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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 57 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing TDD 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.63% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.09% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£300 - -
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 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
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
587 274 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.56% 73.46% 62.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 129 120
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -22 10 £320 - 7
Teesside - - - -
Durham - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (50.00%) Spring
4 15 (50.00%) Ruby
5 13 (43.33%) JUnit
6 12 (40.00%) UNIX
6 12 (40.00%) Python
7 11 (36.67%) Subversion
7 11 (36.67%) Scrum
7 11 (36.67%) Selenium
7 11 (36.67%) jQuery
7 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
7 11 (36.67%) Scala
7 11 (36.67%) BDD
8 10 (33.33%) HTML
8 10 (33.33%) HTTP
9 9 (30.00%) CSS
9 9 (30.00%) SOAP
9 9 (30.00%) Web Services
10 8 (26.67%) OOP
10 8 (26.67%) C#
10 8 (26.67%) SQL
11 7 (23.33%) J2EE
11 7 (23.33%) OO
11 7 (23.33%) XML
11 7 (23.33%) REST
12 6 (20.00%) PHPUnit
12 6 (20.00%) Symfony
12 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (16.67%) JBoss
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) CMS
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.33%) Jetty
5 1 (3.33%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) JUnit
2 11 (36.67%) Subversion
2 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (20.00%) PHPUnit
4 5 (16.67%) Maven
4 5 (16.67%) RSpec
4 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (13.33%) Hudson
5 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (13.33%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Advertising
3 2 (6.67%) Games
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
2 16 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Scala Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Test Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Test Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) Spring
2 11 (36.67%) jQuery
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
4 9 (30.00%) SOAP
4 9 (30.00%) Web Services
5 7 (23.33%) J2EE
5 7 (23.33%) XML
5 7 (23.33%) REST
6 6 (20.00%) Symfony
6 6 (20.00%) MooTools
6 6 (20.00%) YAML
6 6 (20.00%) JSON
7 5 (16.67%) Java EE
8 4 (13.33%) Apache CXF
8 4 (13.33%) JPA
8 4 (13.33%) JMS
8 4 (13.33%) JSP
9 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
10 1 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) GIS
2 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) UNIX
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Scrum
2 11 (36.67%) BDD
3 8 (26.67%) OOP
4 7 (23.33%) OO
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Web Design
7 4 (13.33%) MVC
8 3 (10.00%) Web Development
8 3 (10.00%) Release Management
8 3 (10.00%) Microservices
9 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) Java
2 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (50.00%) Ruby
4 12 (40.00%) Python
5 11 (36.67%) Scala
6 8 (26.67%) C#
6 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 6 (20.00%) PHP5
7 6 (20.00%) C++
7 6 (20.00%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
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