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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing TDD 1653 1483 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.81% 5.88% 4.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.84% 7.69% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1237 986
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 £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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
18703 19294 19476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.04% 76.55% 74.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13024 13514 13082
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 223 235 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +3 341 £455 -4.21% 146
Bromley +9 9 £413 - 6
Canary Wharf +11 5 £575 +5.02%
Croydon +2 4 £700 +75.00% 3
Westminster 0 2 £610 -
Hammersmith 0 2 £372 +19.04% 2
Hounslow -5 2 £450 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 - 2
Romford - 2 £500 -
Osterley - 2 £490 -
Docklands, London +7 1 £575 +4.54%
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 5
Surbiton - 1 - - 1
Teddington - 1 £450 - 1
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Hornchurch - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1395 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1360 (42.38%) BDD
3 1323 (41.23%) Java
4 1167 (36.37%) Scrum
5 1124 (35.03%) JavaScript
6 1078 (33.59%) HTML
7 912 (28.42%) C#
8 840 (26.18%) CSS
9 813 (25.33%) .NET
10 775 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
11 767 (23.90%) OO
12 708 (22.06%) MVC
13 608 (18.95%) HTML5
14 607 (18.92%) Web Services
15 603 (18.79%) SQL
16 487 (15.18%) SQL Server
17 480 (14.96%) jQuery
18 466 (14.52%) Git (software)
19 461 (14.37%) ASP.NET
19 461 (14.37%) Spring
20 458 (14.27%) XML
21 454 (14.15%) AngularJS
22 446 (13.90%) Cucumber
23 445 (13.87%) Finance
24 424 (13.21%) Ruby
25 405 (12.62%) CSS3
26 396 (12.34%) E-Commerce
27 389 (12.12%) Linux
27 389 (12.12%) RESTful
28 351 (10.94%) Pair Programming

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 251 (7.82%) Node.js
2 210 (6.54%) CMS
3 89 (2.77%) Apache
4 79 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 57 (1.78%) IIS
6 54 (1.68%) Umbraco
7 53 (1.65%) WebLogic
8 44 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 43 (1.34%) Confluence
10 41 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
10 41 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
11 34 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
12 25 (0.78%) Apache Solr
13 24 (0.75%) SharePoint
14 15 (0.47%) Jetty
15 14 (0.44%) nginx
16 13 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
17 12 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
18 11 (0.34%) Apache Pig
18 11 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 109 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 27 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 17 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.31%) MS Office
6 9 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.16%) MS Project
8 2 (0.062%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.41%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.37%) RMDS
3 10 (0.31%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.12%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.093%) Magento
8 2 (0.062%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.062%) Endur
8 2 (0.062%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.062%) CA Clarity
9 1 (0.031%) SiteCatalyst
9 1 (0.031%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.031%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 73 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (0.75%) PaaS
5 22 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (0.59%) GitHub
7 18 (0.56%) SaaS
8 13 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (0.22%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.19%) Heroku
12 5 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.093%) IaaS
14 2 (0.062%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 2 (0.062%) Joyent
15 1 (0.031%) Force.com
15 1 (0.031%) Office 365
15 1 (0.031%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.031%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 104 (3.24%) HTTP
2 55 (1.71%) Internet
3 19 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.28%) Intranet
5 8 (0.25%) DNS
6 7 (0.22%) AMQP
6 7 (0.22%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.22%) VoIP
7 6 (0.19%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.16%) SSL
8 5 (0.16%) DVB
8 5 (0.16%) SMTP
9 4 (0.12%) MVNO
9 4 (0.12%) LDAP
10 3 (0.093%) DAB
10 3 (0.093%) SNMP
11 2 (0.062%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.062%) SSH
11 2 (0.062%) FTP
11 2 (0.062%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 487 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 258 (8.04%) MySQL
3 254 (7.92%) NoSQL
4 252 (7.85%) MongoDB
5 139 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 118 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 97 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 95 (2.96%) Big Data
9 65 (2.03%) Oracle Database
10 62 (1.93%) Hadoop
11 60 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 56 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
13 44 (1.37%) Redis
14 43 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 40 (1.25%) RavenDB
15 40 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
16 35 (1.09%) RDBMS
16 35 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
17 32 (1.00%) CouchDB
18 30 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 466 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 446 (13.90%) Cucumber
3 329 (10.25%) Subversion
4 326 (10.16%) Selenium
5 238 (7.42%) Jenkins
6 212 (6.61%) Maven
7 204 (6.36%) JUnit
8 199 (6.20%) TeamCity
9 187 (5.83%) WebDriver
10 174 (5.42%) Jasmine
11 170 (5.30%) JIRA
12 132 (4.11%) Visual Studio
13 129 (4.02%) NUnit
14 124 (3.86%) SpecFlow
15 121 (3.77%) Hudson
16 95 (2.96%) Mockito
17 87 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
18 86 (2.68%) JBehave
19 75 (2.34%) Ant
20 73 (2.27%) WATIR
General
1 445 (13.87%) Finance
2 327 (10.19%) Banking
3 214 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 183 (5.70%) Front Office
5 116 (3.61%) Retail
6 83 (2.59%) Games
7 68 (2.12%) Back Office
