The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Chester region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 9 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 35 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.46% 0.69% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.20% 0.96% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £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 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 104 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.08% 72.22% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 24 14
Average daily rate £350 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
Cheshire

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 17 April 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 51 (79.69%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (70.31%) .NET
3 42 (65.63%) Pair Programming
4 39 (60.94%) HTML
5 38 (59.38%) CSS
6 36 (56.25%) C#
6 36 (56.25%) JavaScript
7 33 (51.56%) SQL
8 30 (46.88%) Scrum
9 26 (40.63%) HTML5
10 23 (35.94%) Requirements Management
11 21 (32.81%) T-SQL
12 20 (31.25%) Java
12 20 (31.25%) MVC
12 20 (31.25%) CSS3
13 18 (28.13%) RESTful
14 17 (26.56%) JSON
14 17 (26.56%) jQuery
14 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
15 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
15 13 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
16 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
16 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
17 11 (17.19%) Ajax
18 10 (15.63%) Web Development
19 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
19 9 (14.06%) Linux
20 8 (12.50%) SOAP

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (7.81%) Apache Solr
1 5 (7.81%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) Mule
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.81%) Redis
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.94%) NUnit
3 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (4.69%) JIRA
5 3 (4.69%) JUnit
6 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
2 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (89.06%) Developer
2 31 (48.44%) .NET Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 14 (21.88%) Web Developer
4 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) C# Web Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Umbraco Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.56%) Data Analyst
8 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (70.31%) .NET
2 39 (60.94%) HTML
3 38 (59.38%) CSS
4 26 (40.63%) HTML5
5 20 (31.25%) CSS3
6 18 (28.13%) RESTful
7 17 (26.56%) jQuery
7 17 (26.56%) JSON
7 17 (26.56%) ASP.NET
8 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (17.19%) Ajax
10 8 (12.50%) SOAP
10 8 (12.50%) Web Services
10 8 (12.50%) Play Framework
11 7 (10.94%) XML
11 7 (10.94%) Spring
12 5 (7.81%) NHibernate
12 5 (7.81%) Akka
12 5 (7.81%) LINQ
12 5 (7.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) Web 2.0
2 2 (3.13%) RIA
3 1 (1.56%) NHS
3 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (79.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (65.63%) Pair Programming
3 30 (46.88%) Scrum
4 23 (35.94%) Requirements Management
5 20 (31.25%) MVC
6 13 (20.31%) Unit Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
7 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 10 (15.63%) Web Development
9 7 (10.94%) Refactoring
10 6 (9.38%) OO
10 6 (9.38%) BDD
11 5 (7.81%) User Stories
11 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
12 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.25%) ETL
12 4 (6.25%) OOP
13 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
13 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (56.25%) C#
1 36 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 33 (51.56%) SQL
3 21 (32.81%) T-SQL
4 20 (31.25%) Java
5 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.13%) XPath
7 1 (1.56%) C
7 1 (1.56%) XAML
7 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) MCP
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.56%) MCTS
1 1 (1.56%) MCPD
Vendors
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) IBM
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Perforce
4 1 (1.56%) hybris
4 1 (1.56%) Vertica
4 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.56%) ATG
Chester
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