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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.57% 5.37% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 8.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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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
123 100 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 69.89% 67.11% 74.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £478 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.64 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.71% -12.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Servlets
2 1 (50.00%) Struts
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Struts2

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Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) DHTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) Servlets
1 1 (50.00%) Struts
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) Struts2
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle