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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 7 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.62% - 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% - 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 8
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£424 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
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
307 147 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 70.90% 54.24% 60.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 69 151
Average daily rate £425 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 11
Average hourly rate £63.00 £70.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 7 £424 -
Blackpool - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) Scrum
2 24 (63.16%) Java
3 21 (55.26%) C#
4 18 (47.37%) .NET
4 18 (47.37%) BDD
5 17 (44.74%) Scala
6 16 (42.11%) Hibernate
7 15 (39.47%) J2EE
7 15 (39.47%) Unit Testing
8 13 (34.21%) WPF
9 12 (31.58%) Sybase
9 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (28.95%) Spring
11 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 10 (26.32%) UML
12 9 (23.68%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (23.68%) MySQL
13 8 (21.05%) HTML
13 8 (21.05%) VB.NET
13 8 (21.05%) SQL
13 8 (21.05%) CSS
14 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
14 7 (18.42%) Inversion of Control
14 7 (18.42%) HTML5
14 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
15 6 (15.79%) MVVM
15 6 (15.79%) CSS3
15 6 (15.79%) Ajax
15 6 (15.79%) WebSphere

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
3 5 (13.16%) CMS
3 5 (13.16%) MQSeries
3 5 (13.16%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (13.16%) Escenic
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) MySQL
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (13.16%) Big Data
2 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Hudson
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Java Developer
3 11 (28.95%) .NET Developer
4 10 (26.32%) Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Consultant
5 6 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) Java Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Java Programmer
6 5 (13.16%) WPF Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (47.37%) .NET
2 16 (42.11%) Hibernate
3 15 (39.47%) J2EE
4 13 (34.21%) WPF
5 11 (28.95%) Spring
6 8 (21.05%) HTML
6 8 (21.05%) CSS
7 7 (18.42%) HTML5
8 6 (15.79%) CSS3
8 6 (15.79%) Ajax
8 6 (15.79%) jQuery
8 6 (15.79%) Struts
8 6 (15.79%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) LAMP
9 5 (13.16%) Java RMI
9 5 (13.16%) EJB
9 5 (13.16%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (13.16%) JSF
10 2 (5.26%) JSON
10 2 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (63.16%) Scrum
3 18 (47.37%) BDD
4 15 (39.47%) Unit Testing
5 10 (26.32%) UML
6 9 (23.68%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
8 6 (15.79%) MVVM
9 5 (13.16%) OOD
9 5 (13.16%) OOP
9 5 (13.16%) RAD
9 5 (13.16%) RUP
10 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
12 2 (5.26%) Kanban
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Java
2 21 (55.26%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) Scala
4 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.05%) VB.NET
5 8 (21.05%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Ruby
7 2 (5.26%) Python
7 2 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Sybase
2 6 (15.79%) JBoss
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Mercator
3 1 (2.63%) Telerik