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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 353 307 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.87% 5.29% 5.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% 6.82% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 263 267
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
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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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 608 (82.27%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (44.38%) Java
3 279 (37.75%) BDD
4 260 (35.18%) JavaScript
5 250 (33.83%) Scrum
6 226 (30.58%) C#
7 219 (29.63%) HTML
8 206 (27.88%) .NET
9 169 (22.87%) MVC
10 159 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
11 155 (20.97%) CSS
12 147 (19.89%) SQL
13 137 (18.54%) Web Services
14 135 (18.27%) Spring
15 128 (17.32%) Finance
16 122 (16.51%) HTML5
17 118 (15.97%) OO
18 117 (15.83%) SQL Server
19 112 (15.16%) jQuery
20 111 (15.02%) AngularJS
21 107 (14.48%) Git (software)
22 99 (13.40%) RESTful
23 96 (12.99%) ASP.NET
24 95 (12.86%) E-Commerce
25 87 (11.77%) Hibernate
26 85 (11.50%) Banking
27 84 (11.37%) REST
28 75 (10.15%) XML
29 74 (10.01%) Selenium
30 69 (9.34%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (7.04%) Node.js
2 32 (4.33%) CMS
3 24 (3.25%) Adobe CQ
4 16 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (1.76%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.62%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.49%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.35%) Apache
9 10 (1.35%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.35%) Kentico
10 9 (1.22%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.22%) JBoss
11 7 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.81%) IIS
13 5 (0.68%) Confluence
13 5 (0.68%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.54%) nginx
15 3 (0.41%) EPiServer CMS
15 3 (0.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (1.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.95%) RMDS
2 7 (0.95%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.54%) Force.com
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.27%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.79%) HTTP
2 8 (1.08%) AMQP
3 6 (0.81%) Internet
4 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.27%) SSH
6 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.14%) MVNO
6 1 (0.14%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) SSL
6 1 (0.14%) SNMP
6 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.68%) MongoDB
2 42 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 33 (4.47%) MySQL
4 32 (4.33%) Relational Database
5 30 (4.06%) Big Data
6 28 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (3.79%) Hadoop
7 23 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.62%) Neo4j
11 10 (1.35%) Redis
12 8 (1.08%) Jackrabbit
13 7 (0.95%) KDB
13 7 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 107 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 74 (10.01%) Selenium
3 57 (7.71%) Subversion
4 55 (7.44%) Cucumber
5 52 (7.04%) JIRA
6 44 (5.95%) Jenkins
7 43 (5.82%) Jasmine
8 41 (5.55%) Maven
9 40 (5.41%) JUnit
10 34 (4.60%) WebDriver
11 29 (3.92%) Mockito
11 29 (3.92%) TeamCity
11 29 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (3.65%) NUnit
13 22 (2.98%) SpecFlow
14 21 (2.84%) Visual Studio
15 20 (2.71%) JMeter
15 20 (2.71%) Grunt
15 20 (2.71%) Hudson
16 18 (2.44%) Eclipse
General
1 128 (17.32%) Finance
2 85 (11.50%) Banking
3 60 (8.12%) Front Office
4 43 (5.82%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.89%) Marketing
5 14 (1.89%) Retail
5 14 (1.89%) Games
6 11 (1.49%) Back Office
7 9 (1.22%) Advertising
8 6 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.68%) Legal
10 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) Publishing
11 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.27%) Hindi Language
13 1 (0.14%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 582 (78.76%) Developer
2 197 (26.66%) Java Developer
3 103 (13.94%) Senior Developer
4 78 (10.55%) .NET Developer
5 63 (8.53%) C# Developer
6 43 (5.82%) Senior Java Developer
7 35 (4.74%) Agile Java Developer
8 33 (4.47%) Web Developer
8 33 (4.47%) Scala Developer
9 27 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (3.65%) PHP Developer
10 26 (3.52%) Architect
