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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 40 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing TDD 136 116 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 3.80% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 5.20% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 52
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +83.07%
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
2935 2230 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.71% 73.02% 72.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 1212 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 95 84
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 81 £375 +15.38% 76
Cheshire -4 31 £365 -23.95% 28
Merseyside -6 12 £330 +1.53% 10
Lancashire 0 5 £425 +0.59% 4
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 205 (72.44%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (48.76%) Java
3 127 (44.88%) JavaScript
4 115 (40.64%) HTML
5 103 (36.40%) CSS
6 86 (30.39%) BDD
7 82 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (28.98%) Scrum
8 72 (25.44%) Git (software)
9 68 (24.03%) JSON
10 67 (23.67%) Web Services
10 67 (23.67%) SQL
11 65 (22.97%) HTML5
11 65 (22.97%) AngularJS
12 62 (21.91%) OO
12 62 (21.91%) SDLC
13 56 (19.79%) .NET
14 54 (19.08%) RESTful
15 49 (17.31%) C#
16 48 (16.96%) Subversion
17 47 (16.61%) OOP
17 47 (16.61%) MVC
17 47 (16.61%) REST
18 46 (16.25%) jQuery
19 43 (15.19%) CSS3
20 42 (14.84%) Software Engineering
21 40 (14.13%) Degree
21 40 (14.13%) J2EE
22 37 (13.07%) SOAP
22 37 (13.07%) Linux

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 33 (11.66%) Node.js
2 12 (4.24%) Apache
3 8 (2.83%) JBoss
3 8 (2.83%) Confluence
4 7 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.47%) CMS
5 6 (2.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 6 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.41%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (1.41%) Liferay
8 3 (1.06%) Zope
8 3 (1.06%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.71%) LiveCycle
9 2 (0.71%) nginx
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.35%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.35%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 9 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.18%) Amazon S3
3 8 (2.83%) Heroku
3 8 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.12%) SaaS
5 5 (1.77%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.41%) PaaS
7 2 (0.71%) IaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.35%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.65%) Internet
2 15 (5.30%) HTTP
3 4 (1.41%) AMQP
4 1 (0.35%) Skype
4 1 (0.35%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.89%) MySQL
3 26 (9.19%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.71%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.30%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.59%) Big Data
7 9 (3.18%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.18%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.12%) Informix
10 5 (1.77%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.41%) CouchDB
12 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (0.71%) Redis
13 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 72 (25.44%) Git (software)
2 48 (16.96%) Subversion
3 31 (10.95%) Selenium
3 31 (10.95%) JUnit
4 27 (9.54%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.36%) Ant
6 17 (6.01%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.65%) SoapUI
8 14 (4.95%) JIRA
9 12 (4.24%) TeamCity
10 10 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.53%) Mercurial
11 9 (3.18%) Maven
11 9 (3.18%) Gradle
12 6 (2.12%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.12%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.12%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.12%) Hudson
12 6 (2.12%) Mockito
13 5 (1.77%) LoadRunner
General
1 32 (11.31%) Finance
2 15 (5.30%) Banking
3 8 (2.83%) Retail
4 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (1.06%) Games
7 3 (1.06%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 212 (74.91%) Developer
2 66 (23.32%) Java Developer
3 26 (9.19%) .NET Developer
4 19 (6.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 19 (6.71%) Front-End Developer
5 18 (6.36%) JavaScript Developer
6 17 (6.01%) Senior Developer
6 17 (6.01%) Architect
7 16 (5.65%) Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
9 12 (4.24%) Web Developer
10 11 (3.89%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.89%) PHP Developer
10 11 (3.89%) Mobile Developer
11 10 (3.53%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.53%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.18%) Tester
12 9 (3.18%) Java Architect
12 9 (3.18%) Android Developer
12 9 (3.18%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (40.64%) HTML
2 103 (36.40%) CSS
3 68 (24.03%) JSON
4 67 (23.67%) Web Services
5 65 (22.97%) HTML5
5 65 (22.97%) AngularJS
6 56 (19.79%) .NET
7 54 (19.08%) RESTful
8 47 (16.61%) REST
9 46 (16.25%) jQuery
10 43 (15.19%) CSS3
11 40 (14.13%) J2EE
12 37 (13.07%) SOAP
13 35 (12.37%) Spring
14 29 (10.25%) XML
15 24 (8.48%) ASP.NET
16 20 (7.07%) Ruby on Rails
17 18 (6.36%) Ajax
18 16 (5.65%) Hibernate
19 15 (5.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.77%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.24%) User Experience
3 12 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.83%) Statistics
6 6 (2.12%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (2.12%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.41%) Telematics
8 3 (1.06%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Animation
8 3 (1.06%) Wiki
8 3 (1.06%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.06%) DTV
8 3 (1.06%) Tandem
8 3 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.71%) Interactive TV
9 2 (0.71%) IPTV
9 2 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.07%) Linux
2 27 (9.54%) Windows
2 27 (9.54%) Android
3 26 (9.19%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.59%) UNIX
5 6 (2.12%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.12%) AIX
5 6 (2.12%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.12%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (72.44%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (30.39%) BDD
3 82 (28.98%) Continuous Integration
3 82 (28.98%) Scrum
4 62 (21.91%) OO
4 62 (21.91%) SDLC
5 47 (16.61%) OOP
5 47 (16.61%) MVC
6 42 (14.84%) Software Engineering
7 30 (10.60%) E-Commerce
8 29 (10.25%) Pair Programming
8 29 (10.25%) Open Source
9 26 (9.19%) Waterfall
10 25 (8.83%) Unit Testing
10 25 (8.83%) Mentoring
11 22 (7.77%) Android Development
12 21 (7.42%) iOS Development
12 21 (7.42%) SOA
13 20 (7.07%) Kanban
14 18 (6.36%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 138 (48.76%) Java
2 127 (44.88%) JavaScript
3 67 (23.67%) SQL
4 49 (17.31%) C#
5 35 (12.37%) Ruby
6 23 (8.13%) C++
7 22 (7.77%) Python
7 22 (7.77%) Scala
8 21 (7.42%) Objective-C
9 20 (7.07%) C
10 16 (5.65%) PHP
11 14 (4.95%) Groovy
12 6 (2.12%) Perl
13 5 (1.77%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.41%) PHP5
15 3 (1.06%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 40 (14.13%) Degree
2 20 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) ISEB
4 2 (0.71%) PMP
4 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) Squid
1 4 (1.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (3.53%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.41%) Puppet
2 4 (1.41%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (7.77%) Oracle
2 17 (6.01%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.47%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.12%) Adobe
4 6 (2.12%) IBM
5 5 (1.77%) SAP
5 5 (1.77%) Google
5 5 (1.77%) New Relic
6 4 (1.41%) Telerik
6 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.41%) Apple
7 3 (1.06%) HP
7 3 (1.06%) hybris
7 3 (1.06%) Twitter
8 2 (0.71%) Facebook
8 2 (0.71%) OpenTV
8 2 (0.71%) Zend
9 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.35%) Perforce
North West
Salt
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Gregory James
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day + Dependant on Experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + Dependant on Experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago