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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 43 41 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing TDD 41 33 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.97% 2.69% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 3.72% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +1.26%
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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
1069 886 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.35% 72.15% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 472 198
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £27.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (59.05%) Java
3 43 (40.95%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (35.24%) JavaScript
5 35 (33.33%) XML
5 35 (33.33%) jQuery
6 33 (31.43%) Spring
7 32 (30.48%) HTML
8 30 (28.57%) Scrum
9 28 (26.67%) Hibernate
9 28 (26.67%) Finance
9 28 (26.67%) JUnit
9 28 (26.67%) CSS
9 28 (26.67%) JBoss
10 27 (25.71%) Eclipse
11 24 (22.86%) Relational Database
12 23 (21.90%) Cucumber
12 23 (21.90%) J2EE
13 22 (20.95%) Java EE
14 21 (20.00%) SOA
15 19 (18.10%) Pair Programming
15 19 (18.10%) Git (software)
16 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
16 18 (17.14%) FitNesse
17 17 (16.19%) Mockito
17 17 (16.19%) XML Schema
18 16 (15.24%) SQL
18 16 (15.24%) JSF
18 16 (15.24%) Banking
19 15 (14.29%) XSLT

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 28 (26.67%) JBoss
2 15 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 13 (12.38%) CMS
4 6 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.90%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) IaaS
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (1.90%) Intranet
3 1 (0.95%) GPRS
3 1 (0.95%) PSTN
3 1 (0.95%) PPP
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.86%) Relational Database
2 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (26.67%) JUnit
2 27 (25.71%) Eclipse
3 23 (21.90%) Cucumber
4 19 (18.10%) Git (software)
5 18 (17.14%) FitNesse
6 17 (16.19%) Mockito
7 15 (14.29%) JProfiler
7 15 (14.29%) Selenium
8 14 (13.33%) Grunt
9 12 (11.43%) Ant
10 11 (10.48%) jMock
10 11 (10.48%) Maven
11 8 (7.62%) Subversion
12 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
13 4 (3.81%) NUnit
13 4 (3.81%) Mercurial
13 4 (3.81%) RSpec
13 4 (3.81%) Jasmine
14 3 (2.86%) Calabash
14 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (26.67%) Finance
2 16 (15.24%) Banking
3 8 (7.62%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 90 (85.71%) Developer
2 55 (52.38%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.38%) Web Developer
4 12 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Programmer
8 5 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (3.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Ruby Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (2.86%) iOS Developer
10 3 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.86%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.33%) XML
1 35 (33.33%) jQuery
2 33 (31.43%) Spring
3 32 (30.48%) HTML
4 28 (26.67%) Hibernate
4 28 (26.67%) CSS
5 23 (21.90%) J2EE
6 22 (20.95%) Java EE
7 17 (16.19%) XML Schema
8 16 (15.24%) JSF
9 15 (14.29%) XSLT
10 13 (12.38%) iBATIS
10 13 (12.38%) JDBC
11 12 (11.43%) JSP
11 12 (11.43%) OOCSS
12 10 (9.52%) .NET
12 10 (9.52%) RESTful
13 9 (8.57%) Gherkin
13 9 (8.57%) Struts
13 9 (8.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.71%) Open Source
3 2 (1.90%) GIS
3 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.95%) EPoS
4 1 (0.95%) EMV
4 1 (0.95%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Android
3 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.90%) UNIX
4 2 (1.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (88.57%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.95%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (28.57%) Scrum
4 21 (20.00%) SOA
5 19 (18.10%) Pair Programming
6 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 14 (13.33%) BDD
7 14 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (13.33%) MVC
8 12 (11.43%) Web Development
9 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
10 7 (6.67%) Automated Testing
10 7 (6.67%) OO
10 7 (6.67%) CRM
11 5 (4.76%) Workflow
12 4 (3.81%) UML
12 4 (3.81%) BPMN
12 4 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (3.81%) User Stories
12 4 (3.81%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.05%) Java
2 37 (35.24%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.24%) SQL
4 11 (10.48%) C#
5 7 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.76%) Ruby
7 4 (3.81%) XPath
7 4 (3.81%) CoffeeScript
8 2 (1.90%) C
9 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.95%) Python
9 1 (0.95%) C++
9 1 (0.95%) Perl
9 1 (0.95%) PHP
9 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.67%) Sun Certification
2 6 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (0.95%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (7.62%) Oracle
2 6 (5.71%) Sun
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.90%) Google
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
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