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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 19 37
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Contract jobs citing TDD 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.36% 1.42% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.96% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £325
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 £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
355 102 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 83.73% 72.34% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 60 99
Average daily rate £375 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 8
Average hourly rate £21.80 £17.00 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.90 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

TDD
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

TDD
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

TDD
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 21 (95.45%) Java
2 17 (77.27%) JUnit
3 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
5 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
5 10 (45.45%) Spring
5 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 10 (45.45%) Ruby
5 10 (45.45%) Selenium
6 9 (40.91%) HTML
6 9 (40.91%) RSpec
6 9 (40.91%) jQuery
6 9 (40.91%) Web Testing
6 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
6 9 (40.91%) Automation Testing
7 8 (36.36%) QA
7 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
8 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 7 (31.82%) User Stories
9 6 (27.27%) CSS
9 6 (27.27%) Maven
9 6 (27.27%) Games
10 5 (22.73%) GIS
10 5 (22.73%) Web Services
10 5 (22.73%) JBoss
10 5 (22.73%) JMS
10 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
10 5 (22.73%) Hudson

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) JUnit
2 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 10 (45.45%) Selenium
4 9 (40.91%) RSpec
5 6 (27.27%) Maven
6 5 (22.73%) Hudson
6 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (27.27%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Spring
2 9 (40.91%) jQuery
2 9 (40.91%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 5 (22.73%) JPA
4 5 (22.73%) Apache CXF
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) JMS
5 3 (13.64%) JSF
5 3 (13.64%) Ajax
5 3 (13.64%) Java EE
5 3 (13.64%) Spring MVC
5 3 (13.64%) DHTML
5 3 (13.64%) Struts
5 3 (13.64%) J2EE
6 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 1 (4.55%) JAXB
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.55%) .NET
7 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Web Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 9 (40.91%) Automation Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 7 (31.82%) User Stories
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) MVC
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.64%) Web Development
7 3 (13.64%) Release Management
8 2 (9.09%) BDD
9 1 (4.55%) Kanban
9 1 (4.55%) SOA
9 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) Ruby
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) Scala
5 4 (18.18%) C#
5 4 (18.18%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) hybris
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore