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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 22 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 49 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.29% 2.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.48% 3.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 0
Average daily rate
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£395 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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
578 426 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.20% 73.32% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 269 82
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 8 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.75 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 +23 46 £398 +13.57% 10
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 43 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (73.21%) Java
3 32 (57.14%) Open Source
4 27 (48.21%) BDD
4 27 (48.21%) NoSQL
5 26 (46.43%) RESTful
6 25 (44.64%) MongoDB
7 21 (37.50%) Web Services
8 19 (33.93%) XML
8 19 (33.93%) Spring
8 19 (33.93%) QA
9 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
9 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (32.14%) HTML
10 17 (30.36%) SQL
10 17 (30.36%) Scrum
10 17 (30.36%) Selenium
11 16 (28.57%) Scala
12 15 (26.79%) Ruby
13 14 (25.00%) Project Management
14 13 (23.21%) HTML5
14 13 (23.21%) Agile Project Management
15 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
15 11 (19.64%) Puppet
15 11 (19.64%) Kanban
15 11 (19.64%) JIRA
15 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
15 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
16 10 (17.86%) JSON

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (16.07%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Fireworks
1 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (48.21%) NoSQL
2 25 (44.64%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) Redis
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (30.36%) Selenium
2 11 (19.64%) JIRA
3 9 (16.07%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.93%) WATIR
4 5 (8.93%) Sahi
4 5 (8.93%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.14%) JUnit
5 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.36%) Maven
7 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.57%) Hudson
8 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.79%) JBehave
8 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
3 12 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 11 (19.64%) Architect
5 9 (16.07%) Technical Architect
6 8 (14.29%) QA Analyst
7 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Architect
8 6 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Digital Architect
8 6 (10.71%) Digital Technical Architect
9 5 (8.93%) Senior Technical Architect
9 5 (8.93%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) Programme Manager
10 4 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Tester
11 2 (3.57%) Front-End Web Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (46.43%) RESTful
2 21 (37.50%) Web Services
3 19 (33.93%) XML
3 19 (33.93%) Spring
4 18 (32.14%) HTML
5 13 (23.21%) HTML5
6 10 (17.86%) JSON
7 9 (16.07%) CSS
7 9 (16.07%) Django
8 7 (12.50%) J2EE
9 6 (10.71%) jQuery
10 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
10 5 (8.93%) .NET
11 4 (7.14%) JSP
11 4 (7.14%) Java EE
11 4 (7.14%) CSS3
12 3 (5.36%) Ajax
12 3 (5.36%) JMS
13 2 (3.57%) SOAP
13 2 (3.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) Open Source
2 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.71%) User Experience
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) GIS
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (76.79%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (48.21%) BDD
3 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
3 18 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
5 14 (25.00%) Project Management
6 13 (23.21%) Agile Project Management
7 11 (19.64%) Kanban
7 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Mentoring
8 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.93%) Web Development
10 5 (8.93%) MVC
11 4 (7.14%) Pair Programming
11 4 (7.14%) Coaching
12 3 (5.36%) Analytics
12 3 (5.36%) Software Delivery
12 3 (5.36%) Product Management
12 3 (5.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 41 (73.21%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) SQL
3 16 (28.57%) Scala
4 15 (26.79%) Ruby
5 11 (19.64%) JavaScript
6 9 (16.07%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) XPath
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) Clojure
7 1 (1.79%) Groovy
7 1 (1.79%) C#
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Puppet
1 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (1.79%) SaltStack
1 1 (1.79%) Nuxeo
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle
1 1 (1.79%) IBM
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