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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 46 29 46
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 31 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.19% 6.15% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 7.85% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 16
Average daily rate
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£399 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.91% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £125 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
TDD
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
747 688 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.93% 78.36% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 391 468
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 10
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +233.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.50 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 85 (80.19%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.68%) C#
2 41 (38.68%) PHP
3 38 (35.85%) Java
3 38 (35.85%) BDD
4 34 (32.08%) MVC
5 28 (26.42%) JavaScript
6 27 (25.47%) .NET
6 27 (25.47%) Ruby
7 25 (23.58%) Web Services
7 25 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (20.75%) QA
8 22 (20.75%) jQuery
9 21 (19.81%) Scrum
10 20 (18.87%) Cucumber
11 19 (17.92%) User Stories
11 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
12 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET
12 18 (16.98%) CSS
12 18 (16.98%) Zend
13 17 (16.04%) HTML
14 16 (15.09%) SQL
14 16 (15.09%) Selenium
14 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
15 15 (14.15%) Linux
16 13 (12.26%) Subversion
16 13 (12.26%) Python
16 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
16 13 (12.26%) MySQL
16 13 (12.26%) NoSQL

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (9.43%) Node.js
2 5 (4.72%) CMS
3 3 (2.83%) Apache
3 3 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.83%) ColdFusion
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.83%) Kentico
4 2 (1.89%) nginx
4 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.89%) Route 53
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) DNS
3 2 (1.89%) SSL
3 2 (1.89%) DHCP
3 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) MySQL
1 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.38%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.60%) Couchbase
3 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.66%) SimpleDB
4 6 (5.66%) Redis
5 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.77%) RavenDB
6 4 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.94%) Big Data
8 1 (0.94%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 20 (18.87%) Cucumber
2 16 (15.09%) Selenium
3 13 (12.26%) Subversion
4 9 (8.49%) JBehave
4 9 (8.49%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (7.55%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.60%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.72%) NUnit
7 5 (4.72%) MSTest
8 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (2.83%) LLBLGen Pro
10 1 (0.94%) Grunt
10 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.94%) Behat
10 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.94%) Hudson
10 1 (0.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 8 (7.55%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (52.83%) Developer
2 19 (17.92%) Tester
3 18 (16.98%) PHP Developer
4 14 (13.21%) .NET Developer
5 12 (11.32%) Web Developer
6 10 (9.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Cloud Software Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.55%) Functional Tester
8 8 (7.55%) Manual Tester
9 7 (6.60%) Java Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Agile Coach
9 7 (6.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.72%) ScrumMaster
10 5 (4.72%) PHP Web Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Android Developer
11 4 (3.77%) iPhone Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) .NET
2 25 (23.58%) Web Services
3 22 (20.75%) jQuery
4 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET
4 18 (16.98%) CSS
5 17 (16.04%) HTML
6 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (8.49%) J2EE
7 9 (8.49%) Symfony
8 8 (7.55%) CSS3
8 8 (7.55%) WCF
8 8 (7.55%) NHibernate
8 8 (7.55%) JSON
9 6 (5.66%) .NET Framework
10 5 (4.72%) Spring
10 5 (4.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (4.72%) REST
11 4 (3.77%) HTML5
11 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
11 4 (3.77%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (6.60%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.60%) iPhone
3 5 (4.72%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.77%) iPad
4 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Handset
5 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.94%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Linux
2 9 (8.49%) Windows
3 8 (7.55%) Android
4 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (2.83%) UNIX
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (80.19%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.85%) BDD
3 34 (32.08%) MVC
4 25 (23.58%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (19.81%) Scrum
6 19 (17.92%) User Stories
6 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
7 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
8 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
9 12 (11.32%) Test Scripting
9 12 (11.32%) OO
10 11 (10.38%) DevOps
11 8 (7.55%) Functional Testing
11 8 (7.55%) Web Development
11 8 (7.55%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.60%) Refactoring
12 7 (6.60%) ATDD
13 6 (5.66%) OOP
14 5 (4.72%) Project Management
14 5 (4.72%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (38.68%) C#
1 41 (38.68%) PHP
2 38 (35.85%) Java
3 28 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 27 (25.47%) Ruby
5 16 (15.09%) SQL
6 13 (12.26%) Python
7 12 (11.32%) C++
8 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
9 8 (7.55%) PHP5
10 4 (3.77%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.83%) Perl
11 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) ISEB
2 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Puppet
1 11 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (10.38%) Salt
2 2 (1.89%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.94%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Zend
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (2.83%) Appcelerator
3 3 (2.83%) Sencha
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.94%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
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