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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 40 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing TDD 45 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.50% 1.18% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 1.66% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
956 725 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.45% 71.15% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 353 332
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 £529 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 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 24 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 (55.41%) Java
2 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (39.19%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (36.49%) JBoss
4 27 (36.49%) SOA
5 25 (33.78%) Spring
6 24 (32.43%) Maven
6 24 (32.43%) CSS
6 24 (32.43%) HTML
7 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
7 21 (28.38%) XML
8 20 (27.03%) Hibernate
8 20 (27.03%) Scrum
9 18 (24.32%) Java EE
10 17 (22.97%) BPMN
11 16 (21.62%) Workflow
12 15 (20.27%) jBPM
12 15 (20.27%) Eclipse
12 15 (20.27%) Drools
12 15 (20.27%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
13 13 (17.57%) XSLT
13 13 (17.57%) .NET
14 11 (14.86%) C#
14 11 (14.86%) MVC
15 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
15 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
16 9 (12.16%) Oracle
16 9 (12.16%) JSP
16 9 (12.16%) Servlets

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.05%) GlassFish
3 2 (2.70%) CMS
3 2 (2.70%) Sitefinity
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) LDAP
2 1 (1.35%) Intranet
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.05%) Pentaho
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Maven
2 15 (20.27%) Eclipse
3 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.46%) JUnit
4 7 (9.46%) Selenium
5 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.76%) Subversion
6 5 (6.76%) FitNesse
7 3 (4.05%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.05%) QUnit
7 3 (4.05%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.70%) JIRA
8 2 (2.70%) Gradle
8 2 (2.70%) Hudson
8 2 (2.70%) Grunt
8 2 (2.70%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.35%) MSTest
9 1 (1.35%) Moq
9 1 (1.35%) Mockito
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (71.62%) Developer
2 26 (35.14%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.81%) Technical Leader
4 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.76%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Release Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) UML Business Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) User Experience Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.35%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.35%) Agile Coach
9 1 (1.35%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) Spring
2 24 (32.43%) CSS
2 24 (32.43%) HTML
3 21 (28.38%) XML
4 20 (27.03%) Hibernate
5 18 (24.32%) Java EE
6 15 (20.27%) jBPM
6 15 (20.27%) Drools
7 13 (17.57%) XSLT
7 13 (17.57%) .NET
8 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.16%) JSP
9 9 (12.16%) Servlets
9 9 (12.16%) JSF
10 8 (10.81%) JMS
10 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (8.11%) jQuery
11 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
12 5 (6.76%) REST
12 5 (6.76%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.35%) Open Source
2 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
2 4 (5.41%) AIX
2 4 (5.41%) Solaris
3 3 (4.05%) UNIX
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.19%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (36.49%) SOA
4 20 (27.03%) Scrum
5 17 (22.97%) BPMN
6 16 (21.62%) Workflow
7 15 (20.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (14.86%) MVC
9 8 (10.81%) BDD
10 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
10 7 (9.46%) Data Modelling
10 7 (9.46%) Pair Programming
11 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Test Management
12 4 (5.41%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.41%) Use Case
12 4 (5.41%) Software Testing
12 4 (5.41%) DevOps
13 3 (4.05%) Test Automation
13 3 (4.05%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (55.41%) Java
2 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.86%) C#
4 8 (10.81%) Ruby
5 3 (4.05%) Groovy
5 3 (4.05%) SQL
6 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.35%) AspectJ
6 1 (1.35%) VBA
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) PHP
6 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (36.49%) JBoss
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.35%) Twitter
5 1 (1.35%) Sybase
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Bloomberg