) OOP
5 18 (21.95%) BDD
6 15 (18.29%) Software Engineering
6 15 (18.29%) Waterfall
7 14 (17.07%) OOD
7 14 (17.07%) Scrum
8 13 (15.85%) MVC
9 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.54%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Web Application Development
11 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.32%) Pair Programming
12 5 (6.10%) AOP
12 5 (6.10%) Kanban
13 4 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
13 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (67.07%) Java
2 46 (56.10%) JavaScript
3 26 (31.71%) SQL
4 15 (18.29%) Ruby
4 15 (18.29%) C++
5 14 (17.07%) C
6 9 (10.98%) Objective-C
7 8 (9.76%) Python
7 8 (9.76%) C#
8 7 (8.54%) Groovy
9 5 (6.10%) PHP
10 3 (3.66%) Perl
11 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 24 (29.27%) Degree
2 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
2 9 (10.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Docker
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) IBM
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.66%) Perforce
4 3 (3.66%) Compuware
4 3 (3.66%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.44%) hybris
6 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.22%) Apigee
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