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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 25 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing TDD 20 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.71% 2.82% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.10% 3.61% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 8
Median daily rate £450 £300 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £269 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £380 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.76 £36.98 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -3.33%
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
247 332 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.89% 77.93% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 224 242
Median daily rate £415 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.75% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £875 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £27.49 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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 7 December 2016.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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 -8 12 £475 +58.33% 4
Fleetwood - 4 £450 -
Preston +5 2 - -
Chorley +7 1 £296 - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) BDD
3 16 (51.61%) Java
4 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 11 (35.48%) Oracle
6 9 (29.03%) Data Management
6 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
6 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
7 8 (25.81%) Microservices
7 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
8 7 (22.58%) C#
8 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (19.35%) Workflow
9 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (19.35%) Cash Management
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (19.35%) General Ledger
10 5 (16.13%) WPF
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (16.13%) Finance

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 6 (19.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.45%) nginx
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) ClearCase
2 4 (12.90%) Rational Robot
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.45%) IntelliJ
4 2 (6.45%) NetBeans
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.23%) Sahi
5 1 (3.23%) WATIR
5 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (19.35%) General Ledger
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) E-Business Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) WPF
2 5 (16.13%) XML
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
3 4 (12.90%) Entity Framework
3 4 (12.90%) jQuery
3 4 (12.90%) WinForms
3 4 (12.90%) XSD
3 4 (12.90%) XSLT
4 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
4 3 (9.68%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
4 3 (9.68%) Web Services
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) D3.js
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) Node.js
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) OS/2
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) BDD
3 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
4 9 (29.03%) Data Management
4 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Microservices
6 6 (19.35%) Cash Management
6 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
6 6 (19.35%) Workflow
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) OO
8 4 (12.90%) SFIA
9 3 (9.68%) Coaching
9 3 (9.68%) DevOps
9 3 (9.68%) Kanban
9 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.68%) SOLID
9 3 (9.68%) UML
9 3 (9.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 5 (16.13%) VB
5 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.90%) VB6
6 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) C
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Perforce
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