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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 27 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 42 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.36% 2.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.25% 2.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 0
Average daily rate
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£391 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
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
579 475 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.95% 75.16% 68.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 314 77
Average daily rate £373 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 7 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 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 5 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 +25 41 £391 +11.78% 14
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 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 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (73.47%) Java
3 29 (59.18%) Open Source
4 26 (53.06%) BDD
5 23 (46.94%) NoSQL
6 22 (44.90%) MongoDB
6 22 (44.90%) RESTful
7 20 (40.82%) Web Services
8 18 (36.73%) QA
9 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
9 17 (34.69%) XML
9 17 (34.69%) Scrum
10 16 (32.65%) SQL
10 16 (32.65%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (30.61%) Spring
12 14 (28.57%) Scala
12 14 (28.57%) Selenium
13 13 (26.53%) Project Management
13 13 (26.53%) HTML
14 12 (24.49%) Ruby
14 12 (24.49%) HTML5
14 12 (24.49%) Agile Project Management
15 10 (20.41%) Automated Testing
15 10 (20.41%) Kanban
16 9 (18.37%) JIRA
16 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (18.37%) Puppet
16 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
17 8 (16.33%) Linux
17 8 (16.33%) Python

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) CMS
3 2 (4.08%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) Node.js
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) NoSQL
2 22 (44.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Redis
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 9 (18.37%) JIRA
3 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.20%) JUnit
5 4 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (8.16%) WATIR
5 4 (8.16%) Sahi
5 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.04%) Hudson
7 1 (2.04%) JBehave
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
2 3 (6.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Java Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Architect
5 7 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 7 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Senior Architect
7 5 (10.20%) Digital Architect
7 5 (10.20%) Digital Technical Architect
8 4 (8.16%) Programme Manager
8 4 (8.16%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Technical Architect
8 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Tester
10 2 (4.08%) QA Tester
10 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) RESTful
2 20 (40.82%) Web Services
3 17 (34.69%) XML
4 15 (30.61%) Spring
5 13 (26.53%) HTML
6 12 (24.49%) HTML5
7 8 (16.33%) JSON
7 8 (16.33%) Django
8 7 (14.29%) J2EE
9 5 (10.20%) CSS
9 5 (10.20%) JSP
10 4 (8.16%) jQuery
10 4 (8.16%) .NET
10 4 (8.16%) CSS3
11 3 (6.12%) Java EE
12 2 (4.08%) Ajax
12 2 (4.08%) SOAP
13 1 (2.04%) JMS
13 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
13 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (59.18%) Open Source
2 5 (10.20%) User Experience
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) GIS
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (53.06%) BDD
3 17 (34.69%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 16 (32.65%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (26.53%) Project Management
6 12 (24.49%) Agile Project Management
7 10 (20.41%) Kanban
7 10 (20.41%) Automated Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 6 (12.24%) MVC
10 6 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (10.20%) Web Development
12 4 (8.16%) Coaching
13 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
13 3 (6.12%) Analytics
13 3 (6.12%) Product Management
13 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (73.47%) Java
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) Scala
4 12 (24.49%) Ruby
5 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
6 8 (16.33%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Groovy
7 1 (2.04%) Clojure
7 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Puppet
1 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle
1 1 (2.04%) SaltStack
1 1 (2.04%) Nuxeo
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