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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 53 31 45
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 17 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.45% 1.98% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.94% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
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£320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
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
534 238 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 76.83% 67.42% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 124 137
Average daily rate £355 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 20
Average hourly rate £20.13 £30.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.91% +80.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £7.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -29 9 £325 - 24
Durham +1 6 £250 -33.33%
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 34 (94.44%) Java
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (61.11%) Spring
4 21 (58.33%) JUnit
4 21 (58.33%) Ruby
4 21 (58.33%) Selenium
4 21 (58.33%) jQuery
5 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 15 (41.67%) C#
6 15 (41.67%) Python
6 15 (41.67%) Scrum
7 14 (38.89%) Web Services
8 12 (33.33%) SQL
8 12 (33.33%) HTML
8 12 (33.33%) BDD
8 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
9 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
9 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
9 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
9 11 (30.56%) SOAP
9 11 (30.56%) UNIX
9 11 (30.56%) Subversion
10 10 (27.78%) OOP
10 10 (27.78%) OO
10 10 (27.78%) CSS
10 10 (27.78%) HTTP
10 10 (27.78%) XML
10 10 (27.78%) MySQL
10 10 (27.78%) C++

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) Kentico
3 1 (2.78%) Sitefinity
3 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) JUnit
1 21 (58.33%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (30.56%) Cucumber
3 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
3 11 (30.56%) Subversion
4 10 (27.78%) PHPUnit
4 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 10 (27.78%) RSpec
5 9 (25.00%) Maven
6 8 (22.22%) Eclipse
6 8 (22.22%) Hudson
General
1 7 (19.44%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 9 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Hybris Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) Spring
2 21 (58.33%) jQuery
3 14 (38.89%) Web Services
4 12 (33.33%) HTML
5 11 (30.56%) SOAP
6 10 (27.78%) CSS
6 10 (27.78%) XML
6 10 (27.78%) Symfony
6 10 (27.78%) JSON
6 10 (27.78%) MooTools
6 10 (27.78%) YAML
6 10 (27.78%) REST
7 8 (22.22%) JMS
7 8 (22.22%) JPA
7 8 (22.22%) Apache CXF
8 6 (16.67%) Java EE
9 3 (8.33%) J2EE
10 2 (5.56%) Ajax
10 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
10 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) GIS
2 2 (5.56%) DTV
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Scrum
3 12 (33.33%) BDD
4 11 (30.56%) Test Automation
4 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.78%) OOP
5 10 (27.78%) OO
5 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 10 (27.78%) Web Testing
5 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 9 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 7 (19.44%) User Stories
8 5 (13.89%) Release Management
9 4 (11.11%) MVC
10 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.56%) Web Development
11 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (94.44%) Java
2 21 (58.33%) Ruby
3 20 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 15 (41.67%) C#
4 15 (41.67%) Python
5 12 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (27.78%) C++
6 10 (27.78%) PHP
6 10 (27.78%) PHP5
7 6 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) JBoss
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
3 2 (5.56%) hybris
3 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) EPiServer