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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 54 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +16
Contract jobs citing TDD 60 47 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.27% 6.05% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.98% 7.90% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 12
Median daily rate £450 £398 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £303 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.40 £42.50 £52.25
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -18.66%
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
1205 595 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.83% 76.58% 74.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 353 275
Median daily rate £330 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £553 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.68 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.62% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -35 56 £450 +12.50% 7
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for TDD.

1 86 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (53.76%) Java
3 47 (50.54%) BDD
4 46 (49.46%) JavaScript
5 38 (40.86%) HTML
6 31 (33.33%) CSS
7 26 (27.96%) Data Management
7 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (26.88%) Scrum
9 24 (25.81%) Software Engineering
9 24 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (24.73%) Microservices
11 22 (23.66%) Unit Testing
12 19 (20.43%) Open Source
12 19 (20.43%) Node.js
13 17 (18.28%) Scala
13 17 (18.28%) C#
13 17 (18.28%) Regression Testing
14 16 (17.20%) Python
14 16 (17.20%) Internet
14 16 (17.20%) Test Scripting
14 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
14 16 (17.20%) Spring
14 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
14 16 (17.20%) HTML5
15 15 (16.13%) Quality Management
16 14 (15.05%) Git (software)
16 14 (15.05%) RESTful
17 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
17 12 (12.90%) Front End Development

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (20.43%) Node.js
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.23%) Confluence
3 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) GitHub
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) Internet
2 2 (2.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.08%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.60%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (4.30%) Big Data
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.15%) MySQL
5 2 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.08%) HBase
6 1 (1.08%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Cucumber
2 14 (15.05%) Git (software)
3 11 (11.83%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.75%) Selenium
5 9 (9.68%) gulp
6 6 (6.45%) GitLab
6 6 (6.45%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.38%) Grunt
7 5 (5.38%) Protractor
8 4 (4.30%) JUnit
8 4 (4.30%) RSpec
9 3 (3.23%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.23%) Bower
9 3 (3.23%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.23%) JIRA
9 3 (3.23%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.23%) Mocha
10 2 (2.15%) Subversion
11 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Games
3 4 (4.30%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (58.06%) Developer
2 32 (34.41%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.05%) Software Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Node.js Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Agile Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Tester
7 7 (7.53%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Architect
8 6 (6.45%) HTML Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Java Scala Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Scala Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Web Developer
9 5 (5.38%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (40.86%) HTML
2 31 (33.33%) CSS
3 16 (17.20%) HTML5
3 16 (17.20%) Spring
4 14 (15.05%) RESTful
5 12 (12.90%) .NET
5 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
6 11 (11.83%) Web Services
7 10 (10.75%) Express
7 10 (10.75%) REST
8 9 (9.68%) CSS3
8 9 (9.68%) jQuery
9 8 (8.60%) JSON
10 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET
10 7 (7.53%) Hibernate
11 6 (6.45%) EJS
11 6 (6.45%) XHTML
12 5 (5.38%) Play Framework
12 5 (5.38%) Sass
13 4 (4.30%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Social Media
4 1 (1.08%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Unix
3 5 (5.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (92.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (50.54%) BDD
3 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (27.96%) Data Management
4 25 (26.88%) Scrum
5 24 (25.81%) Software Engineering
6 23 (24.73%) Microservices
7 22 (23.66%) Unit Testing
8 19 (20.43%) Open Source
9 17 (18.28%) Regression Testing
10 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
10 16 (17.20%) Test Scripting
11 15 (16.13%) Quality Management
12 12 (12.90%) Front End Development
13 11 (11.83%) Coaching
14 10 (10.75%) Web Development
15 9 (9.68%) Data Protection
15 9 (9.68%) Kanban
15 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
16 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.76%) Java
2 46 (49.46%) JavaScript
3 17 (18.28%) C#
3 17 (18.28%) Scala
4 16 (17.20%) Python
5 10 (10.75%) Ruby
6 6 (6.45%) C++
7 4 (4.30%) FQL
7 4 (4.30%) PHP
7 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.30%) VB
8 3 (3.23%) C
8 3 (3.23%) Clojure
8 3 (3.23%) Groovy
8 3 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) WCAG
2 5 (5.38%) QA
3 4 (4.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.15%) WAI
5 1 (1.08%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Docker
1 1 (1.08%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.38%) Puppet
2 3 (3.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (4.30%) ServiceNow
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.08%) OpenText
3 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.08%) Vignette