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 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 14 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 26 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.52% 0.31% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.32% 0.40% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 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 £416 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
252 252 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.62% 78.75% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 156 117
Median daily rate £468 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 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
Liverpool +17 25 £600 +71.42%
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for TDD.

1 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (63.64%) Java
3 18 (54.55%) Scrum
4 15 (45.45%) BDD
5 12 (36.36%) .NET
5 12 (36.36%) Oracle
5 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 12 (36.36%) DevOps
6 11 (33.33%) Microservices
6 11 (33.33%) API Design
6 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 11 (33.33%) Spring
7 10 (30.30%) HTML
7 10 (30.30%) Linux
7 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (27.27%) RESTful
8 9 (27.27%) Front End Development
8 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 9 (27.27%) CSS
9 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (24.24%) Kanban
9 8 (24.24%) Open Source
10 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
10 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
10 7 (21.21%) Spring Boot
10 7 (21.21%) SQL
10 7 (21.21%) MySQL
11 6 (18.18%) C#
11 6 (18.18%) MVC
11 6 (18.18%) OOD

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 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) DNN
2 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.03%) Immediacy CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Kentico
2 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Sitefinity
2 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
1 7 (21.21%) MySQL
1 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.06%) Grunt
3 2 (6.06%) gulp
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Moq
4 1 (3.03%) NUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Java Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Developer
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Java Developer
4 9 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 9 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 9 (27.27%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (24.24%) Senior Agile Developer
5 8 (24.24%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 6 (18.18%) Principal Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Java Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Principal .NET Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Principal Java Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Scrum Master
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum Master
8 2 (6.06%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) Spring
3 10 (30.30%) HTML
4 9 (27.27%) CSS
4 9 (27.27%) RESTful
5 7 (21.21%) Spring Boot
6 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 4 (12.12%) J2EE
8 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 3 (9.09%) HTML5
9 2 (6.06%) CSS3
9 2 (6.06%) jQuery
9 2 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (6.06%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
10 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (3.03%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Fintech
2 1 (3.03%) Blog
2 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (54.55%) Scrum
3 15 (45.45%) BDD
4 12 (36.36%) DevOps
5 11 (33.33%) API Design
5 11 (33.33%) Microservices
6 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (27.27%) Front End Development
8 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (24.24%) Kanban
8 8 (24.24%) Open Source
9 6 (18.18%) Coaching
9 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 6 (18.18%) MVC
9 6 (18.18%) OOD
10 5 (15.15%) Pair Programming
11 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 3 (9.09%) OO
12 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (6.06%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) Java
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) MCAD
1 1 (3.03%) MCP
1 1 (3.03%) MCSD
1 1 (3.03%) MCTS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Alterian
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Perforce
3 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.03%) Sybase