The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 23 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing TDD 1589 1451 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.60% 5.79% 4.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.50% 7.47% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1224 998
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £586 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
TDD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18702 19426 19753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.66% 77.51% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13186 13576 13307
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 245 371
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in London

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in London

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in London

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the London region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in London

TDD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 318 £450 -5.26% 153
Bromley +8 9 £413 -
Croydon +3 7 £463 +15.62% 2
Canary Wharf +16 5 £575 -3.36%
Docklands, London +13 2 £575 +4.54%
Hammersmith -1 2 £372 +14.46% 2
Hounslow -7 2 £495 +10.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 - 2
Westminster - 2 £610 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Romford - 1 £550 -
Surbiton - 1 - - 1
Teddington - 1 £450 - 2
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2653 (81.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1354 (41.67%) Java
2 1354 (41.67%) BDD
3 1187 (36.53%) Scrum
4 1153 (35.49%) JavaScript
5 1076 (33.12%) HTML
6 887 (27.30%) C#
7 846 (26.04%) CSS
8 796 (24.50%) .NET
9 794 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
10 776 (23.88%) OO
11 731 (22.50%) MVC
12 627 (19.30%) HTML5
13 607 (18.68%) Web Services
14 594 (18.28%) SQL
15 482 (14.84%) Git (software)
16 477 (14.68%) Finance
17 475 (14.62%) jQuery
18 473 (14.56%) XML
19 471 (14.50%) SQL Server
20 464 (14.28%) AngularJS
21 462 (14.22%) Spring
22 451 (13.88%) ASP.NET
23 416 (12.80%) Linux
24 412 (12.68%) Ruby
25 400 (12.31%) CSS3
26 392 (12.07%) Cucumber
26 392 (12.07%) E-Commerce
27 373 (11.48%) RESTful
28 354 (10.90%) Pair Programming

