The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England / North West
Rank 26 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing TDD 162 222 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.17% 5.88% 4.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.51% 7.15% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 164 117
Median daily rate £425 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +15.94%

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 West

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the North West region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester -14 76 £388 -3.12% 64
Cheshire +13 30 £438 +16.66% 22
Lancashire +22 26 £464 +21.63% 10
Merseyside +21 26 £600 +71.42% 4
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 302 (80.32%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (52.93%) BDD
3 195 (51.86%) Java
4 170 (45.21%) JavaScript
5 146 (38.83%) Scrum
6 113 (30.05%) HTML
7 100 (26.60%) CSS
8 95 (25.27%) Git (software)
9 94 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 91 (24.20%) SQL
11 87 (23.14%) Software Engineering
12 72 (19.15%) Web Services
12 72 (19.15%) RESTful
13 71 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
14 68 (18.09%) REST
14 68 (18.09%) C#
15 65 (17.29%) Node.js
15 65 (17.29%) HTML5
16 64 (17.02%) .NET
17 63 (16.76%) OO
17 63 (16.76%) Spring
18 61 (16.22%) Cucumber
19 56 (14.89%) NoSQL
20 53 (14.10%) MVC
21 52 (13.83%) Kanban
22 51 (13.56%) jQuery
22 51 (13.56%) Linux
23 48 (12.77%) Microservices
24 46 (12.23%) CSS3
25 44 (11.70%) Python

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (4.26%) CMS
2 11 (2.93%) Confluence
3 10 (2.66%) GeoServer
3 10 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.86%) JBoss
6 6 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.60%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.33%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.33%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.06%) Apache
8 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.53%) DNN
10 2 (0.53%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.53%) Immediacy CMS
10 2 (0.53%) Kentico
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.37%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.66%) GitHub
3 10 (2.66%) Slack
4 8 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.06%) SaaS
6 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.80%) PaaS
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.38%) HTTP
2 5 (1.33%) Internet
3 3 (0.80%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.27%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.27%) Network Security
4 1 (0.27%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.89%) NoSQL
2 40 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.98%) MongoDB
4 29 (7.71%) MySQL
5 13 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.13%) Big Data
8 8 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.06%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.06%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.06%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.80%) Riak
12 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 95 (25.27%) Git (software)
2 61 (16.22%) Cucumber
3 43 (11.44%) Jenkins
4 41 (10.90%) Selenium
5 40 (10.64%) JUnit
6 35 (9.31%) JIRA
7 25 (6.65%) Maven
8 24 (6.38%) gulp
9 19 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (4.52%) Grunt
11 16 (4.26%) Jasmine
12 15 (3.99%) Gradle
13 14 (3.72%) Subversion
14 12 (3.19%) JBehave
14 12 (3.19%) StarTeam
15 10 (2.66%) Mercurial
16 9 (2.39%) WebDriver
17 8 (2.13%) Mocha
18 6 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 6 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 36 (9.57%) Finance
2 21 (5.59%) Games
3 15 (3.99%) Banking
4 6 (1.60%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.33%) Marketing
6 4 (1.06%) Back Office
6 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.80%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 265 (70.48%) Developer
2 96 (25.53%) Java Developer
3 49 (13.03%) Senior Developer
4 39 (10.37%) .NET Developer
5 34 (9.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 31 (8.24%) Agile Developer
6 31 (8.24%) Software Engineer
7 26 (6.91%) Agile Java Developer
8 24 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 19 (5.05%) C# Developer
10 18 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (4.52%) Angular Developer
11 17 (4.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 17 (4.52%) Tester
12 16 (4.26%) Senior Agile Developer
13 15 (3.99%) Automation Tester
13 15 (3.99%) Senior Agile Java Developer
14 14 (3.72%) Analyst
14 14 (3.72%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (30.05%) HTML
2 100 (26.60%) CSS
3 94 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 72 (19.15%) RESTful
4 72 (19.15%) Web Services
5 68 (18.09%) REST
6 65 (17.29%) HTML5
6 65 (17.29%) Node.js
7 64 (17.02%) .NET
8 63 (16.76%) Spring
9 51 (13.56%) jQuery
10 46 (12.23%) CSS3
11 38 (10.11%) ASP.NET
12 37 (9.84%) JSON
13 36 (9.57%) XML
14 30 (7.98%) React
15 27 (7.18%) SOAP
16 24 (6.38%) J2EE
17 23 (6.12%) .NET Framework
17 23 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.91%) Mobile App
2 23 (6.12%) User Experience
3 17 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.60%) Derivative
4 6 (1.60%) Mobile Games
5 5 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (1.33%) Wiki
6 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.06%) Fintech
7 3 (0.80%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.80%) Interactive TV
7 3 (0.80%) IPTV
7 3 (0.80%) MHEG
8 2 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.53%) New Media
8 2 (0.53%) Tandem
8 2 (0.53%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.56%) Linux
2 29 (7.71%) Android
3 18 (4.79%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.19%) Unix
4 12 (3.19%) VME
5 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.33%) Windows
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (80.32%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (52.93%) BDD
3 146 (38.83%) Scrum
4 87 (23.14%) Software Engineering
5 71 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (16.76%) OO
7 53 (14.10%) MVC
8 52 (13.83%) Kanban
9 48 (12.77%) Microservices
10 43 (11.44%) Open Source
11 42 (11.17%) Pair Programming
12 41 (10.90%) High Availability
13 39 (10.37%) Unit Testing
14 36 (9.57%) Front End Development
15 31 (8.24%) E-Commerce
16 29 (7.71%) DevOps
16 29 (7.71%) Web Development
17 28 (7.45%) Continuous Delivery
17 28 (7.45%) Test Automation
18 24 (6.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 195 (51.86%) Java
2 170 (45.21%) JavaScript
3 91 (24.20%) SQL
4 68 (18.09%) C#
5 44 (11.70%) Python
6 33 (8.78%) Ruby
6 33 (8.78%) Scala
7 17 (4.52%) Groovy
7 17 (4.52%) PHP
8 14 (3.72%) ES6
9 12 (3.19%) COBOL
10 10 (2.66%) Clojure
11 8 (2.13%) C++
12 7 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.86%) VB
13 6 (1.60%) VB6
14 5 (1.33%) F#
14 5 (1.33%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (3.99%) Degree
2 11 (2.93%) ISEB
2 11 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.53%) MCP
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCAD
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
6 1 (0.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.91%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.53%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (1.86%) Docker
3 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.60%) Puppet
2 3 (0.80%) yum
3 2 (0.53%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.53%) Nagios
4 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.27%) Kibana
4 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (9.84%) Oracle
2 15 (3.99%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.46%) HP
4 12 (3.19%) hybris
4 12 (3.19%) ICL
5 10 (2.66%) ESRI
6 8 (2.13%) ATG
7 7 (1.86%) Google
7 7 (1.86%) Perforce
8 6 (1.60%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.60%) VMware
9 5 (1.33%) Twitter
10 3 (0.80%) OpenTV
10 3 (0.80%) SAP
10 3 (0.80%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.80%) Sybase
10 3 (0.80%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.53%) Alterian
12 1 (0.27%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.27%) Kony
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