The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 60 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing TDD 19 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.40% 1.67% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 2.31% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
TDD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
630 260 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.45% 72.22% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 125 132
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.20 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the North East

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -34 11 £350 +7.69% 18
Durham +3 6 £250 -33.33% 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 31 (93.94%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (63.64%) Spring
4 20 (60.61%) jQuery
5 18 (54.55%) Ruby
6 17 (51.52%) JUnit
7 16 (48.48%) Selenium
8 15 (45.45%) UNIX
8 15 (45.45%) Python
9 14 (42.42%) Scrum
10 13 (39.39%) Subversion
10 13 (39.39%) Web Services
10 13 (39.39%) C#
10 13 (39.39%) HTML
11 12 (36.36%) SQL
11 12 (36.36%) CSS
11 12 (36.36%) SOAP
11 12 (36.36%) HTTP
11 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
11 12 (36.36%) BDD
12 11 (33.33%) REST
12 11 (33.33%) OOP
12 11 (33.33%) OO
12 11 (33.33%) XML
13 10 (30.30%) MySQL
13 10 (30.30%) C++
13 10 (30.30%) PHP
13 10 (30.30%) PHPUnit
13 10 (30.30%) YAML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 8 (24.24%) JBoss
2 6 (18.18%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.03%) Kentico
4 1 (3.03%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) JUnit
2 16 (48.48%) Selenium
3 13 (39.39%) Subversion
4 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 10 (30.30%) PHPUnit
6 9 (27.27%) Maven
7 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
7 8 (24.24%) Hudson
8 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
9 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 6 (18.18%) WebDriver
10 5 (15.15%) RSpec
General
1 3 (9.09%) Games
1 3 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 9 (27.27%) PHP Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Scala Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) Spring
2 20 (60.61%) jQuery
3 13 (39.39%) Web Services
3 13 (39.39%) HTML
4 12 (36.36%) CSS
4 12 (36.36%) SOAP
5 11 (33.33%) REST
5 11 (33.33%) XML
6 10 (30.30%) YAML
6 10 (30.30%) MooTools
6 10 (30.30%) Symfony
6 10 (30.30%) JSON
7 8 (24.24%) JMS
7 8 (24.24%) JPA
7 8 (24.24%) Apache CXF
8 7 (21.21%) Java EE
9 3 (9.09%) J2EE
9 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
10 2 (6.06%) HTML5
10 2 (6.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) GIS
2 2 (6.06%) DTV
3 1 (3.03%) Online Gambling
3 1 (3.03%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) UNIX
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (42.42%) Scrum
3 12 (36.36%) BDD
4 11 (33.33%) OOP
4 11 (33.33%) OO
5 10 (30.30%) Performance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Web Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 5 (15.15%) Release Management
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.09%) MVC
10 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
10 2 (6.06%) Web Design
10 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) Java
2 22 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 18 (54.55%) Ruby
4 15 (45.45%) Python
5 13 (39.39%) C#
6 12 (36.36%) SQL
7 10 (30.30%) C++
7 10 (30.30%) PHP
7 10 (30.30%) PHP5
8 7 (21.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
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