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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 31 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing TDD 27 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.54% 4.44% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 6.67% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 1
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£436 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.34% +7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
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
394 330 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.90% 66.67% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 174 150
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 61
Average hourly rate £31.16 £27.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -13.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £39.50 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +1 2 £550 +6.79% 1
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Wickford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 39 (79.59%) SQL
2 23 (46.94%) HTML
3 22 (44.90%) C#
4 21 (42.86%) MVC
5 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
5 20 (40.82%) CSS
6 18 (36.73%) .NET
6 18 (36.73%) Java
6 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
6 18 (36.73%) Unit Testing
7 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (34.69%) Linux
8 15 (30.61%) Spring
8 15 (30.61%) Web Services
8 15 (30.61%) UNIX
9 14 (28.57%) PL/SQL
9 14 (28.57%) Web Development
9 14 (28.57%) JPA
9 14 (28.57%) WPF
9 14 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 13 (26.53%) Hibernate
10 13 (26.53%) Oracle
10 13 (26.53%) XML
10 13 (26.53%) JAAS
10 13 (26.53%) LDAP
10 13 (26.53%) Mac OS X
11 12 (24.49%) JBoss
11 12 (24.49%) MySQL
11 12 (24.49%) WCF

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) LDAP
2 7 (14.29%) HTTP
3 4 (8.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 12 (24.49%) MySQL
4 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (18.37%) MariaDB
6 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (10.20%) Data Mart
7 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
8 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MSTest
1 7 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.20%) QUnit
4 4 (8.16%) Jasmine
4 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.08%) Mockito
6 2 (4.08%) Hamcrest
6 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) Ant
6 2 (4.08%) Selenium
6 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.04%) JUnit
7 1 (2.04%) Moq
7 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.04%) WiX
7 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (85.71%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 9 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Senior Developer
4 8 (16.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Business Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.04%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.04%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.04%) CMS Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.94%) HTML
2 20 (40.82%) CSS
3 18 (36.73%) .NET
4 15 (30.61%) Spring
4 15 (30.61%) Web Services
5 14 (28.57%) JPA
5 14 (28.57%) WPF
6 13 (26.53%) Hibernate
6 13 (26.53%) XML
6 13 (26.53%) JAAS
7 12 (24.49%) WCF
8 11 (22.45%) HTML5
9 10 (20.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
9 10 (20.41%) Spring MVC
9 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
10 9 (18.37%) jQuery
11 8 (16.33%) AngularJS
11 8 (16.33%) Silverlight
12 7 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.20%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.08%) Biology
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) UNIX
3 13 (26.53%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.12%) Windows
5 2 (4.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.86%) MVC
2 18 (36.73%) Unit Testing
3 17 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.57%) Web Development
5 9 (18.37%) Dimensional Modelling
5 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (16.33%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (14.29%) Scrum
7 7 (14.29%) OOP
8 6 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) Web Design
9 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.20%) SOA
9 5 (10.20%) MVVM
10 4 (8.16%) Validation
10 4 (8.16%) HOOD
10 4 (8.16%) OO
10 4 (8.16%) Kanban
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (79.59%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) C#
3 18 (36.73%) Java
3 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 7 (14.29%) XAML
5 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.16%) VB
6 4 (8.16%) C++
6 4 (8.16%) VB6
7 2 (4.08%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) FQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Oracle
2 12 (24.49%) JBoss
3 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.16%) DevExpress
5 3 (6.12%) Twitter
6 2 (4.08%) IBM
6 2 (4.08%) Adobe
7 1 (2.04%) Vignette
7 1 (2.04%) FatWire
7 1 (2.04%) Facebook
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