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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing TDD 5 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.60% 9.88% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 13.08% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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
105 130 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 75.54% 75.58% 69.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 39
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £33.28 £39.29 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.81 £30.28 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) HTML
2 15 (68.18%) CSS
3 14 (63.64%) JavaScript
4 12 (54.55%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) .NET
4 12 (54.55%) Pair Programming
5 11 (50.00%) Java
5 11 (50.00%) C#
6 10 (45.45%) HTML5
7 8 (36.36%) Scrum
7 8 (36.36%) T-SQL
7 8 (36.36%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) MVC
8 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (31.82%) Play Framework
9 6 (27.27%) CSS3
9 6 (27.27%) Ajax
9 6 (27.27%) JSON
10 5 (22.73%) NHibernate
10 5 (22.73%) Refactoring
10 5 (22.73%) LINQ
10 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
10 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
10 5 (22.73%) Redis
10 5 (22.73%) Kafka
10 5 (22.73%) User Stories
10 5 (22.73%) REST
10 5 (22.73%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (22.73%) Akka

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (22.73%) Apache Solr
1 5 (22.73%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Redis
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Java Developer
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Architect
7 1 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) HTML
1 15 (68.18%) CSS
2 12 (54.55%) .NET
3 10 (45.45%) HTML5
4 7 (31.82%) Play Framework
5 6 (27.27%) CSS3
5 6 (27.27%) JSON
5 6 (27.27%) Ajax
6 5 (22.73%) NHibernate
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
6 5 (22.73%) LINQ
6 5 (22.73%) Kafka
6 5 (22.73%) Akka
6 5 (22.73%) REST
7 3 (13.64%) RESTful
7 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) XML
8 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 2 (9.09%) SOAP
8 2 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Pair Programming
3 8 (36.36%) Scrum
4 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (22.73%) Refactoring
5 5 (22.73%) User Stories
6 4 (18.18%) Web Development
7 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
7 3 (13.64%) OO
7 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.64%) ETL
8 2 (9.09%) OOP
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
9 1 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 11 (50.00%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) T-SQL