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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 40 35 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Contract jobs citing TDD 147 152 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.77% 4.87% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 6.70% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 79 34
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +20.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
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
2973 2270 1792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.17% 72.76% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1642 1188 858
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 89
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% -8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 80 £350 -6.66% 66
Cheshire -2 49 £388 +1.63% 35
Lancashire -14 9 £475 +18.75%
Merseyside -19 4 £273 -33.93% 6
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 222 (76.03%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (47.95%) Java
3 121 (41.44%) JavaScript
4 117 (40.07%) HTML
5 99 (33.90%) BDD
6 95 (32.53%) CSS
7 93 (31.85%) Scrum
8 82 (28.08%) Continuous Integration
9 77 (26.37%) Git (software)
10 72 (24.66%) MVC
11 71 (24.32%) Web Services
12 68 (23.29%) Software Engineering
12 68 (23.29%) JSON
13 65 (22.26%) OO
14 61 (20.89%) SQL
14 61 (20.89%) RESTful
15 59 (20.21%) .NET
16 57 (19.52%) C#
17 53 (18.15%) OOP
18 51 (17.47%) jQuery
19 50 (17.12%) Linux
20 49 (16.78%) AngularJS
21 47 (16.10%) Spring
22 46 (15.75%) Degree
22 46 (15.75%) HTML5
23 44 (15.07%) J2EE
24 41 (14.04%) Subversion
24 41 (14.04%) Ruby
25 39 (13.36%) Kanban
25 39 (13.36%) REST

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 18 (6.16%) Node.js
2 17 (5.82%) Apache
3 11 (3.77%) CMS
4 10 (3.42%) Confluence
5 9 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.40%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (2.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (2.40%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.05%) JBoss
8 4 (1.37%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.37%) IIS
9 3 (1.03%) Zope
9 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.68%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.68%) nginx
10 2 (0.68%) Liferay
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.34%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.05%) Mingle
3 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (4.11%) Amazon S3
2 12 (4.11%) Heroku
3 6 (2.05%) SaaS
4 4 (1.37%) PaaS
5 3 (1.03%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.85%) Internet
2 18 (6.16%) HTTP
3 8 (2.74%) AMQP
4 3 (1.03%) Skype
5 2 (0.68%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) ATM
6 1 (0.34%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.56%) MongoDB
2 25 (8.56%) NoSQL
3 21 (7.19%) MySQL
4 17 (5.82%) Big Data
4 17 (5.82%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.42%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.42%) RDBMS
6 9 (3.08%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.08%) RavenDB
7 7 (2.40%) Informix
8 6 (2.05%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.37%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.03%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 3 (1.03%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 77 (26.37%) Git (software)
2 41 (14.04%) Subversion
3 35 (11.99%) Cucumber
4 32 (10.96%) Selenium
5 30 (10.27%) JUnit
6 21 (7.19%) JIRA
6 21 (7.19%) Jenkins
7 17 (5.82%) Eclipse
8 16 (5.48%) Ant
8 16 (5.48%) Maven
9 13 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (4.45%) Gradle
10 11 (3.77%) Visual Studio
10 11 (3.77%) Hudson
11 9 (3.08%) SoapUI
12 8 (2.74%) Mockito
13 7 (2.40%) Mercurial
13 7 (2.40%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.05%) Jasmine
15 5 (1.71%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (10.62%) Finance
2 13 (4.45%) Banking
3 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.71%) Retail
4 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.71%) Games
5 3 (1.03%) Publishing
6 2 (0.68%) Electronics
6 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 230 (78.77%) Developer
2 66 (22.60%) Java Developer
3 44 (15.07%) .NET Developer
4 22 (7.53%) Senior Developer
5 19 (6.51%) Web Developer
6 18 (6.16%) C# Developer
7 16 (5.48%) Technical Architect
7 16 (5.48%) Architect
8 14 (4.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 13 (4.45%) PHP Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (3.42%) Analyst
12 9 (3.08%) Python Developer
12 9 (3.08%) iOS Developer
13 8 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
13 8 (2.74%) Mobile Developer
13 8 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (40.07%) HTML
2 95 (32.53%) CSS
3 71 (24.32%) Web Services
4 68 (23.29%) JSON
5 61 (20.89%) RESTful
6 59 (20.21%) .NET
7 51 (17.47%) jQuery
8 49 (16.78%) AngularJS
9 47 (16.10%) Spring
10 46 (15.75%) HTML5
11 44 (15.07%) J2EE
12 39 (13.36%) REST
13 35 (11.99%) XML
14 34 (11.64%) ASP.NET
15 26 (8.90%) SOAP
15 26 (8.90%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (8.90%) CSS3
16 24 (8.22%) Hibernate
17 23 (7.88%) Ajax
18 21 (7.19%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.25%) Computer Science
2 25 (8.56%) Open Source
3 16 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.11%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.11%) Statistics
6 7 (2.40%) NHS
6 7 (2.40%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (2.40%) Telematics
7 6 (2.05%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.71%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.71%) User Experience
9 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.37%) Online Banking
10 3 (1.03%) Tandem
10 3 (1.03%) Animation
10 3 (1.03%) Wiki
10 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.68%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.12%) Linux
2 32 (10.96%) Windows
3 23 (7.88%) UNIX
4 21 (7.19%) Apple iOS
5 19 (6.51%) Android
6 7 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.05%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.05%) AIX
7 6 (2.05%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.05%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (76.03%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (33.90%) BDD
3 93 (31.85%) Scrum
4 82 (28.08%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (24.66%) MVC
6 68 (23.29%) Software Engineering
7 65 (22.26%) OO
8 53 (18.15%) OOP
9 39 (13.36%) Kanban
10 31 (10.62%) Unit Testing
11 26 (8.90%) Waterfall
12 25 (8.56%) Mentoring
12 25 (8.56%) E-Commerce
13 20 (6.85%) iOS Development
13 20 (6.85%) Test Scripting
13 20 (6.85%) Software Testing
14 18 (6.16%) Android Development
14 18 (6.16%) SOA
15 15 (5.14%) Web Development
15 15 (5.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 140 (47.95%) Java
2 121 (41.44%) JavaScript
3 61 (20.89%) SQL
4 57 (19.52%) C#
5 41 (14.04%) Ruby
6 30 (10.27%) Python
7 24 (8.22%) PHP
7 24 (8.22%) Scala
8 20 (6.85%) Objective-C
9 18 (6.16%) C
10 17 (5.82%) C++
11 13 (4.45%) Groovy
12 9 (3.08%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.74%) XQuery
14 6 (2.05%) PHP5
15 5 (1.71%) Perl
16 4 (1.37%) Apple Swift
17 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 3 (1.03%) SPARQL
18 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (15.75%) Degree
2 19 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.79%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.11%) ISEB
5 10 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.42%) HND
6 2 (0.68%) PMP
6 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.34%) MCPD
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.19%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.40%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (2.40%) Puppet
1 7 (2.40%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.68%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 29 (9.93%) Oracle
2 22 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.42%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.74%) IBM
5 7 (2.40%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.37%) Apple
7 3 (1.03%) Cognos
7 3 (1.03%) Zend
8 2 (0.68%) Facebook
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
8 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.68%) hybris
8 2 (0.68%) SAP
8 2 (0.68%) Compuware
8 2 (0.68%) HP
8 2 (0.68%) Perforce
8 2 (0.68%) OpenTV
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe
9 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
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