The table below looks at the statistics for ATDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 592 582 540
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -42
Contract jobs citing ATDD 33 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.073% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.091% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 42
Median daily rate £400 £425 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -21.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -
ATDD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40623 40561 37775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.50% 79.74% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27280 26672 24090
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 1073 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

ATDD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ATDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

ATDD Jobs Demand Trend in England

ATDD
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ATDD across the England region.

ATDD Daily Rate Trend in England

ATDD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATDD across the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in England

ATDD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 27 £400 -5.88% 8
East of England +16 4 £250 -
South East 0 3 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire -10 1 - -
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ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ATDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ATDD.

1 69 (97.18%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (87.32%) TDD
3 42 (59.15%) BDD
4 35 (49.30%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (47.89%) Scrum
6 29 (40.85%) Cucumber
6 29 (40.85%) AngularJS
7 28 (39.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
9 25 (35.21%) Pair Programming
10 23 (32.39%) HTML
10 23 (32.39%) Web Services
10 23 (32.39%) HTML5
11 22 (30.99%) Jasmine
12 21 (29.58%) Java
13 20 (28.17%) OO
13 20 (28.17%) Git (software)
14 19 (26.76%) CSS3
14 19 (26.76%) User Stories
14 19 (26.76%) C#
14 19 (26.76%) CSS
14 19 (26.76%) Kanban
15 18 (25.35%) Mocha
15 18 (25.35%) Node.js
15 18 (25.35%) Protractor
16 17 (23.94%) SpecFlow
17 16 (22.54%) Sass
17 16 (22.54%) Automated Testing
18 15 (21.13%) Selenium
18 15 (21.13%) .NET

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.23%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) GitHub
1 2 (2.82%) Trello
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) MongoDB
2 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (40.85%) Cucumber
2 22 (30.99%) Jasmine
3 20 (28.17%) Git (software)
4 18 (25.35%) Mocha
4 18 (25.35%) Protractor
5 17 (23.94%) SpecFlow
6 15 (21.13%) Selenium
7 14 (19.72%) JUnit
7 14 (19.72%) QUnit
7 14 (19.72%) Sinon.JS
8 10 (14.08%) NUnit
8 10 (14.08%) WebDriver
9 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (9.86%) jMock
10 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
11 6 (8.45%) Subversion
12 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
12 5 (7.04%) JIRA
13 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
14 3 (4.23%) Maven
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Games
3 9 (12.68%) Banking
4 7 (9.86%) Retail
5 4 (5.63%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Automotive
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.41%) Marketing
7 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (46.48%) Developer
2 16 (22.54%) JavaScript Developer
3 15 (21.13%) Scrum Master
4 9 (12.68%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Angular Developer
5 7 (9.86%) QA Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) Agile Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Developer in Test
8 4 (5.63%) Agile Scrum Master
8 4 (5.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.63%) JavaScript Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Java Programmer
9 3 (4.23%) Programmer
9 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Developer
9 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.82%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (40.85%) AngularJS
2 23 (32.39%) HTML
2 23 (32.39%) HTML5
2 23 (32.39%) Web Services
3 19 (26.76%) CSS
3 19 (26.76%) CSS3
4 18 (25.35%) Node.js
5 16 (22.54%) Sass
6 15 (21.13%) .NET
7 14 (19.72%) MEAN Stack
8 13 (18.31%) XML
9 12 (16.90%) jQuery
9 12 (16.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (16.90%) Velocity
10 11 (15.49%) Gherkin
11 8 (11.27%) Express
11 8 (11.27%) JSON
11 8 (11.27%) RESTful
12 7 (9.86%) JMS
12 7 (9.86%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.31%) User Experience
3 7 (9.86%) Video on Demand
4 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.04%) IVR
5 5 (7.04%) Smartcard
6 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Unix
2 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (97.18%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (87.32%) TDD
3 42 (59.15%) BDD
4 35 (49.30%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (47.89%) Scrum
6 28 (39.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (35.21%) Pair Programming
8 20 (28.17%) OO
9 19 (26.76%) Kanban
9 19 (26.76%) User Stories
10 16 (22.54%) Automated Testing
11 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
12 13 (18.31%) Agile Testing
12 13 (18.31%) Test Automation
13 12 (16.90%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 12 (16.90%) SOLID
14 11 (15.49%) OOP
14 11 (15.49%) Unit Testing
15 10 (14.08%) Extreme Programming
16 9 (12.68%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
2 21 (29.58%) Java
3 19 (26.76%) C#
4 12 (16.90%) ECMAScript
4 12 (16.90%) ES6
5 10 (14.08%) SQL
6 7 (9.86%) Ruby
7 4 (5.63%) Scala
8 3 (4.23%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.82%) Groovy
10 1 (1.41%) C++
10 1 (1.41%) Python
10 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.45%) ISEB
4 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle
2 3 (4.23%) SAP
2 3 (4.23%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.82%) Infor
3 2 (2.82%) Rally
3 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
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