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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 46 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 16 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.47% 0.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 0.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
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£400 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
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
459 428 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 70.94% 75.62% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 265 89
Average daily rate £375 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £34.00 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +79.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +19 16 £400 -27.27% 12
Durham - - - - 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (72.41%) Java
2 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
4 11 (37.93%) BDD
5 10 (34.48%) Scala
6 9 (31.03%) HTML
7 8 (27.59%) CSS
7 8 (27.59%) Web Services
7 8 (27.59%) XML
7 8 (27.59%) Scrum
7 8 (27.59%) Open Source
8 7 (24.14%) MVC
8 7 (24.14%) Ruby
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) JSP
9 6 (20.69%) UNIX
9 6 (20.69%) J2EE
9 6 (20.69%) Spring
9 6 (20.69%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
10 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
10 5 (17.24%) RESTful
10 5 (17.24%) HTML5
10 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
10 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
10 5 (17.24%) CSS3
10 5 (17.24%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Project Management

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (10.34%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) Jetty
3 1 (3.45%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
1 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
1 5 (17.24%) JUnit
2 4 (13.79%) Subversion
3 3 (10.34%) Sahi
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) WATIR
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 3 (10.34%) Advertising
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Scala Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Programme Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) CSS
2 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 8 (27.59%) XML
3 6 (20.69%) JSP
3 6 (20.69%) J2EE
3 6 (20.69%) Spring
4 5 (17.24%) RESTful
4 5 (17.24%) HTML5
4 5 (17.24%) CSS3
5 4 (13.79%) SOAP
5 4 (13.79%) jQuery
6 3 (10.34%) Java EE
6 3 (10.34%) Ajax
6 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 1 (3.45%) REST
7 1 (3.45%) Akka
7 1 (3.45%) Mustache
7 1 (3.45%) JAX-RS
7 1 (3.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
2 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) BDD
3 8 (27.59%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) MVC
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (17.24%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.79%) Web Design
7 4 (13.79%) Coaching
7 4 (13.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (10.34%) Web Application Development
8 3 (10.34%) Microservices
8 3 (10.34%) Web Development
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) SOA
8 3 (10.34%) OO
9 2 (6.90%) OOP
9 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) Java
2 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) Scala
4 7 (24.14%) Ruby
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Groovy
6 1 (3.45%) Clojure
6 1 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Salt
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) SaltStack
1 1 (3.45%) Nuxeo
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle