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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 39 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing TDD 47 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.67% 0.97% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 1.36% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+100.76% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
951 733 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.35% 71.17% 68.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 353 330
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.42 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 41 (54.67%) Java
2 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (37.33%) JBoss
3 28 (37.33%) SOA
3 28 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (33.33%) CSS
4 25 (33.33%) HTML
4 25 (33.33%) Maven
5 24 (32.00%) Spring
6 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
7 21 (28.00%) Scrum
8 20 (26.67%) XML
9 19 (25.33%) Hibernate
10 18 (24.00%) Java EE
11 17 (22.67%) BPMN
12 16 (21.33%) Workflow
13 15 (20.00%) jBPM
13 15 (20.00%) Eclipse
13 15 (20.00%) Drools
13 15 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (18.67%) XSLT
14 14 (18.67%) .NET
15 13 (17.33%) Relational Database
16 12 (16.00%) MVC
17 11 (14.67%) C#
17 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
17 11 (14.67%) Jenkins
18 10 (13.33%) Oracle
18 10 (13.33%) JSP
18 10 (13.33%) Servlets

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.00%) GlassFish
2 3 (4.00%) Sitefinity
2 3 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) IaaS
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) LDAP
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.67%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.00%) MySQL
4 3 (4.00%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Maven
2 15 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 11 (14.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.67%) Selenium
5 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (8.00%) JUnit
7 5 (6.67%) Subversion
8 4 (5.33%) Mercurial
8 4 (5.33%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.00%) QUnit
9 3 (4.00%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.67%) Hudson
10 2 (2.67%) Gradle
10 2 (2.67%) Grunt
10 2 (2.67%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.67%) JIRA
11 1 (1.33%) CruiseControl
11 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (70.67%) Developer
2 25 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Technical Leader
4 6 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Ruby Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Release Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.67%) User Experience Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) UML Business Analyst
9 1 (1.33%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.33%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.33%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.33%) CSS
1 25 (33.33%) HTML
2 24 (32.00%) Spring
3 20 (26.67%) XML
4 19 (25.33%) Hibernate
5 18 (24.00%) Java EE
6 15 (20.00%) jBPM
6 15 (20.00%) Drools
7 14 (18.67%) XSLT
7 14 (18.67%) .NET
8 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET
9 10 (13.33%) JSP
9 10 (13.33%) Servlets
9 10 (13.33%) JSF
10 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (9.33%) JMS
12 6 (8.00%) jQuery
12 6 (8.00%) .NET Framework
13 5 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Mac OS X
2 4 (5.33%) AIX
2 4 (5.33%) Solaris
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (1.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (37.33%) SOA
2 28 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (28.00%) Scrum
4 17 (22.67%) BPMN
5 16 (21.33%) Workflow
6 15 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (16.00%) MVC
8 8 (10.67%) BDD
8 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling
9 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.00%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.00%) Test Management
10 6 (8.00%) Pair Programming
11 4 (5.33%) DevOps
11 4 (5.33%) Web Development
11 4 (5.33%) Performance Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Use Case
11 4 (5.33%) Software Testing
12 3 (4.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (54.67%) Java
2 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.67%) C#
4 8 (10.67%) Ruby
5 4 (5.33%) SQL
6 3 (4.00%) Groovy
7 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.33%) AspectJ
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) JBoss
2 10 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter
Edinburgh
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago