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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 40 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 8 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.81% 6.01% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 7.71% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 1
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£500 £400 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +110.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £59.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +52.56%
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
366 402 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.62% 77.91% 64.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 252 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.16 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.20 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 2015. 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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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
Preston -10 3 £538 +30.30% 4
Burnley -9 2 £450 +10.76%
Blackpool - 2 - -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) Java
3 22 (73.33%) BDD
4 12 (40.00%) MVC
4 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (36.67%) Hibernate
5 11 (36.67%) Spring
6 10 (33.33%) Scrum
6 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 10 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (33.33%) Linux
6 10 (33.33%) Spring MVC
6 10 (33.33%) Scala
7 9 (30.00%) Validation
7 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 9 (30.00%) Selenium
7 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (30.00%) V-Model
7 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
7 9 (30.00%) Windows
7 9 (30.00%) Eclipse
7 9 (30.00%) ISEB
7 9 (30.00%) HND
7 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (23.33%) Kanban
9 6 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (20.00%) Ruby

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 4 (13.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (30.00%) Eclipse
2 9 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) Mockito
5 1 (3.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) AWS Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Scala Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Architect
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Hibernate
1 11 (36.67%) Spring
2 10 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 5 (16.67%) J2EE
4 4 (13.33%) Ajax
4 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) RESTful
4 4 (13.33%) Akka
4 4 (13.33%) Play Framework
5 3 (10.00%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) HTML
6 2 (6.67%) .NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
6 2 (6.67%) REST
6 2 (6.67%) Mustache
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (73.33%) BDD
3 12 (40.00%) MVC
4 10 (33.33%) Scrum
5 9 (30.00%) Validation
5 9 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) V-Model
5 9 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (30.00%) Test Planning
6 7 (23.33%) Kanban
7 6 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
9 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.67%) Web Development
10 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
10 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Scala
3 6 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) HND
1 9 (30.00%) ISEB
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Apple
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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