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 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 37 54
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 241 187 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.80% 4.23% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.19% 5.16% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 113 62
Median daily rate £423 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.45 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +3.31%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2941 3626 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.01% 82.00% 75.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2271 1379
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 140 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 2016.

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 September 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
Manchester +5 137 £425 +13.33% 83
Cheshire +31 64 £388 +0.97% 16
Lancashire +13 26 £450 +5.88% 4
Merseyside +1 5 £445 +27.14% 6
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 374 (83.48%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (55.58%) Java
3 209 (46.65%) BDD
4 175 (39.06%) JavaScript
5 155 (34.60%) Scrum
6 139 (31.03%) HTML
7 135 (30.13%) CSS
8 130 (29.02%) Continuous Integration
9 100 (22.32%) Git (software)
10 99 (22.10%) .NET
11 93 (20.76%) Spring
12 90 (20.09%) AngularJS
13 89 (19.87%) Software Engineering
13 89 (19.87%) SQL
14 87 (19.42%) HTML5
15 79 (17.63%) Jenkins
16 78 (17.41%) C#
17 77 (17.19%) Pair Programming
18 72 (16.07%) RESTful
19 70 (15.63%) MVC
20 65 (14.51%) SQL Server
20 65 (14.51%) OO
20 65 (14.51%) CSS3
21 64 (14.29%) jQuery
21 64 (14.29%) Web Development
21 64 (14.29%) Web Services
22 62 (13.84%) Cucumber
23 60 (13.39%) Unit Testing
24 54 (12.05%) Kanban
25 53 (11.83%) Ruby

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 24 (5.36%) Tomcat
2 16 (3.57%) CMS
3 14 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.34%) GeoServer
5 6 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.12%) Confluence
6 5 (1.12%) Jetty
7 4 (0.89%) Drupal
7 4 (0.89%) Mule
7 4 (0.89%) nginx
8 3 (0.67%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.67%) JBoss
9 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.45%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.80%) GitHub
2 23 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.89%) Slack
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.45%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.35%) Internet
2 13 (2.90%) HTTP
3 12 (2.68%) Network Security
4 8 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 8 (1.79%) SSL
5 3 (0.67%) AMQP
6 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.22%) DVB
6 1 (0.22%) NFC
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.51%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 30 (6.70%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.80%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.02%) MySQL
6 17 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.67%) DB2
13 3 (0.67%) GIS
13 3 (0.67%) Redis
13 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 100 (22.32%) Git (software)
2 79 (17.63%) Jenkins
3 62 (13.84%) Cucumber
4 42 (9.38%) JIRA
4 42 (9.38%) Selenium
5 39 (8.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (8.48%) JUnit
7 34 (7.59%) Maven
8 29 (6.47%) Subversion
9 23 (5.13%) Grunt
10 20 (4.46%) Mercurial
11 17 (3.79%) Gradle
11 17 (3.79%) gulp
11 17 (3.79%) SpecFlow
12 16 (3.57%) TestComplete
13 15 (3.35%) Jasmine
14 10 (2.23%) Mocha
14 10 (2.23%) Xcode
15 9 (2.01%) GitLab
16 8 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 51 (11.38%) Finance
2 20 (4.46%) Banking
3 10 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.34%) General Ledger
5 5 (1.12%) Games
5 5 (1.12%) Publishing
5 5 (1.12%) Retail
6 3 (0.67%) Marketing
7 2 (0.45%) Advertising
7 2 (0.45%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 352 (78.57%) Developer
2 155 (34.60%) Java Developer
3 79 (17.63%) Senior Developer
4 56 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 48 (10.71%) Agile Developer
6 44 (9.82%) Senior Java Developer
7 41 (9.15%) Agile Java Developer
8 35 (7.81%) C# Developer
8 35 (7.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 32 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 31 (6.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 30 (6.70%) SQL Developer
12 29 (6.47%) HTML Developer
12 29 (6.47%) Scala Developer
13 28 (6.25%) Angular Developer
14 27 (6.03%) Java Scala Developer
15 26 (5.80%) Software Engineer
16 24 (5.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 22 (4.91%) HTML CSS Developer
17 22 (4.91%) Senior Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (31.03%) HTML
2 135 (30.13%) CSS
3 99 (22.10%) .NET
4 93 (20.76%) Spring
5 90 (20.09%) AngularJS
6 87 (19.42%) HTML5
7 72 (16.07%) RESTful
8 65 (14.51%) CSS3
9 64 (14.29%) jQuery
9 64 (14.29%) Web Services
10 51 (11.38%) ASP.NET
11 50 (11.16%) XML
12 49 (10.94%) JSON
13 47 (10.49%) Hibernate
14 45 (10.04%) REST
15 38 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 37 (8.26%) Node.js
17 31 (6.92%) J2EE
18 26 (5.80%) WCF
19 23 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (6.03%) User Experience
4 17 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.90%) Digital Media
6 11 (2.46%) Wiki
7 7 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.56%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.89%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.89%) Animation
8 4 (0.89%) iPad
9 3 (0.67%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.45%) Replication
10 2 (0.45%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.22%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.59%) Windows
2 26 (5.80%) Android
3 25 (5.58%) Apple iOS
3 25 (5.58%) Linux
4 3 (0.67%) Unix
4 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.45%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.22%) CentOS
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.22%) OS/2
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (83.48%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (46.65%) BDD
3 155 (34.60%) Scrum
4 130 (29.02%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (19.87%) Software Engineering
6 77 (17.19%) Pair Programming
7 70 (15.63%) MVC
8 65 (14.51%) OO
9 64 (14.29%) Web Development
10 60 (13.39%) Unit Testing
11 54 (12.05%) Kanban
12 50 (11.16%) Microservices
13 48 (10.71%) OOP
14 45 (10.04%) E-Commerce
14 45 (10.04%) Open Source
15 41 (9.15%) DevOps
16 35 (7.81%) Front End Development
17 34 (7.59%) Test Automation
18 33 (7.37%) SDLC
19 27 (6.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 249 (55.58%) Java
2 175 (39.06%) JavaScript
3 89 (19.87%) SQL
4 78 (17.41%) C#
5 53 (11.83%) Ruby
6 50 (11.16%) Scala
7 32 (7.14%) PHP
8 30 (6.70%) Python
9 25 (5.58%) PL/SQL
10 24 (5.36%) Groovy
11 23 (5.13%) Objective-C
12 22 (4.91%) Clojure
13 12 (2.68%) T-SQL
14 11 (2.46%) Apple Swift
15 9 (2.01%) C++
15 9 (2.01%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.79%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.79%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.56%) VB.NET
18 6 (1.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (6.70%) Degree
2 21 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.67%) CCEA
5 3 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (0.67%) ISEB
6 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) MCAD
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
7 1 (0.22%) MCTS
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.36%) QA
2 7 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.45%) SDET
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (2.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.90%) Puppet
2 9 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.79%) yum
4 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.45%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.22%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (10.94%) Oracle
2 40 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.46%) hybris
3 11 (2.46%) IBM
4 9 (2.01%) ATG
5 8 (1.79%) Perforce
6 6 (1.34%) Adobe
6 6 (1.34%) ESRI
6 6 (1.34%) Google
7 4 (0.89%) HP
8 3 (0.67%) Apple
8 3 (0.67%) Citrix
8 3 (0.67%) Facebook
8 3 (0.67%) Twitter
9 1 (0.22%) Compuware
9 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.22%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.22%) Zend
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