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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing TDD 14 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.48% 5.35% 7.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.46% 6.78% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 12
Average daily rate £500 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
314 339 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 78.11% 78.84% 66.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 231 90
Average daily rate £450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £662 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £20.35 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £47.40 £47.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Blackpool - 6 £515 -
Preston +4 4 - - 1
Blackburn - 1 £338 - 3
Chorley - 1 - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (61.36%) Web Services
3 23 (52.27%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (45.45%) C#
4 20 (45.45%) .NET
4 20 (45.45%) BDD
5 18 (40.91%) Waterfall
6 17 (38.64%) Open Source
6 17 (38.64%) Project Management
6 17 (38.64%) Java
6 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
7 14 (31.82%) CSS
8 13 (29.55%) Linux
8 13 (29.55%) VB
8 13 (29.55%) Analytics
9 12 (27.27%) Data Analytics
9 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (27.27%) Product Management
9 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 12 (27.27%) Unix
9 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 12 (27.27%) Mac OS X
9 12 (27.27%) Internet
10 11 (25.00%) SharePoint
10 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (25.00%) Python
10 11 (25.00%) C++
10 11 (25.00%) HTML
10 11 (25.00%) Business Analysis
10 11 (25.00%) CAML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 11 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) Apache
2 5 (11.36%) IIS
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Internet
2 8 (18.18%) HTTP
3 5 (11.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (20.45%) MongoDB
3 8 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (11.36%) MySQL
4 5 (11.36%) SQLite
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (18.18%) Eclipse
2 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 7 (15.91%) Subversion
4 6 (13.64%) JUnit
4 6 (13.64%) PHPUnit
5 5 (11.36%) ClearCase
5 5 (11.36%) NUnit
5 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.82%) Hudson
6 3 (6.82%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.82%) Maven
6 3 (6.82%) Rational Robot
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Avionics
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) Analyst
3 16 (36.36%) Business Analyst
4 12 (27.27%) Digital Analyst
4 12 (27.27%) Digital Business Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) Digital Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Java Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Public Sector Business Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
9 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (4.55%) HTML Developer
9 2 (4.55%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) Web Services
2 20 (45.45%) .NET
3 14 (31.82%) CSS
4 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 11 (25.00%) CAML
5 11 (25.00%) HTML
6 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
6 9 (20.45%) jQuery
7 5 (11.36%) Django
7 5 (11.36%) Entity Framework
7 5 (11.36%) LAMP
7 5 (11.36%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (11.36%) REST
7 5 (11.36%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (11.36%) WinForms
7 5 (11.36%) WPF
7 5 (11.36%) XML
7 5 (11.36%) XSD
7 5 (11.36%) XSLT
8 4 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (52.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) Mac OS X
2 12 (27.27%) Unix
3 7 (15.91%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) BDD
3 18 (40.91%) Waterfall
4 17 (38.64%) Open Source
4 17 (38.64%) Project Management
5 13 (29.55%) Analytics
6 12 (27.27%) Data Analytics
6 12 (27.27%) Product Management
7 11 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (20.45%) Data Management
9 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (18.18%) Web Design
10 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
12 5 (11.36%) ITIL
12 5 (11.36%) Project Planning
12 5 (11.36%) SOLID
13 4 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) C#
2 17 (38.64%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 13 (29.55%) VB
4 11 (25.00%) C++
4 11 (25.00%) FQL
4 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 11 (25.00%) Python
5 9 (20.45%) SQL
6 8 (18.18%) Ruby
7 6 (13.64%) C
7 6 (13.64%) PHP
7 6 (13.64%) VB.NET
8 5 (11.36%) VBA
8 5 (11.36%) VBScript
9 2 (4.55%) VB6
10 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.36%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) BEA
2 1 (2.27%) VMware