The table below looks at the statistics for ATDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 556 529 534
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +5
Contract jobs citing ATDD 39 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.083% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.11% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 16
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£433 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £335 £380
% change year-on-year
+49.25% -11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

ATDD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ATDD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 18 £425 -5.55% 15
Yorkshire - 14 £588 -
North West -25 3 £420 +25.37%
South West -7 2 £500 -
South East - 1 £300 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
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ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ATDD 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 ATDD.

1 53 (88.33%) TDD
2 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (68.33%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (53.33%) Java
5 31 (51.67%) BDD
6 22 (36.67%) Scrum
6 22 (36.67%) Ruby
6 22 (36.67%) Cucumber
7 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
7 17 (28.33%) C#
8 14 (23.33%) Web Services
8 14 (23.33%) Finance
8 14 (23.33%) MVC
8 14 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 14 (23.33%) Refactoring
8 14 (23.33%) User Stories
9 13 (21.67%) Kanban
10 12 (20.00%) Spring
10 12 (20.00%) OO
10 12 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (18.33%) NoSQL
11 11 (18.33%) RESTful
12 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 10 (16.67%) UNIX
13 9 (15.00%) Linux
13 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
13 9 (15.00%) JIRA
13 9 (15.00%) Spring MVC
13 9 (15.00%) Relational Database

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ATDD 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 ATDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.00%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Node.js
2 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) NoSQL
2 9 (15.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (13.33%) Couchbase
3 8 (13.33%) CouchDB
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.33%) Big Data
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Cucumber
2 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.00%) JIRA
2 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.67%) Maven
3 7 (11.67%) Ant
4 6 (10.00%) Appium
5 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.33%) Subversion
5 5 (8.33%) Selenium
6 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.00%) Calabash
7 2 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.33%) RSpec
7 2 (3.33%) FitNesse
7 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.33%) MSTest
7 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.33%) NUnit
8 1 (1.67%) JUnit
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Games
3 4 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Agile Coach
3 12 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.67%) ScrumMaster
5 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.00%) AWS Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.33%) C Developer
8 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 2 (3.33%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) Web Services
2 12 (20.00%) Spring
3 11 (18.33%) RESTful
4 9 (15.00%) Spring MVC
5 8 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (13.33%) XML
5 8 (13.33%) HTML
5 8 (13.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (11.67%) CSS
6 7 (11.67%) JSON
7 6 (10.00%) jQuery
7 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (8.33%) Android SDK
8 5 (8.33%) HTML5
8 5 (8.33%) .NET
9 4 (6.67%) Hibernate
9 4 (6.67%) Ajax
9 4 (6.67%) WCF
9 4 (6.67%) Backbone.js
10 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) DTV
2 2 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.33%) Internet of Things
2 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) UNIX
2 9 (15.00%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (88.33%) TDD
2 47 (78.33%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (68.33%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (51.67%) BDD
5 22 (36.67%) Scrum
6 17 (28.33%) Test Automation
7 14 (23.33%) User Stories
7 14 (23.33%) MVC
7 14 (23.33%) Refactoring
7 14 (23.33%) Software Engineering
8 13 (21.67%) Kanban
9 12 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (20.00%) OO
10 10 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (13.33%) Automated Testing
12 7 (11.67%) E-Commerce
12 7 (11.67%) Coaching
12 7 (11.67%) Feature Driven Development
13 6 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) Java
2 22 (36.67%) Ruby
3 17 (28.33%) C#
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) SQL
6 3 (5.00%) C
7 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) ISEB
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) SAP
3 2 (3.33%) Endeca
3 2 (3.33%) Zend
4 1 (1.67%) HP
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