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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 46 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.85% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 0.73% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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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
400 137 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 82.14% 72.49% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 77 66
Average daily rate £421 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.26% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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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

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

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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 24 December 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 24 December 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 18 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) Scala
4 9 (50.00%) Ruby
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (44.44%) JUnit
6 7 (38.89%) HTML
7 6 (33.33%) CSS
7 6 (33.33%) Python
7 6 (33.33%) Spring
8 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Selenium
8 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 5 (27.78%) UNIX
8 5 (27.78%) Linux
8 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 5 (27.78%) RSpec
8 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
8 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
8 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
8 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
9 4 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 4 (22.22%) J2EE
9 4 (22.22%) HTTP
9 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
9 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 4 (22.22%) Software Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (11.11%) JBoss
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) RSpec
2 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 4 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (11.11%) Maven
4 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 4 (22.22%) Marketing
2 3 (16.67%) Advertising
3 2 (11.11%) Games
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (55.56%) Java Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Scala Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE
4 3 (16.67%) JSP
4 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (11.11%) JMS
5 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 2 (11.11%) Java EE
5 2 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (11.11%) JPA
5 2 (11.11%) Apache CXF
6 1 (5.56%) RESTful
6 1 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (5.56%) JAX-RS
6 1 (5.56%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Online Gambling
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) UNIX
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (22.22%) Web Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Web Design
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Web Development
4 3 (16.67%) Microservices
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) OOP
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (61.11%) Scala
3 9 (50.00%) Ruby
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle