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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 12 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 7.41% - 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.36% - 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £413 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88 115 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 65.19% 74.68% 71.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 67 79
Average daily rate £413 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.22% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £95.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 10 (62.50%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) WPF
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Sybase
5 4 (25.00%) MySQL
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) N-Tier
5 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Scala
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Typemock
6 3 (18.75%) NMock
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (12.50%) WinForms
7 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) NMock
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.25%) Xcode
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Consultant
4 3 (18.75%) Consultant
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) WPF Developer
6 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior iOS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) WPF
3 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) J2EE
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (6.25%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5
6 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
6 1 (6.25%) Zend Framework
6 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
6 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (6.25%) Cocoa
6 1 (6.25%) Middleware
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) BDD
3 3 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (18.75%) Scala
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCTS
1 1 (6.25%) MCPD
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Sybase
2 3 (18.75%) Typemock
3 1 (6.25%) Zend
3 1 (6.25%) Telerik
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle