The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 23 23 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing TDD 127 87 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.91% 6.22% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.46% 8.03% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 71 31
Average daily rate £413 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
TDD
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford 0 15 £425 +13.33%
Bolton -3 5 £325 +8.33% 3
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 228 (83.82%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (51.84%) Scrum
3 132 (48.53%) Java
4 114 (41.91%) JavaScript
5 106 (38.97%) BDD
6 88 (32.35%) Web Services
7 68 (25.00%) SQL
8 67 (24.63%) HTML
9 65 (23.90%) CSS
10 63 (23.16%) REST
11 62 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (21.69%) Git (software)
12 59 (21.69%) RESTful
13 56 (20.59%) MVC
14 54 (19.85%) C#
14 54 (19.85%) Software Engineering
15 51 (18.75%) HTML5
16 50 (18.38%) AngularJS
16 50 (18.38%) JSON
17 49 (18.01%) Scala
18 48 (17.65%) XML
19 46 (16.91%) .NET
20 44 (16.18%) NoSQL
21 41 (15.07%) QA
21 41 (15.07%) Subversion
22 40 (14.71%) OO
23 39 (14.34%) jQuery
24 38 (13.97%) Linux
25 36 (13.24%) OOP
25 36 (13.24%) Selenium

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (5.15%) Node.js
2 6 (2.21%) Apache
3 5 (1.84%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.10%) CMS
5 3 (1.10%) JBoss
5 3 (1.10%) nginx
6 2 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.04%) GitHub
3 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.03%) HTTP
2 13 (4.78%) Bluetooth
3 10 (3.68%) Internet
4 2 (0.74%) Intranet
5 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.18%) NoSQL
2 29 (10.66%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.78%) MySQL
5 10 (3.68%) Big Data
5 10 (3.68%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.57%) GIS
7 7 (2.57%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.47%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.74%) DB2
10 2 (0.74%) QGIS
10 2 (0.74%) Redis
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 59 (21.69%) Git (software)
2 41 (15.07%) Subversion
3 36 (13.24%) Selenium
4 22 (8.09%) JIRA
5 20 (7.35%) Cucumber
6 14 (5.15%) Gradle
7 13 (4.78%) Jenkins
8 12 (4.41%) Mercurial
8 12 (4.41%) Visual Studio
9 10 (3.68%) JBehave
9 10 (3.68%) Maven
10 9 (3.31%) JUnit
11 8 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.94%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.57%) MSTest
13 6 (2.21%) Jasmine
13 6 (2.21%) JsTestDriver
13 6 (2.21%) QUnit
14 5 (1.84%) NUnit
14 5 (1.84%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (5.15%) Finance
2 9 (3.31%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Games
4 4 (1.47%) Legal
5 3 (1.10%) Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 211 (77.57%) Developer
2 80 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 30 (11.03%) .NET Developer
3 30 (11.03%) Agile Developer
4 26 (9.56%) Agile Java Developer
5 24 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 22 (8.09%) Senior Developer
7 21 (7.72%) C# Developer
8 19 (6.99%) Scala Developer
9 18 (6.62%) Software Developer
9 18 (6.62%) Software Engineer
10 17 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (5.15%) Architect
12 12 (4.41%) Android Developer
12 12 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (4.41%) Java Scala Developer
13 10 (3.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.68%) HTML Developer
13 10 (3.68%) iOS Developer
14 9 (3.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (32.35%) Web Services
2 67 (24.63%) HTML
3 65 (23.90%) CSS
4 63 (23.16%) REST
5 59 (21.69%) RESTful
6 51 (18.75%) HTML5
7 50 (18.38%) AngularJS
7 50 (18.38%) JSON
8 48 (17.65%) XML
9 46 (16.91%) .NET
10 39 (14.34%) jQuery
11 32 (11.76%) ASP.NET
12 31 (11.40%) CSS3
13 30 (11.03%) Spring
14 27 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 21 (7.72%) SOAP
16 17 (6.25%) React
17 15 (5.51%) Backbone.js
17 15 (5.51%) XSLT
18 13 (4.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.04%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (2.94%) User Experience
3 6 (2.21%) Animation
3 6 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.21%) IPTV
3 6 (2.21%) N-Tier
4 5 (1.84%) Digital Media
5 4 (1.47%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.10%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.10%) MHEG
7 2 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.74%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (0.74%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.74%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.74%) iPad
7 2 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (0.74%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.97%) Linux
2 26 (9.56%) Android
3 23 (8.46%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.78%) Windows
5 6 (2.21%) AIX
5 6 (2.21%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.21%) Unix
5 6 (2.21%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.21%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.74%) CentOS
6 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.74%) openSUSE
7 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (83.82%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (51.84%) Scrum
3 106 (38.97%) BDD
4 62 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (20.59%) MVC
6 54 (19.85%) Software Engineering
7 40 (14.71%) OO
8 36 (13.24%) OOP
9 33 (12.13%) Pair Programming
10 32 (11.76%) SDLC
11 31 (11.40%) High Availability
12 26 (9.56%) Open Source
13 25 (9.19%) Kanban
14 21 (7.72%) E-Commerce
15 18 (6.62%) Software Testing
16 17 (6.25%) Service Delivery
16 17 (6.25%) SOA
16 17 (6.25%) Unit Testing
17 15 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (5.15%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 132 (48.53%) Java
2 114 (41.91%) JavaScript
3 68 (25.00%) SQL
4 54 (19.85%) C#
5 49 (18.01%) Scala
6 31 (11.40%) C++
6 31 (11.40%) Python
7 20 (7.35%) C
8 18 (6.62%) Objective-C
9 11 (4.04%) Groovy
10 9 (3.31%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.47%) PHP
11 4 (1.47%) Ruby
12 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.74%) ES6
13 2 (0.74%) Perl
13 2 (0.74%) VBA
14 1 (0.37%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.51%) Degree
3 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.10%) ISEB
5 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.74%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.07%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.10%) Capistrano
1 3 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.84%) ESRI
2 5 (1.84%) Oracle
3 2 (0.74%) BEA
3 2 (0.74%) OpenTV
3 2 (0.74%) Telerik
3 2 (0.74%) Twitter
4 1 (0.37%) Assembla
4 1 (0.37%) Facebook
4 1 (0.37%) Red Gate
4 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
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