The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 51 44 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Contract jobs citing TDD 30 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.34% 1.46% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.10% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 1
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
925 523 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.04% 69.46% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 236 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
Scotland

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 38 (59.38%) Java
2 31 (48.44%) Spring
3 30 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (43.75%) Hibernate
5 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (35.94%) Scrum
6 23 (35.94%) XML
7 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
8 18 (28.13%) HTML
9 17 (26.56%) CSS
9 17 (26.56%) JBoss
9 17 (26.56%) SOA
9 17 (26.56%) Maven
10 16 (25.00%) Workflow
11 15 (23.44%) Drools
12 14 (21.88%) Java EE
13 12 (18.75%) MVC
14 11 (17.19%) Eclipse
14 11 (17.19%) JUnit
15 10 (15.63%) C#
15 10 (15.63%) .NET
15 10 (15.63%) XSLT
15 10 (15.63%) Linux
15 10 (15.63%) BPMN
15 10 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
16 9 (14.06%) jBPM
16 9 (14.06%) Tomcat
16 9 (14.06%) Oracle
16 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
17 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (14.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (4.69%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.56%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) LDAP
2 3 (4.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Maven
2 11 (17.19%) Eclipse
2 11 (17.19%) JUnit
3 7 (10.94%) Subversion
4 6 (9.38%) FitNesse
5 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.25%) Ant
6 4 (6.25%) Hudson
6 4 (6.25%) QUnit
6 4 (6.25%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.56%) FishEye
9 1 (1.56%) Mockito
9 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.56%) Xcode
9 1 (1.56%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.13%) Banking
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (84.38%) Developer
2 27 (42.19%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
4 5 (7.81%) Release Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Ruby Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Tester
6 3 (4.69%) UI Programmer
6 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Non-Functional Tester
6 3 (4.69%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.13%) UI Designer
7 2 (3.13%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Designer
7 2 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.13%) iOS Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Agile Coach
8 1 (1.56%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (48.44%) Spring
2 28 (43.75%) Hibernate
3 23 (35.94%) XML
4 18 (28.13%) HTML
5 17 (26.56%) CSS
6 15 (23.44%) Drools
7 14 (21.88%) Java EE
8 10 (15.63%) .NET
8 10 (15.63%) XSLT
9 9 (14.06%) jBPM
10 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (10.94%) CSS3
10 7 (10.94%) REST
10 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
10 7 (10.94%) JSON
10 7 (10.94%) jQuery
11 6 (9.38%) iBATIS
11 6 (9.38%) J2EE
11 6 (9.38%) JSP
11 6 (9.38%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) AIX
2 4 (6.25%) Solaris
2 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.94%) Scrum
4 17 (26.56%) SOA
5 16 (25.00%) Workflow
6 12 (18.75%) MVC
7 10 (15.63%) BPMN
7 10 (15.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.94%) BDD
8 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Pair Programming
9 6 (9.38%) Identity Management
10 5 (7.81%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Test Management
10 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Content Management
11 4 (6.25%) Web Development
12 3 (4.69%) Product Management
12 3 (4.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (59.38%) Java
2 19 (29.69%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.63%) C#
4 5 (7.81%) Ruby
5 2 (3.13%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.56%) SQL
6 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) JBoss
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.69%) Adobe
4 3 (4.69%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.56%) Twitter
6 1 (1.56%) Sybase
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