The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 27 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing TDD 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.97% 3.96% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 5.70% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
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£500 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +87.40%
TDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
152 158 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 73.79% 69.60% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 98 110
Average daily rate £355 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £455 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 9
Average hourly rate £42.46 £16.00 £12.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.37% +27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.00 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.95 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Dorset region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Dorset region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -10 1 £500 +42.85% 12
Poole - 1 - - 2
TDD
South West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) JDBC
3 1 (33.33%) JSP
3 1 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) JBehave
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) JBehave
1 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JDBC
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) ATDD
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle