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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 36 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.47% 0.48% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 0.66% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
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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
257 151 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 75.59% 72.95% 64.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 88 41
Average daily rate £410 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +22.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 9
Average hourly rate £17.66 £25.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.36% +32.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.55 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £28.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (66.67%) Scala
4 8 (53.33%) Ruby
4 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) JUnit
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) UNIX
6 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (33.33%) Python
6 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (26.67%) J2EE
7 4 (26.67%) Web Design
7 4 (26.67%) HTTP
7 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
7 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (26.67%) Marketing
7 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (26.67%) Subversion
7 4 (26.67%) Spring
7 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (26.67%) QA
7 4 (26.67%) Selenium
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (6.67%) Jetty
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JUnit
2 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) RSpec
2 4 (26.67%) WebDriver
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Advertising
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
4 1 (6.67%) Publishing
4 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Scala Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) J2EE
3 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 3 (20.00%) JSP
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (6.67%) HTML5
6 1 (6.67%) REST
6 1 (6.67%) CSS3
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) JAX-RS
6 1 (6.67%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Online Gambling
3 1 (6.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (26.67%) Web Design
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Web Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) OO
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) Scala
3 8 (53.33%) Ruby
3 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle