The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 17 7 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing TDD 4 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.48% 15.58% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 17.71% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92 175 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.00% 87.94% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 66 29
Average daily rate £376 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £251 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £36.07 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.09% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £31.56 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Chester region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Chester

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
3 6 (60.00%) NHibernate
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (50.00%) Ajax
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (40.00%) CSS3
6 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (30.00%) Spring
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) LINQ
6 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
7 2 (20.00%) Selenium

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Informix
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Introscope
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Mockito
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
3 6 (60.00%) NHibernate
3 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 5 (50.00%) Ajax
5 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (40.00%) CSS3
6 3 (30.00%) LINQ
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) Spring
7 2 (20.00%) J2EE
7 2 (20.00%) JDBC
7 2 (20.00%) Servlets
7 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) XSL
7 2 (20.00%) WSDL
7 2 (20.00%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (20.00%) Online Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) MVC
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (30.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (30.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
7 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (10.00%) Kanban
7 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Compuware
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Perforce