The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 20 37
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.93% 1.23% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 1.77% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£325 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
296 113 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 78.93% 69.75% 70.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 60 101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 8
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 20 (95.24%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) JUnit
3 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
4 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
4 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
4 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Ruby
4 10 (47.62%) Selenium
5 9 (42.86%) jQuery
5 9 (42.86%) Web Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 9 (42.86%) Spring
5 9 (42.86%) RSpec
5 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 8 (38.10%) HTML
6 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
6 8 (38.10%) QA
7 7 (33.33%) User Stories
8 6 (28.57%) Maven
8 6 (28.57%) Games
8 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 5 (23.81%) CSS
9 5 (23.81%) JBoss
9 5 (23.81%) GIS
9 5 (23.81%) JMS
9 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
9 5 (23.81%) JPA
9 5 (23.81%) Scala

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) JUnit
2 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (47.62%) WebDriver
3 10 (47.62%) Cucumber
3 10 (47.62%) Selenium
4 9 (42.86%) RSpec
5 6 (28.57%) Maven
6 5 (23.81%) Hudson
6 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (28.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Test Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) CMS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Spring
1 9 (42.86%) jQuery
2 8 (38.10%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) CSS
3 5 (23.81%) JPA
3 5 (23.81%) Apache CXF
3 5 (23.81%) JMS
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) DHTML
5 3 (14.29%) Struts
5 3 (14.29%) JSF
5 3 (14.29%) Ajax
5 3 (14.29%) Java EE
5 3 (14.29%) Spring MVC
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.76%) .NET
7 1 (4.76%) Spring Web Flow
7 1 (4.76%) Spring Batch
7 1 (4.76%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Web Testing
2 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) User Stories
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) Release Management
7 1 (4.76%) Kanban
7 1 (4.76%) BDD
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) Ruby
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) Scala
5 4 (19.05%) C#
5 4 (19.05%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) JBoss
2 3 (14.29%) hybris
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Sitecore