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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 25 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs citing TDD 59 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.26% 2.60% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.88% 3.55% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 10 1
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£395 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.40% -15.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +83.07%
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
749 394 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.51% 73.23% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 250 118
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £465 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 22
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 55 £398 +22.30% 13
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (71.60%) Java
3 39 (48.15%) Open Source
4 35 (43.21%) RESTful
5 33 (40.74%) Scrum
6 30 (37.04%) NoSQL
7 29 (35.80%) Selenium
8 28 (34.57%) MongoDB
9 27 (33.33%) Scala
9 27 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 27 (33.33%) QA
10 26 (32.10%) Ruby
10 26 (32.10%) BDD
11 24 (29.63%) HTML
11 24 (29.63%) Web Services
12 20 (24.69%) JSON
12 20 (24.69%) Spring
12 20 (24.69%) Automated Testing
13 19 (23.46%) Kanban
13 19 (23.46%) XML
13 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
14 18 (22.22%) Python
14 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (20.99%) SQL
16 16 (19.75%) Project Management
17 15 (18.52%) Agile Project Management
17 15 (18.52%) HTML5
18 14 (17.28%) Mentoring
18 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
18 14 (17.28%) CSS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (12.35%) Confluence
2 3 (3.70%) JBoss
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) Node.js
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.70%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.04%) NoSQL
2 28 (34.57%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.70%) MySQL
6 1 (1.23%) Redis
6 1 (1.23%) Big Data
6 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 29 (35.80%) Selenium
2 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
3 13 (16.05%) Cucumber
3 13 (16.05%) JIRA
3 13 (16.05%) JUnit
4 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
5 10 (12.35%) RSpec
6 5 (6.17%) Sahi
6 5 (6.17%) HP UFT
6 5 (6.17%) WATIR
7 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.47%) Maven
7 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.47%) Hudson
8 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.23%) JBehave
8 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Developer
2 19 (23.46%) Architect
3 15 (18.52%) Technical Architect
4 13 (16.05%) Analyst
5 12 (14.81%) Digital Architect
6 11 (13.58%) Java Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Digital Technical Architect
8 9 (11.11%) Senior Architect
9 8 (9.88%) QA Analyst
9 8 (9.88%) Senior Technical Architect
9 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
10 7 (8.64%) Test Analyst
10 7 (8.64%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (8.64%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (6.17%) Programme Manager
12 5 (6.17%) Quality Analyst
13 4 (4.94%) Front-End Developer
13 4 (4.94%) Business Analyst
13 4 (4.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) RESTful
2 24 (29.63%) HTML
2 24 (29.63%) Web Services
3 20 (24.69%) Spring
3 20 (24.69%) JSON
4 19 (23.46%) XML
5 15 (18.52%) HTML5
6 14 (17.28%) CSS
7 11 (13.58%) Django
8 9 (11.11%) jQuery
9 8 (9.88%) .NET
10 6 (7.41%) J2EE
10 6 (7.41%) Hibernate
11 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
11 5 (6.17%) CSS3
12 4 (4.94%) Java EE
12 4 (4.94%) Ajax
13 3 (3.70%) JMS
13 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
13 3 (3.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) User Experience
2 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) GIS
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.15%) Open Source
3 33 (40.74%) Scrum
4 27 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 26 (32.10%) BDD
6 20 (24.69%) Automated Testing
7 19 (23.46%) Kanban
8 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (19.75%) Project Management
10 15 (18.52%) Agile Project Management
11 14 (17.28%) Mentoring
12 9 (11.11%) Automation Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Web Testing
13 8 (9.88%) Test Scripting
13 8 (9.88%) Business Analysis
14 7 (8.64%) MVC
14 7 (8.64%) User Stories
15 6 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
16 5 (6.17%) Coaching
16 5 (6.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 58 (71.60%) Java
2 27 (33.33%) Scala
3 26 (32.10%) Ruby
4 18 (22.22%) Python
5 17 (20.99%) SQL
6 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
7 12 (14.81%) C#
8 1 (1.23%) XPath
8 1 (1.23%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
8 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) Clojure
8 1 (1.23%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Puppet
1 12 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.23%) Ansible
2 1 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle
1 1 (1.23%) IBM
1 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (1.23%) SaltStack
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