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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 427 375 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.31% 6.40% 5.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.42% 8.25% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 313 312
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +52.56%
TDD
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
4534 4544 5400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.65% 77.53% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3587 3408 4061
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 102
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -40.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 July 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 1 July 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.

1 636 (82.38%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (41.45%) Java
3 318 (41.19%) JavaScript
4 294 (38.08%) BDD
5 285 (36.92%) C#
6 258 (33.42%) HTML
7 254 (32.90%) .NET
8 228 (29.53%) Scrum
9 187 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
10 171 (22.15%) MVC
10 171 (22.15%) Finance
10 171 (22.15%) CSS
11 164 (21.24%) HTML5
12 153 (19.82%) Web Services
13 152 (19.69%) SQL
14 143 (18.52%) SQL Server
15 139 (18.01%) AngularJS
16 131 (16.97%) OO
17 123 (15.93%) Spring
18 116 (15.03%) ASP.NET
19 114 (14.77%) jQuery
19 114 (14.77%) Git (software)
20 112 (14.51%) Banking
21 105 (13.60%) REST
22 96 (12.44%) RESTful
23 87 (11.27%) Hibernate
24 86 (11.14%) E-Commerce
25 85 (11.01%) Scala
26 84 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
27 83 (10.75%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 45 (5.83%) Node.js
2 31 (4.02%) CMS
3 19 (2.46%) Umbraco
3 19 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 19 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
4 18 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.07%) Kentico
6 15 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.68%) Confluence
8 12 (1.55%) Apache
9 11 (1.42%) JBoss
10 10 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.17%) Jetty
12 8 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.78%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.52%) Drupal
15 4 (0.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (1.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) Mingle
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.39%) RMDS
2 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.13%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.52%) GitHub
4 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.39%) Force.com
6 2 (0.26%) SaaS
6 2 (0.26%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.31%) HTTP
2 14 (1.81%) Internet
3 12 (1.55%) AMQP
4 4 (0.52%) SSL
5 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) VPN
6 1 (0.13%) Intranet
6 1 (0.13%) SMTP
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.51%) NoSQL
3 54 (6.99%) MongoDB
4 41 (5.31%) Hadoop
4 41 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 38 (4.92%) Big Data
6 35 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (3.76%) MySQL
9 18 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.68%) HBase
12 12 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.42%) DB2
13 11 (1.42%) Neo4j
14 10 (1.30%) Redis
14 10 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 114 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 73 (9.46%) Jenkins
3 69 (8.94%) Subversion
4 63 (8.16%) Cucumber
5 54 (6.99%) Maven
6 52 (6.74%) Selenium
7 49 (6.35%) Jasmine
8 41 (5.31%) TeamCity
9 38 (4.92%) JIRA
10 35 (4.53%) JUnit
11 34 (4.40%) SpecFlow
12 30 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (3.63%) WebDriver
13 28 (3.63%) NUnit
14 22 (2.85%) Eclipse
14 22 (2.85%) Mockito
15 19 (2.46%) Hudson
16 18 (2.33%) Grunt
17 17 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
18 15 (1.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 171 (22.15%) Finance
2 112 (14.51%) Banking
3 76 (9.84%) Front Office
4 43 (5.57%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.98%) Retail
6 10 (1.30%) Back Office
7 8 (1.04%) Advertising
7 8 (1.04%) Games
8 7 (0.91%) Marketing
9 6 (0.78%) Publishing
9 6 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.26%) Hindi Language
12 1 (0.13%) iGaming
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 622 (80.57%) Developer
