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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 42 25 60
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +35
Contract jobs citing TDD 24 48 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.04% 5.25% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 6.89% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
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
585 697 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 74.14% 76.26% 65.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 334 349
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 28
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Chester -4 9 £325 -13.33% 10
Warrington -9 4 £365 +16.80% 7
Wilmslow - 1 £375 -
Crewe - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 5
Northwich - - - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (64.71%) Java
3 32 (62.75%) JavaScript
4 31 (60.78%) C#
5 25 (49.02%) SQL
5 25 (49.02%) HTML
5 25 (49.02%) Linux
6 24 (47.06%) CSS
7 22 (43.14%) BDD
8 20 (39.22%) Web Services
9 19 (37.25%) Unit Testing
10 18 (35.29%) NoSQL
10 18 (35.29%) C++
11 17 (33.33%) PHP
11 17 (33.33%) Python
12 16 (31.37%) Open Source
12 16 (31.37%) RESTful
12 16 (31.37%) JSON
13 15 (29.41%) Ruby
13 15 (29.41%) XML
14 14 (27.45%) .NET
14 14 (27.45%) Scala
14 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (23.53%) Ajax
15 12 (23.53%) MVC
16 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
17 8 (15.69%) J2EE
17 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
18 7 (13.73%) XSLT
18 7 (13.73%) XHTML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (5.88%) Apache Solr
1 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) NoSQL
2 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Redis
3 3 (5.88%) MySQL
3 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.92%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.92%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.88%) JUnit
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.96%) Hudson
4 1 (1.96%) Gradle
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) Ant
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.96%) Xcode
4 1 (1.96%) NUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (92.16%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Senior Developer
3 7 (13.73%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.92%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Java Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Java Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) HTML
2 24 (47.06%) CSS
3 20 (39.22%) Web Services
4 16 (31.37%) JSON
4 16 (31.37%) RESTful
5 15 (29.41%) XML
6 14 (27.45%) .NET
7 12 (23.53%) Ajax
8 8 (15.69%) J2EE
9 7 (13.73%) XSLT
9 7 (13.73%) XHTML
9 7 (13.73%) NHibernate
10 6 (11.76%) WCF
10 6 (11.76%) Struts2
10 6 (11.76%) DHTML
10 6 (11.76%) Struts
11 5 (9.80%) WinForms
11 5 (9.80%) WPF
11 5 (9.80%) REST
12 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Open Source
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
2 4 (7.84%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.92%) GIS
4 1 (1.96%) Tandem
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) UNIX
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (80.39%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) BDD
3 19 (37.25%) Unit Testing
4 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (23.53%) MVC
6 9 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.80%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) Pair Programming
8 4 (7.84%) OO
8 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.88%) OOD
9 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.88%) Refactoring
9 3 (5.88%) User Stories
10 2 (3.92%) MVVM
10 2 (3.92%) ATDD
10 2 (3.92%) OOP
10 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.92%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) Java
2 32 (62.75%) JavaScript
3 31 (60.78%) C#
4 25 (49.02%) SQL
5 18 (35.29%) C++
6 17 (33.33%) PHP
6 17 (33.33%) Python
7 15 (29.41%) Ruby
8 14 (27.45%) Scala
9 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.96%) PHP5
11 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Puppet
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Mercator
2 1 (1.96%) Zend
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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