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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 24 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 87 67 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.19% 5.80% 4.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% 7.84% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 36 30
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £294 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £394 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £28.13 £27.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +18.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
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
1000 855 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.17% 74.03% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 450 431
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 49
Average hourly rate £16.75 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Salford -1 7 £375 - 1
Stockport - - - - 8
Altrincham - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 5
Cheadle - - - -
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 133 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (44.10%) JavaScript
3 68 (42.24%) HTML
4 64 (39.75%) CSS
4 64 (39.75%) Scrum
5 60 (37.27%) C#
6 54 (33.54%) MVC
7 50 (31.06%) .NET
8 45 (27.95%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (24.22%) BDD
10 38 (23.60%) jQuery
11 36 (22.36%) OO
12 35 (21.74%) Java
12 35 (21.74%) Git (software)
13 34 (21.12%) SQL Server
13 34 (21.12%) OOP
14 33 (20.50%) HTML5
15 31 (19.25%) Ajax
16 29 (18.01%) Software Engineering
16 29 (18.01%) Python
16 29 (18.01%) ASP.NET
17 28 (17.39%) Web Services
18 25 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (15.53%) Unit Testing
19 24 (14.91%) Kanban
20 21 (13.04%) Ruby
20 21 (13.04%) CSS3
21 20 (12.42%) Finance
21 20 (12.42%) PHP
22 19 (11.80%) Django

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.97%) Apache
2 6 (3.73%) Node.js
3 4 (2.48%) Orchard CMS
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.48%) IIS
3 4 (2.48%) CMS
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.86%) nginx
5 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.62%) Mule
6 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.62%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) IaaS
1 2 (1.24%) SaaS
1 2 (1.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.11%) Internet
2 3 (1.86%) AMQP
3 2 (1.24%) HTTP
4 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.83%) RavenDB
4 10 (6.21%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.59%) MySQL
6 8 (4.97%) Big Data
6 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.73%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.11%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (3.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.48%) Couchbase
10 4 (2.48%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (2.48%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.48%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.94%) JIRA
3 11 (6.83%) NUnit
4 9 (5.59%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.97%) Jasmine
5 8 (4.97%) Visual Studio
5 8 (4.97%) Subversion
5 8 (4.97%) Mercurial
6 7 (4.35%) Hudson
7 6 (3.73%) Bower
7 6 (3.73%) Grunt
7 6 (3.73%) CasperJS
8 5 (3.11%) Selenium
8 5 (3.11%) Calabash
8 5 (3.11%) PhantomJS
8 5 (3.11%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.86%) RSpec
10 3 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (12.42%) Finance
2 5 (3.11%) Games
3 3 (1.86%) Publishing
3 3 (1.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.24%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Electronics
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 123 (76.40%) Developer
2 29 (18.01%) .NET Developer
3 24 (14.91%) Senior Developer
4 17 (10.56%) C# Developer
5 12 (7.45%) Python Developer
6 10 (6.21%) Django Developer
6 10 (6.21%) Python/Django Developer
6 10 (6.21%) Web Developer
6 10 (6.21%) Front-End Developer
7 9 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.97%) Analyst
8 8 (4.97%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.97%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.35%) iOS Developer
10 6 (3.73%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.73%) Architect
11 5 (3.11%) Cognos Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (3.11%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (42.24%) HTML
2 64 (39.75%) CSS
3 50 (31.06%) .NET
4 38 (23.60%) jQuery
5 33 (20.50%) HTML5
6 31 (19.25%) Ajax
7 29 (18.01%) ASP.NET
8 28 (17.39%) Web Services
9 25 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (13.04%) CSS3
11 19 (11.80%) Django
12 18 (11.18%) JSON
12 18 (11.18%) XHTML
13 16 (9.94%) XML
14 14 (8.70%) RESTful
14 14 (8.70%) WCF
14 14 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
15 13 (8.07%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (6.21%) PyQt
16 10 (6.21%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Open Source
2 13 (8.07%) User Experience
3 12 (7.45%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.59%) Digital Media
5 8 (4.97%) NHS
6 5 (3.11%) Animation
6 5 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.48%) iPhone
7 4 (2.48%) iPad
8 3 (1.86%) W3C
8 3 (1.86%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.86%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.62%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.62%) Derivative
10 1 (0.62%) IPTV
10 1 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.45%) Linux
2 10 (6.21%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.59%) Android
3 9 (5.59%) UNIX
4 8 (4.97%) Windows
5 2 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (39.75%) Scrum
3 54 (33.54%) MVC
4 45 (27.95%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (24.22%) BDD
6 36 (22.36%) OO
7 34 (21.12%) OOP
8 29 (18.01%) Software Engineering
9 25 (15.53%) Unit Testing
10 24 (14.91%) Kanban
11 17 (10.56%) Mentoring
12 16 (9.94%) SOA
13 15 (9.32%) Pair Programming
14 13 (8.07%) E-Commerce
15 9 (5.59%) Software Testing
15 9 (5.59%) Project Management
15 9 (5.59%) User Stories
15 9 (5.59%) Responsive Web Design
15 9 (5.59%) iOS Development
16 8 (4.97%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (44.10%) JavaScript
2 60 (37.27%) C#
3 35 (21.74%) Java
4 29 (18.01%) Python
5 21 (13.04%) Ruby
6 20 (12.42%) PHP
7 15 (9.32%) Scala
7 15 (9.32%) SQL
8 12 (7.45%) T-SQL
9 10 (6.21%) Objective-C
10 9 (5.59%) C++
11 6 (3.73%) XQuery
12 3 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.86%) PHP5
13 2 (1.24%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.62%) XAML
14 1 (0.62%) Perl
14 1 (0.62%) VB
14 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.21%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) ISEB
4 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.62%) MCPD
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.48%) Puppet
2 3 (1.86%) Capistrano
2 3 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.24%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.97%) Oracle
3 5 (3.11%) Cognos
3 5 (3.11%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.86%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.24%) Appcelerator
5 2 (1.24%) Zend
6 1 (0.62%) Google
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) HP
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