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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 31 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 2894 2409 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.60% 4.88% 4.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 6.38% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2199 1850 1563
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £28.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £59.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +83.07%
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
40242 37742 35090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.92% 76.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 23738 21765
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 1093 1019
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -27.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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
(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 +1 1722 £475 +5.55% 526
South East +19 430 £400 +3.22% 157
Yorkshire +23 166 £369 +5.35% 53
East of England -3 145 £413 +10.00% 58
North West -1 143 £375 +7.14% 116
South West +14 141 £381 +8.92% 67
West Midlands +33 74 £350 -5.40% 41
East Midlands +6 40 £365 +14.06% 26
North East +6 39 £376 +15.76% 10
Midlands - 11 - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4225 (79.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2158 (40.71%) JavaScript
3 2086 (39.35%) Java
4 1891 (35.67%) BDD
5 1888 (35.62%) Scrum
6 1836 (34.63%) HTML
7 1566 (29.54%) C#
8 1502 (28.33%) CSS
9 1501 (28.32%) .NET
10 1338 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
11 1267 (23.90%) MVC
12 1067 (20.13%) Web Services
13 1063 (20.05%) SQL
14 1056 (19.92%) HTML5
15 1009 (19.03%) OO
16 976 (18.41%) Git (software)
17 921 (17.37%) AngularJS
18 824 (15.54%) SQL Server
19 813 (15.34%) jQuery
20 733 (13.83%) Spring
21 726 (13.70%) Finance
22 717 (13.53%) ASP.NET
23 695 (13.11%) RESTful
24 693 (13.07%) REST
25 677 (12.77%) Linux
26 672 (12.68%) CSS3
27 643 (12.13%) XML
28 622 (11.73%) E-Commerce
29 583 (11.00%) Software Engineering
30 558 (10.53%) Jenkins

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 477 (9.00%) Node.js
2 222 (4.19%) Apache
3 206 (3.89%) Tomcat
4 160 (3.02%) JBoss
5 147 (2.77%) CMS
6 145 (2.74%) Confluence
7 118 (2.23%) WebSphere
8 68 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 65 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 65 (1.23%) Jetty
9 65 (1.23%) Umbraco
9 65 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
10 53 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 53 (1.00%) SharePoint
11 50 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 47 (0.89%) Mule
13 37 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
13 37 (0.70%) IIS
14 35 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 31 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 101 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.42%) MS Office
3 15 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.15%) MS Project
6 8 (0.15%) Mingle
7 5 (0.094%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.075%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.057%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.038%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 37 (0.70%) Magento
2 31 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.11%) RMDS
6 4 (0.075%) Endur
7 3 (0.057%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.057%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.038%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.019%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.019%) Tridion
9 1 (0.019%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.019%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.019%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 314 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (1.09%) GitHub
4 48 (0.91%) SaaS
5 39 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 35 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (0.49%) Heroku
9 17 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 15 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (0.26%) PaaS
12 8 (0.15%) IaaS
13 7 (0.13%) Route 53
14 5 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.094%) Office 365
15 4 (0.075%) Engine Yard
16 2 (0.038%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.038%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 252 (4.75%) HTTP
2 170 (3.21%) Internet
3 50 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 41 (0.77%) SSL
