The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 19 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.99% 2.92% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 4.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
TDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 94 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 69.54% 68.61% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 32 49
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £228 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £475 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) DOM
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) Dojo
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) Rundeck
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Confluence
4 1 (14.29%) yum

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (14.29%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Ajax
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) Dojo
1 2 (28.57%) DOM
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) jQuery
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Guice
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Rundeck
2 1 (14.29%) yum
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Google