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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 24 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 11 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.56% 9.30% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 11.05% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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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
205 181 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 85.06% 84.19% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 55 31
Average daily rate £400 £341 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% -11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £44.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £31.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £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 22 May 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 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 15 (88.24%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 10 (58.82%) RESTful
4 9 (52.94%) JSON
4 9 (52.94%) Spring
5 8 (47.06%) SOAP
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle
7 6 (35.29%) Web Services
7 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
8 5 (29.41%) XML
8 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
8 5 (29.41%) WSDL
8 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
8 5 (29.41%) Scrum
8 5 (29.41%) Pair Programming
8 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 5 (29.41%) JAX-RPC
8 5 (29.41%) Degree
8 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
9 4 (23.53%) Online Banking
9 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (23.53%) Kanban
9 4 (23.53%) Selenium
9 4 (23.53%) Mockito

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (23.53%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (17.65%) JBoss
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) iPlanet
5 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (5.88%) Mule
5 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
3 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
3 4 (23.53%) Informix
4 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) Redis
5 1 (5.88%) MySQL
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Mockito
2 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.76%) Mocha
4 2 (11.76%) Calabash
4 2 (11.76%) Introscope
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
5 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
5 1 (5.88%) Ant
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) Hudson
5 1 (5.88%) Gradle
5 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 11 (64.71%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) RESTful
2 9 (52.94%) JSON
2 9 (52.94%) Spring
3 8 (47.06%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) CSS
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) WSDL
6 5 (29.41%) JAX-RPC
7 4 (23.53%) PowerMock
7 4 (23.53%) JAX-RS
7 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 4 (23.53%) XSL
7 4 (23.53%) JDBC
7 4 (23.53%) Servlets
7 4 (23.53%) J2EE
8 3 (17.65%) jQuery
8 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
9 2 (11.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Online Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
1 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Pair Programming
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) Kanban
4 4 (23.53%) Web Application Development
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Refactoring
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Android Development
6 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) hybris
3 2 (11.76%) Compuware
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Perforce
4 1 (5.88%) Apigee
4 1 (5.88%) Sitecore