The table below looks at the statistics for TDD 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 TDD over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 40 44 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 2242 2004 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.70% 4.31% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.16% 5.71% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1704 1428 1168
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 16
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
TDD
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
36373 35079 29900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.39% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23249 21496 18158
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1094 1102
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in England

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in England

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in England

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the England region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in England

TDD
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

TDD Hourly Rate Histogram in England

TDD
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 TDD within the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 1364 £450 +5.88% 498
South East +23 343 £384 -2.53% 158
North West +1 144 £350 -3.44% 107
Yorkshire +33 131 £375 +29.31% 77
South West +19 91 £380 +15.15% 75
East of England -20 70 £400 - 54
East Midlands -2 52 £375 - 29
West Midlands -19 33 £325 -13.33% 36
North East +13 11 £363 -9.37% 14
Midlands - 5 £470 -
South Coast - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 3733 (78.51%) Agile Software Development
2 2059 (43.30%) Java
3 1899 (39.94%) JavaScript
4 1771 (37.25%) Scrum
5 1751 (36.82%) HTML
6 1746 (36.72%) BDD
7 1442 (30.33%) C#
8 1433 (30.14%) CSS
9 1398 (29.40%) .NET
10 1215 (25.55%) MVC
11 1115 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
12 1066 (22.42%) OO
13 1045 (21.98%) Web Services
14 986 (20.74%) SQL
15 902 (18.97%) HTML5
16 783 (16.47%) jQuery
17 782 (16.45%) Git (software)
18 705 (14.83%) AngularJS
19 691 (14.53%) SQL Server
20 681 (14.32%) Spring
21 674 (14.17%) XML
22 672 (14.13%) Finance
23 662 (13.92%) Linux
24 652 (13.71%) ASP.NET
25 622 (13.08%) CSS3
26 608 (12.79%) RESTful
27 578 (12.16%) REST
28 501 (10.54%) E-Commerce
29 491 (10.33%) Software Engineering
30 489 (10.28%) Subversion

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 419 (8.81%) Node.js
2 231 (4.86%) Apache
3 188 (3.95%) CMS
4 151 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 130 (2.73%) JBoss
6 98 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 81 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
8 80 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 70 (1.47%) SharePoint
10 64 (1.35%) Confluence
11 57 (1.20%) IIS
12 53 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
13 45 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
14 44 (0.93%) Umbraco
14 44 (0.93%) Apache Solr
15 43 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
16 41 (0.86%) Kentico
17 39 (0.82%) nginx
18 34 (0.72%) Drupal
19 33 (0.69%) Mule
Applications
1 123 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.27%) MS Project
2 13 (0.27%) Mingle
3 9 (0.19%) MS Office
3 9 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.042%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.021%) FastStats
6 1 (0.021%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.021%) Simulink
6 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 53 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 23 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 19 (0.40%) Magento
5 15 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
8 8 (0.17%) RMDS
9 7 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
9 7 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
12 4 (0.084%) Markit EDM
13 1 (0.021%) Cordys
13 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
13 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
13 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payroll
13 1 (0.021%) Summit
13 1 (0.021%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 138 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (0.84%) Amazon S3
5 21 (0.44%) GitHub
6 20 (0.42%) SaaS
7 19 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
8 14 (0.29%) Heroku
9 12 (0.25%) Joyent
10 11 (0.23%) ElastiCache
10 11 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 9 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.13%) Office 365
13 6 (0.13%) Force.com
13 6 (0.13%) PaaS
14 4 (0.084%) Route 53
14 4 (0.084%) Trello
15 1 (0.021%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 241 (5.07%) HTTP
2 144 (3.03%) Internet
3 32 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 31 (0.65%) AMQP
5 23 (0.48%) LDAP
6 21 (0.44%) Firewall
7 17 (0.36%) SSL
8 12 (0.25%) Intranet
9 10 (0.21%) SNMP
10 8 (0.17%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.17%) MPLS
10 8 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
10 8 (0.17%) MVNO
11 7 (0.15%) SDH
11 7 (0.15%) VPN
12 6 (0.13%) DNS
12 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.084%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.084%) OpenLDAP
14 3 (0.063%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 691 (14.53%) SQL Server
2 335 (7.05%) MongoDB
3 328 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 319 (6.71%) NoSQL
5 310 (6.52%) MySQL
6 166 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 143 (3.01%) Big Data
8 132 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 126 (2.65%) Hadoop
10 114 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 99 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 98 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
13 87 (1.83%) Oracle Database
14 74 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 71 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 68 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
17 61 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 61 (1.28%) Redis
18 51 (1.07%) Couchbase
19 46 (0.97%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 782 (16.45%) Git (software)
2 489 (10.28%) Subversion
3 466 (9.80%) Cucumber
4 448 (9.42%) Selenium
5 367 (7.72%) JUnit
6 341 (7.17%) Maven
7 334 (7.02%) Jenkins
8 284 (5.97%) NUnit
9 269 (5.66%) Jasmine
10 233 (4.90%) JIRA
11 231 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
12 204 (4.29%) Visual Studio
13 181 (3.81%) Grunt
14 169 (3.55%) Mockito
15 165 (3.47%) Eclipse
16 130 (2.73%) TeamCity
16 130 (2.73%) SpecFlow
17 128 (2.69%) WebDriver
18 127 (2.67%) Ant
19 105 (2.21%) Hudson
General
1 672 (14.13%) Finance
2 373 (7.84%) Banking
3 212 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 203 (4.27%) Front Office
5 162 (3.41%) Games
6 113 (2.38%) Retail
7 105 (2.21%) Marketing
8 89 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 67 (1.41%) Publishing
10 44 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 39 (0.82%) Advertising
12 36 (0.76%) Back Office
13 31 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.61%) Electronics
15 17 (0.36%) Legal
16 9 (0.19%) Law
17 7 (0.15%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.15%) Music Industry
18 5 (0.11%) Automotive
19 3 (0.063%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3691 (77.62%) Developer
2 1075 (22.61%) Java Developer
3 633 (13.31%) .NET Developer
4 568 (11.95%) Senior Developer
5 496 (10.43%) C# Developer
6 257 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 220 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 218 (4.58%) Front-End Developer
9 186 (3.91%) Web Developer
10 182 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
11 166 (3.49%) Analyst
12 160 (3.36%) Architect
13 155 (3.26%) PHP Developer
14 119 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
15 104 (2.19%) Software Engineer
16 103 (2.17%) Python Developer
17 100 (2.10%) Tester
18 98 (2.06%) Scala Developer
19 92 (1.93%) Software Developer
20 89 (1.87%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1751 (36.82%) HTML
