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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 2 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.04% 1.12% 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.72% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 11
Average daily rate
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- £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
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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
136 116 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.83% 65.17% 65.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 57 65
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) ATDD
4 1 (16.67%) NuGet
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WF
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (16.67%) NCover

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) ReSharper
1 1 (16.67%) NCover
1 1 (16.67%) StyleCop
1 1 (16.67%) MSTest
1 1 (16.67%) NDepend
1 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (16.67%) NuGet
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) WF
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) ATDD
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft