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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 35 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 49 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.83% 2.66% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 3.70% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £395 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
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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
925 837 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.38% 71.78% 67.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 404 322
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% -26.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £4.65 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 71 (75.53%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (64.89%) Java
3 45 (47.87%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (44.68%) JBoss
5 41 (43.62%) SOA
6 34 (36.17%) XML
7 33 (35.11%) Scrum
8 31 (32.98%) Java EE
9 28 (29.79%) Spring
9 28 (29.79%) JavaScript
10 26 (27.66%) HTML
10 26 (27.66%) XSLT
10 26 (27.66%) Eclipse
11 25 (26.60%) Maven
11 25 (26.60%) Hibernate
12 24 (25.53%) CSS
13 22 (23.40%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (19.15%) Relational Database
14 18 (19.15%) BPMN
15 17 (18.09%) MVC
16 15 (15.96%) JSP
16 15 (15.96%) .NET
16 15 (15.96%) Workflow
16 15 (15.96%) JSF
16 15 (15.96%) jQuery
17 14 (14.89%) jBPM
17 14 (14.89%) Finance
17 14 (14.89%) Pair Programming
18 13 (13.83%) Selenium
18 13 (13.83%) C#

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (44.68%) JBoss
2 8 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.32%) CMS
4 4 (4.26%) Umbraco
5 3 (3.19%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.19%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.19%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (27.66%) Eclipse
2 25 (26.60%) Maven
3 13 (13.83%) Selenium
4 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
5 11 (11.70%) Cucumber
5 11 (11.70%) JUnit
6 10 (10.64%) FitNesse
6 10 (10.64%) JProfiler
6 10 (10.64%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.45%) Jasmine
8 6 (6.38%) Mercurial
8 6 (6.38%) Mockito
9 4 (4.26%) RSpec
9 4 (4.26%) Grunt
9 4 (4.26%) jMock
10 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.19%) Subversion
10 3 (3.19%) QUnit
11 2 (2.13%) Hudson
11 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (14.89%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (76.60%) Developer
2 44 (46.81%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.77%) Technical Leader
4 11 (11.70%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.70%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (6.38%) Programmer
6 5 (5.32%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Ruby Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (4.26%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (3.19%) Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.19%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.13%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.13%) UX Developer
9 2 (2.13%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.17%) XML
2 31 (32.98%) Java EE
3 28 (29.79%) Spring
4 26 (27.66%) HTML
4 26 (27.66%) XSLT
5 25 (26.60%) Hibernate
6 24 (25.53%) CSS
7 15 (15.96%) JSP
7 15 (15.96%) .NET
7 15 (15.96%) JSF
7 15 (15.96%) jQuery
8 14 (14.89%) jBPM
9 13 (13.83%) Servlets
10 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET
10 12 (12.77%) Drools
11 11 (11.70%) WCF
12 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (9.57%) JMS
13 8 (8.51%) XML Schema
13 8 (8.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.19%) User Experience
1 3 (3.19%) Open Source
2 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) UNIX
1 3 (3.19%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (75.53%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.87%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (43.62%) SOA
4 33 (35.11%) Scrum
5 22 (23.40%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (19.15%) BPMN
7 17 (18.09%) MVC
8 15 (15.96%) Workflow
9 14 (14.89%) Pair Programming
10 9 (9.57%) Data Modelling
11 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
11 8 (8.51%) BDD
11 8 (8.51%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.32%) UML
12 5 (5.32%) OO
13 4 (4.26%) Use Case
13 4 (4.26%) Web Development
14 3 (3.19%) Automated Testing
14 3 (3.19%) Web Design
14 3 (3.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (64.89%) Java
2 28 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.83%) C#
4 8 (8.51%) Ruby
5 5 (5.32%) Groovy
6 4 (4.26%) CoffeeScript
6 4 (4.26%) SQL
7 2 (2.13%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
8 1 (1.06%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Python
8 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.06%) AspectJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.19%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
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