2 190 (24.61%) Java Developer
3 135 (17.49%) Senior Developer
4 106 (13.73%) C# Developer
5 102 (13.21%) .NET Developer
6 47 (6.09%) Agile Java Developer
7 42 (5.44%) Scala Developer
8 37 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (4.66%) Senior Java Developer
10 34 (4.40%) Senior C# Developer
11 32 (4.15%) Senior .NET Developer
12 30 (3.89%) Web Developer
13 23 (2.98%) Android Developer
14 22 (2.85%) Front-End Developer
14 22 (2.85%) Lead Developer
15 20 (2.59%) Architect
16 19 (2.46%) Ruby Developer
16 19 (2.46%) Python Developer
17 16 (2.07%) UI Developer
17 16 (2.07%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (33.42%) HTML
2 254 (32.90%) .NET
3 171 (22.15%) CSS
4 164 (21.24%) HTML5
5 153 (19.82%) Web Services
6 139 (18.01%) AngularJS
7 123 (15.93%) Spring
8 116 (15.03%) ASP.NET
9 114 (14.77%) jQuery
10 105 (13.60%) REST
11 96 (12.44%) RESTful
12 87 (11.27%) Hibernate
13 84 (10.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 83 (10.75%) CSS3
14 83 (10.75%) WCF
15 79 (10.23%) XML
16 73 (9.46%) .NET Framework
17 69 (8.94%) WPF
18 62 (8.03%) J2EE
19 60 (7.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.22%) Mobile App
2 42 (5.44%) Derivative
3 40 (5.18%) User Experience
4 24 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (2.98%) Equity Derivative
6 22 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.81%) Equities
9 12 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.42%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.30%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.30%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.30%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.04%) Visualisation
12 8 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (0.78%) Social Media
13 6 (0.78%) Swaptions
14 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.33%) Linux
2 43 (5.57%) UNIX
3 33 (4.27%) Windows
3 33 (4.27%) Android
4 27 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (82.38%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (38.08%) BDD
3 228 (29.53%) Scrum
4 187 (24.22%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (22.15%) MVC
6 131 (16.97%) OO
7 86 (11.14%) E-Commerce
8 79 (10.23%) Unit Testing
9 76 (9.84%) Pair Programming
10 70 (9.07%) Software Engineering
11 64 (8.29%) Multithreading
12 58 (7.51%) Web Development
13 57 (7.38%) Open Source
14 56 (7.25%) DevOps
15 53 (6.87%) Kanban
16 52 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
17 47 (6.09%) SOA
18 42 (5.44%) Automated Testing
19 41 (5.31%) SDLC
20 40 (5.18%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 320 (41.45%) Java
2 318 (41.19%) JavaScript
3 285 (36.92%) C#
4 152 (19.69%) SQL
5 85 (11.01%) Scala
6 72 (9.33%) Ruby
7 54 (6.99%) Python
8 41 (5.31%) PHP
9 23 (2.98%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.59%) Groovy
11 19 (2.46%) C++
12 16 (2.07%) Objective-C
13 13 (1.68%) VB.NET
14 12 (1.55%) VBA
15 10 (1.30%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.17%) VB
17 8 (1.04%) Perl
17 8 (1.04%) Go
18 7 (0.91%) VB6
18 7 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (4.92%) Degree
2 31 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.26%) MCPD
6 2 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.13%) PMP
7 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.48%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 13 (1.68%) Docker
2 9 (1.17%) Varnish
3 5 (0.65%) GridGain
4 4 (0.52%) HDFS
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 35 (4.53%) Puppet
2 27 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.68%) Vagrant
4 11 (1.42%) Ansible
5 8 (1.04%) yum
6 4 (0.52%) Nagios
7 3 (0.39%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.26%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.26%) Salt
8 2 (0.26%) Mesos
8 2 (0.26%) Graphite
9 1 (0.13%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.35%) Oracle
3 26 (3.37%) Sitecore
4 23 (2.98%) EPiServer
5 15 (1.94%) Sybase
6 11 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 10 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.30%) Coverity
8 9 (1.17%) Zend
8 9 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.17%) TIBCO
8 9 (1.17%) IBM
9 7 (0.91%) DevExpress
10 6 (0.78%) Adobe
11 5 (0.65%) Tableau
11 5 (0.65%) Appcelerator
12 4 (0.52%) Google
12 4 (0.52%) SAP
12 4 (0.52%) Apple
12 4 (0.52%) Xamarin
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