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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 29 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing TDD 328 395 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.64% 5.47% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.38% 7.15% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 341 270
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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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
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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.

1 590 (83.81%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (43.32%) BDD
3 296 (42.05%) Java
4 248 (35.23%) C#
5 233 (33.10%) .NET
6 230 (32.67%) Scrum
7 226 (32.10%) JavaScript
8 208 (29.55%) MVC
9 173 (24.57%) HTML
10 156 (22.16%) SQL
11 153 (21.73%) Continuous Integration
12 147 (20.88%) CSS
13 144 (20.45%) Web Services
14 140 (19.89%) Finance
15 134 (19.03%) OO
16 131 (18.61%) ASP.NET
16 131 (18.61%) E-Commerce
17 118 (16.76%) Spring
18 113 (16.05%) HTML5
19 109 (15.48%) Banking
19 109 (15.48%) jQuery
19 109 (15.48%) SQL Server
20 104 (14.77%) AngularJS
21 98 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
22 84 (11.93%) XML
23 79 (11.22%) Git (software)
24 77 (10.94%) RESTful
24 77 (10.94%) .NET Framework
25 70 (9.94%) Ajax
26 69 (9.80%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 43 (6.11%) Node.js
2 28 (3.98%) CMS
3 19 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (2.27%) Apache
6 14 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.56%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.42%) IIS
10 8 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.99%) Confluence
12 6 (0.85%) Liferay
12 6 (0.85%) Mule
13 5 (0.71%) nginx
14 4 (0.57%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 25 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.57%) MS Office
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.56%) RMDS
2 10 (1.42%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.56%) PaaS
3 7 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.85%) GitHub
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.12%) HTTP
2 10 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.28%) Internet
4 5 (0.71%) Intranet
5 3 (0.43%) SSH
5 3 (0.43%) SSL
6 2 (0.28%) DNS
6 2 (0.28%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.28%) AMQP
7 1 (0.14%) LDAP
7 1 (0.14%) SNMP
7 1 (0.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.81%) MongoDB
3 56 (7.95%) NoSQL
4 46 (6.53%) MySQL
5 27 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.70%) Big Data
8 18 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.85%) Redis
12 12 (1.70%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 10 (1.42%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.85%) RavenDB
14 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.71%) OLAP
15 5 (0.71%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 79 (11.22%) Git (software)
2 69 (9.80%) Cucumber
3 56 (7.95%) Selenium
4 49 (6.96%) Subversion
5 45 (6.39%) Maven
5 45 (6.39%) JIRA
6 42 (5.97%) TeamCity
7 38 (5.40%) NUnit
8 37 (5.26%) Jenkins
9 36 (5.11%) Jasmine
9 36 (5.11%) JUnit
10 33 (4.69%) Visual Studio
11 29 (4.12%) SpecFlow
12 27 (3.84%) WebDriver
13 21 (2.98%) Calabash
14 18 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (2.13%) MSTest
16 14 (1.99%) Mockito
17 13 (1.85%) JBehave
18 11 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 140 (19.89%) Finance
2 109 (15.48%) Banking
3 64 (9.09%) Front Office
4 59 (8.38%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.56%) Marketing
6 17 (2.41%) Retail
7 14 (1.99%) Back Office
8 13 (1.85%) Games
9 11 (1.56%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.14%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.14%) Advertising
11 5 (0.71%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Law
13 1 (0.14%) Legal
13 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 553 (78.55%) Developer
2 178 (25.28%) Java Developer
3 91 (12.93%) Senior Developer
4 89 (12.64%) C# Developer
5 74 (10.51%) .NET Developer
6 41 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (4.55%) PHP Developer
8 29 (4.12%) Front-End Developer
9 26 (3.69%) Scala Developer
10 24 (3.41%) Tester
11 22 (3.13%) Web Developer
11 22 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (2.98%) Analyst
13 19 (2.70%) Software Engineer
13 19 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
14 18 (2.56%) Agile Java Developer
15 16 (2.27%) iOS Developer
16 15 (2.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 15 (2.13%) Architect
16 15 (2.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (33.10%) .NET
2 173 (24.57%) HTML
3 147 (20.88%) CSS
4 144 (20.45%) Web Services
5 131 (18.61%) ASP.NET
6 118 (16.76%) Spring
7 113 (16.05%) HTML5
8 109 (15.48%) jQuery
9 104 (14.77%) AngularJS
10 98 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 84 (11.93%) XML
12 77 (10.94%) RESTful
12 77 (10.94%) .NET Framework
13 70 (9.94%) Ajax
14 67 (9.52%) CSS3
15 64 (9.09%) Hibernate
16 62 (8.81%) REST
17 48 (6.82%) J2EE
18 45 (6.39%) KnockoutJS
19 43 (6.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.25%) Open Source
2 37 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 30 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.55%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.41%) User Experience
6 23 (3.27%) Derivative
7 22 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (2.98%) Mobile App
9 19 (2.70%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.70%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.56%) Credit Risk
11 11 (1.56%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
12 10 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.28%) Market Risk
13 9 (1.28%) Digital Media
14 8 (1.14%) Equities
14 8 (1.14%) iPhone
15 7 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 6 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.38%) Linux
2 50 (7.10%) Windows
3 39 (5.54%) UNIX
4 31 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.55%) Android
6 7 (0.99%) Windows Phone
7 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.71%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.43%) AIX
8 3 (0.43%) Solaris
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.28%) Debian
9 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (83.81%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (43.32%) BDD
3 230 (32.67%) Scrum
4 208 (29.55%) MVC
5 153 (21.73%) Continuous Integration
6 134 (19.03%) OO
7 131 (18.61%) E-Commerce
8 55 (7.81%) Multithreading
9 52 (7.39%) Test Automation
9 52 (7.39%) Software Engineering
10 50 (7.10%) Kanban
11 46 (6.53%) Pair Programming
12 40 (5.68%) Unit Testing
13 39 (5.54%) Domain-Driven Design
14 37 (5.26%) Automated Testing
15 35 (4.97%) DevOps
16 34 (4.83%) User Stories
17 33 (4.69%) SOA
18 31 (4.40%) Extreme Programming
18 31 (4.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 296 (42.05%) Java
2 248 (35.23%) C#
3 226 (32.10%) JavaScript
4 156 (22.16%) SQL
5 66 (9.38%) Scala
6 60 (8.52%) Ruby
7 54 (7.67%) PHP
8 38 (5.40%) Python
9 30 (4.26%) Groovy
10 26 (3.69%) T-SQL
11 25 (3.55%) C++
12 17 (2.41%) Objective-C
12 17 (2.41%) Clojure
13 12 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.70%) C
14 9 (1.28%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.14%) Perl
15 8 (1.14%) XAML
16 6 (0.85%) F#
16 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (7.24%) Degree
2 16 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.71%) ISEB
5 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.14%) MCSE
6 1 (0.14%) MCSD
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.95%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.43%) HDFS
2 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) vCloud
3 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (2.13%) Puppet
2 11 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.57%) Salt
4 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.43%) Oozie
4 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.28%) logstash
5 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.28%) Control-M
6 1 (0.14%) WMI
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 60 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.67%) Oracle
3 32 (4.55%) Sybase
3 32 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 23 (3.27%) Zend
5 20 (2.84%) Sitecore
6 17 (2.41%) JBoss
7 13 (1.85%) ION Trading
8 12 (1.70%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.42%) Ektron
10 8 (1.14%) Informatica
11 7 (0.99%) Apple
11 7 (0.99%) Adobe
12 6 (0.85%) New Relic
12 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.85%) Google
13 5 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.71%) Rackspace
14 4 (0.57%) Facebook
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