The table below looks at the statistics for ATDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 156 139 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing ATDD 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.061% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.080% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £488 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+39.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
ATDD
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

ATDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ATDD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ATDD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ATDD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ATDD across the North West region.

ATDD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ATDD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -7 1 £488 +34.48%
Manchester - 1 - -
ATDD
England

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ATDD 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 ATDD.

1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (16.67%) LINQ
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Autofac
5 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing ATDD 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 ATDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) VersionOne
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Games
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (16.67%) Autofac
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) LINQ
1 1 (16.67%) SignalR
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Coaching
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) ES6
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Rally