5 27 (0.51%) AMQP
6 25 (0.47%) Firewall
7 13 (0.25%) Intranet
8 11 (0.21%) LDAP
9 9 (0.17%) FTP
10 8 (0.15%) VPN
11 7 (0.13%) SAN
11 7 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (0.11%) Wireless
12 6 (0.11%) DMZ
12 6 (0.11%) SNMP
13 5 (0.094%) DNS
13 5 (0.094%) DVB
13 5 (0.094%) DAB
14 4 (0.075%) Network Security
15 3 (0.057%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 824 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 492 (9.28%) MongoDB
2 492 (9.28%) NoSQL
3 341 (6.43%) MySQL
4 310 (5.85%) Relational Database
5 203 (3.83%) Hadoop
6 202 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
7 167 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 162 (3.06%) Big Data
9 151 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 115 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 113 (2.13%) Oracle Database
12 104 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 90 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 80 (1.51%) Redis
15 67 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 66 (1.25%) DB2
17 62 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
18 55 (1.04%) HBase
19 53 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 976 (18.41%) Git (software)
2 558 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 543 (10.24%) Subversion
4 494 (9.32%) Cucumber
5 476 (8.98%) Selenium
6 345 (6.51%) JUnit
7 335 (6.32%) Maven
8 271 (5.11%) JIRA
9 250 (4.72%) NUnit
10 221 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 211 (3.98%) Jasmine
12 176 (3.32%) TeamCity
13 167 (3.15%) Mockito
14 165 (3.11%) Grunt
15 162 (3.06%) WebDriver
16 158 (2.98%) Visual Studio
17 122 (2.30%) SpecFlow
18 115 (2.17%) Ant
19 112 (2.11%) Eclipse
20 96 (1.81%) RSpec
General
1 726 (13.70%) Finance
2 373 (7.04%) Banking
3 236 (4.45%) Front Office
4 196 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 163 (3.07%) Retail
6 137 (2.58%) Games
7 104 (1.96%) Publishing
8 82 (1.55%) Marketing
9 74 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 43 (0.81%) Back Office
11 33 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.58%) Electronics
13 21 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.34%) Legal
15 13 (0.25%) Advertising
16 7 (0.13%) Automotive
16 7 (0.13%) Law
16 7 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.11%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.057%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 3996 (75.38%) Developer
2 1069 (20.17%) Java Developer
3 712 (13.43%) .NET Developer
4 615 (11.60%) Senior Developer
5 521 (9.83%) C# Developer
6 254 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
6 254 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 251 (4.73%) Analyst
8 234 (4.41%) Front-End Developer
9 221 (4.17%) Architect
10 200 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
11 192 (3.62%) Software Engineer
12 161 (3.04%) Web Developer
13 137 (2.58%) PHP Developer
14 124 (2.34%) Lead Developer
15 122 (2.30%) Android Developer
16 117 (2.21%) iOS Developer
17 116 (2.19%) Test Analyst
18 110 (2.08%) Agile Java Developer
19 109 (2.06%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1836 (34.63%) HTML
2 1502 (28.33%) CSS
3 1501 (28.32%) .NET
4 1067 (20.13%) Web Services
5 1056 (19.92%) HTML5
6 921 (17.37%) AngularJS
7 813 (15.34%) jQuery
8 733 (13.83%) Spring
9 717 (13.53%) ASP.NET
10 695 (13.11%) RESTful
11 693 (13.07%) REST
12 672 (12.68%) CSS3
13 643 (12.13%) XML
14 481 (9.07%) JSON
15 480 (9.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 423 (7.98%) SOAP
17 417 (7.87%) J2EE
17 417 (7.87%) .NET Framework
18 401 (7.56%) Hibernate
19 388 (7.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 277 (5.23%) User Experience
2 229 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 152 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (2.09%) Derivative
5 110 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 101 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 70 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 69 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 65 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 65 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
10 64 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 63 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
12 54 (1.02%) iPad
13 52 (0.98%) iPhone
14 47 (0.89%) Mathematics
15 44 (0.83%) Digital Media
16 42 (0.79%) Fixed Income
17 41 (0.77%) Social Media
18 37 (0.70%) Equities
19 35 (0.66%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 677 (12.77%) Linux
2 394 (7.43%) UNIX
