The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 14 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Contract jobs citing TDD 71 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.49% 2.96% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.53% 3.51% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 18 18
Median daily rate £400 £371 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £400 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £65.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -38.69%
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
616 884 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.35% 84.51% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 553 362
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 36
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £14.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +28 21 £375 +13.55% 7
Chester +8 14 £390 +7.58% 2
Knutsford +5 8 £438 +19.04%
Macclesfield - 3 £275 - 1
Northwich - 2 £325 -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for TDD.

1 111 (81.62%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (55.88%) Java
3 66 (48.53%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (36.76%) .NET
5 49 (36.03%) Software Engineering
6 48 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 44 (32.35%) SQL
8 37 (27.21%) Finance
9 34 (25.00%) CSS
10 33 (24.26%) Oracle
10 33 (24.26%) AngularJS
11 32 (23.53%) Test Automation
12 31 (22.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 30 (22.06%) HTML
13 30 (22.06%) Windows
13 30 (22.06%) Jenkins
14 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
15 27 (19.85%) Scrum
15 27 (19.85%) Spring
15 27 (19.85%) Degree
15 27 (19.85%) DevOps
16 26 (19.12%) MS Excel
16 26 (19.12%) Code Coverage
17 24 (17.65%) XML
18 22 (16.18%) HTML5
18 22 (16.18%) BDD
18 22 (16.18%) SpecFlow
19 21 (15.44%) Git (software)
19 21 (15.44%) TestComplete
19 21 (15.44%) Web Services

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.35%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.94%) CMS
5 4 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) HTTPS
1 6 (4.41%) Internet
1 6 (4.41%) Network Security
1 6 (4.41%) SSL
2 4 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.97%) Oracle Database
2 17 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.94%) MySQL
5 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.47%) Redis
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.74%) Informix
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.74%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 31 (22.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (22.06%) Jenkins
3 22 (16.18%) SpecFlow
4 21 (15.44%) Git (software)
4 21 (15.44%) TestComplete
5 18 (13.24%) Selenium
6 16 (11.76%) JIRA
7 13 (9.56%) Cucumber
8 11 (8.09%) JUnit
9 9 (6.62%) Subversion
10 7 (5.15%) Gradle
10 7 (5.15%) Maven
11 6 (4.41%) GitLab
11 6 (4.41%) Grunt
11 6 (4.41%) gulp
11 6 (4.41%) MSI
12 5 (3.68%) Bitbucket
12 5 (3.68%) Mockito
12 5 (3.68%) SonarQube
12 5 (3.68%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (27.21%) Finance
2 14 (10.29%) Banking
3 10 (7.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.68%) Publishing
5 3 (2.21%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (63.97%) Developer
2 29 (21.32%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.44%) Senior Developer
4 19 (13.97%) Consultant
5 18 (13.24%) SQL Developer
6 17 (12.50%) .NET Developer
7 16 (11.76%) DevOps Consultant
8 15 (11.03%) Integration Consultant
9 13 (9.56%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (8.09%) Angular Developer
11 10 (7.35%) C# Developer
11 10 (7.35%) Senior SQL Developer
12 9 (6.62%) Agile Developer
12 9 (6.62%) PL/SQL Developer
12 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
13 8 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 8 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
14 7 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 7 (5.15%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (36.76%) .NET
2 34 (25.00%) CSS
3 33 (24.26%) AngularJS
4 30 (22.06%) HTML
5 27 (19.85%) Spring
6 24 (17.65%) XML
7 22 (16.18%) HTML5
8 21 (15.44%) Web Services
9 16 (11.76%) jQuery
10 14 (10.29%) J2EE
11 13 (9.56%) CSS3
11 13 (9.56%) JDBC
11 13 (9.56%) JSON
11 13 (9.56%) SOAP
12 12 (8.82%) XSLT
13 11 (8.09%) RESTful
14 9 (6.62%) REST
15 8 (5.88%) Apache Camel
15 8 (5.88%) JAX-WS
15 8 (5.88%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.88%) Wiki
3 6 (4.41%) Digital Media
3 6 (4.41%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.94%) iPad
6 3 (2.21%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.21%) Replication
7 2 (1.47%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.06%) Windows
2 6 (4.41%) Linux
3 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.21%) Android
5 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (81.62%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (48.53%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (36.03%) Software Engineering
4 32 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 27 (19.85%) DevOps
5 27 (19.85%) Scrum
6 26 (19.12%) Code Coverage
7 22 (16.18%) BDD
8 21 (15.44%) E-Commerce
9 20 (14.71%) Continuous Deployment
9 20 (14.71%) MVC
10 18 (13.24%) Unit Testing
11 15 (11.03%) Web Development
12 13 (9.56%) Kanban
12 13 (9.56%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.82%) Analytics
13 12 (8.82%) Visual Analytics
14 11 (8.09%) Integration Testing
14 11 (8.09%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (55.88%) Java
2 48 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 44 (32.35%) SQL
4 20 (14.71%) C#
5 19 (13.97%) PL/SQL
6 14 (10.29%) Python
7 11 (8.09%) PHP
8 9 (6.62%) T-SQL
9 8 (5.88%) C++
10 6 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.41%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.41%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.94%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.21%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.47%) C
14 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (19.85%) Degree
2 5 (3.68%) CCEA
2 5 (3.68%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.62%) Puppet
2 6 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.41%) yum
3 1 (0.74%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 33 (24.26%) Oracle
2 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.56%) IBM
4 6 (4.41%) Adobe
5 5 (3.68%) Citrix
5 5 (3.68%) Perforce
6 4 (2.94%) ATG
6 4 (2.94%) hybris
7 1 (0.74%) Compuware
7 1 (0.74%) Google
7 1 (0.74%) HP
7 1 (0.74%) Zend
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