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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 43 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing TDD 6 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.54% 1.36% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.68% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Median daily rate £413 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £397 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year
- -32.77%
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
291 298 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 74.81% 80.98% 80.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 213 209
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 29
Median hourly rate £43.00 £31.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.94% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £13.34 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £63.33 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 +5 4 £420 -1.17%
Carnforth - 1 £350 -
Fleetwood - 1 £350 -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Data Management
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
5 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (33.33%) Coaching
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (22.22%) IntelliJ
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
6 2 (22.22%) NetBeans
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) JUnit
6 2 (22.22%) nginx
6 2 (22.22%) Node.js
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) D3.js

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 2 (22.22%) nginx
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) IntelliJ
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) NetBeans
2 2 (22.22%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) Travis CI
3 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
5 1 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) D3.js
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Management
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Coaching
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) SFIA
5 1 (11.11%) Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) BitLocker