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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing TDD 62 50 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.00% 4.82% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.10% 5.83% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 15
Median daily rate £350 £371 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +14.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -40.14%
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
1017 858 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.95% 82.74% 77.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 546 284
Median daily rate £325 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 30
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.74% -4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.74 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -15 58 £350 -17.64% 12
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 101 (84.17%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (58.33%) BDD
3 59 (49.17%) Java
4 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 54 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (34.17%) Node.js
7 40 (33.33%) CSS
8 35 (29.17%) HTML
8 35 (29.17%) Scrum
9 32 (26.67%) AngularJS
10 31 (25.83%) Microservices
11 27 (22.50%) Git (software)
11 27 (22.50%) Cucumber
11 27 (22.50%) Software Engineering
12 26 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (20.83%) Test Automation
13 25 (20.83%) Data Management
14 23 (19.17%) Unit Testing
15 22 (18.33%) Selenium
15 22 (18.33%) Test Scripting
15 22 (18.33%) .NET
15 22 (18.33%) Web Services
16 20 (16.67%) C#
16 20 (16.67%) Open Source
17 18 (15.00%) XML
17 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
18 17 (14.17%) QA
18 17 (14.17%) Jenkins
18 17 (14.17%) Front End Development
19 16 (13.33%) EJS

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 2 (1.67%) Apache Solr
1 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (1.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.83%) CMS
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) nginx
2 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.17%) GitHub
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (1.67%) Network Security
3 1 (0.83%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.50%) Big Data
3 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Cucumber
1 27 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.33%) Selenium
3 17 (14.17%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.67%) GitLab
4 14 (11.67%) Protractor
5 12 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 9 (7.50%) webpack
7 8 (6.67%) gulp
8 7 (5.83%) Jasmine
9 6 (5.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (5.00%) Mercurial
9 6 (5.00%) Sahi
9 6 (5.00%) WATIR
10 5 (4.17%) Subversion
11 4 (3.33%) Grunt
12 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
12 3 (2.50%) Hudson
12 3 (2.50%) JUnit
12 3 (2.50%) RSpec
General
1 15 (12.50%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.50%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Law
5 3 (2.50%) Electronics
5 3 (2.50%) Games
5 3 (2.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (60.83%) Developer
2 33 (27.50%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (16.67%) Node.js Developer
5 16 (13.33%) Software Engineer
6 15 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
6 15 (12.50%) Scala Developer
7 14 (11.67%) Agile Developer
7 14 (11.67%) Agile Java Developer
8 13 (10.83%) Tester
9 12 (10.00%) Angular Developer
10 8 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 8 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 8 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (5.83%) .NET Developer
11 7 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
11 7 (5.83%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.83%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (34.17%) Node.js
2 40 (33.33%) CSS
3 35 (29.17%) HTML
4 32 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 22 (18.33%) .NET
5 22 (18.33%) Web Services
6 18 (15.00%) XML
7 16 (13.33%) EJS
7 16 (13.33%) Express
8 15 (12.50%) RESTful
9 13 (10.83%) HTML5
10 12 (10.00%) CSS3
11 11 (9.17%) JSON
12 8 (6.67%) jQuery
12 8 (6.67%) React
13 7 (5.83%) Sass
13 7 (5.83%) Spring
14 6 (5.00%) LESS
14 6 (5.00%) SOAP
14 6 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.67%) iPad
4 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) CESG
5 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
5 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (84.17%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (58.33%) BDD
3 54 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (29.17%) Scrum
5 31 (25.83%) Microservices
6 27 (22.50%) Software Engineering
7 25 (20.83%) Data Management
7 25 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 23 (19.17%) Unit Testing
9 22 (18.33%) Test Scripting
10 20 (16.67%) Open Source
11 18 (15.00%) Regression Testing
12 17 (14.17%) Front End Development
13 16 (13.33%) MVC
14 15 (12.50%) Quality Management
14 15 (12.50%) Web Development
15 13 (10.83%) Automation Testing
16 12 (10.00%) Coaching
17 11 (9.17%) Asynchronous Programming
18 9 (7.50%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 59 (49.17%) Java
2 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.67%) C#
4 15 (12.50%) Ruby
5 12 (10.00%) Scala
6 11 (9.17%) Python
7 8 (6.67%) SQL
8 5 (4.17%) Clojure
8 5 (4.17%) Groovy
8 5 (4.17%) PHP
9 3 (2.50%) C
9 3 (2.50%) Perl
9 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.67%) C++
10 2 (1.67%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.83%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.17%) QA
2 8 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (4.17%) WCAG
4 2 (1.67%) WAI
5 1 (0.83%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) LXC
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.17%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Ansible
3 2 (1.67%) Kibana
3 2 (1.67%) logstash
3 2 (1.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (5.00%) Oracle
2 3 (2.50%) SAP
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.83%) Apple
4 1 (0.83%) Informatica
4 1 (0.83%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.83%) Siebel
4 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.83%) VMware
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