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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 28 17 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing TDD 9 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.72% 11.48% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 13.53% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
TDD
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
202 207 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.47% 84.84% 79.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 65 29
Average daily rate £401 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £222 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.74 £19.57 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.10 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (86.67%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) SOAP
3 8 (53.33%) RESTful
4 7 (46.67%) JSON
4 7 (46.67%) Spring
4 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (33.33%) WSDL
6 5 (33.33%) RDBMS
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) JAX-RPC
7 4 (26.67%) IBM
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (26.67%) Internet
7 4 (26.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) JDBC
7 4 (26.67%) Servlets

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (26.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (20.00%) JBoss
4 2 (13.33%) Node.js
5 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (6.67%) Mule
5 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
5 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.67%) iPlanet
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 4 (26.67%) Informix
3 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (13.33%) Redis
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Mockito
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) Introscope
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) Calabash
4 2 (13.33%) Mocha
4 2 (13.33%) Appium
4 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (6.67%) Hudson
5 1 (6.67%) Gradle
5 1 (6.67%) Maven
5 1 (6.67%) Ant
5 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.67%) CruiseControl
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) SOAP
1 8 (53.33%) RESTful
2 7 (46.67%) JSON
2 7 (46.67%) Spring
3 6 (40.00%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) WSDL
4 5 (33.33%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) JAX-RPC
5 4 (26.67%) JDBC
5 4 (26.67%) Servlets
5 4 (26.67%) J2EE
5 4 (26.67%) XSL
5 4 (26.67%) JAX-RS
5 4 (26.67%) PowerMock
6 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (13.33%) REST
8 1 (6.67%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Online Banking
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Kanban
5 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Android Development
5 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Compuware
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Perforce
4 1 (6.67%) Apigee
4 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
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