The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Liverpool 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 23 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing TDD 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.68% 3.09% 4.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 4.42% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
106 113 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 59.22% 69.75% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 67
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £26.50 - £26.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 - £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
Merseyside

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

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (40.00%) C#
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) WPF
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Sybase
2 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (26.67%) TestComplete
3 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Scala
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Relational Database

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) TestComplete
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 4 (26.67%) Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (26.67%) QA Tester
4 4 (26.67%) Java Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) QA Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) WPF Developer
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) WPF
2 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) XSLT
5 1 (6.67%) DHTML
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
5 1 (6.67%) Servlets
5 1 (6.67%) Struts
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (6.67%) WinForms
5 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (6.67%) Struts2
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Scrum
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Load Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Security Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (26.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (6.67%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (26.67%) Scala
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (6.67%) Telerik