The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing TDD 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.27% 1.71% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 2.68% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +87.40%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
237 112 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 77.45% 64.00% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 63 70
Average daily rate £475 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £261 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+409.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) BDD
2 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
3 7 (53.85%) Ruby
4 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (46.15%) HTML5
4 6 (46.15%) MySQL
4 6 (46.15%) Capistrano
4 6 (46.15%) Sinatra
4 6 (46.15%) User Experience
5 5 (38.46%) New Relic
5 5 (38.46%) Analytics
5 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Google Analytics
5 5 (38.46%) Google
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 4 (30.77%) Open Source
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 4 (30.77%) Middleware
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 3 (23.08%) SOAP

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Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (38.46%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) JUnit
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) eggPlant
4 1 (7.69%) Appium
4 1 (7.69%) CocoaPods
4 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (46.15%) HTML5
2 6 (46.15%) Sinatra
3 4 (30.77%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) SOAP
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) RESTful
6 1 (7.69%) Core Animation
6 1 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (7.69%) Cocoa
6 1 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.69%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Animation
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (61.54%) BDD
2 8 (61.54%) SDLC
3 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
4 5 (38.46%) Analytics
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) OOP
7 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Android Development
8 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
8 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
8 1 (7.69%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
5 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Google
1 5 (38.46%) New Relic
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Apple