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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 42 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing TDD 19 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.18% 1.60% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 2.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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
447 259 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.87% 68.88% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 129 140
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 24
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -16 11 £325 - 9
Durham 0 6 £250 -33.33% 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (57.58%) JUnit
2 19 (57.58%) Spring
2 19 (57.58%) Ruby
2 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 19 (57.58%) jQuery
3 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
4 13 (39.39%) C#
4 13 (39.39%) Python
5 12 (36.36%) Web Services
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (36.36%) Scrum
5 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
6 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 11 (33.33%) HTML
6 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Web Testing
7 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
7 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
7 10 (30.30%) RSpec
8 9 (27.27%) QA
8 9 (27.27%) BDD
8 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
8 9 (27.27%) UNIX
8 9 (27.27%) SQL
9 8 (24.24%) MySQL
9 8 (24.24%) C++
9 8 (24.24%) PHP

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (15.15%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 2 (6.06%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Kentico
3 1 (3.03%) Sitefinity
3 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) MySQL
2 3 (9.09%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 19 (57.58%) JUnit
1 19 (57.58%) Selenium
2 12 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 11 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 11 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 10 (30.30%) RSpec
5 8 (24.24%) Maven
5 8 (24.24%) Subversion
5 8 (24.24%) PHPUnit
5 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
6 7 (21.21%) Hudson
6 7 (21.21%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (21.21%) Games
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Java Developer
2 7 (21.21%) PHP Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Hybris Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Test Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) Spring
1 19 (57.58%) jQuery
2 12 (36.36%) Web Services
3 11 (33.33%) HTML
4 8 (24.24%) XML
4 8 (24.24%) CSS
4 8 (24.24%) SOAP
4 8 (24.24%) JSON
4 8 (24.24%) Symfony
4 8 (24.24%) MooTools
4 8 (24.24%) YAML
4 8 (24.24%) REST
5 7 (21.21%) JPA
5 7 (21.21%) Apache CXF
5 7 (21.21%) JMS
6 5 (15.15%) Java EE
7 3 (9.09%) Spring MVC
7 3 (9.09%) Struts
7 3 (9.09%) DHTML
7 3 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) GIS
2 2 (6.06%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (36.36%) Scrum
2 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Web Testing
3 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
4 9 (27.27%) BDD
4 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 8 (24.24%) OOP
5 8 (24.24%) OO
5 8 (24.24%) Performance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) User Stories
6 5 (15.15%) Release Management
7 4 (12.12%) MVC
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Web Development
9 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
9 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) Java
2 19 (57.58%) Ruby
3 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
4 13 (39.39%) C#
4 13 (39.39%) Python
5 9 (27.27%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) C++
6 8 (24.24%) PHP
6 8 (24.24%) PHP5
7 6 (18.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) JBoss
2 3 (9.09%) hybris
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
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