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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 37 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 51 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.50% 2.61% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 3.41% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +63.01%
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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
1143 969 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.50% 76.54% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 566 328
Average daily rate £375 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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 86 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (54.35%) Java
4 30 (32.61%) JavaScript
5 27 (29.35%) HTML
6 25 (27.17%) Jenkins
7 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
7 24 (26.09%) BDD
7 24 (26.09%) XML
8 23 (25.00%) Linux
9 22 (23.91%) SQL
9 22 (23.91%) Spring
10 21 (22.83%) Finance
10 21 (22.83%) CSS
11 20 (21.74%) JUnit
11 20 (21.74%) Scrum
12 19 (20.65%) jQuery
12 19 (20.65%) J2EE
12 19 (20.65%) RESTful
13 18 (19.57%) MVC
13 18 (19.57%) Hibernate
13 18 (19.57%) Pair Programming
14 17 (18.48%) Hudson
15 16 (17.39%) Maven
16 15 (16.30%) Selenium
16 15 (16.30%) OO
16 15 (16.30%) HTML5
16 15 (16.30%) Relational Database
17 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
17 14 (15.22%) Python

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 13 (14.13%) JBoss
2 10 (10.87%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.17%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (1.09%) SMTP
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.09%) Informix
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (27.17%) Jenkins
2 24 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 20 (21.74%) JUnit
4 17 (18.48%) Hudson
5 16 (17.39%) Maven
6 15 (16.30%) Selenium
7 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
8 13 (14.13%) Ant
9 12 (13.04%) Eclipse
9 12 (13.04%) Mockito
10 11 (11.96%) FitNesse
11 8 (8.70%) JIRA
12 7 (7.61%) jMock
12 7 (7.61%) Gradle
12 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
13 6 (6.52%) JProfiler
14 4 (4.35%) Appium
14 4 (4.35%) Calabash
14 4 (4.35%) Subversion
15 3 (3.26%) Xcode
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (73.91%) Developer
2 37 (40.22%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.22%) Python Developer
4 5 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
4 5 (5.43%) ScrumMaster
4 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
5 4 (4.35%) UI Developer
6 3 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (3.26%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Web Developer
6 3 (3.26%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.26%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (3.26%) Tester
6 3 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (3.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.35%) HTML
2 24 (26.09%) XML
3 22 (23.91%) Spring
4 21 (22.83%) CSS
5 19 (20.65%) J2EE
5 19 (20.65%) jQuery
5 19 (20.65%) RESTful
6 18 (19.57%) Hibernate
7 15 (16.30%) HTML5
8 12 (13.04%) Web Services
8 12 (13.04%) .NET
9 11 (11.96%) XML Schema
9 11 (11.96%) Java EE
10 9 (9.78%) JSON
10 9 (9.78%) iBATIS
10 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
10 9 (9.78%) JDBC
10 9 (9.78%) JSP
11 8 (8.70%) JSF
12 6 (6.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.17%) GIS
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) User Experience
5 1 (1.09%) Equities
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.00%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) UNIX
3 5 (5.43%) Android
4 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (93.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (56.52%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (26.09%) BDD
4 20 (21.74%) Scrum
5 18 (19.57%) Pair Programming
5 18 (19.57%) MVC
6 15 (16.30%) OO
7 12 (13.04%) SDLC
8 9 (9.78%) SOA
8 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.70%) Open Source
9 8 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.61%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (7.61%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
11 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (5.43%) Kanban
12 5 (5.43%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (54.35%) Java
2 30 (32.61%) JavaScript
3 22 (23.91%) SQL
4 14 (15.22%) Python
5 8 (8.70%) PHP
6 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.43%) C#
7 2 (2.17%) XPath
8 1 (1.09%) C
8 1 (1.09%) Perl
8 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Sun Certification
2 5 (5.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (4.35%) Sun
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (1.09%) Twitter
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