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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 38 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 21 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.24% 5.24% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 6.61% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 10
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£450 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £346 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £461 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
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
483 378 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.54% 79.25% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 191 164
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

TDD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 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
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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
Basildon -5 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea +2 3 £595 +29.34%
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (64.52%) Scrum
3 37 (59.68%) Java
4 34 (54.84%) UNIX
5 33 (53.23%) Linux
6 29 (46.77%) User Stories
7 27 (43.55%) REST
7 27 (43.55%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (41.94%) HTML
9 25 (40.32%) SOA
10 23 (37.10%) Web Services
11 22 (35.48%) XML
11 22 (35.48%) SQL
11 22 (35.48%) Kanban
11 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
11 22 (35.48%) Relational Database
12 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
12 21 (33.87%) OO
12 21 (33.87%) CSS
13 20 (32.26%) Subversion
13 20 (32.26%) HTML5
14 19 (30.65%) WebSphere
15 18 (29.03%) Ajax
15 18 (29.03%) J2EE
15 18 (29.03%) IBM
15 18 (29.03%) Middleware
15 18 (29.03%) Mac OS X
15 18 (29.03%) Puppet
15 18 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
16 17 (27.42%) Ant

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (30.65%) WebSphere
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (6.45%) CMS
4 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
1 6 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) HTTP
1 12 (19.35%) TCP/IP
1 12 (19.35%) SSL
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) Relational Database
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) WebFOCUS
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.61%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 21 (33.87%) Git (software)
3 20 (32.26%) Subversion
4 17 (27.42%) Ant
5 12 (19.35%) Eclipse
6 10 (16.13%) JIRA
7 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
8 6 (9.68%) JUnit
9 5 (8.06%) AccuRev
10 4 (6.45%) Maven
11 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
12 2 (3.23%) JMeter
12 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (3.23%) Selenium
12 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
12 2 (3.23%) Hudson
13 1 (1.61%) MSTest
13 1 (1.61%) Checkstyle
13 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.61%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (22.58%) Marketing
2 6 (9.68%) Legal
2 6 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Developer
2 30 (48.39%) Java Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Business Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (12.90%) Agile Business Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Lead Technical Architect
6 7 (11.29%) Technical Architect
6 7 (11.29%) Lead Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Lead Java Developer
7 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.23%) AWS Developer
9 2 (3.23%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (43.55%) REST
2 26 (41.94%) HTML
3 23 (37.10%) Web Services
4 22 (35.48%) XML
5 21 (33.87%) CSS
6 20 (32.26%) HTML5
7 18 (29.03%) J2EE
7 18 (29.03%) Middleware
7 18 (29.03%) Ajax
8 16 (25.81%) SOAP
9 13 (20.97%) XHTML
10 11 (17.74%) TopLink
11 9 (14.52%) JAX-RS
12 8 (12.90%) EclipseLink
12 8 (12.90%) JAX-WS
12 8 (12.90%) .NET
13 6 (9.68%) JSP
13 6 (9.68%) Hibernate
14 5 (8.06%) LINQ
14 5 (8.06%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) UNIX
2 33 (53.23%) Linux
3 18 (29.03%) Mac OS X
4 15 (24.19%) Windows
5 14 (22.58%) Solaris
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (95.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (64.52%) Scrum
3 29 (46.77%) User Stories
4 27 (43.55%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (40.32%) SOA
6 22 (35.48%) Kanban
7 21 (33.87%) OO
8 16 (25.81%) B2C
9 13 (20.97%) Use Case
9 13 (20.97%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (19.35%) Content Management
10 12 (19.35%) BDD
11 11 (17.74%) Coaching
12 8 (12.90%) Information Management
13 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (9.68%) RUP
13 6 (9.68%) Change Management
13 6 (9.68%) MVC
14 5 (8.06%) SEO
14 5 (8.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.29%) C#
5 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Ruby
6 3 (4.84%) Scala
7 2 (3.23%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) XAML
8 1 (1.61%) VB6
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
Systems Management
1 18 (29.03%) Puppet
1 18 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) IBM
2 10 (16.13%) WSO2
3 6 (9.68%) Google
4 5 (8.06%) FatWire
4 5 (8.06%) Omniture
4 5 (8.06%) Adobe
5 4 (6.45%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.84%) Twitter
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle