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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 29 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 216 142 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.52% 3.85% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 4.96% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 80 65
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £42.50 £59.50
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -28.57%
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
3201 2861 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.74% 77.66% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2003 1652 1221
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 137 117
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +8 126 £416 +11.00% 69
Cheshire +8 75 £425 +9.67% 13
Merseyside -1 6 £325 - 3
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 356 (81.84%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (58.39%) Java
3 179 (41.15%) JavaScript
4 160 (36.78%) BDD
5 125 (28.74%) Scrum
6 119 (27.36%) Web Services
7 115 (26.44%) SQL
8 108 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (24.14%) .NET
9 105 (24.14%) Software Engineering
10 101 (23.22%) CSS
11 92 (21.15%) HTML
11 92 (21.15%) XML
12 89 (20.46%) Spring
13 80 (18.39%) MVC
13 80 (18.39%) C#
14 75 (17.24%) Finance
15 67 (15.40%) RESTful
15 67 (15.40%) HTML5
16 66 (15.17%) AngularJS
17 61 (14.02%) REST
18 60 (13.79%) SQL Server
19 57 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
19 57 (13.10%) Selenium
20 55 (12.64%) Web Development
21 54 (12.41%) Jenkins
22 52 (11.95%) jQuery
23 50 (11.49%) Scala
24 48 (11.03%) Git (software)
25 47 (10.80%) JSON

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 28 (6.44%) Node.js
2 22 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.91%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.30%) CMS
5 8 (1.84%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.61%) Apache
6 7 (1.61%) GeoServer
6 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.15%) CICS
7 5 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (1.15%) JBoss
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.92%) Confluence
8 4 (0.92%) Drupal
9 3 (0.69%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.46%) Jetty
10 2 (0.46%) Mule
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.91%) GitHub
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.46%) Google Play
5 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.82%) HTTP
2 9 (2.07%) Network Security
3 8 (1.84%) Bluetooth
3 8 (1.84%) Internet
4 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.46%) Intranet
5 2 (0.46%) Skype
5 2 (0.46%) SSL
6 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.97%) NoSQL
3 17 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.53%) MySQL
5 11 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.84%) DB2
7 7 (1.61%) GIS
7 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.38%) Hazelcast
8 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.15%) Redis
10 4 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.46%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (13.10%) Selenium
1 57 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (12.41%) Jenkins
3 48 (11.03%) Git (software)
4 45 (10.34%) JIRA
5 37 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 34 (7.82%) JUnit
7 26 (5.98%) Maven
8 25 (5.75%) SpecFlow
9 24 (5.52%) Subversion
10 22 (5.06%) TestComplete
11 16 (3.68%) Gradle
12 15 (3.45%) WebDriver
13 12 (2.76%) Grunt
14 11 (2.53%) Mercurial
15 10 (2.30%) ClearCase
15 10 (2.30%) Jasmine
15 10 (2.30%) Mocha
15 10 (2.30%) Mockito
15 10 (2.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (17.24%) Finance
2 31 (7.13%) Banking
3 11 (2.53%) Retail
4 10 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.07%) Local Government
6 8 (1.84%) Law
7 7 (1.61%) Games
7 7 (1.61%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.69%) Marketing
9 2 (0.46%) Avionics
9 2 (0.46%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.46%) Military
9 2 (0.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 312 (71.72%) Developer
2 151 (34.71%) Java Developer
3 49 (11.26%) .NET Developer
4 47 (10.80%) Agile Developer
5 46 (10.57%) Senior Developer
6 39 (8.97%) Agile Java Developer
7 37 (8.51%) JavaScript Developer
8 34 (7.82%) C# Developer
9 30 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
10 29 (6.67%) Scala Developer
11 28 (6.44%) Analyst
11 28 (6.44%) SQL Developer
12 27 (6.21%) Software Developer
13 26 (5.98%) C# .NET Developer
14 24 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 24 (5.52%) Software Engineer
15 22 (5.06%) Consultant
15 22 (5.06%) Java Scala Developer
16 19 (4.37%) Web Developer
17 18 (4.14%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (27.36%) Web Services
2 105 (24.14%) .NET
3 101 (23.22%) CSS
4 92 (21.15%) HTML
4 92 (21.15%) XML
5 89 (20.46%) Spring
6 67 (15.40%) HTML5
6 67 (15.40%) RESTful
7 66 (15.17%) AngularJS
8 61 (14.02%) REST
9 52 (11.95%) jQuery
10 47 (10.80%) JSON
11 44 (10.11%) CSS3
12 39 (8.97%) ASP.NET
13 38 (8.74%) J2EE
14 36 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (7.59%) XSLT
16 31 (7.13%) Hibernate
17 25 (5.75%) .NET Framework
17 25 (5.75%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.52%) User Experience
2 22 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.53%) N-Tier
4 11 (2.53%) Online Banking
5 9 (2.07%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.07%) Digital Media
6 6 (1.38%) MHEG
7 5 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.15%) PMI
8 4 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.92%) Interactive TV
8 4 (0.92%) iPad
8 4 (0.92%) IPTV
8 4 (0.92%) Replication
9 3 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.28%) Windows
2 32 (7.36%) Linux
3 18 (4.14%) Android
4 13 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.69%) CentOS
5 3 (0.69%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.69%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) AIX
6 2 (0.46%) openSUSE
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (81.84%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (36.78%) BDD
3 125 (28.74%) Scrum
4 108 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
5 105 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 80 (18.39%) MVC
7 55 (12.64%) Web Development
8 47 (10.80%) Pair Programming
9 46 (10.57%) Test Automation
10 42 (9.66%) OO
11 40 (9.20%) E-Commerce
12 39 (8.97%) Open Source
13 36 (8.28%) Unit Testing
14 34 (7.82%) DevOps
14 34 (7.82%) SDLC
14 34 (7.82%) Waterfall
15 33 (7.59%) OOP
16 31 (7.13%) Kanban
17 29 (6.67%) Code Coverage
18 28 (6.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 254 (58.39%) Java
2 179 (41.15%) JavaScript
3 115 (26.44%) SQL
4 80 (18.39%) C#
5 50 (11.49%) Scala
6 37 (8.51%) Python
7 32 (7.36%) PHP
8 30 (6.90%) C++
9 28 (6.44%) Ruby
10 24 (5.52%) T-SQL
11 20 (4.60%) PL/SQL
12 14 (3.22%) C
13 12 (2.76%) Groovy
14 11 (2.53%) Clojure
15 9 (2.07%) Go
16 7 (1.61%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.38%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.38%) VB.NET
18 5 (1.15%) Assembly Language
18 5 (1.15%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 38 (8.74%) Degree
2 24 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.91%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.61%) CCEA
5 7 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (1.15%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.92%) ISEB
8 3 (0.69%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.46%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.75%) QA
2 7 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (2.76%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.15%) Puppet
2 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.46%) yum
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (10.80%) Oracle
2 43 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.45%) IBM
4 10 (2.30%) HP
5 9 (2.07%) Google
6 7 (1.61%) Citrix
7 5 (1.15%) Chordiant
7 5 (1.15%) ESRI
7 5 (1.15%) Perforce
8 4 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.92%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.69%) BEA
9 3 (0.69%) Sun
9 3 (0.69%) Twitter
10 2 (0.46%) Apple
10 2 (0.46%) hybris
11 1 (0.23%) Facebook
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.23%) VMware
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