The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 33 40 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +19
Contract jobs citing TDD 61 47 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.78% 3.67% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 4.74% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £515
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%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1284 991 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.65% 77.42% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 581 363
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £6.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 93 (89.42%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.85%) Java
3 53 (50.96%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (33.65%) JavaScript
5 32 (30.77%) HTML
6 29 (27.88%) Linux
7 28 (26.92%) SQL
8 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
9 25 (24.04%) BDD
9 25 (24.04%) CSS
9 25 (24.04%) XML
10 24 (23.08%) JUnit
10 24 (23.08%) Cucumber
11 23 (22.12%) J2EE
11 23 (22.12%) Scrum
12 22 (21.15%) Finance
13 21 (20.19%) jQuery
14 20 (19.23%) Spring
15 19 (18.27%) MVC
15 19 (18.27%) Hudson
15 19 (18.27%) RESTful
16 18 (17.31%) Relational Database
16 18 (17.31%) Hibernate
16 18 (17.31%) Ant
16 18 (17.31%) Web Services
17 16 (15.38%) HTML5
18 15 (14.42%) OO
18 15 (14.42%) Python
18 15 (14.42%) Pair Programming
18 15 (14.42%) Selenium

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (13.46%) JBoss
2 7 (6.73%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.92%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (0.96%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Internet
2 2 (1.92%) Intranet
3 1 (0.96%) SMTP
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) Informix
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
2 24 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 24 (23.08%) JUnit
3 19 (18.27%) Hudson
4 18 (17.31%) Ant
5 15 (14.42%) Maven
5 15 (14.42%) Selenium
6 14 (13.46%) Git (software)
6 14 (13.46%) Eclipse
7 12 (11.54%) Mockito
8 10 (9.62%) FitNesse
9 9 (8.65%) JIRA
10 8 (7.69%) JProfiler
11 7 (6.73%) jMock
11 7 (6.73%) WebDriver
12 6 (5.77%) Gradle
13 5 (4.81%) Subversion
14 4 (3.85%) Appium
14 4 (3.85%) Calabash
15 3 (2.88%) Xcode
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Front Office
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 79 (75.96%) Developer
2 44 (42.31%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.46%) Python Developer
4 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (4.81%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (4.81%) UI Developer
5 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
5 5 (4.81%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.85%) UI Programmer
7 3 (2.88%) Agile Coach
7 3 (2.88%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (2.88%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Tester
7 3 (2.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.77%) HTML
2 25 (24.04%) CSS
2 25 (24.04%) XML
3 23 (22.12%) J2EE
4 21 (20.19%) jQuery
5 20 (19.23%) Spring
6 19 (18.27%) RESTful
7 18 (17.31%) Web Services
7 18 (17.31%) Hibernate
8 16 (15.38%) HTML5
9 13 (12.50%) .NET
9 13 (12.50%) Java EE
10 11 (10.58%) XML Schema
11 9 (8.65%) ASP.NET
11 9 (8.65%) JDBC
11 9 (8.65%) JSP
11 9 (8.65%) iBATIS
12 8 (7.69%) JSON
12 8 (7.69%) JSF
12 8 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.88%) User Experience
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.92%) GIS
5 1 (0.96%) Equities
5 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.96%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.88%) Linux
2 13 (12.50%) UNIX
3 4 (3.85%) Android
3 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (89.42%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (50.96%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (24.04%) BDD
4 23 (22.12%) Scrum
5 19 (18.27%) MVC
6 15 (14.42%) OO
6 15 (14.42%) Pair Programming
7 13 (12.50%) SDLC
8 11 (10.58%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.58%) SOA
9 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 9 (8.65%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 9 (8.65%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.69%) Open Source
11 8 (7.69%) Kanban
11 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (5.77%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.81%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 56 (53.85%) Java
2 35 (33.65%) JavaScript
3 28 (26.92%) SQL
4 15 (14.42%) Python
5 11 (10.58%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.69%) PHP
7 6 (5.77%) C#
8 2 (1.92%) Perl
8 2 (1.92%) XPath
9 1 (0.96%) C
9 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) Sun Certification
2 6 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Sun
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.92%) Google
4 1 (0.96%) Twitter
4 1 (0.96%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.96%) VMware
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