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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 25 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 340 406 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.88% 5.51% 4.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.83% 7.25% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 352 300
Average daily rate
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£455 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
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 £65.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+100.76% -13.33%
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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
4340 5599 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.05% 76.01% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 4197 4466
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 71 87
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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.

1 327 (44.55%) BDD
2 317 (43.19%) Java
3 306 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
4 276 (37.60%) C#
5 251 (34.20%) .NET
6 240 (32.70%) Scrum
7 229 (31.20%) JavaScript
8 203 (27.66%) MVC
9 186 (25.34%) HTML
10 171 (23.30%) SQL
11 162 (22.07%) CSS
12 154 (20.98%) OO
13 149 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
14 146 (19.89%) Web Services
15 141 (19.21%) SQL Server
15 141 (19.21%) Finance
16 140 (19.07%) ASP.NET
17 129 (17.57%) Spring
18 127 (17.30%) E-Commerce
19 122 (16.62%) jQuery
20 118 (16.08%) Banking
21 116 (15.80%) HTML5
22 106 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
23 93 (12.67%) AngularJS
24 92 (12.53%) Git (software)
25 88 (11.99%) Cucumber
26 84 (11.44%) XML
27 81 (11.04%) .NET Framework
28 79 (10.76%) Selenium
29 78 (10.63%) RESTful

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 59 (8.04%) Node.js
2 37 (5.04%) CMS
3 22 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 17 (2.32%) Umbraco
5 14 (1.91%) Apache
6 13 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.50%) IIS
8 10 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (0.82%) Mule
10 5 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.68%) nginx
10 5 (0.68%) Liferay
11 4 (0.54%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.54%) Confluence
11 4 (0.54%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.50%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) MS Office
4 5 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) RMDS
2 7 (0.95%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.14%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.36%) PaaS
3 9 (1.23%) GitHub
4 8 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.77%) HTTP
2 13 (1.77%) Internet
3 8 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.68%) Intranet
5 4 (0.54%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.41%) DNS
6 3 (0.41%) SSL
6 3 (0.41%) AMQP
7 2 (0.27%) SSH
7 2 (0.27%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 68 (9.26%) MongoDB
3 56 (7.63%) MySQL
3 56 (7.63%) NoSQL
4 31 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.32%) Oracle Database
9 16 (2.18%) Big Data
9 16 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.63%) KDB
12 10 (1.36%) Redis
12 10 (1.36%) CouchDB
13 9 (1.23%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.95%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 92 (12.53%) Git (software)
2 88 (11.99%) Cucumber
3 79 (10.76%) Selenium
4 60 (8.17%) Subversion
5 53 (7.22%) JUnit
6 46 (6.27%) TeamCity
7 43 (5.86%) Jasmine
7 43 (5.86%) Jenkins
7 43 (5.86%) Visual Studio
7 43 (5.86%) WebDriver
8 42 (5.72%) NUnit
9 36 (4.90%) Maven
10 30 (4.09%) JIRA
11 27 (3.68%) SpecFlow
12 25 (3.41%) Calabash
13 24 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (3.13%) Mockito
15 17 (2.32%) WATIR
16 16 (2.18%) JBehave
17 14 (1.91%) Hudson
General
1 141 (19.21%) Finance
2 118 (16.08%) Banking
3 71 (9.67%) Front Office
4 68 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.27%) Marketing
6 23 (3.13%) Retail
7 15 (2.04%) Games
7 15 (2.04%) Back Office
8 11 (1.50%) Advertising
9 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.82%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 2 (0.27%) Legal
14 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Law
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 554 (75.48%) Developer
2 169 (23.02%) Java Developer
3 90 (12.26%) C# Developer
4 87 (11.85%) .NET Developer
5 81 (11.04%) Senior Developer
6 44 (5.99%) C# .NET Developer
7 39 (5.31%) Tester
8 36 (4.90%) PHP Developer
9 34 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 31 (4.22%) Front-End Developer
11 24 (3.27%) Analyst
12 23 (3.13%) Software Engineer
13 22 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 22 (3.00%) Scala Developer
14 21 (2.86%) Automation Tester
14 21 (2.86%) Web Developer
15 19 (2.59%) Agile Java Developer
16 15 (2.04%) Test Analyst
16 15 (2.04%) Architect
16 15 (2.04%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (34.20%) .NET
2 186 (25.34%) HTML
3 162 (22.07%) CSS
4 146 (19.89%) Web Services
5 140 (19.07%) ASP.NET
6 129 (17.57%) Spring
7 122 (16.62%) jQuery
8 116 (15.80%) HTML5
9 106 (14.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 93 (12.67%) AngularJS
11 84 (11.44%) XML
12 81 (11.04%) .NET Framework
13 78 (10.63%) RESTful
13 78 (10.63%) CSS3
14 68 (9.26%) Ajax
15 65 (8.86%) Hibernate
16 64 (8.72%) REST
17 48 (6.54%) WCF
18 45 (6.13%) SOAP
19 44 (5.99%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.86%) Fixed Income
2 41 (5.59%) Open Source
3 26 (3.54%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.45%) Derivative
6 16 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.04%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.63%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.50%) Digital Media
10 10 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.36%) Market Risk
11 9 (1.23%) Online Games
12 8 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.95%) Equities
14 6 (0.82%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.82%) iPhone
14 6 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 5 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.54%) Linux
2 47 (6.40%) Windows
3 42 (5.72%) UNIX
4 40 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.81%) Android
6 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.54%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.41%) AIX
8 3 (0.41%) Solaris
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (44.55%) BDD
2 306 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (32.70%) Scrum
4 203 (27.66%) MVC
5 154 (20.98%) OO
6 149 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
7 127 (17.30%) E-Commerce
8 76 (10.35%) Test Automation
9 61 (8.31%) Software Engineering
10 60 (8.17%) Multithreading
11 49 (6.68%) Kanban
12 41 (5.59%) Pair Programming
12 41 (5.59%) Unit Testing
13 36 (4.90%) Low Latency
13 36 (4.90%) DevOps
14 35 (4.77%) Automated Testing
15 34 (4.63%) Domain-Driven Design
16 32 (4.36%) Extreme Programming
16 32 (4.36%) Analytics
17 28 (3.81%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 317 (43.19%) Java
2 276 (37.60%) C#
3 229 (31.20%) JavaScript
4 171 (23.30%) SQL
5 77 (10.49%) Ruby
6 57 (7.77%) PHP
6 57 (7.77%) Scala
7 45 (6.13%) Python
8 36 (4.90%) Groovy
9 35 (4.77%) C++
10 29 (3.95%) T-SQL
11 23 (3.13%) Objective-C
12 19 (2.59%) Clojure
13 14 (1.91%) VB
14 12 (1.63%) PHP5
15 11 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 11 (1.50%) C
16 10 (1.36%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.23%) Perl
18 7 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 43 (5.86%) Degree
2 17 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.68%) ISEB
5 2 (0.27%) CBAP
5 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.14%) MCSD
6 1 (0.14%) MCSE
6 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (9.95%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.41%) HDFS
2 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.14%) Varnish
3 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (1.50%) Puppet
2 10 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.54%) Salt
4 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.41%) Oozie
5 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.27%) Control-M
6 1 (0.14%) WMI
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) logstash
6 1 (0.14%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 74 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.04%) Oracle
3 41 (5.59%) Sybase
4 37 (5.04%) TIBCO
5 24 (3.27%) Sitecore
6 22 (3.00%) Zend
7 20 (2.72%) ION Trading
8 13 (1.77%) JBoss
8 13 (1.77%) EPiServer
9 10 (1.36%) Ektron
10 9 (1.23%) Bloomberg
11 7 (0.95%) Adobe
11 7 (0.95%) Murex
11 7 (0.95%) Informatica
11 7 (0.95%) Fidessa
11 7 (0.95%) Apple
12 6 (0.82%) Facebook
12 6 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.68%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.68%) Business Objects
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