11 23 (3.11%) Front-End Developer
12 20 (2.71%) Senior .NET Developer
13 19 (2.57%) JavaScript Developer
14 18 (2.44%) Tester
15 13 (1.76%) Lead Developer
15 13 (1.76%) Technical Leader
15 13 (1.76%) Node.js Developer
16 12 (1.62%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (29.63%) HTML
2 206 (27.88%) .NET
3 155 (20.97%) CSS
4 137 (18.54%) Web Services
5 135 (18.27%) Spring
6 122 (16.51%) HTML5
7 112 (15.16%) jQuery
8 111 (15.02%) AngularJS
9 99 (13.40%) RESTful
10 96 (12.99%) ASP.NET
11 87 (11.77%) Hibernate
12 84 (11.37%) REST
13 75 (10.15%) XML
14 69 (9.34%) CSS3
15 66 (8.93%) WCF
16 58 (7.85%) .NET Framework
17 55 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
18 54 (7.31%) J2EE
19 52 (7.04%) Ajax
20 45 (6.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.68%) Derivative
2 33 (4.47%) Fixed Income
3 32 (4.33%) Open Source
4 27 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.52%) Mobile App
6 25 (3.38%) User Experience
7 24 (3.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.57%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
9 15 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (1.49%) Equities
13 9 (1.22%) Digital Media
13 9 (1.22%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.22%) Visualisation
14 8 (1.08%) Kindle
15 7 (0.95%) Social Media
15 7 (0.95%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.95%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 69 (9.34%) Linux
2 43 (5.82%) Windows
3 39 (5.28%) UNIX
4 24 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 24 (3.25%) Android
5 14 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.08%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) CentOS
7 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.14%) MVS
7 1 (0.14%) Debian
7 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.14%) Solaris
7 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (82.27%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (37.75%) BDD
3 250 (33.83%) Scrum
4 169 (22.87%) MVC
5 159 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (15.97%) OO
7 95 (12.86%) E-Commerce
8 59 (7.98%) Unit Testing
9 57 (7.71%) Pair Programming
9 57 (7.71%) SOA
10 56 (7.58%) Test Automation
11 54 (7.31%) Multithreading
12 53 (7.17%) Kanban
13 52 (7.04%) Software Engineering
14 45 (6.09%) Mentoring
15 41 (5.55%) DevOps
16 38 (5.14%) Web Development
17 37 (5.01%) Responsive Web Design
18 34 (4.60%) Automated Testing
19 33 (4.47%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 328 (44.38%) Java
2 260 (35.18%) JavaScript
3 226 (30.58%) C#
4 147 (19.89%) SQL
5 64 (8.66%) Scala
6 56 (7.58%) PHP
7 49 (6.63%) Ruby
8 41 (5.55%) Python
9 30 (4.06%) C++
10 23 (3.11%) T-SQL
11 19 (2.57%) VBA
12 16 (2.17%) Groovy
13 15 (2.03%) VB
14 14 (1.89%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.49%) Perl
16 8 (1.08%) XAML
17 7 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.95%) C
17 7 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (7.04%) Degree
2 16 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.76%) ISEB
4 11 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.22%) VCP4
6 5 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) MCITP
10 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
10 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCPD
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.90%) QA
2 7 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.14%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (0.54%) Varnish
2 2 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.03%) Puppet
2 10 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.81%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.54%) yum
4 4 (0.54%) Ansible
5 2 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.14%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.14%) logstash
6 1 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 59 (7.98%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.50%) Oracle
3 28 (3.79%) Sybase
4 21 (2.84%) Sitecore
5 18 (2.44%) TIBCO
6 15 (2.03%) EPiServer
7 14 (1.89%) ION Trading
8 12 (1.62%) Google
9 10 (1.35%) Adobe
10 9 (1.22%) Zend
11 6 (0.81%) hybris
11 6 (0.81%) Tableau
11 6 (0.81%) New Relic
12 5 (0.68%) ATG
13 4 (0.54%) Netezza
13 4 (0.54%) Sencha
13 4 (0.54%) Endeca
13 4 (0.54%) HP
13 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.41%) Infragistics
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