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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 144 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing ATDD 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.100% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2778 2203 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 73.14% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 94 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 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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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
Manchester - 3 £365 -
ATDD
England

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) Gradle
4 2 (40.00%) Akka
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
4 2 (40.00%) PaaS
4 2 (40.00%) Memory Management
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (40.00%) Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) RESTful

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (40.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (40.00%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Akka
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) DTV
1 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) Memory Management
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP