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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 35 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing TDD 2390 2172 1911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.56% 4.51% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.13% 6.05% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1830 1694 1380
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
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
38990 35877 38861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.32% 74.50% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24756 22624 22935
Average daily rate £415 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 994 1445
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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
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 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 1618 £449 +5.58% 460
South East +6 265 £375 - 145
East of England -13 142 £400 - 69
North West -2 106 £350 +7.69% 82
Yorkshire +1 79 £350 +16.66% 69
South West -12 73 £350 +27.27% 61
West Midlands +4 48 £325 -1.51% 32
East Midlands -41 33 £375 +11.11% 22
North East -25 17 £320 -8.57% 25
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 3814 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1869 (39.00%) Java
3 1809 (37.75%) BDD
4 1754 (36.60%) Scrum
5 1733 (36.16%) JavaScript
6 1581 (32.99%) HTML
7 1517 (31.66%) C#
8 1387 (28.94%) .NET
9 1299 (27.11%) CSS
10 1253 (26.15%) MVC
11 1137 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
12 1086 (22.66%) OO
13 964 (20.12%) SQL
14 950 (19.82%) Web Services
15 821 (17.13%) HTML5
16 784 (16.36%) jQuery
17 762 (15.90%) ASP.NET
18 747 (15.59%) SQL Server
19 734 (15.32%) Spring
20 720 (15.03%) XML
21 672 (14.02%) Git (software)
22 650 (13.56%) Finance
23 624 (13.02%) Linux
24 574 (11.98%) AngularJS
25 568 (11.85%) Ruby
26 562 (11.73%) CSS3
27 534 (11.14%) E-Commerce
28 515 (10.75%) RESTful
29 506 (10.56%) Cucumber
30 505 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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
1 326 (6.80%) Node.js
2 234 (4.88%) CMS
3 180 (3.76%) Apache
4 160 (3.34%) Tomcat
5 82 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 70 (1.46%) IIS
7 69 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
8 61 (1.27%) Umbraco
9 60 (1.25%) Confluence
10 59 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 48 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
12 47 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
13 45 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
14 44 (0.92%) WebSphere
15 41 (0.86%) Apache Solr
16 29 (0.61%) nginx
17 23 (0.48%) K2 blackpearl
18 22 (0.46%) Drupal
19 18 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
20 16 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 137 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 41 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 26 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.23%) MS Office
6 4 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.063%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.063%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.042%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.021%) SPSS
9 1 (0.021%) MS Project
9 1 (0.021%) FastStats
9 1 (0.021%) Mingle
9 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 42 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.29%) RMDS
4 12 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 11 (0.23%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.17%) Magento
8 7 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
9 6 (0.13%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 5 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.083%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.063%) Oracle Payables
13 2 (0.042%) CA Clarity
13 2 (0.042%) Endur
14 1 (0.021%) Oracle EBS
14 1 (0.021%) SAP CRM
14 1 (0.021%) Oracle Payroll
14 1 (0.021%) Summit
14 1 (0.021%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 120 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (0.83%) GitHub
6 38 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 30 (0.63%) SaaS
8 27 (0.56%) PaaS
9 17 (0.35%) Heroku
10 13 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.17%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.15%) IaaS
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.10%) Joyent
13 5 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.042%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 2 (0.042%) Route 53
14 2 (0.042%) Office 365
15 1 (0.021%) Force.com
15 1 (0.021%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 182 (3.80%) HTTP
2 138 (2.88%) Internet
3 33 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.35%) Intranet
4 17 (0.35%) LDAP
5 13 (0.27%) SSH
5 13 (0.27%) DNS
5 13 (0.27%) SSL
6 12 (0.25%) VoIP
7 9 (0.19%) AMQP
7 9 (0.19%) MVNO
8 8 (0.17%) SNMP
9 7 (0.15%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.13%) DVB
11 5 (0.10%) SMTP
12 4 (0.083%) WAN
12 4 (0.083%) LAN
12 4 (0.083%) ATM
12 4 (0.083%) DAB
12 4 (0.083%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 747 (15.59%) SQL Server
2 439 (9.16%) MySQL
3 344 (7.18%) NoSQL
4 302 (6.30%) MongoDB
5 250 (5.22%) Relational Database
6 154 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 130 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 128 (2.67%) Big Data
9 99 (2.07%) Oracle Database
10 98 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 97 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
12 85 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 82 (1.71%) Redis
14 77 (1.61%) Hadoop
15 74 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
15 74 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 62 (1.29%) CouchDB
17 43 (0.90%) RavenDB
18 42 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
19 37 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 672 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 506 (10.56%) Cucumber
3 491 (10.25%) Subversion
4 468 (9.77%) Selenium
5 345 (7.20%) Jenkins
6 321 (6.70%) Maven
7 270 (5.63%) JUnit
8 233 (4.86%) JIRA
9 231 (4.82%) Visual Studio
10 230 (4.80%) NUnit
11 223 (4.65%) Jasmine
12 222 (4.63%) TeamCity
13 217 (4.53%) WebDriver
14 187 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
15 156 (3.26%) SpecFlow
16 146 (3.05%) Hudson
17 121 (2.53%) Ant
18 107 (2.23%) Eclipse
18 107 (2.23%) Mockito
19 88 (1.84%) Grunt
General
1 650 (13.56%) Finance
2 367 (7.66%) Banking
3 222 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 195 (4.07%) Front Office
5 140 (2.92%) Games
6 139 (2.90%) Retail
7 114 (2.38%) Marketing
8 92 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 80 (1.67%) Back Office
10 51 (1.06%) Publishing
11 49 (1.02%) Advertising
12 43 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 35 (0.73%) Electronics
13 35 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.38%) Legal
15 10 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.19%) Law
17 4 (0.083%) Local Government
18 3 (0.063%) French Language
18 3 (0.063%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3612 (75.38%) Developer
2 877 (18.30%) Java Developer
3 632 (13.19%) .NET Developer
4 493 (10.29%) Senior Developer
5 481 (10.04%) C# Developer
6 264 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 223 (4.65%) PHP Developer
8 220 (4.59%) Front-End Developer
9 218 (4.55%) Web Developer
10 210 (4.38%) Analyst
11 186 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
12 167 (3.48%) Tester
13 155 (3.23%) Python Developer
14 146 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 128 (2.67%) Architect
16 123 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
17 106 (2.21%) Lead Developer
18 105 (2.19%) Test Analyst
19 100 (2.09%) Scala Developer
20 97 (2.02%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1581 (32.99%) HTML
2 1387 (28.94%) .NET
3 1299 (27.11%) CSS
4 950 (19.82%) Web Services
5 821 (17.13%) HTML5
6 784 (16.36%) jQuery
7 762 (15.90%) ASP.NET
8 734 (15.32%) Spring
9 720 (15.03%) XML
10 574 (11.98%) AngularJS
11 562 (11.73%) CSS3
12 515 (10.75%) RESTful
13 505 (10.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 440 (9.18%) Ajax
14 440 (9.18%) REST
15 431 (8.99%) JSON
16 408 (8.51%) WCF
17 404 (8.43%) .NET Framework
18 382 (7.97%) Hibernate
19 348 (7.26%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 418 (8.72%) Open Source
2 233 (4.86%) User Experience
3 230 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 189 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 166 (3.46%) Computer Science
6 107 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 101 (2.11%) iPad
8 95 (1.98%) Digital Media
9 88 (1.84%) Social Media
10 86 (1.79%) Derivative
11 84 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
