The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 35 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 4 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.12% 7.07% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 11.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£273 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
243 118 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 67.88% 64.13% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 67 95
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -21 3 £273 -33.93% 3
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (50.00%) Xcode
2 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Apple
2 3 (50.00%) Animation
2 3 (50.00%) Core Animation
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Appium
3 2 (33.33%) UIKit
3 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
3 2 (33.33%) CocoaPods
3 2 (33.33%) Android Development
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Xcode
2 2 (33.33%) Appium
2 2 (33.33%) CocoaPods
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Android Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Cocoa
1 3 (50.00%) Core Animation
1 3 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (33.33%) UIKit
2 2 (33.33%) REST
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) POSIX
3 1 (16.67%) Pthreads
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Animation
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) iPad
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Android Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
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