The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 17 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs citing TDD 21 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.14% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.40% 0.36% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 1
Median daily rate £600 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +59.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.51 £38.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.92% -0.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
202 275 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.29% 82.83% 71.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 161 95
Median daily rate £480 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Merseyside region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
Liverpool +24 21 £600 +71.42% 3
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for TDD.

1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (66.67%) Java
3 17 (56.67%) Scrum
4 16 (53.33%) BDD
5 12 (40.00%) Spring
5 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (40.00%) Oracle
6 11 (36.67%) .NET
6 11 (36.67%) CSS
6 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
6 11 (36.67%) Microservices
6 11 (36.67%) DevOps
6 11 (36.67%) API Design
7 10 (33.33%) Linux
7 10 (33.33%) HTML
8 9 (30.00%) Kanban
8 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (30.00%) RESTful
8 9 (30.00%) Front End Development
9 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
9 8 (26.67%) Open Source
9 8 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
9 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
10 7 (23.33%) Spring Boot
10 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 7 (23.33%) MySQL
11 6 (20.00%) VMware
11 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
11 6 (20.00%) Coaching

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) DNN
2 1 (3.33%) Immediacy CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Kentico
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Sitefinity
2 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
1 8 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 7 (23.33%) MySQL
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.33%) DB2
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.67%) Grunt
3 2 (6.67%) gulp
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Moq
4 1 (3.33%) NuGet
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Java Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Principal Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Senior Agile Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Java Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Principal .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Principal Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Coach
7 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum Master
7 2 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) Spring
2 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) CSS
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) RESTful
5 7 (23.33%) Spring Boot
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (13.33%) J2EE
7 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.67%) CSS3
8 2 (6.67%) HTML5
8 2 (6.67%) jQuery
8 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (6.67%) XML
9 1 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (3.33%) JSON
9 1 (3.33%) NHibernate
9 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (3.33%) Blog
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) Scrum
3 16 (53.33%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) API Design
4 11 (36.67%) DevOps
4 11 (36.67%) Microservices
5 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (30.00%) Front End Development
5 9 (30.00%) Kanban
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (26.67%) Open Source
7 6 (20.00%) Coaching
7 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (16.67%) MVC
8 5 (16.67%) Pair Programming
9 4 (13.33%) OOD
10 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (10.00%) OO
11 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 2 (6.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCAD
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) MCSD
1 1 (3.33%) MCTS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.33%) Alterian
4 1 (3.33%) Ektron
4 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (3.33%) Sybase