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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 32 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing TDD 61 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.60% 3.34% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 4.37% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 16 2
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£425 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £338 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £56.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.11% +74.61%
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
894 458 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.02% 76.59% 71.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 287 135
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.90 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -37.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +9 54 £425 +30.76% 13
Durham -4 5 £275 +10.00% 3
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 91 (85.05%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (70.09%) Java
3 44 (41.12%) HTML
4 41 (38.32%) Ruby
5 39 (36.45%) RESTful
5 39 (36.45%) Open Source
5 39 (36.45%) BDD
6 35 (32.71%) Scrum
7 33 (30.84%) CSS
8 32 (29.91%) Python
9 31 (28.97%) MongoDB
10 30 (28.04%) Selenium
11 29 (27.10%) Scala
12 28 (26.17%) C#
13 27 (25.23%) NoSQL
14 25 (23.36%) Test Automation
14 25 (23.36%) Web Services
15 23 (21.50%) JavaScript
15 23 (21.50%) QA
16 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
16 22 (20.56%) SQL
17 21 (19.63%) JSON
17 21 (19.63%) Spring
18 20 (18.69%) Automated Testing
18 20 (18.69%) Linux
19 19 (17.76%) XHTML
20 18 (16.82%) .NET
20 18 (16.82%) Kanban
21 17 (15.89%) Project Management
22 14 (13.08%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (9.35%) Confluence
2 9 (8.41%) Node.js
3 3 (2.80%) JBoss
4 2 (1.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.93%) Sitefinity
5 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.80%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.97%) MongoDB
2 27 (25.23%) NoSQL
3 12 (11.21%) MySQL
4 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (28.04%) Selenium
2 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
3 14 (13.08%) WebDriver
3 14 (13.08%) JIRA
3 14 (13.08%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.15%) RSpec
4 13 (12.15%) JUnit
5 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.80%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.87%) Subversion
7 2 (1.87%) Maven
7 2 (1.87%) WATIR
7 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.87%) Sahi
7 2 (1.87%) Hudson
8 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.93%) JBehave
8 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Games
3 2 (1.87%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) German Language
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (40.19%) Developer
2 19 (17.76%) Java Developer
3 18 (16.82%) Analyst
3 18 (16.82%) Architect
4 15 (14.02%) Technical Architect
5 12 (11.21%) Digital Architect
6 10 (9.35%) Digital Technical Architect
7 9 (8.41%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) Business Analyst
7 9 (8.41%) Test Engineer
8 8 (7.48%) Senior Technical Architect
8 8 (7.48%) QA Analyst
8 8 (7.48%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.48%) Senior Architect
9 7 (6.54%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.61%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (4.67%) Programme Manager
11 5 (4.67%) Quality Analyst
12 4 (3.74%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (41.12%) HTML
2 39 (36.45%) RESTful
3 33 (30.84%) CSS
4 25 (23.36%) Web Services
5 21 (19.63%) Spring
5 21 (19.63%) JSON
6 19 (17.76%) XHTML
7 18 (16.82%) .NET
8 14 (13.08%) XML
8 14 (13.08%) HTML5
9 11 (10.28%) Django
10 9 (8.41%) Java EE
11 8 (7.48%) jQuery
11 8 (7.48%) J2EE
11 8 (7.48%) JSP
11 8 (7.48%) Servlets
12 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
12 7 (6.54%) Hibernate
13 5 (4.67%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) User Experience
2 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.87%) GIS
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.69%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.87%) UNIX
4 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (85.05%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.45%) Open Source
2 39 (36.45%) BDD
3 35 (32.71%) Scrum
4 25 (23.36%) Test Automation
5 20 (18.69%) Automated Testing
6 18 (16.82%) Kanban
7 17 (15.89%) Project Management
8 14 (13.08%) Mentoring
9 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.21%) Business Analysis
10 12 (11.21%) Agile Project Management
11 11 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (10.28%) Automation Testing
11 11 (10.28%) Web Testing
11 11 (10.28%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.28%) Web Design
12 10 (9.35%) Web Development
13 8 (7.48%) Product Management
13 8 (7.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 75 (70.09%) Java
2 41 (38.32%) Ruby
3 32 (29.91%) Python
4 29 (27.10%) Scala
5 28 (26.17%) C#
6 23 (21.50%) JavaScript
7 22 (20.56%) SQL
8 12 (11.21%) C++
9 2 (1.87%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) Perl
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.93%) XPath
10 1 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) Puppet
1 11 (10.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (8.41%) Oracle
2 1 (0.93%) SAP
2 1 (0.93%) IBM
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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