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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs citing TDD 80 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.28% 4.20% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.19% 5.96% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 28
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +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
1113 873 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.42% 70.46% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 446 351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 42
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.30 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.98% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.69 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 6 £400 -5.88%
Bolton -10 2 £350 -6.66% 6
Stockport - 2 £335 - 5
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 141 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (39.88%) HTML
2 67 (39.88%) JavaScript
3 66 (39.29%) Scrum
4 63 (37.50%) CSS
5 59 (35.12%) Java
6 54 (32.14%) BDD
7 49 (29.17%) Web Services
8 44 (26.19%) JSON
9 42 (25.00%) MVC
10 41 (24.40%) .NET
11 40 (23.81%) C#
12 37 (22.02%) Software Engineering
13 36 (21.43%) REST
14 35 (20.83%) OO
15 33 (19.64%) Git (software)
15 33 (19.64%) HTML5
16 32 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (17.86%) Subversion
17 30 (17.86%) CSS3
18 28 (16.67%) jQuery
19 27 (16.07%) OOP
20 25 (14.88%) ASP.NET
21 24 (14.29%) SQL Server
22 23 (13.69%) SQL
22 23 (13.69%) Kanban
23 22 (13.10%) RESTful
23 22 (13.10%) Linux
23 22 (13.10%) AngularJS
24 21 (12.50%) Unit Testing

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (10.71%) Apache
2 10 (5.95%) CMS
3 9 (5.36%) Node.js
4 7 (4.17%) Confluence
4 7 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.38%) nginx
5 4 (2.38%) Liferay
5 4 (2.38%) JBoss
5 4 (2.38%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (1.79%) Zope
7 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.19%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.19%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.19%) IIS
7 2 (1.19%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.60%) EPiServer CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Drupal
8 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) Mingle
3 3 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) SaaS
2 4 (2.38%) PaaS
3 3 (1.79%) IaaS
3 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) Internet
2 8 (4.76%) AMQP
3 6 (3.57%) HTTP
4 3 (1.79%) Skype
5 2 (1.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.14%) MySQL
5 10 (5.95%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.95%) Oracle Database
6 9 (5.36%) Big Data
6 9 (5.36%) RavenDB
7 6 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.79%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.19%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.19%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 30 (17.86%) Subversion
3 15 (8.93%) JIRA
4 14 (8.33%) Selenium
5 12 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 11 (6.55%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.95%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.76%) Mercurial
8 8 (4.76%) Gradle
9 7 (4.17%) Hudson
9 7 (4.17%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.17%) Ant
9 7 (4.17%) JUnit
9 7 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.98%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.38%) RSpec
11 4 (2.38%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.79%) Moq
12 3 (1.79%) NUnit
13 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (5.95%) Finance
2 3 (1.79%) Games
2 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.79%) Publishing
2 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.19%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Front Office
4 1 (0.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 120 (71.43%) Developer
2 27 (16.07%) .NET Developer
3 18 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 16 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 13 (7.74%) Senior Developer
5 13 (7.74%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.95%) PHP Developer
7 9 (5.36%) Architect
7 9 (5.36%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (4.76%) Tester
8 8 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
9 7 (4.17%) iOS Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.17%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.57%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (39.88%) HTML
2 63 (37.50%) CSS
3 49 (29.17%) Web Services
4 44 (26.19%) JSON
5 41 (24.40%) .NET
6 36 (21.43%) REST
7 33 (19.64%) HTML5
8 30 (17.86%) CSS3
9 28 (16.67%) jQuery
10 25 (14.88%) ASP.NET
11 22 (13.10%) RESTful
11 22 (13.10%) AngularJS
12 19 (11.31%) Ajax
13 16 (9.52%) XML
13 16 (9.52%) SOAP
13 16 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (8.33%) J2EE
15 13 (7.74%) Spring
16 11 (6.55%) Ruby on Rails
17 9 (5.36%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.90%) Open Source
2 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.36%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.17%) NHS
6 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.98%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.38%) User Experience
9 3 (1.79%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.79%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.19%) Social Network
10 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.19%) W3C
10 2 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.60%) Linked Data
11 1 (0.60%) DTV
11 1 (0.60%) Robotics
11 1 (0.60%) IPTV
11 1 (0.60%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.10%) Linux
2 18 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 16 (9.52%) Android
4 11 (6.55%) Windows
5 8 (4.76%) UNIX
6 7 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (83.93%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (39.29%) Scrum
3 54 (32.14%) BDD
4 42 (25.00%) MVC
5 37 (22.02%) Software Engineering
6 35 (20.83%) OO
7 32 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (16.07%) OOP
9 23 (13.69%) Kanban
10 21 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 18 (10.71%) SOA
12 17 (10.12%) iOS Development
12 17 (10.12%) Mentoring
13 16 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 15 (8.93%) Android Development
15 11 (6.55%) User Stories
15 11 (6.55%) Mobile Development
15 11 (6.55%) Web Development
16 10 (5.95%) Pair Programming
16 10 (5.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (39.88%) JavaScript
2 59 (35.12%) Java
3 40 (23.81%) C#
4 23 (13.69%) SQL
5 19 (11.31%) PHP
6 17 (10.12%) Ruby
7 15 (8.93%) Python
8 13 (7.74%) Scala
9 8 (4.76%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.57%) Groovy
10 6 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.98%) C
11 5 (2.98%) PHP5
12 4 (2.38%) XQuery
13 3 (1.79%) Perl
13 3 (1.79%) SPARQL
14 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.19%) C++
14 2 (1.19%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Degree
2 12 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.19%) PMP
4 2 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.38%) Squid
2 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Vagrant
1 7 (4.17%) Puppet
2 4 (2.38%) Capistrano
2 4 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.60%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.14%) Oracle
3 8 (4.76%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.79%) SAP
5 3 (1.79%) Zend
6 2 (1.19%) HP
6 2 (1.19%) Adobe
6 2 (1.19%) Facebook
6 2 (1.19%) Twitter
6 2 (1.19%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.60%) Kony
7 1 (0.60%) hybris
7 1 (0.60%) OpenTV
7 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
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