2 1433 (30.14%) CSS
3 1398 (29.40%) .NET
4 1045 (21.98%) Web Services
5 902 (18.97%) HTML5
6 783 (16.47%) jQuery
7 705 (14.83%) AngularJS
8 681 (14.32%) Spring
9 674 (14.17%) XML
10 652 (13.71%) ASP.NET
11 622 (13.08%) CSS3
12 608 (12.79%) RESTful
13 578 (12.16%) REST
14 444 (9.34%) .NET Framework
15 441 (9.27%) Hibernate
16 434 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 433 (9.11%) JSON
18 419 (8.81%) J2EE
19 410 (8.62%) WCF
20 357 (7.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 371 (7.80%) Open Source
2 228 (4.79%) User Experience
3 172 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 155 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 144 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 111 (2.33%) Derivative
7 96 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 94 (1.98%) Digital Media
9 93 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
10 87 (1.83%) Fixed Income
11 81 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 71 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 61 (1.28%) Algorithms
14 60 (1.26%) Social Media
15 57 (1.20%) iPad
15 57 (1.20%) Visualisation
16 52 (1.09%) N-Tier
17 49 (1.03%) iPhone
18 45 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
19 42 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 662 (13.92%) Linux
2 368 (7.74%) UNIX
3 282 (5.93%) Windows
4 189 (3.97%) Android
5 179 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 103 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 25 (0.53%) Windows Phone
8 24 (0.50%) CentOS
8 24 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (0.44%) Solaris
10 16 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 14 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
13 8 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 5 (0.11%) AIX
15 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.084%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.084%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3733 (78.51%) Agile Software Development
2 1771 (37.25%) Scrum
3 1746 (36.72%) BDD
4 1215 (25.55%) MVC
5 1115 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1066 (22.42%) OO
7 501 (10.54%) E-Commerce
8 491 (10.33%) Software Engineering
9 432 (9.09%) Kanban
10 387 (8.14%) SOA
10 387 (8.14%) Pair Programming
11 367 (7.72%) Unit Testing
12 346 (7.28%) Web Development
13 319 (6.71%) Test Automation
14 311 (6.54%) User Stories
15 308 (6.48%) Responsive Web Design
16 288 (6.06%) OOP
17 242 (5.09%) Multithreading
18 238 (5.01%) Mentoring
19 237 (4.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2059 (43.30%) Java
2 1899 (39.94%) JavaScript
3 1442 (30.33%) C#
4 986 (20.74%) SQL
5 481 (10.12%) Ruby
6 378 (7.95%) PHP
7 359 (7.55%) Python
8 278 (5.85%) Scala
9 194 (4.08%) C++
10 147 (3.09%) T-SQL
11 111 (2.33%) Groovy
12 110 (2.31%) PL/SQL
12 110 (2.31%) Objective-C
13 85 (1.79%) Perl
14 67 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 64 (1.35%) C
16 49 (1.03%) VB.NET
17 47 (0.99%) Clojure
17 47 (0.99%) PowerShell
18 43 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 346 (7.28%) Degree
2 99 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 93 (1.96%) ISEB
4 68 (1.43%) VCP4
5 39 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 38 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 31 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 18 (0.38%) HND
11 9 (0.19%) MCITP
12 5 (0.11%) MCPD
13 4 (0.084%) PMP
13 4 (0.084%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.084%) MCAD
13 4 (0.084%) MCSD
13 4 (0.084%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.042%) MCP
15 2 (0.042%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (7.42%) QA
2 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.15%) EMIR
4 4 (0.084%) Basel III
5 3 (0.063%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.042%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.042%) WAI
7 1 (0.021%) JTAG
7 1 (0.021%) SLA
7 1 (0.021%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (0.88%) Docker
2 39 (0.82%) Varnish
3 24 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (0.15%) vCloud
6 7 (0.15%) HDFS
7 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.13%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.084%) vSphere
9 3 (0.063%) Firmware
10 2 (0.042%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.042%) XenApp
10 2 (0.042%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.042%) GridGain
11 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 169 (3.55%) Puppet
2 102 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (0.99%) Vagrant
4 44 (0.93%) Ansible
5 22 (0.46%) Salt
6 18 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.34%) logstash
8 15 (0.32%) yum
9 14 (0.29%) Graylog
10 12 (0.25%) Kibana
10 12 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (0.15%) Control-M
11 7 (0.15%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.13%) OpenIDM
12 6 (0.13%) Mesos
13 5 (0.11%) HAProxy
13 5 (0.11%) Nagios
13 5 (0.11%) Capistrano
14 4 (0.084%) Graphite
15 3 (0.063%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 449 (9.44%) Oracle
2 412 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 80 (1.68%) Zend
4 76 (1.60%) Google
5 66 (1.39%) TIBCO
6 65 (1.37%) Sybase
7 64 (1.35%) Sitecore
8 45 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 40 (0.84%) EPiServer
10 38 (0.80%) IBM
11 37 (0.78%) SAP
11 37 (0.78%) Rackspace
12 35 (0.74%) Atlassian
12 35 (0.74%) Adobe
13 34 (0.72%) Apple
14 33 (0.69%) ATG
15 31 (0.65%) ION Trading
16 29 (0.61%) Perforce
17 28 (0.59%) VMware
18 26 (0.55%) Twitter
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