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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 28 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 41 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.33% 2.85% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 3.61% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £65.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-38.69% +100.76%
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Tyne and Wear

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
520 277 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 80.25% 78.92% 73.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 198 60
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 63 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (72.22%) Java
3 39 (54.17%) Open Source
4 35 (48.61%) RESTful
5 33 (45.83%) Scrum
6 30 (41.67%) NoSQL
7 29 (40.28%) Selenium
8 28 (38.89%) MongoDB
9 27 (37.50%) QA
9 27 (37.50%) Test Automation
10 26 (36.11%) Ruby
10 26 (36.11%) BDD
11 24 (33.33%) Scala
12 21 (29.17%) Web Services
13 20 (27.78%) JSON
13 20 (27.78%) Automated Testing
14 19 (26.39%) Kanban
14 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
15 18 (25.00%) Python
15 18 (25.00%) HTML
15 18 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (23.61%) SQL
16 17 (23.61%) XML
17 16 (22.22%) Project Management
18 15 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
19 14 (19.44%) Spring
20 13 (18.06%) JIRA
20 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
20 13 (18.06%) HTML5
21 12 (16.67%) Puppet

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (13.89%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (1.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Photoshop
1 3 (4.17%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (41.67%) NoSQL
2 28 (38.89%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.39%) Redis
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 29 (40.28%) Selenium
2 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
3 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
3 13 (18.06%) JIRA
4 11 (15.28%) WebDriver
5 10 (13.89%) RSpec
5 10 (13.89%) JUnit
6 5 (6.94%) HP UFT
6 5 (6.94%) WATIR
6 5 (6.94%) Sahi
7 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.39%) Maven
8 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.39%) JBehave
8 1 (1.39%) Hudson
8 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Architect
2 15 (20.83%) Technical Architect
3 14 (19.44%) Developer
4 13 (18.06%) Analyst
5 12 (16.67%) Digital Architect
6 10 (13.89%) Digital Technical Architect
7 9 (12.50%) Senior Architect
8 8 (11.11%) QA Analyst
8 8 (11.11%) Senior Technical Architect
8 8 (11.11%) Test Engineer
9 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
9 7 (9.72%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (9.72%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (6.94%) Programme Manager
11 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Quality Analyst
12 4 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
12 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
12 4 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (48.61%) RESTful
2 21 (29.17%) Web Services
3 20 (27.78%) JSON
4 18 (25.00%) HTML
5 17 (23.61%) XML
6 14 (19.44%) Spring
7 13 (18.06%) HTML5
8 11 (15.28%) Django
9 8 (11.11%) CSS
10 5 (6.94%) .NET
11 3 (4.17%) J2EE
11 3 (4.17%) jQuery
11 3 (4.17%) REST
11 3 (4.17%) CSS3
11 3 (4.17%) Hibernate
11 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.78%) Sass
12 2 (2.78%) JMS
12 2 (2.78%) Ajax
12 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) User Experience
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) GIS
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (54.17%) Open Source
3 33 (45.83%) Scrum
4 27 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 26 (36.11%) BDD
6 20 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 19 (26.39%) Kanban
8 18 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (22.22%) Project Management
10 15 (20.83%) Agile Project Management
11 11 (15.28%) Mentoring
12 9 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 9 (12.50%) Web Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
14 7 (9.72%) User Stories
15 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
16 5 (6.94%) Web Development
16 5 (6.94%) Coaching
17 4 (5.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (72.22%) Java
2 26 (36.11%) Ruby
3 24 (33.33%) Scala
4 18 (25.00%) Python
5 17 (23.61%) SQL
6 9 (12.50%) C#
7 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) XPath
8 1 (1.39%) Groovy
8 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.39%) Clojure
8 1 (1.39%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) Puppet
1 12 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle
1 1 (1.39%) IBM
1 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (1.39%) SaltStack