The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 45 37 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.72% 5.06% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.75% 6.69% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 3
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£400 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
TDD
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
383 553 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.22% 75.65% 69.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 325 146
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £560 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 60
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.50 £34.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +7.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £16.50 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Essex

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Basildon - 10 £400 -
Southend-on-Sea +8 7 £425 +14.86% 1
Brentwood - 3 - -
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 65 (95.59%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (80.88%) Java
3 41 (60.29%) HTML
3 41 (60.29%) Web Services
3 41 (60.29%) XML
4 35 (51.47%) SOAP
4 35 (51.47%) SQL
5 32 (47.06%) J2EE
6 31 (45.59%) Scrum
6 31 (45.59%) HTML5
7 28 (41.18%) User Stories
8 27 (39.71%) CSS
9 26 (38.24%) TopLink
10 25 (36.76%) UNIX
10 25 (36.76%) Linux
10 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
11 21 (30.88%) REST
12 20 (29.41%) Relational Database
12 20 (29.41%) Ant
12 20 (29.41%) Eclipse
12 20 (29.41%) WebSphere
13 19 (27.94%) Marketing
13 19 (27.94%) IBM
13 19 (27.94%) OO
14 18 (26.47%) Windows
14 18 (26.47%) Solaris
14 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
14 18 (26.47%) C#
14 18 (26.47%) Use Case
14 18 (26.47%) Digital Marketing

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 20 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.29%) JBoss
3 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.94%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) LDAP
2 4 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 18 (26.47%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.82%) MariaDB
3 6 (8.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Eclipse
1 20 (29.41%) Ant
2 14 (20.59%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.29%) AccuRev
3 7 (10.29%) JUnit
4 6 (8.82%) JIRA
4 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.88%) Maven
6 3 (4.41%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.94%) JMeter
7 2 (2.94%) Subversion
7 2 (2.94%) Selenium
7 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.94%) Hudson
8 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (27.94%) Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Legal
4 3 (4.41%) Finance
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Front Office
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (72.06%) Developer
2 37 (54.41%) Java Developer
3 19 (27.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (13.24%) Agile Coach
5 8 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.29%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.41%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.94%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.94%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.47%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (60.29%) HTML
1 41 (60.29%) Web Services
1 41 (60.29%) XML
2 35 (51.47%) SOAP
3 32 (47.06%) J2EE
4 31 (45.59%) HTML5
5 27 (39.71%) CSS
6 26 (38.24%) TopLink
7 21 (30.88%) REST
8 18 (26.47%) Ajax
9 17 (25.00%) XHTML
10 16 (23.53%) JAX-WS
10 16 (23.53%) JAX-RS
11 15 (22.06%) PrimeFaces
11 15 (22.06%) JSF
12 11 (16.18%) Hibernate
13 9 (13.24%) Spring
14 8 (11.76%) Spring MVC
15 7 (10.29%) JPA
15 7 (10.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) UNIX
1 25 (36.76%) Linux
2 18 (26.47%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Solaris
3 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (95.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) Scrum
3 28 (41.18%) User Stories
4 19 (27.94%) OO
5 18 (26.47%) Use Case
5 18 (26.47%) Digital Marketing
6 17 (25.00%) Content Management
6 17 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.59%) B2C
8 13 (19.12%) RUP
9 12 (17.65%) MVC
9 12 (17.65%) Test Automation
10 11 (16.18%) Validation
11 10 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (13.24%) Product Management
12 9 (13.24%) Web Development
12 9 (13.24%) Refactoring
12 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.76%) BDD
14 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (80.88%) Java
2 35 (51.47%) SQL
3 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
4 18 (26.47%) C#
5 12 (17.65%) Ruby
6 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
7 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) IBM
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) Twitter
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Adobe
3 3 (4.41%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) FatWire
4 1 (1.47%) Omniture
4 1 (1.47%) Google