8 58 (1.81%) Marketing
9 50 (1.56%) Publishing
10 39 (1.22%) Advertising
10 39 (1.22%) Telecoms
11 21 (0.65%) Legal
11 21 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.44%) Law
13 10 (0.31%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.25%) Electronics
14 8 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.16%) Billing
16 4 (0.12%) Local Government
17 3 (0.093%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2399 (74.76%) Developer
2 606 (18.88%) Java Developer
3 364 (11.34%) .NET Developer
4 359 (11.19%) Senior Developer
5 324 (10.10%) C# Developer
6 163 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 154 (4.80%) Analyst
8 146 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
9 141 (4.39%) Tester
10 138 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
11 129 (4.02%) PHP Developer
11 129 (4.02%) Web Developer
12 118 (3.68%) Python Developer
13 87 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
14 84 (2.62%) Software Engineer
15 82 (2.56%) Ruby Developer
16 81 (2.52%) Agile Java Developer
16 81 (2.52%) Test Analyst
17 76 (2.37%) ASP.NET Developer
18 72 (2.24%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1078 (33.59%) HTML
2 840 (26.18%) CSS
3 813 (25.33%) .NET
4 608 (18.95%) HTML5
5 607 (18.92%) Web Services
6 480 (14.96%) jQuery
7 461 (14.37%) ASP.NET
7 461 (14.37%) Spring
8 458 (14.27%) XML
9 454 (14.15%) AngularJS
10 405 (12.62%) CSS3
11 389 (12.12%) RESTful
12 303 (9.44%) REST
13 293 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 275 (8.57%) Backbone.js
15 268 (8.35%) JSON
16 255 (7.95%) .NET Framework
17 248 (7.73%) Ajax
18 235 (7.32%) Hibernate
19 226 (7.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 300 (9.35%) Open Source
2 145 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 131 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 94 (2.93%) Social Media
5 86 (2.68%) Derivative
6 79 (2.46%) Fixed Income
7 74 (2.31%) iPad
8 68 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 68 (2.12%) Digital Media
9 66 (2.06%) Credit Risk
10 59 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
11 58 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 43 (1.34%) iPhone
13 42 (1.31%) Visualisation
14 40 (1.25%) Online Games
15 38 (1.18%) Equities
16 36 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
17 33 (1.03%) Market Risk
18 30 (0.93%) N-Tier
19 29 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 389 (12.12%) Linux
2 179 (5.58%) UNIX
3 170 (5.30%) Windows
4 155 (4.83%) Android
5 140 (4.36%) Apple iOS
6 29 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.44%) Solaris
9 13 (0.41%) CentOS
9 13 (0.41%) AIX
10 8 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.093%) Windows Phone 7
13 3 (0.093%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.062%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.062%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1395 (43.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1360 (42.38%) BDD
3 1167 (36.37%) Scrum
4 775 (24.15%) Continuous Integration
5 767 (23.90%) OO
6 708 (22.06%) MVC
7 396 (12.34%) E-Commerce
8 351 (10.94%) Pair Programming
9 297 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 296 (9.22%) Test Automation
10 296 (9.22%) Kanban
11 255 (7.95%) Unit Testing
12 198 (6.17%) OOP
13 186 (5.80%) User Stories
14 185 (5.77%) Multithreading
15 179 (5.58%) Automated Testing
16 175 (5.45%) SOA
17 173 (5.39%) Web Development
18 132 (4.11%) Content Management
19 131 (4.08%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1323 (41.23%) Java
2 1124 (35.03%) JavaScript
3 912 (28.42%) C#
4 603 (18.79%) SQL
5 424 (13.21%) Ruby
6 284 (8.85%) Python
7 237 (7.39%) PHP
8 210 (6.54%) Scala
9 159 (4.95%) Groovy
10 156 (4.86%) C++
11 86 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 80 (2.49%) Objective-C
13 67 (2.09%) PL/SQL
14 65 (2.03%) C
15 57 (1.78%) Shell Script
16 49 (1.53%) Clojure
17 42 (1.31%) Perl
18 36 (1.12%) PHP5
19 26 (0.81%) Bash Shell
19 26 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 250 (7.79%) Degree
2 57 (1.78%) Security Cleared
3 43 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 30 (0.93%) ISEB
5 13 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.19%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.16%) MCSD
9 5 (0.16%) MBA
10 4 (0.12%) MCSE
11 3 (0.093%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.093%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.062%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.062%) CFA
12 2 (0.062%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.062%) CBAP
13 1 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.031%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.031%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (10.60%) QA
2 13 (0.41%) Basel III
3 6 (0.19%) SLA
4 3 (0.093%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.031%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (0.34%) Varnish
2 5 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.12%) HDFS
3 4 (0.12%) vCloud
4 3 (0.093%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.031%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.031%) RHEV
6 1 (0.031%) Docker
Systems Management
1 62 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 58 (1.81%) Puppet
3 21 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.44%) Capistrano
5 13 (0.41%) Salt
6 12 (0.37%) Ansible
7 11 (0.34%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.22%) Nagios
9 6 (0.19%) Oozie
10 5 (0.16%) Control-M
11 4 (0.12%) logstash
12 3 (0.093%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.062%) Kibana
13 2 (0.062%) OpenIDM
14 1 (0.031%) OpenSSO
14 1 (0.031%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.031%) Cacti
14 1 (0.031%) WMI
14 1 (0.031%) CA LISA
14 1 (0.031%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 317 (9.88%) Oracle
2 264 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 108 (3.37%) JBoss
4 96 (2.99%) Zend
5 56 (1.75%) Google
6 53 (1.65%) Sybase
7 51 (1.59%) TIBCO
8 46 (1.43%) Sitecore
9 43 (1.34%) Adobe
10 41 (1.28%) ATG
11 40 (1.25%) Perforce
12 39 (1.22%) Endeca
13 34 (1.06%) EPiServer
14 27 (0.84%) Rackspace
15 23 (0.72%) Atlassian
16 21 (0.65%) ION Trading
17 20 (0.62%) Informatica
17 20 (0.62%) Business Objects
18 18 (0.56%) Twitter
19 17 (0.53%) Facebook
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