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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 49 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing TDD 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.29% 0.77% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.08% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
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
420 278 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 67.85% 71.65% 61.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 147 85
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 23
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.19 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 29 January 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 -6 5 £250 - 12
Teesside - - - -
Durham - - - - 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (96.30%) Java
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 14 (51.85%) Ruby
5 11 (40.74%) Spring
5 11 (40.74%) UNIX
5 11 (40.74%) Python
5 11 (40.74%) Scala
5 11 (40.74%) BDD
6 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
6 10 (37.04%) JUnit
6 10 (37.04%) Subversion
6 10 (37.04%) Selenium
6 10 (37.04%) Scrum
7 9 (33.33%) HTTP
8 8 (29.63%) HTML
8 8 (29.63%) SOAP
8 8 (29.63%) Web Services
9 7 (25.93%) CSS
9 7 (25.93%) OOP
9 7 (25.93%) OO
9 7 (25.93%) C#
9 7 (25.93%) SQL
9 7 (25.93%) J2EE
9 7 (25.93%) jQuery
10 6 (22.22%) REST
10 6 (22.22%) XML
11 5 (18.52%) MySQL
11 5 (18.52%) C++
11 5 (18.52%) PHP

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.70%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
1 10 (37.04%) JUnit
1 10 (37.04%) Subversion
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) RSpec
2 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
2 5 (18.52%) PHPUnit
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
3 2 (7.41%) Games
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 5 (18.52%) PHP Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Scala Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Test Specialist
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) Spring
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) SOAP
2 8 (29.63%) Web Services
3 7 (25.93%) CSS
3 7 (25.93%) J2EE
3 7 (25.93%) jQuery
4 6 (22.22%) REST
4 6 (22.22%) XML
5 5 (18.52%) Symfony
5 5 (18.52%) JSON
5 5 (18.52%) YAML
5 5 (18.52%) MooTools
6 4 (14.81%) JSP
7 2 (7.41%) HTML5
7 2 (7.41%) CSS3
7 2 (7.41%) Java EE
7 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.70%) JMS
8 1 (3.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
3 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Online Gambling
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) BDD
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 7 (25.93%) OOP
4 7 (25.93%) OO
5 5 (18.52%) MVC
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 5 (18.52%) Automation Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Web Design
6 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) Web Development
7 3 (11.11%) Microservices
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) Java
2 15 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 14 (51.85%) Ruby
4 11 (40.74%) Python
4 11 (40.74%) Scala
5 7 (25.93%) C#
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) C++
6 5 (18.52%) PHP
6 5 (18.52%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle