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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 12 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 4 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.31% 11.17% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.08% 12.78% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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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
98 180 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.99% 87.38% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 40
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 17
Average hourly rate £18.03 £34.06 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £30.62 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (61.54%) Java
5 7 (53.85%) .NET
5 7 (53.85%) MVC
6 6 (46.15%) Ajax
6 6 (46.15%) NHibernate
6 6 (46.15%) JSON
6 6 (46.15%) C#
6 6 (46.15%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
8 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
8 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
8 4 (30.77%) Linux
8 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
8 4 (30.77%) CSS3
9 3 (23.08%) Redis
9 3 (23.08%) HTML5
9 3 (23.08%) Kafka
9 3 (23.08%) User Stories
9 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (23.08%) Akka
9 3 (23.08%) Play Framework
9 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
9 3 (23.08%) REST
9 3 (23.08%) J2EE

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 3 (23.08%) Apache Solr
1 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Redis
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Informix
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) Introscope
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Mockito
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
1 10 (76.92%) CSS
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Ajax
3 6 (46.15%) NHibernate
3 6 (46.15%) JSON
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) CSS3
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) REST
5 3 (23.08%) Kafka
5 3 (23.08%) Akka
5 3 (23.08%) Play Framework
5 3 (23.08%) LINQ
5 3 (23.08%) J2EE
6 2 (15.38%) Servlets
6 2 (15.38%) Spring
6 2 (15.38%) Struts
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
1 1 (7.69%) Online Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) Refactoring
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) Pair Programming
5 2 (15.38%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
6 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Compuware
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
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