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 256 (7.88%) Node.js
2 192 (5.91%) CMS
3 121 (3.72%) Apache
4 90 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 58 (1.79%) IIS
6 57 (1.75%) Confluence
7 54 (1.66%) WebLogic
8 52 (1.60%) Umbraco
9 48 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 40 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 38 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
12 33 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (0.86%) Apache Solr
14 26 (0.80%) SharePoint
15 23 (0.71%) nginx
16 16 (0.49%) Jetty
17 14 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
17 14 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
17 14 (0.43%) Drupal
17 14 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 16 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.25%) MS Office
5 6 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.092%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.062%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.031%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.031%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.40%) RMDS
2 11 (0.34%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.062%) Endur
6 2 (0.062%) CA Clarity
6 2 (0.062%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.031%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.031%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.031%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.031%) Summit
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (0.71%) PaaS
5 21 (0.65%) GitHub
6 20 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.49%) SaaS
8 13 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.22%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.18%) Heroku
12 5 (0.15%) Google Compute Engine
13 4 (0.12%) Joyent
14 3 (0.092%) IaaS
15 2 (0.062%) AWS Data Pipeline
16 1 (0.031%) Force.com
16 1 (0.031%) Trello
16 1 (0.031%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.031%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.20%) HTTP
2 52 (1.60%) Internet
3 22 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.49%) Intranet
5 10 (0.31%) SSL
6 8 (0.25%) DNS
6 8 (0.25%) VoIP
6 8 (0.25%) AMQP
7 7 (0.22%) Wireshark
7 7 (0.22%) SNMP
7 7 (0.22%) MVNO
8 5 (0.15%) SMTP
9 4 (0.12%) SSH
9 4 (0.12%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.12%) LDAP
9 4 (0.12%) DVB
10 3 (0.092%) DAB
10 3 (0.092%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.062%) Firewall
11 2 (0.062%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 471 (14.50%) SQL Server
2 275 (8.46%) MySQL
3 247 (7.60%) NoSQL
4 243 (7.48%) MongoDB
5 154 (4.74%) Relational Database
6 112 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 99 (3.05%) Big Data
8 92 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 66 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 62 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
11 59 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 55 (1.69%) Redis
13 52 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 45 (1.39%) RDBMS
15 42 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 36 (1.11%) RavenDB
17 31 (0.95%) CouchDB
17 31 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 31 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 30 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 482 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 392 (12.07%) Cucumber
3 328 (10.10%) Subversion
4 296 (9.11%) Selenium
5 238 (7.33%) Jenkins
6 237 (7.29%) Maven
7 188 (5.79%) Jasmine
8 186 (5.72%) JIRA
9 185 (5.69%) JUnit
10 184 (5.66%) TeamCity
11 155 (4.77%) WebDriver
12 141 (4.34%) NUnit
13 125 (3.85%) SpecFlow
14 123 (3.79%) Visual Studio
15 107 (3.29%) Hudson
16 84 (2.59%) Ant
17 82 (2.52%) Mockito
18 76 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
19 71 (2.19%) JBehave
20 65 (2.00%) Grunt
General
1 477 (14.68%) Finance
2 343 (10.56%) Banking
3 220 (6.77%) Investment Banking
4 195 (6.00%) Front Office
5 115 (3.54%) Retail
6 93 (2.86%) Games
7 61 (1.88%) Back Office
8 59 (1.82%) Marketing
9 45 (1.39%) Publishing
10 44 (1.35%) Telecoms
11 39 (1.20%) Advertising
12 27 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.46%) Legal
14 12 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.28%) Law
15 9 (0.28%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.25%) Electronics
17 4 (0.12%) Local Government
18 3 (0.092%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.092%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2475 (76.18%) Developer
2 634 (19.51%) Java Developer
3 375 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 342 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 324 (9.97%) C# Developer
6 156 (4.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 147 (4.52%) Front-End Developer
8 143 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
9 142 (4.37%) Python Developer
10 135 (4.16%) PHP Developer
11 132 (4.06%) Web Developer
11 132 (4.06%) Analyst
12 126 (3.88%) Tester
13 92 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
14 83 (2.55%) Software Engineer
14 83 (2.55%) Scala Developer
15 81 (2.49%) Agile Java Developer
16 80 (2.46%) Ruby Developer
17 78 (2.40%) Architect
18 70 (2.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1076 (33.12%) HTML
2 846 (26.04%) CSS
3 796 (24.50%) .NET
4 627 (19.30%) HTML5
5 607 (18.68%) Web Services
6 475 (14.62%) jQuery
7 473 (14.56%) XML
8 464 (14.28%) AngularJS
9 462 (14.22%) Spring
10 451 (13.88%) ASP.NET
11 400 (12.31%) CSS3
12 373 (11.48%) RESTful
13 304 (9.36%) REST
14 291 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 283 (8.71%) Backbone.js
16 281 (8.65%) JSON
17 251 (7.73%) Ajax
18 245 (7.54%) Hibernate
19 239 (7.36%) .NET Framework
20 218 (6.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 313 (9.63%) Open Source
2 172 (5.29%) User Experience
3 150 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 144 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 142 (4.37%) Mobile App
6 90 (2.77%) Social Media
7 86 (2.65%) Derivative
8 77 (2.37%) Fixed Income
9 74 (2.28%) Digital Media
10 71 (2.19%) iPad
11 62 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 62 (1.91%) Credit Risk
11 62 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
12 61 (1.88%) Inversion of Control
13 44 (1.35%) Visualisation
14 41 (1.26%) iPhone
15 40 (1.23%) Equities
16 39 (1.20%) Online Games
17 32 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
18 31 (0.95%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 416 (12.80%) Linux
2 202 (6.22%) UNIX
3 170 (5.23%) Windows
4 153 (4.71%) Android
5 134 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 28 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (0.83%) Mac OS X
8 18 (0.55%) Solaris
9 14 (0.43%) CentOS
10 13 (0.40%) AIX
11 11 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.25%) Windows Phone
13 7 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.12%) Debian
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.092%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.062%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.062%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2653 (81.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1354 (41.67%) BDD
3 1187 (36.53%) Scrum
4 794 (24.44%) Continuous Integration
5 776 (23.88%) OO
6 731 (22.50%) MVC
7 392 (12.07%) E-Commerce
8 354 (10.90%) Pair Programming
9 302 (9.30%) Kanban
10 282 (8.68%) Software Engineering
11 258 (7.94%) Test Automation
12 250 (7.69%) Unit Testing
13 209 (6.43%) User Stories
14 201 (6.19%) Automated Testing
15 200 (6.16%) OOP
16 185 (5.69%) SOA
17 181 (5.57%) Multithreading
18 172 (5.29%) Web Development
19 142 (4.37%) DevOps
20 133 (4.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1354 (41.67%) Java
2 1153 (35.49%) JavaScript
3 887 (27.30%) C#
4 594 (18.28%) SQL
5 412 (12.68%) Ruby
6 316 (9.73%) Python
7 256 (7.88%) PHP
8 236 (7.26%) Scala
9 172 (5.29%) C++
10 135 (4.16%) Groovy
11 78 (2.40%) Objective-C
12 76 (2.34%) T-SQL
13 72 (2.22%) C
14 61 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 54 (1.66%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.32%) Clojure
17 42 (1.29%) Perl
18 39 (1.20%) PHP5
19 30 (0.92%) XAML
20 27 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 257 (7.91%) Degree
2 56 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 41 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 19 (0.58%) ISEB
5 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.15%) MCSD
8 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.12%) MCSE
9 3 (0.092%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.092%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.062%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.062%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.031%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.031%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.031%) PhD
11 1 (0.031%) MCP
11 1 (0.031%) MCAD
11 1 (0.031%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (10.28%) QA
2 15 (0.46%) Basel III
3 6 (0.18%) SLA
4 3 (0.092%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (0.58%) Varnish
2 5 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.15%) HDFS
3 4 (0.12%) vCloud
4 3 (0.092%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.062%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.062%) Docker
6 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.031%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 74 (2.28%) Puppet
2 73 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.49%) Ansible
4 14 (0.43%) Capistrano
4 14 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (0.40%) Salt
6 12 (0.37%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.22%) Control-M
7 7 (0.22%) Nagios
7 7 (0.22%) Oozie
8 6 (0.18%) YUM
9 4 (0.12%) logstash
9 4 (0.12%) Graylog2
10 3 (0.092%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.062%) Kibana
11 2 (0.062%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.031%) OpenSSO
12 1 (0.031%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.031%) Cacti
12 1 (0.031%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 312 (9.60%) Oracle
2 261 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 115 (3.54%) JBoss
4 96 (2.95%) Zend
5 66 (2.03%) Google
6 57 (1.75%) Sybase
7 49 (1.51%) TIBCO
8 46 (1.42%) Sitecore
9 40 (1.23%) ATG
10 38 (1.17%) Adobe
10 38 (1.17%) Perforce
11 37 (1.14%) Endeca
12 36 (1.11%) EPiServer
13 32 (0.98%) Atlassian
14 30 (0.92%) Rackspace
15 21 (0.65%) Red Hat
15 21 (0.65%) Informatica
16 19 (0.58%) Twitter
17 17 (0.52%) ION Trading
17 17 (0.52%) Facebook
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Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
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