The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 44 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% - 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£488 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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
297 126 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 70.55% 57.80% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 57 146
Average daily rate £425 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 11
Average hourly rate £70.50 £15.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+370.00% -70.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +5.45%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 October 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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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
Preston - 2 £488 - 2
Blackpool - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) Scrum
3 15 (71.43%) Java
4 11 (52.38%) Hibernate
4 11 (52.38%) BDD
5 10 (47.62%) Scala
6 9 (42.86%) C#
7 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
7 8 (38.10%) J2EE
8 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
9 6 (28.57%) .NET
9 6 (28.57%) Spring
10 5 (23.81%) Sybase
10 5 (23.81%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (23.81%) UML
10 5 (23.81%) WPF
10 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (23.81%) MVVM
11 4 (19.05%) Open Source
11 4 (19.05%) RAD
11 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
11 4 (19.05%) HTML
11 4 (19.05%) CSS
11 4 (19.05%) MVC
12 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
12 3 (14.29%) Ruby
12 3 (14.29%) Ajax
12 3 (14.29%) Web Services
12 3 (14.29%) Akka

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Escenic
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) WPF Developer
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Product Owner
5 3 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Java Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) Hibernate
2 8 (38.10%) J2EE
3 6 (28.57%) .NET
3 6 (28.57%) Spring
4 5 (23.81%) WPF
5 4 (19.05%) CSS
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) Ajax
6 3 (14.29%) JSON
6 3 (14.29%) HTML5
6 3 (14.29%) Akka
6 3 (14.29%) Play Framework
7 2 (9.52%) REST
7 2 (9.52%) jQuery
7 2 (9.52%) Spring MVC
7 2 (9.52%) XML
8 1 (4.76%) XHTML
8 1 (4.76%) Java RMI
8 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (85.71%) Scrum
3 11 (52.38%) BDD
4 7 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (23.81%) UML
5 5 (23.81%) MVVM
6 4 (19.05%) RAD
6 4 (19.05%) MVC
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) Kanban
7 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.52%) SOA
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) User Stories
8 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) Scala
3 9 (42.86%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Ruby
7 2 (9.52%) Python
7 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 2 (9.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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