The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 428 334 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.96% 5.74% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 7.43% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 289 345
Average daily rate
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£500 £465 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £370 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the City of London region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the City of London region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 658 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (40.80%) Java
3 320 (40.05%) JavaScript
4 314 (39.30%) BDD
5 298 (37.30%) C#
6 269 (33.67%) HTML
7 243 (30.41%) .NET
8 231 (28.91%) Scrum
9 216 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
10 182 (22.78%) CSS
11 180 (22.53%) Finance
12 170 (21.28%) MVC
13 166 (20.78%) Web Services
14 161 (20.15%) HTML5
15 160 (20.03%) SQL
16 156 (19.52%) SQL Server
17 154 (19.27%) AngularJS
18 121 (15.14%) Spring
19 115 (14.39%) ASP.NET
20 114 (14.27%) OO
21 112 (14.02%) jQuery
21 112 (14.02%) Git (software)
22 111 (13.89%) REST
23 107 (13.39%) Banking
24 92 (11.51%) Pair Programming
25 91 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
26 88 (11.01%) Software Engineering
27 87 (10.89%) Ruby
28 85 (10.64%) Jenkins
29 83 (10.39%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 54 (6.76%) Node.js
2 21 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 20 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.25%) Apache
4 18 (2.25%) Confluence
5 17 (2.13%) CMS
6 13 (1.63%) Jetty
6 13 (1.63%) JBoss
7 12 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (1.38%) Umbraco
9 10 (1.25%) NServiceBus
9 10 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.13%) Kentico
11 8 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.63%) IIS
14 5 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (1.50%) MS Office
2 8 (1.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.75%) Mingle
4 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) RMDS
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.25%) Endur
4 2 (0.25%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 60 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.50%) SaaS
4 4 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.38%) GitHub
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.13%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.88%) HTTP
2 13 (1.63%) Internet
3 10 (1.25%) AMQP
4 6 (0.75%) SSL
5 4 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.38%) SAN
7 2 (0.25%) SMTP
8 1 (0.13%) FTP
8 1 (0.13%) Intranet
8 1 (0.13%) DSL
8 1 (0.13%) Firewall
8 1 (0.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 64 (8.01%) NoSQL
4 52 (6.51%) Relational Database
5 40 (5.01%) Hadoop
6 35 (4.38%) Big Data
7 34 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (4.13%) MySQL
9 31 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (2.25%) SQLite
13 18 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (2.13%) HBase
14 17 (2.13%) DB2
15 11 (1.38%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 112 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 85 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 75 (9.39%) Subversion
4 68 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 58 (7.26%) Maven
6 56 (7.01%) Selenium
7 51 (6.38%) Jasmine
8 44 (5.51%) JUnit
9 42 (5.26%) JIRA
10 40 (5.01%) WebDriver
10 40 (5.01%) SpecFlow
11 39 (4.88%) TeamCity
12 27 (3.38%) NUnit
13 26 (3.25%) Mockito
14 25 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (3.13%) RSpec
15 21 (2.63%) Gradle
15 21 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
16 15 (1.88%) Ant
17 14 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 180 (22.53%) Finance
2 107 (13.39%) Banking
3 80 (10.01%) Front Office
4 44 (5.51%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.13%) Retail
6 16 (2.00%) Publishing
7 13 (1.63%) Games
8 9 (1.13%) Back Office
9 6 (0.75%) Marketing
10 5 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.50%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Legal
13 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 645 (80.73%) Developer
2 178 (22.28%) Java Developer
3 133 (16.65%) Senior Developer
4 119 (14.89%) C# Developer
5 86 (10.76%) .NET Developer
6 47 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
7 36 (4.51%) Agile Java Developer
8 34 (4.26%) Architect
9 33 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 32 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (3.88%) Scala Developer
12 27 (3.38%) Android Developer
12 27 (3.38%) Lead Developer
13 26 (3.25%) Front-End Developer
14 23 (2.88%) Senior .NET Developer
15 22 (2.75%) Ruby Developer
16 21 (2.63%) Python Developer
17 20 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
18 19 (2.38%) iOS Developer
18 19 (2.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (33.67%) HTML
2 243 (30.41%) .NET
3 182 (22.78%) CSS
4 166 (20.78%) Web Services
5 161 (20.15%) HTML5
6 154 (19.27%) AngularJS
7 121 (15.14%) Spring
8 115 (14.39%) ASP.NET
9 112 (14.02%) jQuery
10 111 (13.89%) REST
11 91 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 83 (10.39%) XML
13 82 (10.26%) WPF
14 81 (10.14%) WCF
15 77 (9.64%) Hibernate
15 77 (9.64%) RESTful
16 71 (8.89%) CSS3
16 71 (8.89%) .NET Framework
17 65 (8.14%) J2EE
18 64 (8.01%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.63%) Mobile App
2 46 (5.76%) User Experience
3 36 (4.51%) Derivative
4 26 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (3.00%) Equity Derivative
6 21 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.88%) N-Tier
9 14 (1.75%) Equities
10 12 (1.50%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.38%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.25%) Credit Risk
13 9 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
13 9 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.88%) Physics
14 7 (0.88%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
16 4 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.51%) Linux
2 50 (6.26%) UNIX
3 43 (5.38%) Android
4 41 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 30 (3.75%) Windows
6 13 (1.63%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (39.30%) BDD
3 231 (28.91%) Scrum
4 216 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (21.28%) MVC
6 114 (14.27%) OO
7 92 (11.51%) Pair Programming
8 88 (11.01%) Software Engineering
9 77 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 69 (8.64%) Web Development
10 69 (8.64%) E-Commerce
11 68 (8.51%) DevOps
12 66 (8.26%) SOA
13 65 (8.14%) Multithreading
13 65 (8.14%) Open Source
14 63 (7.88%) Kanban
15 53 (6.63%) Automated Testing
16 46 (5.76%) Mentoring
16 46 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
17 44 (5.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 326 (40.80%) Java
2 320 (40.05%) JavaScript
3 298 (37.30%) C#
4 160 (20.03%) SQL
5 87 (10.89%) Ruby
6 76 (9.51%) Scala
7 59 (7.38%) Python
8 41 (5.13%) PHP
9 36 (4.51%) T-SQL
10 34 (4.26%) Groovy
11 27 (3.38%) Objective-C
12 25 (3.13%) C++
13 21 (2.63%) Apple Swift
14 10 (1.25%) C
14 10 (1.25%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.13%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.13%) Go
16 8 (1.00%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.88%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.88%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 35 (4.38%) Degree
2 29 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.50%) DV Cleared
3 12 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (0.25%) MCPD
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.13%) PMP
5 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.13%) ISEB
5 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.51%) QA
2 7 (0.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (2.75%) Docker
2 9 (1.13%) Varnish
3 6 (0.75%) GridGain
4 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.38%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 37 (4.63%) Puppet
2 26 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (2.00%) Vagrant
4 12 (1.50%) Ansible
5 7 (0.88%) Mesos
6 6 (0.75%) yum
7 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.25%) Graphite
8 2 (0.25%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.25%) Salt
8 2 (0.25%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.13%) MOM
9 1 (0.13%) WSUS
9 1 (0.13%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 58 (7.26%) Oracle
2 55 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 16 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 15 (1.88%) Sitecore
5 13 (1.63%) EPiServer
5 13 (1.63%) Sybase
6 11 (1.38%) TIBCO
7 10 (1.25%) Coverity
7 10 (1.25%) Zend
8 9 (1.13%) Bloomberg
8 9 (1.13%) IBM
8 9 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.13%) Adobe
9 7 (0.88%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.75%) Twitter
10 6 (0.75%) SOASTA, Inc
10 6 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.63%) Apple
11 5 (0.63%) VMware
11 5 (0.63%) Xamarin
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