The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 41 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing TDD 3 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.67% 2.00% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 2.49% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 15
Median daily rate £350 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+0.58% -5.55%
TDD
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
327 361 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 72.83% 80.04% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 223 214
Median daily rate £408 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.00 £19.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -1 3 £350 -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for TDD.

1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) XML
4 5 (29.41%) XSD
4 5 (29.41%) XSLT
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) ClearCase
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) WinForms
4 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
4 5 (29.41%) Project Planning
4 5 (29.41%) WPF
4 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
4 5 (29.41%) SOLID
5 4 (23.53%) Service Design
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Open Source
5 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 4 (23.53%) Law
5 4 (23.53%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) C++

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) ClearCase
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) JUnit
2 3 (17.65%) Rational Robot
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) Travis CI
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Law
3 2 (11.76%) Avionics
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ClearCase Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Developer
5 1 (5.88%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
2 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
2 5 (29.41%) WinForms
2 5 (29.41%) WPF
2 5 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) XSD
2 5 (29.41%) XSLT
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) Project Planning
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) SOLID
2 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
3 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 4 (23.53%) Service Design
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) SEO
6 1 (5.88%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (5.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) C++
4 4 (23.53%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) BEA
2 1 (5.88%) VMware