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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 32 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 65 40 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.46% 3.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.97% 4.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £348 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
TDD
Scotland

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
1088 860 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.57% 72.39% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 462 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £180.00 £27.50
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 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 December 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 December 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 91 (82.73%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (61.82%) Java
3 43 (39.09%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (36.36%) JBoss
5 38 (34.55%) Scrum
6 37 (33.64%) JavaScript
6 37 (33.64%) HTML
7 35 (31.82%) CSS
7 35 (31.82%) SOA
8 34 (30.91%) XML
9 30 (27.27%) Eclipse
10 28 (25.45%) jQuery
11 26 (23.64%) Java EE
11 26 (23.64%) Spring
11 26 (23.64%) Relational Database
12 25 (22.73%) Finance
13 24 (21.82%) XSLT
14 23 (20.91%) Hibernate
14 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
15 22 (20.00%) JUnit
16 19 (17.27%) Test Automation
16 19 (17.27%) Cucumber
16 19 (17.27%) Performance Monitoring
17 18 (16.36%) JProfiler
17 18 (16.36%) JSF
17 18 (16.36%) Selenium
18 17 (15.45%) Pair Programming
18 17 (15.45%) JSP
19 16 (14.55%) J2EE
19 16 (14.55%) Maven

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 40 (36.36%) JBoss
2 14 (12.73%) CMS
3 11 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.64%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.73%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.91%) GPRS
2 1 (0.91%) PSTN
2 1 (0.91%) PPP
2 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.64%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.82%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.36%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (27.27%) Eclipse
2 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
3 22 (20.00%) JUnit
4 19 (17.27%) Cucumber
5 18 (16.36%) JProfiler
5 18 (16.36%) Selenium
6 16 (14.55%) Maven
7 15 (13.64%) Grunt
8 13 (11.82%) FitNesse
9 12 (10.91%) Jenkins
9 12 (10.91%) Mockito
10 9 (8.18%) Ant
11 8 (7.27%) jMock
12 7 (6.36%) Mercurial
13 6 (5.45%) Subversion
14 5 (4.55%) Jasmine
15 4 (3.64%) NUnit
15 4 (3.64%) RSpec
16 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
16 3 (2.73%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (22.73%) Finance
2 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Front Office
5 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (82.73%) Developer
2 53 (48.18%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.73%) Web Developer
3 14 (12.73%) Senior Developer
4 13 (11.82%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (10.91%) Technical Leader
6 10 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 9 (8.18%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Front-End Web Developer
9 6 (5.45%) Programmer
10 4 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Programmer
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Ruby Developer
11 3 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.73%) iOS Developer
11 3 (2.73%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Developer
12 2 (1.82%) Lead Developer
12 2 (1.82%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.64%) HTML
2 35 (31.82%) CSS
3 34 (30.91%) XML
4 28 (25.45%) jQuery
5 26 (23.64%) Java EE
5 26 (23.64%) Spring
6 24 (21.82%) XSLT
7 23 (20.91%) Hibernate
8 18 (16.36%) JSF
9 17 (15.45%) JSP
10 16 (14.55%) J2EE
11 13 (11.82%) Servlets
11 13 (11.82%) OOCSS
12 12 (10.91%) XML Schema
13 11 (10.00%) .NET
14 10 (9.09%) JDBC
14 10 (9.09%) iBATIS
15 9 (8.18%) WCF
15 9 (8.18%) Web Services
16 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.55%) Open Source
3 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.91%) EPoS
4 1 (0.91%) EMV
4 1 (0.91%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.45%) Linux
2 4 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.73%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Windows
5 1 (0.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (82.73%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (39.09%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (34.55%) Scrum
4 35 (31.82%) SOA
5 19 (17.27%) Test Automation
5 19 (17.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 17 (15.45%) Pair Programming
7 15 (13.64%) MVC
8 14 (12.73%) Web Development
9 10 (9.09%) BDD
10 9 (8.18%) BPMN
11 8 (7.27%) UML
12 7 (6.36%) Data Modelling
12 7 (6.36%) Automated Testing
13 6 (5.45%) Workflow
13 6 (5.45%) Unit Testing
14 5 (4.55%) OO
14 5 (4.55%) CRM
15 4 (3.64%) Use Case
15 4 (3.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 68 (61.82%) Java
2 37 (33.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.82%) SQL
4 12 (10.91%) C#
5 6 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.55%) Ruby
7 4 (3.64%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.82%) XPath
8 2 (1.82%) Groovy
8 2 (1.82%) Scala
9 1 (0.91%) VBA
9 1 (0.91%) Python
9 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.91%) AspectJ
9 1 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.91%) C++
9 1 (0.91%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Sun Certification
2 5 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (10.91%) Oracle
2 5 (4.55%) Sun
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.73%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.91%) Bloomberg
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