The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 29 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing TDD 163 128 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.74% 5.28% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.60% 7.65% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 67 84
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£425 £385 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £210 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £460 £650
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 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
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England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2146 1674 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.59% 69.03% 66.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 922 1033
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 161 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £45.00
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 East of England

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +4 59 £450 +12.50% 19
Essex +16 42 £463 +85.00% 7
Hertfordshire +7 34 £405 -8.73% 18
Suffolk +3 16 £394 +5.00% 3
Bedfordshire -25 5 £400 -4.76% 5
Norfolk -13 4 £300 +20.00% 8
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 222 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (51.79%) .NET
3 157 (51.14%) C#
4 135 (43.97%) MVC
5 134 (43.65%) CSS
6 129 (42.02%) HTML
7 126 (41.04%) JavaScript
8 101 (32.90%) Scrum
9 94 (30.62%) SQL
10 86 (28.01%) BDD
11 85 (27.69%) OO
12 82 (26.71%) Java
13 81 (26.38%) Web Services
14 80 (26.06%) XML
15 70 (22.80%) Linux
16 69 (22.48%) E-Commerce
17 66 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
18 65 (21.17%) ASP.NET
19 56 (18.24%) Finance
20 55 (17.92%) UNIX
20 55 (17.92%) WCF
21 53 (17.26%) .NET Framework
22 50 (16.29%) Ajax
23 49 (15.96%) REST
24 48 (15.64%) Relational Database
24 48 (15.64%) Spring
25 46 (14.98%) Subversion
25 46 (14.98%) CSS3
26 45 (14.66%) Unit Testing
26 45 (14.66%) Oracle

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (9.12%) JBoss
2 23 (7.49%) Apache
3 22 (7.17%) WebLogic
4 19 (6.19%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.91%) Node.js
6 9 (2.93%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.61%) CMS
7 8 (2.61%) IIS
7 8 (2.61%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.28%) lighttpd
8 7 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.63%) Confluence
10 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.33%) Mule
12 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (5.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.79%) LDAP
2 20 (6.51%) HTTP
3 15 (4.89%) Internet
4 7 (2.28%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.30%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.98%) RIP
6 3 (0.98%) 802.15
7 1 (0.33%) Intranet
7 1 (0.33%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.64%) Relational Database
2 44 (14.33%) SQL Server
3 43 (14.01%) MySQL
4 23 (7.49%) MariaDB
5 21 (6.84%) NoSQL
6 18 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (4.23%) MongoDB
9 12 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (3.26%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.61%) Neo4j
11 8 (2.61%) Couchbase
12 6 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.65%) Big Data
16 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
16 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
16 1 (0.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 46 (14.98%) Subversion
2 41 (13.36%) Git (software)
3 38 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (9.12%) Ant
5 25 (8.14%) Jenkins
6 24 (7.82%) Visual Studio
6 24 (7.82%) Selenium
7 22 (7.17%) Eclipse
8 18 (5.86%) Jasmine
9 15 (4.89%) Maven
10 14 (4.56%) JUnit
11 12 (3.91%) JIRA
11 12 (3.91%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.91%) Mockito
12 11 (3.58%) Cucumber
13 10 (3.26%) NUnit
13 10 (3.26%) IntelliJ
13 10 (3.26%) Grunt
14 8 (2.61%) Hudson
15 7 (2.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 56 (18.24%) Finance
2 27 (8.79%) Marketing
3 9 (2.93%) Banking
4 5 (1.63%) Retail
5 3 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 252 (82.08%) Developer
2 90 (29.32%) .NET Developer
3 72 (23.45%) C# Developer
4 59 (19.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (18.89%) Java Developer
6 46 (14.98%) Senior Developer
7 22 (7.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 20 (6.51%) Senior C# Developer
9 17 (5.54%) Front-End Developer
10 15 (4.89%) CRM Developer
11 12 (3.91%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 11 (3.58%) ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 9 (2.93%) Agile Coach
15 8 (2.61%) Lead Developer
15 8 (2.61%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 7 (2.28%) Architect
16 7 (2.28%) Senior Java Developer
16 7 (2.28%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (51.79%) .NET
2 134 (43.65%) CSS
3 129 (42.02%) HTML
4 81 (26.38%) Web Services
5 80 (26.06%) XML
6 65 (21.17%) ASP.NET
7 55 (17.92%) WCF
8 53 (17.26%) .NET Framework
9 50 (16.29%) Ajax
10 49 (15.96%) REST
11 48 (15.64%) Spring
12 46 (14.98%) CSS3
13 44 (14.33%) jQuery
14 43 (14.01%) SOAP
15 42 (13.68%) HTML5
16 40 (13.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (11.07%) Hibernate
18 29 (9.45%) JSP
19 27 (8.79%) JAAS
19 27 (8.79%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.45%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.54%) Open Source
4 15 (4.89%) Visualisation
5 12 (3.91%) User Experience
6 9 (2.93%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.95%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.63%) Clustering
10 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.98%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.65%) Biology
11 2 (0.65%) EMV
12 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.33%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.33%) iPhone
12 1 (0.33%) DataPower
12 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 70 (22.80%) Linux
2 55 (17.92%) UNIX
3 31 (10.10%) Windows
4 27 (8.79%) Mac OS X
5 12 (3.91%) Solaris
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.65%) Debian
7 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (43.97%) MVC
3 101 (32.90%) Scrum
4 86 (28.01%) BDD
5 85 (27.69%) OO
6 69 (22.48%) E-Commerce
7 66 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (14.66%) Unit Testing
9 41 (13.36%) Responsive Web Design
9 41 (13.36%) Web Development
10 29 (9.45%) SOA
11 23 (7.49%) Configuration Management
11 23 (7.49%) Pair Programming
12 22 (7.17%) Web Design
13 20 (6.51%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.86%) OOD
14 18 (5.86%) User Stories
14 18 (5.86%) Test Automation
15 17 (5.54%) Mentoring
15 17 (5.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 157 (51.14%) C#
2 126 (41.04%) JavaScript
3 94 (30.62%) SQL
4 82 (26.71%) Java
5 29 (9.45%) PL/SQL
6 25 (8.14%) Ruby
7 10 (3.26%) Python
8 9 (2.93%) VBScript
9 6 (1.95%) Perl
10 5 (1.63%) PHP
10 5 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.63%) VBA
11 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.98%) C
11 3 (0.98%) C++
11 3 (0.98%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.65%) Scala
13 1 (0.33%) FQL
13 1 (0.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 19 (6.19%) Degree
2 12 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.93%) MCITP
4 6 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.30%) ISEB
6 3 (0.98%) MCP
7 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.91%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.98%) Firmware
2 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (0.65%) SCOM
2 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (14.66%) Oracle
2 40 (13.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.93%) IBM
4 4 (1.30%) Sun
4 4 (1.30%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.30%) hybris
4 4 (1.30%) Twitter
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe
5 3 (0.98%) Google
6 2 (0.65%) Splunk
7 1 (0.33%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.33%) Facebook
7 1 (0.33%) Zend
7 1 (0.33%) Vignette
7 1 (0.33%) BEA
7 1 (0.33%) Apple
7 1 (0.33%) Macromedia
7 1 (0.33%) HP
7 1 (0.33%) Intel
7 1 (0.33%) FatWire
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