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 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 23 55
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +32
Contract jobs citing TDD 24 56 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.99% 6.13% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 7.95% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 13
Average daily rate
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£344 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £286 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
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
608 704 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.72% 77.11% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 315 325
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 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 14
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 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 22 October 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 -7 6 £325 -13.33% 5
Warrington -18 5 £350 +16.66% 18
Wilmslow +5 1 £375 +25.00% 6
Crewe - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (66.67%) Java
3 35 (64.81%) JavaScript
4 34 (62.96%) C#
5 27 (50.00%) HTML
6 25 (46.30%) CSS
6 25 (46.30%) SQL
7 24 (44.44%) BDD
8 23 (42.59%) Linux
9 21 (38.89%) Web Services
10 18 (33.33%) C++
10 18 (33.33%) NoSQL
10 18 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (31.48%) Ruby
11 17 (31.48%) JSON
11 17 (31.48%) PHP
12 16 (29.63%) XML
12 16 (29.63%) Python
12 16 (29.63%) RESTful
13 15 (27.78%) Open Source
14 14 (25.93%) Scala
14 14 (25.93%) MVC
15 13 (24.07%) .NET
15 13 (24.07%) Ajax
16 10 (18.52%) J2EE
17 9 (16.67%) XSLT
17 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
18 8 (14.81%) Eclipse
18 8 (14.81%) Struts

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (5.56%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) Node.js
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) Redis
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) CouchDB
4 2 (3.70%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.56%) NUnit
4 3 (5.56%) Ant
4 3 (5.56%) JUnit
5 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.70%) JBehave
5 2 (3.70%) MSTest
5 2 (3.70%) Selenium
5 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.85%) Gradle
6 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.85%) Xcode
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (92.59%) Developer
2 18 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.70%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.70%) WinForms Developer
8 1 (1.85%) iOS Developer
8 1 (1.85%) C++ Team Leader
8 1 (1.85%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Python Developer
8 1 (1.85%) UX Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.00%) HTML
2 25 (46.30%) CSS
3 21 (38.89%) Web Services
4 17 (31.48%) JSON
5 16 (29.63%) XML
5 16 (29.63%) RESTful
6 13 (24.07%) .NET
6 13 (24.07%) Ajax
7 10 (18.52%) J2EE
8 9 (16.67%) XSLT
9 8 (14.81%) Struts
9 8 (14.81%) NHibernate
9 8 (14.81%) Struts2
10 7 (12.96%) XHTML
10 7 (12.96%) REST
11 6 (11.11%) DHTML
11 6 (11.11%) WCF
11 6 (11.11%) WPF
12 5 (9.26%) WinForms
12 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.78%) Open Source
2 4 (7.41%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.85%) Tandem
3 1 (1.85%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) UNIX
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) BDD
3 18 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 18 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (25.93%) MVC
5 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.26%) MVVM
7 5 (9.26%) Scrum
7 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.41%) OO
8 4 (7.41%) Web Development
8 4 (7.41%) Refactoring
8 4 (7.41%) Pair Programming
8 4 (7.41%) User Stories
9 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.70%) OOD
10 2 (3.70%) OOP
10 2 (3.70%) Mobile Commerce
10 2 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (66.67%) Java
2 35 (64.81%) JavaScript
3 34 (62.96%) C#
4 25 (46.30%) SQL
5 18 (33.33%) C++
6 17 (31.48%) Ruby
6 17 (31.48%) PHP
7 16 (29.63%) Python
8 14 (25.93%) Scala
9 8 (14.81%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.85%) PHP5
11 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
1 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Zend
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
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