The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 22 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 70 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.97% 4.58% 3.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.62% 6.04% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 21 21
Average daily rate £315 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +16.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 579 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.35% 75.69% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 310 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
West Yorkshire

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Leeds region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 47 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.19%) JavaScript
3 42 (39.25%) PHP
4 41 (38.32%) Java
5 39 (36.45%) SQL
6 38 (35.51%) Scrum
7 33 (30.84%) CSS
7 33 (30.84%) jQuery
8 32 (29.91%) HTML
9 31 (28.97%) MVC
10 30 (28.04%) C#
11 26 (24.30%) BDD
12 25 (23.36%) .NET
13 23 (21.50%) OO
14 20 (18.69%) Finance
14 20 (18.69%) QA
15 19 (17.76%) Zend
15 19 (17.76%) HTML5
15 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
16 18 (16.82%) Symfony
17 17 (15.89%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (15.89%) Project Management
18 16 (14.95%) Oracle
19 15 (14.02%) Linux
19 15 (14.02%) User Stories
20 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
21 12 (11.21%) OOP
21 12 (11.21%) ASP.NET
21 12 (11.21%) J2EE
21 12 (11.21%) Test Scripting

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 9 (8.41%) Apache
2 8 (7.48%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.87%) nginx
3 2 (1.87%) LiveCycle
3 2 (1.87%) Node.js
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.80%) CouchDB
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.35%) TeamCity
2 10 (9.35%) Selenium
3 9 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (7.48%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.48%) Hudson
5 4 (3.74%) NUnit
6 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.80%) JBehave
6 3 (2.80%) PhoneGap
6 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 3 (2.80%) Subversion
7 2 (1.87%) Maven
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.87%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.87%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.87%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.93%) Moq
General
1 20 (18.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (60.75%) Developer
2 28 (26.17%) PHP Developer
3 19 (17.76%) Tester
4 14 (13.08%) Functional Tester
4 14 (13.08%) Manual Tester
5 10 (9.35%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Analyst
8 6 (5.61%) .NET Developer
8 6 (5.61%) PHP Web Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Architect
10 4 (3.74%) Programmer
10 4 (3.74%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (3.74%) Automation Tester
11 3 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Windows Mobile Developer
11 3 (2.80%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.84%) CSS
1 33 (30.84%) jQuery
2 32 (29.91%) HTML
3 25 (23.36%) .NET
4 19 (17.76%) HTML5
5 18 (16.82%) Symfony
6 12 (11.21%) ASP.NET
6 12 (11.21%) J2EE
7 10 (9.35%) Web Services
7 10 (9.35%) RESTful
7 10 (9.35%) CSS3
7 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (8.41%) Ajax
8 9 (8.41%) Spring
9 6 (5.61%) NHibernate
10 5 (4.67%) LAMP
11 4 (3.74%) XHTML
11 4 (3.74%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.74%) JSON
12 3 (2.80%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.61%) Open Source
4 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.80%) iPad
5 3 (2.80%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.80%) iPhone
5 3 (2.80%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.80%) Handset
5 3 (2.80%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Linux
2 10 (9.35%) UNIX
3 6 (5.61%) Windows
4 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Phone
4 3 (2.80%) Android
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.87%) Solaris
5 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.51%) Scrum
3 31 (28.97%) MVC
4 26 (24.30%) BDD
5 23 (21.50%) OO
6 19 (17.76%) Software Engineering
7 17 (15.89%) Project Management
8 15 (14.02%) User Stories
9 14 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.21%) OOP
10 12 (11.21%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
12 9 (8.41%) PRINCE2
13 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.48%) Web Development
14 6 (5.61%) Test Automation
15 5 (4.67%) Agile Project Management
15 5 (4.67%) DSDM
16 4 (3.74%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.19%) JavaScript
2 42 (39.25%) PHP
3 41 (38.32%) Java
4 39 (36.45%) SQL
5 30 (28.04%) C#
6 10 (9.35%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.67%) Ruby
8 4 (3.74%) PHP5
9 3 (2.80%) XAML
9 3 (2.80%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.80%) C++
10 2 (1.87%) Scala
10 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) ISEB
3 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.69%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Puppet
2 2 (1.87%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.87%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Zend
2 16 (14.95%) Oracle
3 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.80%) Sencha
5 2 (1.87%) Adobe
5 2 (1.87%) Splunk
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
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