3 241 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 239 (4.51%) Android
5 224 (4.23%) Windows
6 89 (1.68%) Mac OS X
7 58 (1.09%) CentOS
8 56 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 31 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.42%) Solaris
11 19 (0.36%) Debian
12 17 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 15 (0.28%) AIX
14 12 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
16 7 (0.13%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.11%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
18 5 (0.094%) Windows Phone 8
18 5 (0.094%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4225 (79.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1891 (35.67%) BDD
3 1888 (35.62%) Scrum
4 1338 (25.24%) Continuous Integration
5 1267 (23.90%) MVC
6 1009 (19.03%) OO
7 622 (11.73%) E-Commerce
8 583 (11.00%) Software Engineering
9 528 (9.96%) Unit Testing
10 516 (9.73%) Pair Programming
11 475 (8.96%) Kanban
12 409 (7.72%) SOA
13 400 (7.55%) Web Development
14 383 (7.23%) Open Source
15 372 (7.02%) SDLC
16 328 (6.19%) Test Automation
17 302 (5.70%) OOP
18 300 (5.66%) DevOps
19 292 (5.51%) Responsive Web Design
20 285 (5.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2158 (40.71%) JavaScript
2 2086 (39.35%) Java
3 1566 (29.54%) C#
4 1063 (20.05%) SQL
5 535 (10.09%) Ruby
6 411 (7.75%) Python
7 352 (6.64%) Scala
8 310 (5.85%) PHP
9 192 (3.62%) C++
10 166 (3.13%) Groovy
11 154 (2.91%) Objective-C
12 142 (2.68%) T-SQL
13 112 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 79 (1.49%) C
15 64 (1.21%) PowerShell
16 62 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 61 (1.15%) Clojure
18 59 (1.11%) Apple Swift
19 57 (1.08%) Perl
20 45 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 236 (4.45%) Security Cleared
2 225 (4.24%) Degree
3 98 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 53 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 37 (0.70%) ISEB
6 24 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.11%) MCAD
10 6 (0.11%) MCSD
11 5 (0.094%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.094%) PMP
12 4 (0.075%) MCITP
12 4 (0.075%) MCPD
13 2 (0.038%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.019%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.019%) HND
14 1 (0.019%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (7.55%) QA
2 14 (0.26%) SLA
3 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.11%) WAI
5 5 (0.094%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.075%) HL7
7 1 (0.019%) WCAG
7 1 (0.019%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.019%) Basel III
System Software
1 96 (1.81%) Docker
2 37 (0.70%) Varnish
3 29 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.32%) HDFS
5 13 (0.25%) GridGain
5 13 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.13%) VirtualBox
6 7 (0.13%) vCloud
7 5 (0.094%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.075%) Squid
9 3 (0.057%) Snort
10 1 (0.019%) KVM
10 1 (0.019%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.019%) vSphere
10 1 (0.019%) Xen
10 1 (0.019%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 218 (4.11%) Puppet
2 166 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (1.45%) Ansible
4 55 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 41 (0.77%) Salt
6 23 (0.43%) yum
7 19 (0.36%) Graylog
8 18 (0.34%) Graphite
8 18 (0.34%) Capistrano
9 16 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.23%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.23%) Nagios
11 11 (0.21%) Mesos
11 11 (0.21%) Apache Shiro
12 8 (0.15%) Rundeck
13 4 (0.075%) logstash
13 4 (0.075%) Oozie
13 4 (0.075%) CA LISA
14 3 (0.057%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.057%) Kibana
Vendors
1 442 (8.34%) Oracle
2 426 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 76 (1.43%) IBM
4 72 (1.36%) Atlassian
5 71 (1.34%) Zend
6 66 (1.25%) Google
7 63 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 60 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 58 (1.09%) Adobe
10 49 (0.92%) EPiServer
11 45 (0.85%) hybris
12 44 (0.83%) Sybase
13 41 (0.77%) Apple
14 40 (0.75%) TIBCO
15 38 (0.72%) VMware
15 38 (0.72%) New Relic
16 34 (0.64%) Twitter
17 32 (0.60%) SAP
18 29 (0.55%) Perforce
19 24 (0.45%) HP
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £360 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 520 per day + N/A
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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London
Harris Global
Rate: From £450 to £520 per day
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