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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 53 37 51
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 43 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.71% 3.75% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 4.97% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 10
Median daily rate £450 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £276 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+0.58% -5.55%
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
993 583 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.68% 75.32% 78.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 347 322
Median daily rate £325 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 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 1 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 -21 40 £450 +18.03% 12
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 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 72 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (60.49%) Java
3 37 (45.68%) JavaScript
3 37 (45.68%) BDD
4 29 (35.80%) HTML
5 24 (29.63%) Scrum
6 21 (25.93%) CSS
7 19 (23.46%) Open Source
8 18 (22.22%) C#
9 17 (20.99%) Spring
10 16 (19.75%) Python
10 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (19.75%) Microservices
11 15 (18.52%) Scala
11 15 (18.52%) HTML5
12 14 (17.28%) RESTful
13 13 (16.05%) Linux
13 13 (16.05%) .NET
13 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
13 13 (16.05%) Data Management
14 12 (14.81%) Ruby
14 12 (14.81%) MongoDB
14 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
14 12 (14.81%) Kanban
15 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
15 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
15 11 (13.58%) REST
15 11 (13.58%) Web Services
16 10 (12.35%) SQL Server

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 10 (12.35%) Node.js
2 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.70%) Confluence
3 3 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.47%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.81%) MongoDB
1 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (4.94%) Big Data
4 4 (4.94%) MySQL
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.23%) HBase
7 1 (1.23%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
2 10 (12.35%) Jenkins
3 8 (9.88%) Selenium
4 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.17%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.94%) Grunt
6 4 (4.94%) gulp
6 4 (4.94%) JUnit
6 4 (4.94%) RSpec
7 3 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.70%) Bower
7 3 (3.70%) Jasmine
7 3 (3.70%) JIRA
7 3 (3.70%) Mocha
8 1 (1.23%) Maven
8 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.23%) Subversion
8 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Games
3 4 (4.94%) Law
4 3 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (59.26%) Developer
2 31 (38.27%) Java Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Agile Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Agile Java Developer
4 10 (12.35%) Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Architect
6 6 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) HTML Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Tester
8 4 (4.94%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (35.80%) HTML
2 21 (25.93%) CSS
3 17 (20.99%) Spring
4 15 (18.52%) HTML5
5 14 (17.28%) RESTful
6 13 (16.05%) .NET
7 11 (13.58%) REST
7 11 (13.58%) Web Services
8 10 (12.35%) JSON
9 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 9 (11.11%) jQuery
10 8 (9.88%) CSS3
11 7 (8.64%) Hibernate
12 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
13 5 (6.17%) Play Framework
14 4 (4.94%) Django
14 4 (4.94%) Ember.js
14 4 (4.94%) Express
14 4 (4.94%) React
14 4 (4.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.94%) User Experience
3 2 (2.47%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.47%) Social Media
4 1 (1.23%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Linux
2 6 (7.41%) Mac OS X
2 6 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (45.68%) BDD
3 24 (29.63%) Scrum
4 19 (23.46%) Open Source
5 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (19.75%) Microservices
6 13 (16.05%) Data Management
6 13 (16.05%) Software Engineering
7 12 (14.81%) Kanban
8 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
9 9 (11.11%) Front End Development
10 8 (9.88%) Business Analysis
10 8 (9.88%) Test Automation
10 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
10 8 (9.88%) Waterfall
11 7 (8.64%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.64%) Pair Programming
11 7 (8.64%) Quality Management
11 7 (8.64%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (60.49%) Java
2 37 (45.68%) JavaScript
3 18 (22.22%) C#
4 16 (19.75%) Python
5 15 (18.52%) Scala
6 12 (14.81%) Ruby
7 5 (6.17%) C++
8 4 (4.94%) FQL
8 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.94%) VB
9 3 (3.70%) C
9 3 (3.70%) Perl
10 2 (2.47%) PHP
11 1 (1.23%) Clojure
11 1 (1.23%) Groovy
11 1 (1.23%) SQL
11 1 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) WCAG
2 4 (4.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.47%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) WAI
4 1 (1.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
1 1 (1.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.17%) Puppet
2 3 (3.70%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
2 3 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.47%) OpenText
3 2 (2.47%) Vignette
4 1 (1.23%) Sitecore