The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 32 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 66 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.66% 4.87% 4.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 6.93% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 54
Average daily rate £369 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.34% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1014 678 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.66% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 330 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £457 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.38 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £77.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 10 £375 - 7
Salford -3 4 £325 +0.77% 2
Stockport - 1 - - 6
Wigan - 1 £388 - 1
Oldham - 1 £388 - 1
Altrincham - - - - 3
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 63 (51.22%) HTML
2 60 (48.78%) JavaScript
2 60 (48.78%) CSS
3 56 (45.53%) C#
4 52 (42.28%) .NET
5 45 (36.59%) Java
6 43 (34.96%) Scrum
7 40 (32.52%) MVC
7 40 (32.52%) BDD
8 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (27.64%) ASP.NET
9 32 (26.02%) OO
9 32 (26.02%) Ruby
10 30 (24.39%) SQL Server
11 27 (21.95%) OOP
11 27 (21.95%) Software Engineering
11 27 (21.95%) jQuery
12 26 (21.14%) Web Services
13 25 (20.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (16.26%) PHP
14 20 (16.26%) OOD
14 20 (16.26%) HTML5
15 19 (15.45%) CSS3
15 19 (15.45%) WCF
15 19 (15.45%) Finance
16 17 (13.82%) XML
16 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
17 16 (13.01%) Spring
18 15 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
19 14 (11.38%) Ajax

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (6.50%) CMS
2 6 (4.88%) MQSeries
2 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.88%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.88%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (4.88%) Escenic
3 4 (3.25%) Apache
4 2 (1.63%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (0.81%) Node.js
5 1 (0.81%) WordPress
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.44%) Mingle
4 2 (1.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.32%) HTTP
2 4 (3.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.57%) MySQL
3 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.88%) Big Data
4 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.07%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.44%) RavenDB
5 3 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.63%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.38%) Subversion
2 14 (11.38%) Visual Studio
3 13 (10.57%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.69%) Selenium
4 7 (5.69%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.88%) Grunt
6 5 (4.07%) Hudson
6 5 (4.07%) RSpec
6 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.07%) NUnit
6 5 (4.07%) Maven
7 4 (3.25%) PHPUnit
8 3 (2.44%) Mocha
8 3 (2.44%) Mercurial
8 3 (2.44%) QUnit
8 3 (2.44%) Jasmine
8 3 (2.44%) JIRA
8 3 (2.44%) JUnit
9 2 (1.63%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (15.45%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Games
3 5 (4.07%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (70.73%) Developer
2 21 (17.07%) .NET Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Analyst
4 15 (12.20%) Software Engineer
5 14 (11.38%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.76%) Front-End Developer
6 12 (9.76%) Java Developer
7 11 (8.94%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Programmer
10 6 (4.88%) Java Programmer
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Developer Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Tester
10 6 (4.88%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Java Programmer
10 6 (4.88%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (51.22%) HTML
2 60 (48.78%) CSS
3 52 (42.28%) .NET
4 34 (27.64%) ASP.NET
5 27 (21.95%) jQuery
6 26 (21.14%) Web Services
7 25 (20.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 20 (16.26%) HTML5
9 19 (15.45%) CSS3
9 19 (15.45%) WCF
10 17 (13.82%) XML
11 16 (13.01%) Spring
12 15 (12.20%) Ruby on Rails
13 14 (11.38%) Ajax
14 13 (10.57%) SOAP
15 9 (7.32%) .NET Framework
15 9 (7.32%) J2EE
15 9 (7.32%) Struts
15 9 (7.32%) JSF
16 8 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Open Source
2 6 (4.88%) Interactive TV
3 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.25%) IPTV
4 4 (3.25%) New Media
4 4 (3.25%) Kindle
5 3 (2.44%) MHEG
5 3 (2.44%) BBC
6 2 (1.63%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
6 2 (1.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.81%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.81%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.81%) iDTV
7 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
1 3 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.96%) Scrum
2 40 (32.52%) MVC
2 40 (32.52%) BDD
3 34 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (26.02%) OO
5 27 (21.95%) OOP
5 27 (21.95%) Software Engineering
6 20 (16.26%) OOD
7 14 (11.38%) Unit Testing
7 14 (11.38%) UML
8 10 (8.13%) Project Management
8 10 (8.13%) Kanban
9 9 (7.32%) Web Development
9 9 (7.32%) CRM
10 8 (6.50%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.69%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (5.69%) Integration Testing
11 7 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.69%) Web Design
12 6 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 60 (48.78%) JavaScript
2 56 (45.53%) C#
3 45 (36.59%) Java
4 32 (26.02%) Ruby
5 20 (16.26%) PHP
6 12 (9.76%) SQL
7 10 (8.13%) T-SQL
8 8 (6.50%) Scala
9 7 (5.69%) Apex Code
10 5 (4.07%) C++
11 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.44%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.81%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.07%) Degree
2 2 (1.63%) ISEB
3 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) PMP
3 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) QA
2 4 (3.25%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.88%) JBoss
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle
3 4 (3.25%) Zend
4 3 (2.44%) hybris
4 3 (2.44%) OpenTV
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