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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 39 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 2279 2071 1595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.65% 4.34% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.08% 5.74% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1726 1524 1200
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 10
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £35.94 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £53.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
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
37507 36060 30720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.49% 75.50% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23739 22508 18841
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1067 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 0 1369 £450 +5.88% 528
South East +28 317 £375 - 181
Yorkshire +36 175 £375 +27.11% 64
North West -8 132 £375 - 110
East of England -1 89 £400 +6.66% 51
South West +12 80 £380 -5.00% 78
East Midlands +10 56 £395 +5.33% 33
West Midlands +1 51 £325 -13.33% 37
North East +14 16 £400 -27.27% 16
Midlands +3 3 £470 +34.28%
South Coast - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 3655 (78.01%) Agile Software Development
2 2016 (43.03%) Java
3 1870 (39.91%) JavaScript
4 1719 (36.69%) Scrum
5 1717 (36.65%) HTML
6 1697 (36.22%) BDD
7 1427 (30.46%) C#
8 1396 (29.80%) CSS
9 1372 (29.28%) .NET
10 1149 (24.53%) MVC
11 1054 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
12 1032 (22.03%) OO
13 988 (21.09%) Web Services
14 960 (20.49%) SQL
15 889 (18.98%) HTML5
16 753 (16.07%) jQuery
17 746 (15.92%) Git (software)
18 741 (15.82%) AngularJS
19 711 (15.18%) SQL Server
20 648 (13.83%) Finance
21 631 (13.47%) XML
22 624 (13.32%) ASP.NET
23 622 (13.28%) Linux
24 618 (13.19%) CSS3
25 613 (13.08%) Spring
26 611 (13.04%) RESTful
27 602 (12.85%) REST
28 516 (11.01%) E-Commerce
29 478 (10.20%) Software Engineering
30 472 (10.07%) Ruby

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 434 (9.26%) Node.js
2 201 (4.29%) Apache
3 181 (3.86%) CMS
4 140 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 120 (2.56%) JBoss
6 96 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 85 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 81 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
9 62 (1.32%) SharePoint
10 57 (1.22%) Confluence
11 50 (1.07%) IIS
11 50 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 49 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 48 (1.02%) Umbraco
14 46 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
15 41 (0.88%) Kentico
15 41 (0.88%) Mule
16 37 (0.79%) nginx
17 35 (0.75%) Apache Solr
18 28 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 115 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.30%) MS Project
3 13 (0.28%) Mingle
4 11 (0.23%) MS Office
5 10 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.085%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.043%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.021%) FastStats
8 1 (0.021%) Simulink
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.021%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 48 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.47%) Magento
4 20 (0.43%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.11%) RMDS
9 4 (0.085%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.043%) Markit EDM
12 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.021%) Summit
12 1 (0.021%) Tridion
12 1 (0.021%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 129 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 29 (0.62%) GitHub
6 23 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.49%) SaaS
7 22 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 17 (0.36%) Heroku
9 16 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (0.26%) ElastiCache
10 12 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 10 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.15%) Joyent
12 7 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.13%) PaaS
13 6 (0.13%) Force.com
13 6 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 219 (4.67%) HTTP
2 150 (3.20%) Internet
3 31 (0.66%) AMQP
4 29 (0.62%) Firewall
5 24 (0.51%) LDAP
6 22 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.30%) SSL
8 8 (0.17%) SNMP
9 7 (0.15%) VPN
9 7 (0.15%) Intranet
10 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.13%) MPLS
10 6 (0.13%) Wireless
10 6 (0.13%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.11%) FTP
11 5 (0.11%) SDH
11 5 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.085%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.085%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (0.085%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 711 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 347 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 324 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 316 (6.74%) Relational Database
5 266 (5.68%) MySQL
6 162 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 148 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
8 145 (3.09%) Big Data
9 131 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 109 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 107 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 101 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 93 (1.99%) Oracle Database
14 77 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 74 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
16 72 (1.54%) Redis
17 71 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
18 54 (1.15%) Couchbase
19 51 (1.09%) Neo4j
20 50 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 746 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 461 (9.84%) Cucumber
3 460 (9.82%) Subversion
4 420 (8.96%) Selenium
5 358 (7.64%) JUnit
6 320 (6.83%) Jenkins
7 304 (6.49%) Maven
8 253 (5.40%) NUnit
9 250 (5.34%) Jasmine
10 215 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 201 (4.29%) Visual Studio
12 196 (4.18%) JIRA
13 182 (3.88%) Grunt
14 163 (3.48%) Mockito
15 156 (3.33%) Eclipse
16 127 (2.71%) WebDriver
17 123 (2.63%) TeamCity
18 117 (2.50%) Ant
19 115 (2.45%) SpecFlow
20 95 (2.03%) Mocha
General
1 648 (13.83%) Finance
2 367 (7.83%) Banking
3 218 (4.65%) Front Office
4 214 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 142 (3.03%) Games
6 109 (2.33%) Retail
7 95 (2.03%) Marketing
8 80 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 79 (1.69%) Publishing
