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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 39 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 6 29 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.43% 6.94% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 9.57% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 2
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£500 £406 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +65.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £424 £289
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 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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
335 303 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 79.57% 72.49% 65.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 193 72
Average daily rate £400 £408 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +34.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 7
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% +35.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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 April 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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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 -8 3 £538 +30.30%
Burnley -6 2 £425 +3.03%
Blackpool 0 1 - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (96.43%) Java
3 20 (71.43%) BDD
4 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 11 (39.29%) Linux
5 11 (39.29%) Spring
5 11 (39.29%) MVC
5 11 (39.29%) Hibernate
6 10 (35.71%) Scrum
6 10 (35.71%) Validation
6 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 10 (35.71%) Spring MVC
6 10 (35.71%) Selenium
6 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
6 10 (35.71%) ISEB
6 10 (35.71%) SQL
6 10 (35.71%) HND
6 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (35.71%) Scala
6 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 10 (35.71%) V-Model
6 10 (35.71%) Waterfall
6 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (35.71%) Test Planning
7 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (25.00%) Kanban
9 6 (21.43%) Extreme Programming
10 5 (17.86%) Ruby

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (10.71%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
2 10 (35.71%) Selenium
3 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Jasmine
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.57%) Mockito
5 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.57%) Subversion
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Technical Architect
2 9 (32.14%) Architect
3 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 6 (21.43%) AWS Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
7 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Hibernate
1 11 (39.29%) Spring
2 10 (35.71%) Spring MVC
3 5 (17.86%) J2EE
4 4 (14.29%) Ajax
4 4 (14.29%) jQuery
4 4 (14.29%) Akka
4 4 (14.29%) Play Framework
5 2 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) Mustache
5 2 (7.14%) RESTful
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) SVG
6 1 (3.57%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.57%) CSS
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Tandem
1 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) BDD
3 11 (39.29%) MVC
4 10 (35.71%) Validation
4 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (35.71%) V-Model
4 10 (35.71%) Waterfall
4 10 (35.71%) Test Planning
5 7 (25.00%) Kanban
6 6 (21.43%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (14.29%) DevOps
8 2 (7.14%) Web Development
9 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.57%) Web Design
9 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) Scala
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) HND
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Apple
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