The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 34 28 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing TDD 39 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.92% 5.88% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 7.39% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £125 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £350
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%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
780 704 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.39% 79.64% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 390 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 88 (79.28%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (40.54%) Java
2 45 (40.54%) PHP
3 41 (36.94%) BDD
4 38 (34.23%) C#
5 31 (27.93%) MVC
6 28 (25.23%) JavaScript
7 27 (24.32%) Ruby
8 25 (22.52%) Web Services
9 24 (21.62%) .NET
10 23 (20.72%) QA
10 23 (20.72%) Scrum
10 23 (20.72%) jQuery
10 23 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (18.02%) Zend
11 20 (18.02%) Cucumber
11 20 (18.02%) User Stories
12 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering
12 19 (17.12%) CSS
13 18 (16.22%) SQL
13 18 (16.22%) Selenium
14 17 (15.32%) Linux
15 16 (14.41%) HTML
15 16 (14.41%) Test Automation
16 14 (12.61%) Test Scripting
16 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET
17 13 (11.71%) Python
17 13 (11.71%) E-Commerce
17 13 (11.71%) Symfony
18 12 (10.81%) OO

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (9.01%) Node.js
2 5 (4.50%) Apache
3 4 (3.60%) CMS
4 3 (2.70%) ColdFusion
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.80%) Kentico
5 2 (1.80%) nginx
5 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.80%) Route 53
3 1 (0.90%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (1.80%) SSL
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) MySQL
1 11 (9.91%) NoSQL
2 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.31%) Couchbase
4 6 (5.41%) SimpleDB
4 6 (5.41%) Redis
5 5 (4.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.80%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.90%) Big Data
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.90%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 20 (18.02%) Cucumber
2 18 (16.22%) Selenium
3 10 (9.01%) Subversion
4 9 (8.11%) JBehave
4 9 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 8 (7.21%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.60%) MSTest
8 4 (3.60%) NUnit
8 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.70%) Hudson
10 2 (1.80%) LLBLGen Pro
10 2 (1.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.90%) Maven
11 1 (0.90%) Behat
11 1 (0.90%) Grunt
11 1 (0.90%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (6.31%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (53.15%) Developer
2 22 (19.82%) PHP Developer
3 21 (18.92%) Tester
4 11 (9.91%) Web Developer
4 11 (9.91%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Manual Tester
5 10 (9.01%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Functional Tester
6 9 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Agile Coach
8 7 (6.31%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.50%) PHP Web Developer
9 5 (4.50%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (3.60%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.60%) iPhone Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.52%) Web Services
2 24 (21.62%) .NET
3 23 (20.72%) jQuery
4 19 (17.12%) CSS
5 16 (14.41%) HTML
6 14 (12.61%) ASP.NET
7 13 (11.71%) Symfony
8 10 (9.01%) J2EE
9 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (7.21%) Spring
11 6 (5.41%) CSS3
11 6 (5.41%) Hibernate
11 6 (5.41%) NHibernate
11 6 (5.41%) JSON
12 5 (4.50%) WCF
12 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
12 5 (4.50%) REST
13 4 (3.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (3.60%) HTML5
13 4 (3.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.31%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.41%) iPhone
4 5 (4.50%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.60%) iPad
5 4 (3.60%) Handset
6 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.80%) Open Source
8 1 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.32%) Linux
2 8 (7.21%) Windows
3 7 (6.31%) Android
4 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.70%) UNIX
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (79.28%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.94%) BDD
3 31 (27.93%) MVC
4 23 (20.72%) Scrum
4 23 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (18.02%) User Stories
6 19 (17.12%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.41%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.61%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.71%) E-Commerce
10 12 (10.81%) OO
11 11 (9.91%) DevOps
12 10 (9.01%) Functional Testing
13 9 (8.11%) OOP
13 9 (8.11%) Refactoring
14 8 (7.21%) Web Development
15 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
15 7 (6.31%) ATDD
16 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
17 5 (4.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.54%) Java
1 45 (40.54%) PHP
2 38 (34.23%) C#
3 28 (25.23%) JavaScript
4 27 (24.32%) Ruby
5 18 (16.22%) SQL
6 13 (11.71%) Python
7 12 (10.81%) C++
8 11 (9.91%) Bash Shell
9 8 (7.21%) PHP5
10 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.70%) Perl
11 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) ISEB
2 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.72%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (9.91%) Puppet
1 11 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (9.91%) Salt
2 2 (1.80%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.90%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 20 (18.02%) Zend
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (1.80%) Sencha
3 2 (1.80%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.90%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
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