The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West / Manchester
Rank 28 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 72 148 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.33% 8.18% 6.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.43% 9.60% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 113 72
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +15.94%

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
1120 1541 1157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.84% 85.14% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 897 698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -16 8 £425 - 1
Stockport - 2 - - 4
Oldham +3 1 £400 +41.59% 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for TDD.

1 168 (80.38%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (66.99%) BDD
3 108 (51.67%) Java
4 104 (49.76%) JavaScript
5 90 (43.06%) Scrum
6 60 (28.71%) HTML
7 58 (27.75%) AngularJS
8 52 (24.88%) Git (software)
9 51 (24.40%) Software Engineering
10 50 (23.92%) SQL
11 48 (22.97%) CSS
12 47 (22.49%) Node.js
13 46 (22.01%) Cucumber
14 45 (21.53%) Web Services
15 43 (20.57%) REST
16 41 (19.62%) RESTful
17 36 (17.22%) C#
18 35 (16.75%) Linux
19 33 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (15.31%) Python
20 32 (15.31%) HTML5
21 31 (14.83%) Scala
22 30 (14.35%) JUnit
22 30 (14.35%) NoSQL
23 29 (13.88%) Kanban
24 28 (13.40%) JIRA
24 28 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
24 28 (13.40%) React
25 27 (12.92%) High Availability
25 27 (12.92%) Ruby

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.26%) GeoServer
2 6 (2.87%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.39%) CMS
4 4 (1.91%) Confluence
5 3 (1.44%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.96%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.48%) DNN
7 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.48%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) Kentico
7 1 (0.48%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.83%) GitHub
4 7 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.91%) Slack
6 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.96%) PaaS
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.57%) HTTP
2 3 (1.44%) Internet
3 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.96%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.48%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.35%) NoSQL
2 21 (10.05%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.22%) MySQL
4 11 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.83%) Big Data
5 8 (3.83%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.44%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.44%) HDInsight
9 3 (1.44%) Spark SQL
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.96%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (24.88%) Git (software)
2 46 (22.01%) Cucumber
3 30 (14.35%) JUnit
4 28 (13.40%) JIRA
5 22 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 20 (9.57%) Maven
6 20 (9.57%) Selenium
7 13 (6.22%) Gradle
8 12 (5.74%) Jasmine
9 11 (5.26%) JBehave
9 11 (5.26%) Subversion
10 9 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (4.31%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.83%) gulp
11 8 (3.83%) Mercurial
12 6 (2.87%) Mocha
13 5 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (2.39%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (1.91%) Babel
14 4 (1.91%) PhantomJS
General
1 21 (10.05%) Games
2 19 (9.09%) Finance
3 7 (3.35%) Banking
4 5 (2.39%) Marketing
5 4 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.44%) Electronics
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 150 (71.77%) Developer
2 48 (22.97%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.92%) Senior Developer
4 23 (11.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 18 (8.61%) Software Engineer
6 15 (7.18%) .NET Developer
7 13 (6.22%) Agile Developer
7 13 (6.22%) Tester
8 11 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (4.78%) Agile Java Developer
9 10 (4.78%) Android Developer
9 10 (4.78%) Scala Developer
10 9 (4.31%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.83%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (3.35%) Analyst
12 7 (3.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (3.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.71%) HTML
2 58 (27.75%) AngularJS
3 48 (22.97%) CSS
4 47 (22.49%) Node.js
5 45 (21.53%) Web Services
6 43 (20.57%) REST
7 41 (19.62%) RESTful
8 32 (15.31%) HTML5
9 28 (13.40%) React
10 27 (12.92%) .NET
11 25 (11.96%) Spring
12 22 (10.53%) Apache Cordova
12 22 (10.53%) JSON
13 21 (10.05%) XML
14 20 (9.57%) ASP.NET
15 19 (9.09%) jQuery
16 15 (7.18%) CSS3
16 15 (7.18%) Hibernate
17 12 (5.74%) Sass
17 12 (5.74%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 18 (8.61%) User Experience
3 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.87%) Mobile Games
5 3 (1.44%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.44%) Interactive TV
5 3 (1.44%) MHEG
6 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.96%) IPTV
6 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.96%) New Media
6 2 (0.96%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.96%) Wiki
7 1 (0.48%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.75%) Linux
2 27 (12.92%) Android
3 17 (8.13%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.35%) Unix
5 4 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.91%) Windows
6 1 (0.48%) VME
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (80.38%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (66.99%) BDD
3 90 (43.06%) Scrum
4 51 (24.40%) Software Engineering
5 33 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (13.88%) Kanban
7 27 (12.92%) High Availability
7 27 (12.92%) OO
8 26 (12.44%) MVC
9 25 (11.96%) Open Source
9 25 (11.96%) Pair Programming
10 19 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (7.18%) Android Development
11 15 (7.18%) Microservices
12 14 (6.70%) Data Migration
12 14 (6.70%) Migration
12 14 (6.70%) OOP
12 14 (6.70%) Web Development
13 13 (6.22%) Project Management
13 13 (6.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 108 (51.67%) Java
2 104 (49.76%) JavaScript
3 50 (23.92%) SQL
4 36 (17.22%) C#
5 32 (15.31%) Python
6 31 (14.83%) Scala
7 27 (12.92%) Ruby
8 13 (6.22%) ES6
8 13 (6.22%) PHP
9 12 (5.74%) Groovy
10 9 (4.31%) Clojure
11 7 (3.35%) C++
12 5 (2.39%) F#
12 5 (2.39%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.44%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.44%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.96%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (5.74%) Degree
2 6 (2.87%) ISEB
3 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) MCP
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.39%) Docker
2 4 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.96%) yum
3 1 (0.48%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (5.26%) ESRI
2 9 (4.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.83%) Oracle
4 5 (2.39%) Twitter
5 4 (1.91%) Google
5 4 (1.91%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.44%) OpenTV
6 3 (1.44%) SAP
7 2 (0.96%) HP
7 2 (0.96%) Perforce
7 2 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.96%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.48%) Alterian
8 1 (0.48%) Capita
8 1 (0.48%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.48%) Facebook
8 1 (0.48%) ICL
8 1 (0.48%) Sybase
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