12 80 (1.67%) iPhone
13 79 (1.65%) N-Tier
14 77 (1.61%) Fixed Income
15 64 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 61 (1.27%) Credit Risk
17 53 (1.11%) Visualisation
18 42 (0.88%) Wiki
19 41 (0.86%) Online Games
19 41 (0.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 624 (13.02%) Linux
2 292 (6.09%) UNIX
3 259 (5.40%) Windows
4 212 (4.42%) Android
5 205 (4.28%) Apple iOS
6 40 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 29 (0.61%) Solaris
8 27 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.50%) CentOS
10 13 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.27%) AIX
11 12 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 11 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.17%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.15%) Debian
14 7 (0.15%) Fedora
14 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3814 (79.59%) Agile Software Development
2 1809 (37.75%) BDD
3 1754 (36.60%) Scrum
4 1253 (26.15%) MVC
5 1137 (23.73%) Continuous Integration
6 1086 (22.66%) OO
7 534 (11.14%) E-Commerce
8 443 (9.24%) Unit Testing
9 427 (8.91%) Software Engineering
10 420 (8.76%) Pair Programming
11 407 (8.49%) Kanban
12 347 (7.24%) Test Automation
12 347 (7.24%) SOA
13 321 (6.70%) Web Development
14 320 (6.68%) OOP
15 303 (6.32%) User Stories
16 295 (6.16%) Automated Testing
17 209 (4.36%) Multithreading
18 195 (4.07%) Responsive Web Design
19 188 (3.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1869 (39.00%) Java
2 1733 (36.16%) JavaScript
3 1517 (31.66%) C#
4 964 (20.12%) SQL
5 568 (11.85%) Ruby
6 461 (9.62%) PHP
7 424 (8.85%) Python
8 332 (6.93%) Scala
9 255 (5.32%) C++
10 155 (3.23%) Groovy
11 129 (2.69%) T-SQL
12 123 (2.57%) Objective-C
13 107 (2.23%) PL/SQL
14 88 (1.84%) PHP5
15 87 (1.82%) C
16 66 (1.38%) Perl
17 58 (1.21%) Shell Script
18 48 (1.00%) Bash Shell
19 47 (0.98%) Clojure
20 42 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 307 (6.41%) Degree
2 118 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 82 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.13%) ISEB
5 26 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.29%) MCITP
8 11 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.13%) MCSD
12 4 (0.083%) MCP
12 4 (0.083%) MCSE
13 3 (0.063%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.063%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.042%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.042%) ISSAP
14 2 (0.042%) MCTS
14 2 (0.042%) MCAD
15 1 (0.021%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 438 (9.14%) QA
2 15 (0.31%) Basel III
3 6 (0.13%) SLA
4 3 (0.063%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.021%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.021%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (0.42%) Varnish
2 10 (0.21%) VirtualBox
2 10 (0.21%) Docker
3 9 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.15%) vCloud
5 5 (0.10%) HDFS
6 3 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.063%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.042%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.021%) RHEV
8 1 (0.021%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.021%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 106 (2.21%) Puppet
2 93 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (0.54%) Salt
4 22 (0.46%) Vagrant
5 18 (0.38%) Ansible
6 17 (0.35%) Capistrano
7 8 (0.17%) SCCM
7 8 (0.17%) Control-M
8 7 (0.15%) Oozie
9 6 (0.13%) YUM
9 6 (0.13%) Nagios
9 6 (0.13%) logstash
10 4 (0.083%) Kibana
10 4 (0.083%) Graylog2
10 4 (0.083%) WebInspect
11 3 (0.063%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.042%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.042%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 473 (9.87%) Oracle
2 402 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 152 (3.17%) JBoss
3 152 (3.17%) Zend
4 114 (2.38%) Google
5 72 (1.50%) Sybase
6 68 (1.42%) Twitter
7 62 (1.29%) Facebook
8 58 (1.21%) Sitecore
9 49 (1.02%) TIBCO
10 45 (0.94%) Adobe
11 41 (0.86%) ATG
12 39 (0.81%) EPiServer
13 38 (0.79%) Atlassian
13 38 (0.79%) Endeca
14 37 (0.77%) Perforce
15 36 (0.75%) Apple
16 33 (0.69%) SAP
17 32 (0.67%) Rackspace
18 30 (0.63%) Red Hat
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Stratospherec
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified based on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago