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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 20 37 25
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing TDD 391 321 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.99% 4.83% 5.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 6.26% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 266 293
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 601 (83.36%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (43.83%) Java
3 297 (41.19%) BDD
4 250 (34.67%) Scrum
5 234 (32.45%) JavaScript
6 225 (31.21%) C#
7 202 (28.02%) HTML
8 198 (27.46%) .NET
9 181 (25.10%) MVC
10 157 (21.78%) CSS
10 157 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
11 153 (21.22%) SQL
12 147 (20.39%) Web Services
13 120 (16.64%) HTML5
14 118 (16.37%) Finance
15 117 (16.23%) Spring
16 116 (16.09%) OO
17 111 (15.40%) E-Commerce
17 111 (15.40%) AngularJS
18 102 (14.15%) SQL Server
19 101 (14.01%) RESTful
20 100 (13.87%) ASP.NET
21 98 (13.59%) Git (software)
22 94 (13.04%) jQuery
23 80 (11.10%) Banking
24 75 (10.40%) XML
25 72 (9.99%) Selenium
26 68 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
27 65 (9.02%) Hibernate
28 64 (8.88%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 56 (7.77%) Node.js
2 33 (4.58%) CMS
3 22 (3.05%) Adobe CQ
4 17 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.53%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.53%) Umbraco
7 10 (1.39%) Apache
8 9 (1.25%) JBoss
8 9 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.97%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.83%) IIS
11 5 (0.69%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.55%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.55%) Confluence
12 4 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.42%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.42%) MS Office
4 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.53%) RMDS
1 11 (1.53%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.69%) PaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.77%) HTTP
2 11 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.39%) Internet
4 6 (0.83%) AMQP
5 5 (0.69%) Intranet
6 3 (0.42%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
7 1 (0.14%) SNMP
7 1 (0.14%) LDAP
7 1 (0.14%) VoIP
7 1 (0.14%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.96%) MongoDB
3 41 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 37 (5.13%) MySQL
5 30 (4.16%) Big Data
6 24 (3.33%) Hadoop
7 22 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (3.05%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.08%) Redis
10 13 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (1.39%) CouchDB
12 9 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.97%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.97%) KDB
14 7 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 72 (9.99%) Selenium
3 54 (7.49%) JIRA
3 54 (7.49%) Cucumber
4 49 (6.80%) Subversion
5 46 (6.38%) JUnit
6 45 (6.24%) Maven
7 43 (5.96%) Jenkins
8 37 (5.13%) Jasmine
9 35 (4.85%) TeamCity
9 35 (4.85%) WebDriver
10 33 (4.58%) NUnit
11 31 (4.30%) Visual Studio
12 29 (4.02%) SpecFlow
13 26 (3.61%) Mockito
14 23 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (2.22%) MSTest
16 15 (2.08%) Hudson
16 15 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 14 (1.94%) JMeter
General
1 118 (16.37%) Finance
2 80 (11.10%) Banking
3 58 (8.04%) Front Office
4 44 (6.10%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.05%) Retail
6 14 (1.94%) Games
7 12 (1.66%) Marketing
8 8 (1.11%) Back Office
8 8 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.11%) Advertising
9 7 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.55%) Publishing
10 4 (0.55%) Legal
11 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 563 (78.09%) Developer
2 186 (25.80%) Java Developer
3 97 (13.45%) Senior Developer
4 78 (10.82%) .NET Developer
5 69 (9.57%) C# Developer
6 36 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
7 34 (4.72%) Front-End Developer
8 29 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (3.74%) PHP Developer
10 26 (3.61%) Scala Developer
11 24 (3.33%) Web Developer
12 22 (3.05%) Architect
13 19 (2.64%) Tester
14 18 (2.50%) Agile Java Developer
15 15 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
15 15 (2.08%) Analyst
15 15 (2.08%) ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (1.94%) C++ Developer
17 13 (1.80%) Senior .NET Developer
17 13 (1.80%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (28.02%) HTML
2 198 (27.46%) .NET
3 157 (21.78%) CSS
4 147 (20.39%) Web Services
5 120 (16.64%) HTML5
6 117 (16.23%) Spring
7 111 (15.40%) AngularJS
8 101 (14.01%) RESTful
9 100 (13.87%) ASP.NET
10 94 (13.04%) jQuery
11 75 (10.40%) XML
12 68 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 65 (9.02%) Hibernate
14 63 (8.74%) CSS3
15 60 (8.32%) REST
15 60 (8.32%) .NET Framework
16 57 (7.91%) WCF
17 56 (7.77%) Ajax
18 53 (7.35%) J2EE
19 42 (5.83%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.96%) Fixed Income
2 38 (5.27%) Derivative
3 28 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.19%) Open Source
5 22 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.36%) User Experience
6 17 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 16 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 15 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
9 14 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.53%) Digital Media
11 10 (1.39%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.39%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.39%) Equities
12 9 (1.25%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (1.11%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.97%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.97%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.88%) Linux
2 47 (6.52%) Windows
3 36 (4.99%) UNIX
4 26 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 23 (3.19%) Android
6 9 (1.25%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.28%) Debian
8 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (83.36%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (41.19%) BDD
3 250 (34.67%) Scrum
4 181 (25.10%) MVC
5 157 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (16.09%) OO
7 111 (15.40%) E-Commerce
8 61 (8.46%) Multithreading
9 57 (7.91%) Kanban
10 51 (7.07%) Unit Testing
10 51 (7.07%) Test Automation
10 51 (7.07%) SOA
11 49 (6.80%) Software Engineering
12 48 (6.66%) Pair Programming
13 43 (5.96%) DevOps
14 42 (5.83%) Mentoring
15 41 (5.69%) Low Latency
16 38 (5.27%) Automated Testing
17 34 (4.72%) User Stories
18 33 (4.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 316 (43.83%) Java
2 234 (32.45%) JavaScript
3 225 (31.21%) C#
4 153 (21.22%) SQL
5 64 (8.88%) Scala
6 54 (7.49%) PHP
7 47 (6.52%) Ruby
8 36 (4.99%) C++
9 32 (4.44%) Python
10 28 (3.88%) Groovy
11 22 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 13 (1.80%) Objective-C
13 12 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.39%) VB
15 9 (1.25%) VBA
16 7 (0.97%) C
16 7 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.83%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.83%) R
18 5 (0.69%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 45 (6.24%) Degree
2 11 (1.53%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.39%) ISEB
4 8 (1.11%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.42%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) MCITP
7 1 (0.14%) MCPD
7 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.18%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.28%) HDFS
2 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.08%) Puppet
2 11 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.42%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.28%) Oozie
4 2 (0.28%) Ansible
4 2 (0.28%) Salt
4 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.14%) Graphite
5 1 (0.14%) Kibana
5 1 (0.14%) logstash
5 1 (0.14%) Nagios
5 1 (0.14%) WMI
5 1 (0.14%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.14%) yum
5 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 52 (7.21%) Oracle
2 48 (6.66%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.30%) Sybase
4 29 (4.02%) TIBCO
5 18 (2.50%) ION Trading
5 18 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 15 (2.08%) Zend
7 10 (1.39%) Google
7 10 (1.39%) EPiServer
8 9 (1.25%) Adobe
9 7 (0.97%) New Relic
10 5 (0.69%) Twitter
10 5 (0.69%) ATG
10 5 (0.69%) Ektron
10 5 (0.69%) hybris
11 4 (0.55%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.55%) Endeca
11 4 (0.55%) Informatica
11 4 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.55%) Business Objects
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