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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 29 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 83 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.03% 4.59% 4.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.77% 6.32% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 37 31
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£350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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
1226 1012 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.65% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 334
Average daily rate £375 £365 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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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 +3 8 £375 +15.38%
Bolton -7 2 £350 -6.66% 6
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 140 (83.83%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (38.92%) JavaScript
3 64 (38.32%) Scrum
4 63 (37.72%) HTML
5 59 (35.33%) CSS
6 55 (32.93%) Java
7 53 (31.74%) BDD
8 47 (28.14%) MVC
8 47 (28.14%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (26.95%) C#
9 45 (26.95%) .NET
10 42 (25.15%) Web Services
11 41 (24.55%) Software Engineering
12 39 (23.35%) JSON
13 38 (22.75%) OO
14 32 (19.16%) jQuery
14 32 (19.16%) Git (software)
15 31 (18.56%) OOP
16 28 (16.77%) ASP.NET
16 28 (16.77%) SQL
16 28 (16.77%) Kanban
16 28 (16.77%) HTML5
17 26 (15.57%) REST
17 26 (15.57%) CSS3
17 26 (15.57%) Unit Testing
17 26 (15.57%) Subversion
18 25 (14.97%) SQL Server
19 22 (13.17%) RESTful
20 21 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
20 21 (12.57%) AngularJS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (9.58%) Apache
2 10 (5.99%) CMS
3 7 (4.19%) Confluence
3 7 (4.19%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.40%) Node.js
5 3 (1.80%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.80%) Zope
6 2 (1.20%) IIS
6 2 (1.20%) JBoss
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.20%) nginx
6 2 (1.20%) Liferay
6 2 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.20%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.20%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.60%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Drupal
7 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.59%) Mingle
3 3 (1.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) PaaS
2 3 (1.80%) SaaS
2 3 (1.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.19%) Internet
2 8 (4.79%) AMQP
3 3 (1.80%) Skype
3 3 (1.80%) HTTP
4 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.18%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.38%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.59%) MySQL
5 10 (5.99%) Big Data
6 9 (5.39%) RavenDB
6 9 (5.39%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.79%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.99%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (2.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (2.99%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.40%) Cognos Transformer
9 4 (2.40%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (19.16%) Git (software)
2 26 (15.57%) Subversion
3 15 (8.98%) JIRA
4 13 (7.78%) Selenium
5 11 (6.59%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.99%) Hudson
7 9 (5.39%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.79%) Gradle
8 8 (4.79%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.19%) Mercurial
9 7 (4.19%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.19%) Ant
9 7 (4.19%) JUnit
9 7 (4.19%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.99%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.80%) Moq
11 3 (1.80%) Grunt
11 3 (1.80%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.80%) NUnit
11 3 (1.80%) Maven
General
1 15 (8.98%) Finance
2 3 (1.80%) Games
2 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.80%) Publishing
3 2 (1.20%) Electronics
3 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 126 (75.45%) Developer
2 30 (17.96%) .NET Developer
3 17 (10.18%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.18%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.58%) Web Developer
5 15 (8.98%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.99%) PHP Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.39%) Python Developer
8 7 (4.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Mobile Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Python/Django Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Django Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.19%) Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (2.99%) iOS Developer
9 5 (2.99%) Cognos Developer
9 5 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (37.72%) HTML
2 59 (35.33%) CSS
3 45 (26.95%) .NET
4 42 (25.15%) Web Services
5 39 (23.35%) JSON
6 32 (19.16%) jQuery
7 28 (16.77%) ASP.NET
7 28 (16.77%) HTML5
8 26 (15.57%) REST
8 26 (15.57%) CSS3
9 22 (13.17%) RESTful
10 21 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (12.57%) AngularJS
11 18 (10.78%) Ajax
12 17 (10.18%) XML
13 16 (9.58%) Django
14 11 (6.59%) SOAP
15 10 (5.99%) J2EE
15 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (5.39%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.18%) Open Source
2 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.38%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.39%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.19%) NHS
5 6 (3.59%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.40%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.40%) User Experience
6 4 (2.40%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.20%) DTV
8 2 (1.20%) W3C
8 2 (1.20%) Social Network
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.60%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.60%) IPTV
9 1 (0.60%) Robotics
9 1 (0.60%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) Linux
2 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.78%) Android
4 11 (6.59%) Windows
5 10 (5.99%) UNIX
6 7 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (83.83%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (38.32%) Scrum
3 53 (31.74%) BDD
4 47 (28.14%) MVC
4 47 (28.14%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (24.55%) Software Engineering
6 38 (22.75%) OO
7 31 (18.56%) OOP
8 28 (16.77%) Kanban
9 26 (15.57%) Unit Testing
10 18 (10.78%) SOA
11 16 (9.58%) Mentoring
11 16 (9.58%) E-Commerce
12 14 (8.38%) iOS Development
13 12 (7.19%) Web Development
13 12 (7.19%) Project Management
13 12 (7.19%) Android Development
14 11 (6.59%) User Stories
15 10 (5.99%) Configuration Management
16 9 (5.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 65 (38.92%) JavaScript
2 55 (32.93%) Java
3 45 (26.95%) C#
4 28 (16.77%) SQL
5 20 (11.98%) Python
6 19 (11.38%) PHP
7 14 (8.38%) Scala
8 13 (7.78%) Ruby
9 8 (4.79%) XQuery
9 8 (4.79%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.79%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.99%) PHP5
10 5 (2.99%) Groovy
11 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.80%) SPARQL
11 3 (1.80%) Perl
11 3 (1.80%) C
12 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.60%) R
13 1 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) Degree
2 11 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) PMP
4 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCPD
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Puppet
1 7 (4.19%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 14 (8.38%) Microsoft
1 14 (8.38%) Oracle
2 8 (4.79%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.19%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.99%) Cognos
5 3 (1.80%) Zend
6 2 (1.20%) SAP
6 2 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.20%) Facebook
6 2 (1.20%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) hybris
7 1 (0.60%) Kony
7 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.60%) OpenTV
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