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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 38 34 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +35
Contract jobs citing TDD 140 144 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.36% 5.08% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 6.96% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 80 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.12% +11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £17.25 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £33.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 +2 90 £325 -10.34% 41
Cheshire -19 23 £369 +9.25% 23
Lancashire -10 18 £450 -2.70% 1
Merseyside -12 2 £220 -37.58% 4
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 196 (80.99%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (48.35%) JavaScript
3 107 (44.21%) HTML
4 94 (38.84%) CSS
5 89 (36.78%) Scrum
6 87 (35.95%) C#
7 86 (35.54%) MVC
8 83 (34.30%) Java
9 70 (28.93%) .NET
10 66 (27.27%) BDD
11 63 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (21.07%) Git (software)
13 47 (19.42%) jQuery
14 45 (18.60%) Web Services
14 45 (18.60%) OO
15 42 (17.36%) SQL Server
15 42 (17.36%) HTML5
16 41 (16.94%) Software Engineering
16 41 (16.94%) Ajax
17 37 (15.29%) SQL
17 37 (15.29%) OOP
18 35 (14.46%) ASP.NET
19 32 (13.22%) Unit Testing
19 32 (13.22%) Linux
19 32 (13.22%) Python
20 31 (12.81%) Kanban
20 31 (12.81%) ASP.NET MVC
21 30 (12.40%) Ruby
22 28 (11.57%) JSON
22 28 (11.57%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing TDD 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 TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.55%) Node.js
2 9 (3.72%) Apache
3 8 (3.31%) IIS
3 8 (3.31%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.48%) CMS
5 5 (2.07%) Orchard CMS
5 5 (2.07%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.24%) nginx
7 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.83%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.24%) SaaS
1 3 (1.24%) Heroku
2 2 (0.83%) IaaS
2 2 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.55%) HTTP
2 6 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.24%) AMQP
4 1 (0.41%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (5.79%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.37%) RavenDB
4 12 (4.96%) MySQL
5 10 (4.13%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (3.72%) Big Data
7 7 (2.89%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.48%) Couchbase
9 5 (2.07%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (2.07%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (2.07%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.65%) Cognos Transformer
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.65%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 51 (21.07%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.44%) JIRA
3 16 (6.61%) Visual Studio
3 16 (6.61%) Eclipse
4 15 (6.20%) Selenium
5 14 (5.79%) NUnit
6 12 (4.96%) Subversion
6 12 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.96%) Cucumber
7 11 (4.55%) Jasmine
8 9 (3.72%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.72%) Mercurial
9 8 (3.31%) JUnit
9 8 (3.31%) Grunt
9 8 (3.31%) Bower
10 7 (2.89%) Hudson
11 6 (2.48%) TeamCity
11 6 (2.48%) CasperJS
12 5 (2.07%) Calabash
12 5 (2.07%) PhantomJS
General
1 25 (10.33%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Games
3 3 (1.24%) Banking
3 3 (1.24%) Retail
3 3 (1.24%) Publishing
4 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.83%) Marketing
4 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 191 (78.93%) Developer
2 41 (16.94%) .NET Developer
3 33 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 28 (11.57%) Senior Developer
5 24 (9.92%) C# Developer
6 17 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (6.61%) Web Developer
7 16 (6.61%) Architect
8 15 (6.20%) Technical Architect
9 13 (5.37%) Front-End Developer
10 12 (4.96%) Python Developer
11 10 (4.13%) Analyst
11 10 (4.13%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.13%) Django Developer
11 10 (4.13%) Python/Django Developer
12 8 (3.31%) iOS Developer
13 7 (2.89%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (2.89%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 6 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 6 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (44.21%) HTML
2 94 (38.84%) CSS
3 70 (28.93%) .NET
4 47 (19.42%) jQuery
5 45 (18.60%) Web Services
6 42 (17.36%) HTML5
7 41 (16.94%) Ajax
8 35 (14.46%) ASP.NET
9 31 (12.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (11.57%) JSON
10 28 (11.57%) XML
11 27 (11.16%) J2EE
12 26 (10.74%) Spring
12 26 (10.74%) RESTful
13 25 (10.33%) CSS3
14 21 (8.68%) REST
14 21 (8.68%) XHTML
14 21 (8.68%) AngularJS
15 20 (8.26%) Hibernate
15 20 (8.26%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.26%) Open Source
2 17 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.61%) User Experience
4 10 (4.13%) Digital Media
4 10 (4.13%) NHS
5 9 (3.72%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.48%) Animation
7 4 (1.65%) iPad
7 4 (1.65%) iPhone
7 4 (1.65%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.24%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.24%) W3C
8 3 (1.24%) Statistics
9 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.41%) New Media
10 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.41%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.22%) Linux
2 18 (7.44%) Windows
3 15 (6.20%) UNIX
4 11 (4.55%) Android
4 11 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (80.99%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (36.78%) Scrum
3 86 (35.54%) MVC
4 66 (27.27%) BDD
5 63 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (18.60%) OO
7 41 (16.94%) Software Engineering
8 37 (15.29%) OOP
9 32 (13.22%) Unit Testing
10 31 (12.81%) Kanban
11 22 (9.09%) Pair Programming
12 20 (8.26%) Mentoring
13 19 (7.85%) E-Commerce
13 19 (7.85%) SOA
14 16 (6.61%) Software Testing
15 13 (5.37%) Web Development
15 13 (5.37%) User Stories
15 13 (5.37%) MVVM
16 12 (4.96%) Test Automation
16 12 (4.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 117 (48.35%) JavaScript
2 87 (35.95%) C#
3 83 (34.30%) Java
4 37 (15.29%) SQL
5 32 (13.22%) Python
6 30 (12.40%) Ruby
7 25 (10.33%) PHP
7 25 (10.33%) Scala
8 18 (7.44%) T-SQL
9 16 (6.61%) C++
10 11 (4.55%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.48%) XQuery
12 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.24%) PHP5
12 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.24%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.83%) C
14 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.41%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (6.20%) Degree
2 10 (4.13%) ISEB
3 6 (2.48%) HND
3 6 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.24%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) MCPD
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) Puppet
2 4 (1.65%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.24%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (8.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.61%) Oracle
3 5 (2.07%) Cognos
3 5 (2.07%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.24%) Zend
4 3 (1.24%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.83%) IBM
5 2 (0.83%) Sybase
5 2 (0.83%) SAP
5 2 (0.83%) HP
5 2 (0.83%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.41%) Perforce
6 1 (0.41%) Google
6 1 (0.41%) Compuware
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