10 46 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 36 (0.77%) Advertising
11 36 (0.77%) Back Office
12 32 (0.68%) Electronics
13 24 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.32%) Legal
15 9 (0.19%) Law
16 7 (0.15%) Music Industry
17 6 (0.13%) Automotive
18 4 (0.085%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.064%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3597 (76.78%) Developer
2 1049 (22.39%) Java Developer
3 641 (13.68%) .NET Developer
4 563 (12.02%) Senior Developer
5 517 (11.04%) C# Developer
6 260 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 230 (4.91%) JavaScript Developer
8 205 (4.38%) Front-End Developer
9 186 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
10 174 (3.71%) Analyst
11 172 (3.67%) Architect
12 168 (3.59%) Web Developer
13 131 (2.80%) PHP Developer
14 115 (2.45%) Senior .NET Developer
15 100 (2.13%) Scala Developer
16 98 (2.09%) Android Developer
16 98 (2.09%) Tester
17 91 (1.94%) iOS Developer
18 88 (1.88%) Software Developer
18 88 (1.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1717 (36.65%) HTML
2 1396 (29.80%) CSS
3 1372 (29.28%) .NET
4 988 (21.09%) Web Services
5 889 (18.98%) HTML5
6 753 (16.07%) jQuery
7 741 (15.82%) AngularJS
8 631 (13.47%) XML
9 624 (13.32%) ASP.NET
10 618 (13.19%) CSS3
11 613 (13.08%) Spring
12 611 (13.04%) RESTful
13 602 (12.85%) REST
14 438 (9.35%) .NET Framework
15 430 (9.18%) JSON
16 412 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 411 (8.77%) Hibernate
18 401 (8.56%) J2EE
19 393 (8.39%) WCF
20 351 (7.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 347 (7.41%) Open Source
2 233 (4.97%) User Experience
3 175 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 153 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 141 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 123 (2.63%) Derivative
7 89 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 82 (1.75%) Digital Media
8 82 (1.75%) Fixed Income
9 78 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
10 73 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 66 (1.41%) Algorithms
12 58 (1.24%) Social Media
12 58 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
13 55 (1.17%) Data Structures
14 54 (1.15%) iPad
14 54 (1.15%) N-Tier
15 50 (1.07%) Visualisation
16 41 (0.88%) Client/Server
17 40 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 622 (13.28%) Linux
2 345 (7.36%) UNIX
3 249 (5.31%) Windows
4 205 (4.38%) Android
5 188 (4.01%) Apple iOS
6 100 (2.13%) Mac OS X
7 23 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (0.43%) CentOS
8 20 (0.43%) Windows Phone
8 20 (0.43%) Solaris
9 11 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
10 10 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.15%) AIX
14 6 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3655 (78.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1719 (36.69%) Scrum
3 1697 (36.22%) BDD
4 1149 (24.53%) MVC
5 1054 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1032 (22.03%) OO
7 516 (11.01%) E-Commerce
8 478 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 423 (9.03%) Kanban
10 385 (8.22%) Pair Programming
11 375 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 372 (7.94%) SOA
13 343 (7.32%) Web Development
14 319 (6.81%) Responsive Web Design
15 306 (6.53%) Test Automation
16 291 (6.21%) OOP
17 290 (6.19%) User Stories
18 253 (5.40%) Multithreading
19 241 (5.14%) Mentoring
20 225 (4.80%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2016 (43.03%) Java
2 1870 (39.91%) JavaScript
3 1427 (30.46%) C#
4 960 (20.49%) SQL
5 472 (10.07%) Ruby
6 340 (7.26%) Python
7 330 (7.04%) PHP
8 284 (6.06%) Scala
9 171 (3.65%) C++
10 151 (3.22%) T-SQL
11 116 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 116 (2.48%) Groovy
12 113 (2.41%) Objective-C
13 79 (1.69%) Perl
14 61 (1.30%) C
14 61 (1.30%) Bash Shell
15 52 (1.11%) VB.NET
16 46 (0.98%) VBA
17 45 (0.96%) VB
18 44 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 330 (7.04%) Degree
2 101 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 86 (1.84%) ISEB
4 38 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 37 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 32 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.38%) HND
10 7 (0.15%) MCITP
11 6 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.13%) MCAD
11 6 (0.13%) MCSD
12 5 (0.11%) MCPD
12 5 (0.11%) PMP
12 5 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.064%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.064%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.021%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (7.39%) QA
2 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.15%) EMIR
4 3 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.064%) SLA
4 3 (0.064%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.043%) WAI
5 2 (0.043%) Basel III
6 1 (0.021%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.021%) JTAG
System Software
1 47 (1.00%) Docker
2 36 (0.77%) Varnish
3 27 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.26%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.17%) vCloud
6 7 (0.15%) HDFS
7 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.11%) Active Directory
9 4 (0.085%) vSphere
10 3 (0.064%) Firmware
11 2 (0.043%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.043%) XenApp
11 2 (0.043%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.043%) GridGain
12 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 167 (3.56%) Puppet
2 102 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.09%) Ansible
4 47 (1.00%) Vagrant
5 26 (0.55%) Salt
6 16 (0.34%) Graylog
7 15 (0.32%) logstash
7 15 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (0.32%) yum
8 11 (0.23%) Kibana
9 10 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
10 8 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.15%) Capistrano
12 6 (0.13%) Mesos
12 6 (0.13%) OpenIDM
13 5 (0.11%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.085%) Nagios
15 3 (0.064%) Control-M
15 3 (0.064%) Hyperic
15 3 (0.064%) Graphite
Vendors
1 448 (9.56%) Oracle
2 391 (8.35%) Microsoft
3 70 (1.49%) Sitecore
4 68 (1.45%) Google
5 66 (1.41%) Zend
6 59 (1.26%) TIBCO
7 57 (1.22%) Sybase
8 56 (1.20%) IBM
9 45 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 42 (0.90%) EPiServer
11 38 (0.81%) Adobe
11 38 (0.81%) SAP
12 33 (0.70%) VMware
13 32 (0.68%) ATG
13 32 (0.68%) Rackspace
14 30 (0.64%) Apple
14 30 (0.64%) Perforce
15 29 (0.62%) hybris
16 28 (0.60%) Atlassian
16 28 (0.60%) ION Trading
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