The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 37 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 14 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.06% - 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% - 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
Average daily rate
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£423 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
332 149 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 72.49% 54.78% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 72 177
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.81 £15.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
North West

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
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 23 July 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 - 9 £423 - 3
Blackburn - - - -
Colne - - - -
Lancaster - - - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (58.14%) Java
1 25 (58.14%) C#
2 23 (53.49%) Scrum
3 22 (51.16%) .NET
4 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (44.19%) Unit Testing
5 19 (44.19%) BDD
6 18 (41.86%) Scala
7 17 (39.53%) WPF
8 15 (34.88%) Hibernate
9 14 (32.56%) J2EE
10 13 (30.23%) Sybase
11 12 (27.91%) VB.NET
11 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
13 10 (23.26%) SQL
13 10 (23.26%) UML
13 10 (23.26%) Spring
14 9 (20.93%) MVVM
14 9 (20.93%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (20.93%) HTML
14 9 (20.93%) MySQL
15 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
15 7 (16.28%) CSS
15 7 (16.28%) Inversion of Control
16 6 (13.95%) HTML5
16 6 (13.95%) CSS3
16 6 (13.95%) Ajax
16 6 (13.95%) WebSphere
16 6 (13.95%) jQuery

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (16.28%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.95%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
3 5 (11.63%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (11.63%) Escenic
3 5 (11.63%) MQSeries
3 5 (11.63%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
4 1 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MySQL
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
2 5 (11.63%) Big Data
3 2 (4.65%) CouchDB
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Hudson
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Java Developer
3 11 (25.58%) .NET Developer
4 10 (23.26%) Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Software Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Consultant
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Senior Programmer
7 5 (11.63%) Senior Java Programmer
7 5 (11.63%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Java Programmer
7 5 (11.63%) WPF Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Programmer
7 5 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Java Consultant
8 4 (9.30%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) WPF
3 15 (34.88%) Hibernate
4 14 (32.56%) J2EE
5 10 (23.26%) Spring
6 9 (20.93%) HTML
7 7 (16.28%) CSS
8 6 (13.95%) Struts
8 6 (13.95%) XML
8 6 (13.95%) Ajax
8 6 (13.95%) HTML5
8 6 (13.95%) CSS3
8 6 (13.95%) jQuery
9 5 (11.63%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (11.63%) JSF
9 5 (11.63%) LAMP
9 5 (11.63%) WinForms
9 5 (11.63%) Java RMI
9 5 (11.63%) Web Services
9 5 (11.63%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (9.30%) N-Tier
3 3 (6.98%) Open Source
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Scrum
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (44.19%) Unit Testing
3 19 (44.19%) BDD
4 10 (23.26%) UML
5 9 (20.93%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (20.93%) MVVM
6 5 (11.63%) OOP
6 5 (11.63%) RAD
6 5 (11.63%) RUP
6 5 (11.63%) OOD
7 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
7 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.98%) Process Management
9 2 (4.65%) OO
9 2 (4.65%) Web Development
9 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) Java
1 25 (58.14%) C#
2 18 (41.86%) Scala
3 12 (27.91%) VB.NET
4 11 (25.58%) JavaScript
5 10 (23.26%) SQL
6 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 2 (4.65%) Python
7 2 (4.65%) C++
7 2 (4.65%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Sybase
2 6 (13.95%) JBoss
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Telerik
4 1 (2.33%) Mercator
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