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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 43 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs citing TDD 128 152 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 5.36% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.75% 7.42% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 76 49
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
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
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 74 £350 -1.75% 59
Cheshire -16 39 £375 +7.14% 37
Lancashire -11 9 £425 - 3
Merseyside -17 3 £220 - 5
Cumbria - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 209 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (44.32%) JavaScript
3 115 (42.12%) Java
4 110 (40.29%) HTML
5 93 (34.07%) Scrum
6 92 (33.70%) BDD
7 91 (33.33%) CSS
8 75 (27.47%) MVC
9 73 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (25.27%) Git (software)
11 64 (23.44%) C#
11 64 (23.44%) Software Engineering
12 63 (23.08%) Web Services
13 62 (22.71%) JSON
14 61 (22.34%) .NET
15 53 (19.41%) SQL
16 52 (19.05%) jQuery
17 51 (18.68%) OO
17 51 (18.68%) RESTful
18 46 (16.85%) Linux
19 45 (16.48%) Ruby
20 43 (15.75%) Kanban
21 42 (15.38%) AngularJS
21 42 (15.38%) Degree
22 40 (14.65%) OOP
22 40 (14.65%) HTML5
23 39 (14.29%) Spring
24 38 (13.92%) SQL Server
25 37 (13.55%) J2EE
26 34 (12.45%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 20 (7.33%) Node.js
2 18 (6.59%) Apache
3 8 (2.93%) CMS
4 7 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.56%) Confluence
5 6 (2.20%) IIS
5 6 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (1.83%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.83%) Orchard CMS
6 5 (1.83%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.73%) JBoss
8 2 (0.73%) nginx
8 2 (0.73%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.37%) Mule
9 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.37%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.37%) Zope
Applications
1 12 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.30%) Mingle
3 3 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (3.30%) Amazon S3
1 9 (3.30%) Heroku
2 4 (1.47%) SaaS
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.23%) HTTP
1 17 (6.23%) Internet
2 8 (2.93%) AMQP
3 2 (0.73%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.37%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.37%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.33%) NoSQL
3 19 (6.96%) MongoDB
3 19 (6.96%) MySQL
4 17 (6.23%) Big Data
5 16 (5.86%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.49%) RavenDB
7 11 (4.03%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.30%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.20%) Informix
12 5 (1.83%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.83%) Cognos Report Studio
12 5 (1.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 4 (1.47%) Cognos Transformer
13 4 (1.47%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 69 (25.27%) Git (software)
2 34 (12.45%) Selenium
3 31 (11.36%) Cucumber
4 29 (10.62%) Subversion
5 23 (8.42%) JUnit
6 19 (6.96%) Eclipse
6 19 (6.96%) JIRA
7 18 (6.59%) Jenkins
8 17 (6.23%) Visual Studio
9 13 (4.76%) Maven
10 12 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (4.40%) Ant
11 11 (4.03%) Jasmine
12 10 (3.66%) Gradle
12 10 (3.66%) Hudson
13 9 (3.30%) SoapUI
13 9 (3.30%) TeamCity
14 8 (2.93%) Grunt
14 8 (2.93%) Mercurial
14 8 (2.93%) Bower
General
1 30 (10.99%) Finance
2 11 (4.03%) Banking
3 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.47%) Publishing
4 4 (1.47%) Games
4 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.10%) Retail
6 2 (0.73%) Electronics
6 2 (0.73%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 212 (77.66%) Developer
2 57 (20.88%) Java Developer
3 39 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 28 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 24 (8.79%) C# Developer
6 20 (7.33%) Technical Architect
6 20 (7.33%) Web Developer
6 20 (7.33%) Architect
7 12 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
8 11 (4.03%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 11 (4.03%) Software Developer
9 10 (3.66%) Analyst
9 10 (3.66%) PHP Developer
9 10 (3.66%) Python Developer
9 10 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (2.93%) Agile .NET Developer
10 8 (2.93%) Django Developer
10 8 (2.93%) Python/Django Developer
10 8 (2.93%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (40.29%) HTML
2 91 (33.33%) CSS
3 63 (23.08%) Web Services
4 62 (22.71%) JSON
5 61 (22.34%) .NET
6 52 (19.05%) jQuery
7 51 (18.68%) RESTful
8 42 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 40 (14.65%) HTML5
10 39 (14.29%) Spring
11 37 (13.55%) J2EE
12 34 (12.45%) ASP.NET
12 34 (12.45%) XML
13 29 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (10.26%) Ajax
15 27 (9.89%) Ruby on Rails
15 27 (9.89%) REST
16 22 (8.06%) CSS3
16 22 (8.06%) SOAP
17 21 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.72%) Open Source
2 26 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.03%) NHS
6 10 (3.66%) User Experience
6 10 (3.66%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.30%) Statistics
8 8 (2.93%) Digital Media
9 7 (2.56%) Telematics
9 7 (2.56%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.83%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (1.47%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.47%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.73%) Animation
12 2 (0.73%) W3C
12 2 (0.73%) DTV
12 2 (0.73%) Interactive TV
12 2 (0.73%) IPTV
12 2 (0.73%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.85%) Linux
2 31 (11.36%) Windows
3 19 (6.96%) UNIX
4 12 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.66%) Android
6 7 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.20%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.20%) Windows Vista
7 6 (2.20%) AIX
7 6 (2.20%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (76.56%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (34.07%) Scrum
3 92 (33.70%) BDD
4 75 (27.47%) MVC
5 73 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (23.44%) Software Engineering
7 51 (18.68%) OO
8 43 (15.75%) Kanban
9 40 (14.65%) OOP
10 29 (10.62%) Unit Testing
11 28 (10.26%) Mentoring
12 24 (8.79%) E-Commerce
13 22 (8.06%) Test Scripting
13 22 (8.06%) Waterfall
14 21 (7.69%) Software Testing
15 19 (6.96%) Web Development
15 19 (6.96%) SOA
16 15 (5.49%) User Stories
17 14 (5.13%) Pair Programming
18 13 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (44.32%) JavaScript
2 115 (42.12%) Java
3 64 (23.44%) C#
4 53 (19.41%) SQL
5 45 (16.48%) Ruby
6 31 (11.36%) Python
7 27 (9.89%) Scala
8 24 (8.79%) PHP
9 14 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 14 (5.13%) Objective-C
10 13 (4.76%) C
10 13 (4.76%) Groovy
11 12 (4.40%) C++
12 8 (2.93%) XQuery
13 3 (1.10%) PHP5
13 3 (1.10%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.37%) R
15 1 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (15.38%) Degree
2 14 (5.13%) ISEB
3 13 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.66%) HND
5 9 (3.30%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.73%) PMP
7 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.37%) MCPD
8 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.30%) Puppet
1 9 (3.30%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.73%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (10.26%) Oracle
2 26 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.93%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 7 (2.56%) IBM
5 5 (1.83%) Cognos
6 3 (1.10%) SAP
6 3 (1.10%) HP
6 3 (1.10%) Apple
6 3 (1.10%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.10%) Zend
7 2 (0.73%) Perforce
7 2 (0.73%) OpenTV
7 2 (0.73%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.73%) hybris
7 2 (0.73%) Compuware
8 1 (0.37%) Adobe
8 1 (0.37%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.37%) Kony
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