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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England / North West
Rank 28 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 153 172 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.97% 4.45% 4.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.28% 5.49% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 117 114
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £32.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.51 £38.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.92% -0.65%

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
2102 3133 2416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 99
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -1 79 £425 - 80
Cheshire +24 28 £425 +17.24% 25
Merseyside +20 21 £600 +71.42% 8
Lancashire +13 19 £488 -5.33% 8
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 333 (82.63%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (55.33%) BDD
3 220 (54.59%) Java
4 180 (44.67%) JavaScript
5 158 (39.21%) Scrum
6 131 (32.51%) HTML
7 114 (28.29%) CSS
8 99 (24.57%) Git (software)
9 97 (24.07%) SQL
10 96 (23.82%) AngularJS
11 92 (22.83%) Software Engineering
12 90 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (21.34%) RESTful
14 74 (18.36%) Cucumber
15 73 (18.11%) Spring
16 71 (17.62%) OO
16 71 (17.62%) HTML5
17 68 (16.87%) Web Services
18 67 (16.63%) REST
19 63 (15.63%) C#
20 62 (15.38%) .NET
21 61 (15.14%) Node.js
21 61 (15.14%) Kanban
22 58 (14.39%) jQuery
22 58 (14.39%) Pair Programming
23 57 (14.14%) NoSQL
24 56 (13.90%) JSON
25 55 (13.65%) Jenkins
25 55 (13.65%) Linux
26 53 (13.15%) Microservices

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 18 (4.47%) CMS
2 15 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.73%) GeoServer
4 10 (2.48%) Confluence
4 10 (2.48%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.99%) JBoss
6 6 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.24%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.99%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.99%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.50%) Apache
10 2 (0.50%) Kentico
10 2 (0.50%) nginx
10 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.50%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.48%) Slack
4 9 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.23%) GitHub
5 3 (0.74%) PaaS
5 3 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.50%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.70%) HTTP
2 10 (2.48%) Internet
3 7 (1.74%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.74%) SSL
4 2 (0.50%) AMQP
4 2 (0.50%) Network Security
5 1 (0.25%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.25%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (14.14%) NoSQL
2 41 (10.17%) SQL Server
3 32 (7.94%) MongoDB
4 30 (7.44%) MySQL
5 13 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.98%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.99%) Big Data
11 4 (0.99%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.99%) DB2
11 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.74%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 99 (24.57%) Git (software)
2 74 (18.36%) Cucumber
3 55 (13.65%) Jenkins
4 43 (10.67%) JUnit
5 42 (10.42%) Selenium
6 34 (8.44%) JIRA
7 31 (7.69%) Maven
8 21 (5.21%) gulp
9 19 (4.71%) Grunt
9 19 (4.71%) Subversion
9 19 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (4.47%) Gradle
11 14 (3.47%) Mercurial
12 13 (3.23%) JBehave
13 12 (2.98%) StarTeam
14 10 (2.48%) Jasmine
14 10 (2.48%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.74%) Ant
15 7 (1.74%) MSI
16 6 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (8.44%) Finance
2 21 (5.21%) Games
3 16 (3.97%) Banking
4 6 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 4 (0.99%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) Advertising
6 3 (0.74%) Back Office
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Retail
7 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.25%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 290 (71.96%) Developer
2 113 (28.04%) Java Developer
3 62 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 40 (9.93%) .NET Developer
4 40 (9.93%) Agile Developer
5 36 (8.93%) Software Engineer
6 35 (8.68%) Agile Java Developer
6 35 (8.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 35 (8.68%) Senior Java Developer
7 21 (5.21%) C# Developer
7 21 (5.21%) Scala Developer
7 21 (5.21%) Senior Agile Developer
8 20 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
8 20 (4.96%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 19 (4.71%) Angular Developer
10 18 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (4.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 18 (4.47%) HTML Developer
11 17 (4.22%) Android Developer
11 17 (4.22%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (32.51%) HTML
2 114 (28.29%) CSS
3 96 (23.82%) AngularJS
4 86 (21.34%) RESTful
5 73 (18.11%) Spring
6 71 (17.62%) HTML5
7 68 (16.87%) Web Services
8 67 (16.63%) REST
9 62 (15.38%) .NET
10 61 (15.14%) Node.js
11 58 (14.39%) jQuery
12 56 (13.90%) JSON
13 51 (12.66%) CSS3
14 44 (10.92%) XML
15 36 (8.93%) ASP.NET
16 28 (6.95%) Hibernate
17 24 (5.96%) React
18 23 (5.71%) .NET Framework
18 23 (5.71%) SOAP
19 22 (5.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.70%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.45%) User Experience
3 20 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.99%) Wiki
6 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.49%) Mobile Games
7 5 (1.24%) Derivative
8 4 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.99%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.74%) Fintech
9 3 (0.74%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.74%) MHEG
10 2 (0.50%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.65%) Linux
2 32 (7.94%) Android
3 24 (5.96%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.98%) VME
5 11 (2.73%) Windows
6 9 (2.23%) Unix
7 5 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) OS/2
8 1 (0.25%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (82.63%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (55.33%) BDD
3 158 (39.21%) Scrum
4 92 (22.83%) Software Engineering
5 90 (22.33%) Continuous Integration
6 71 (17.62%) OO
7 61 (15.14%) Kanban
8 58 (14.39%) Pair Programming
9 53 (13.15%) Microservices
10 49 (12.16%) MVC
11 47 (11.66%) Open Source
12 44 (10.92%) Web Development
13 43 (10.67%) E-Commerce
13 43 (10.67%) Unit Testing
14 38 (9.43%) High Availability
15 35 (8.68%) OOP
16 32 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
16 32 (7.94%) Front End Development
16 32 (7.94%) Test Automation
17 30 (7.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 220 (54.59%) Java
2 180 (44.67%) JavaScript
3 97 (24.07%) SQL
4 63 (15.63%) C#
5 45 (11.17%) Python
6 43 (10.67%) Ruby
7 42 (10.42%) Scala
8 21 (5.21%) Groovy
9 20 (4.96%) PHP
10 15 (3.72%) Clojure
10 15 (3.72%) Objective-C
11 12 (2.98%) COBOL
12 10 (2.48%) ES6
13 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.99%) C++
14 8 (1.99%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.99%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (4.22%) Degree
2 16 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.48%) ISEB
4 8 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.50%) MCP
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) MCAD
7 1 (0.25%) MCSD
7 1 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.20%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.50%) SDET
System Software
1 21 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.49%) Docker
3 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (2.73%) Puppet
2 10 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.74%) yum
4 2 (0.50%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) Ansible
5 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (9.18%) Oracle
2 18 (4.47%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.97%) hybris
4 13 (3.23%) HP
5 12 (2.98%) ATG
5 12 (2.98%) ICL
6 11 (2.73%) ESRI
7 8 (1.99%) Google
8 7 (1.74%) Perforce
9 6 (1.49%) VMware
10 5 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.24%) Twitter
11 4 (0.99%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.74%) OpenTV
13 2 (0.50%) Alterian
13 2 (0.50%) Apple
13 2 (0.50%) Ektron
13 2 (0.50%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.50%) SAP
13 2 (0.50%) Sybase
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