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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 8 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 384 375 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.08% 6.89% 6.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.06% 8.53% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 326 325
Average daily rate £525 £475 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
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
2941 4398 4952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.83% 80.80% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2385 3409 3634
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £605 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +14.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.55 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016, 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.

1 539 (80.93%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (52.55%) Java
3 296 (44.44%) BDD
4 221 (33.18%) Scrum
5 208 (31.23%) Finance
6 200 (30.03%) JavaScript
7 199 (29.88%) Pair Programming
8 182 (27.33%) C#
9 171 (25.68%) .NET
10 159 (23.87%) Banking
11 154 (23.12%) HTML
12 144 (21.62%) NoSQL
13 136 (20.42%) CSS
14 133 (19.97%) SQL
15 125 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
16 119 (17.87%) Apache Cassandra
17 116 (17.42%) REST
17 116 (17.42%) Spring
18 113 (16.97%) AngularJS
19 105 (15.77%) Web Services
20 101 (15.17%) SQL Server
21 86 (12.91%) MongoDB
22 85 (12.76%) MVC
23 83 (12.46%) HTML5
24 80 (12.01%) OO
25 78 (11.71%) SDLC
26 76 (11.41%) Git (software)
27 74 (11.11%) jQuery
28 72 (10.81%) Multithreading
28 72 (10.81%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 50 (7.51%) Node.js
2 28 (4.20%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (3.00%) Apache Spark
4 14 (2.10%) CMS
4 14 (2.10%) Confluence
4 14 (2.10%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (1.80%) Jetty
6 10 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.75%) Mule
8 5 (0.75%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.60%) Apache
9 4 (0.60%) JBoss
9 4 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.45%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.30%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) ION MarketView
1 3 (0.45%) RMDS
2 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.30%) Unica
3 1 (0.15%) Endur
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.60%) PaaS
4 19 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.80%) Heroku
6 11 (1.65%) IaaS
7 9 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.20%) GitHub
9 6 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle CX
10 2 (0.30%) Responsys
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.15%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.70%) HTTP
2 9 (1.35%) DMZ
2 9 (1.35%) VPN
3 5 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.30%) Network Security
5 1 (0.15%) Broadband
5 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.15%) Internet
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (21.62%) NoSQL
2 119 (17.87%) Apache Cassandra
3 101 (15.17%) SQL Server
4 86 (12.91%) MongoDB
5 45 (6.76%) MySQL
6 29 (4.35%) Big Data
7 26 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (3.75%) Relational Database
9 24 (3.60%) Hadoop
10 20 (3.00%) Redis
11 14 (2.10%) Neo4j
12 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.65%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (1.20%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.20%) SQLite
16 7 (1.05%) DB2
16 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 76 (11.41%) Git (software)
2 49 (7.36%) Cucumber
3 44 (6.61%) Maven
4 43 (6.46%) Selenium
5 39 (5.86%) Jenkins
6 37 (5.56%) JIRA
6 37 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 29 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (4.05%) Jasmine
9 25 (3.75%) JUnit
10 24 (3.60%) NUnit
11 23 (3.45%) Subversion
12 21 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (3.15%) TeamCity
13 19 (2.85%) IntelliJ
14 18 (2.70%) WebDriver
15 16 (2.40%) Eclipse
16 14 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (2.10%) Grunt
16 14 (2.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 208 (31.23%) Finance
2 159 (23.87%) Banking
3 63 (9.46%) Front Office
4 51 (7.66%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.65%) Games
6 11 (1.65%) Publishing
7 9 (1.35%) Back Office
8 8 (1.20%) Marketing
9 7 (1.05%) Retail
10 5 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.45%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.30%) Law
12 2 (0.30%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 543 (81.53%) Developer
2 241 (36.19%) Java Developer
3 141 (21.17%) Senior Developer
4 116 (17.42%) Agile Developer
5 105 (15.77%) C# Developer
6 99 (14.86%) Agile Java Developer
7 67 (10.06%) Senior Java Developer
8 62 (9.31%) .NET Developer
9 46 (6.91%) JavaScript Developer
10 40 (6.01%) Senior C# Developer
11 39 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (4.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 29 (4.35%) Scala Developer
14 28 (4.20%) Full Stack Developer
15 23 (3.45%) Senior Agile Developer
16 22 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
17 20 (3.00%) Front Office Developer
17 20 (3.00%) Lead Developer
18 19 (2.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 19 (2.85%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (25.68%) .NET
2 154 (23.12%) HTML
3 136 (20.42%) CSS
4 116 (17.42%) REST
4 116 (17.42%) Spring
5 113 (16.97%) AngularJS
6 105 (15.77%) Web Services
7 83 (12.46%) HTML5
8 74 (11.11%) jQuery
9 61 (9.16%) RESTful
10 59 (8.86%) CSS3
11 58 (8.71%) ASP.NET
12 49 (7.36%) Hibernate
13 46 (6.91%) .NET Framework
13 46 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (6.46%) WPF
15 41 (6.16%) WCF
15 41 (6.16%) XML
16 36 (5.41%) React
17 35 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.41%) Derivative
2 37 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (4.95%) User Experience
4 22 (3.30%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.55%) Grid Computing
7 15 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.25%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.10%) Equities
8 14 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
9 11 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (1.50%) Fintech
11 8 (1.20%) IVR
11 8 (1.20%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.20%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.75%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.60%) iPad
13 4 (0.60%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.81%) Linux
2 30 (4.50%) Unix
3 27 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 26 (3.90%) Android
5 20 (3.00%) Windows
6 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.45%) Solaris
7 3 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (80.93%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (44.44%) BDD
3 221 (33.18%) Scrum
4 199 (29.88%) Pair Programming
5 125 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (12.76%) MVC
7 80 (12.01%) OO
8 78 (11.71%) SDLC
9 72 (10.81%) Multithreading
10 58 (8.71%) Kanban
11 51 (7.66%) Continuous Delivery
12 48 (7.21%) DevOps
12 48 (7.21%) Mentoring
13 47 (7.06%) Software Engineering
14 45 (6.76%) Automated Testing
15 44 (6.61%) Front End Development
16 33 (4.95%) Unit Testing
16 33 (4.95%) Web Development
17 31 (4.65%) E-Commerce
17 31 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 350 (52.55%) Java
2 200 (30.03%) JavaScript
3 182 (27.33%) C#
4 133 (19.97%) SQL
5 56 (8.41%) Scala
6 52 (7.81%) Ruby
7 35 (5.26%) Python
8 26 (3.90%) C++
9 25 (3.75%) T-SQL
10 24 (3.60%) PL/SQL
11 20 (3.00%) PHP
12 15 (2.25%) Go
13 14 (2.10%) Groovy
13 14 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.95%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.80%) Apple Swift
15 12 (1.80%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.65%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.90%) C
18 5 (0.75%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (3.15%) Degree
2 11 (1.65%) ISEB
3 8 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.50%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.30%) HL7
3 1 (0.15%) MiFID
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 28 (4.20%) Docker
2 12 (1.80%) vSphere
3 9 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.45%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.15%) HDFS
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (2.70%) Puppet
2 9 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.15%) Ansible
3 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) Mesos
3 1 (0.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (9.91%) Oracle
2 38 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 18 (2.70%) DataSynapse
4 11 (1.65%) DevExpress
4 11 (1.65%) IBM
4 11 (1.65%) Splunk
5 6 (0.90%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.90%) Sybase
6 4 (0.60%) ION Trading
6 4 (0.60%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.60%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe
7 3 (0.45%) Apple
7 3 (0.45%) HP
7 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.45%) Twitter
8 2 (0.30%) Facebook
8 2 (0.30%) Google
8 2 (0.30%) Murex
8 2 (0.30%) Telerik
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