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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Contract jobs citing TDD 41 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.77% 4.74% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.35% 6.47% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 7
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £319 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £59.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +52.56%
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
396 433 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.00% 73.27% 74.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 250 162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 54
Average hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 0 9 £400 -11.11%
Southend-on-Sea +1 3 £450 +28.66% 1
Brentwood - 1 - - 1
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (94.20%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (71.01%) Java
3 43 (62.32%) HTML
4 42 (60.87%) XML
5 41 (59.42%) Web Services
6 36 (52.17%) Scrum
7 35 (50.72%) SOAP
8 34 (49.28%) SQL
9 33 (47.83%) UNIX
9 33 (47.83%) Linux
9 33 (47.83%) HTML5
10 31 (44.93%) J2EE
11 30 (43.48%) REST
12 29 (42.03%) CSS
13 28 (40.58%) User Stories
14 26 (37.68%) Relational Database
14 26 (37.68%) TopLink
15 24 (34.78%) OO
15 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
16 22 (31.88%) WebSphere
16 22 (31.88%) EclipseLink
17 21 (30.43%) Ajax
17 21 (30.43%) Marketing
17 21 (30.43%) IBM
18 20 (28.99%) Eclipse
18 20 (28.99%) Ant
18 20 (28.99%) Use Case
18 20 (28.99%) Digital Marketing
19 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
19 18 (26.09%) Windows

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (31.88%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.14%) JBoss
3 6 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 5 (7.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.90%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.45%) Drupal
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
6 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS Office
2 6 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) HTTP
2 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.70%) SSL
3 5 (7.25%) LDAP
4 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.68%) Relational Database
2 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.70%) MySQL
3 6 (8.70%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Eclipse
1 20 (28.99%) Ant
2 15 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 15 (21.74%) SoapUI
3 14 (20.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (14.49%) Subversion
4 10 (14.49%) JIRA
5 8 (11.59%) JUnit
6 7 (10.14%) AccuRev
7 4 (5.80%) Maven
8 3 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.90%) JMeter
9 2 (2.90%) Selenium
9 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.90%) Hudson
10 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (30.43%) Marketing
2 10 (14.49%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Legal
4 4 (5.80%) Finance
5 1 (1.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (75.36%) Developer
2 42 (60.87%) Java Developer
3 20 (28.99%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Business Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
9 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (7.25%) C# Developer
9 5 (7.25%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (5.80%) Architect
11 3 (4.35%) Lead Architect
11 3 (4.35%) Lead Technical Architect
11 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 2 (2.90%) Test Analyst
12 2 (2.90%) HTML Developer
13 1 (1.45%) Product Owner
13 1 (1.45%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (62.32%) HTML
2 42 (60.87%) XML
3 41 (59.42%) Web Services
4 35 (50.72%) SOAP
5 33 (47.83%) HTML5
6 31 (44.93%) J2EE
7 30 (43.48%) REST
8 29 (42.03%) CSS
9 26 (37.68%) TopLink
10 22 (31.88%) EclipseLink
11 21 (30.43%) Ajax
12 17 (24.64%) XHTML
13 16 (23.19%) JAX-WS
13 16 (23.19%) JAX-RS
14 15 (21.74%) JSF
14 15 (21.74%) PrimeFaces
15 12 (17.39%) Hibernate
16 9 (13.04%) Spring
17 8 (11.59%) Middleware
17 8 (11.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.80%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.35%) User Experience
4 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Life Science
5 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 33 (47.83%) UNIX
1 33 (47.83%) Linux
2 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Solaris
3 14 (20.29%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (94.20%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.17%) Scrum
3 28 (40.58%) User Stories
4 24 (34.78%) OO
5 20 (28.99%) Use Case
5 20 (28.99%) Digital Marketing
6 17 (24.64%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (23.19%) B2C
7 16 (23.19%) Content Management
8 13 (18.84%) RUP
9 11 (15.94%) Validation
9 11 (15.94%) MVC
10 10 (14.49%) SOA
10 10 (14.49%) Web Development
10 10 (14.49%) BDD
11 9 (13.04%) Kanban
12 8 (11.59%) Information Management
13 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
14 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
14 6 (8.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (71.01%) Java
2 34 (49.28%) SQL
3 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.14%) C#
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) Scala
7 1 (1.45%) VBScript
7 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Puppet
1 8 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) IBM
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
3 5 (7.25%) Adobe
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.80%) WSO2
5 3 (4.35%) Twitter
5 3 (4.35%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) Google
7 1 (1.45%) Omniture
7 1 (1.45%) FatWire
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