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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 44 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 123 86 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.94% 3.00% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% 4.27% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 58 80
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £428 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +9 75 £325 - 58
Cheshire -6 31 £470 +56.66% 29
Lancashire - 9 £424 - 6
Merseyside -6 1 - - 7
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 127 (53.14%) C#
2 115 (48.12%) JavaScript
3 109 (45.61%) HTML
4 106 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (41.00%) CSS
6 96 (40.17%) .NET
7 89 (37.24%) Scrum
8 82 (34.31%) Java
9 70 (29.29%) MVC
10 66 (27.62%) BDD
11 65 (27.20%) SQL
12 61 (25.52%) Unit Testing
13 58 (24.27%) Web Services
14 55 (23.01%) HTML5
15 47 (19.67%) jQuery
16 42 (17.57%) Scala
16 42 (17.57%) Ajax
17 40 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (16.74%) Linux
18 38 (15.90%) OOP
19 37 (15.48%) SQL Server
19 37 (15.48%) CSS3
20 35 (14.64%) OO
21 33 (13.81%) Python
21 33 (13.81%) WPF
22 32 (13.39%) JSON
22 32 (13.39%) PHP
23 31 (12.97%) C++
23 31 (12.97%) NoSQL
24 28 (11.72%) XML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (3.35%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.93%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.51%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.09%) MQSeries
4 5 (2.09%) CMS
4 5 (2.09%) Escenic
4 5 (2.09%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.67%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.26%) Node.js
7 2 (0.84%) IIS
7 2 (0.84%) Apache
8 1 (0.42%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.42%) Mule
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (4.18%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.42%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.42%) PaaS
1 1 (0.42%) Office 365
1 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.51%) HTTP
2 5 (2.09%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.97%) NoSQL
3 15 (6.28%) MySQL
4 13 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.93%) Big Data
6 7 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (2.09%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.09%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.09%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.67%) Redis
8 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.26%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.44%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.02%) NUnit
5 9 (3.77%) JIRA
6 7 (2.93%) Selenium
6 7 (2.93%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.51%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.51%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.09%) Calabash
9 4 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (1.67%) TestComplete
9 4 (1.67%) Subversion
10 3 (1.26%) Maven
10 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.26%) Ant
10 3 (1.26%) Gradle
10 3 (1.26%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.84%) Hudson
11 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (7.95%) Finance
2 5 (2.09%) Games
2 5 (2.09%) Retail
3 3 (1.26%) Marketing
4 1 (0.42%) Back Office
4 1 (0.42%) Banking
4 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 187 (78.24%) Developer
2 51 (21.34%) .NET Developer
3 35 (14.64%) Java Developer
4 29 (12.13%) C# Developer
5 28 (11.72%) Analyst
6 18 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 18 (7.53%) JavaScript Developer
7 17 (7.11%) Web Developer
7 17 (7.11%) Business Analyst
8 16 (6.69%) Front-End Developer
9 13 (5.44%) Agile Business Analyst
9 13 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.18%) WPF Developer
10 10 (4.18%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 9 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (3.35%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.35%) iOS Developer
13 7 (2.93%) J2EE Developer
13 7 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (45.61%) HTML
2 98 (41.00%) CSS
3 96 (40.17%) .NET
4 58 (24.27%) Web Services
5 55 (23.01%) HTML5
6 47 (19.67%) jQuery
7 42 (17.57%) Ajax
8 37 (15.48%) CSS3
9 33 (13.81%) WPF
10 32 (13.39%) JSON
11 28 (11.72%) XML
11 28 (11.72%) ASP.NET
12 27 (11.30%) WCF
12 27 (11.30%) RESTful
13 25 (10.46%) XHTML
14 23 (9.62%) Spring
15 22 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (8.79%) J2EE
17 19 (7.95%) Hibernate
18 16 (6.69%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.88%) Open Source
2 13 (5.44%) N-Tier
3 9 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (3.77%) Animation
4 6 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.09%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.09%) IPTV
5 5 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.26%) New Media
8 2 (0.84%) RIA
8 2 (0.84%) iPhone
8 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 2 (0.84%) GIS
9 1 (0.42%) Tandem
9 1 (0.42%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.42%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.74%) Linux
2 12 (5.02%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.35%) Android
4 7 (2.93%) UNIX
5 3 (1.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (37.24%) Scrum
3 70 (29.29%) MVC
4 66 (27.62%) BDD
5 61 (25.52%) Unit Testing
6 40 (16.74%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (15.90%) OOP
8 35 (14.64%) OO
9 22 (9.21%) User Stories
10 21 (8.79%) Pair Programming
11 18 (7.53%) Software Engineering
11 18 (7.53%) UML
12 17 (7.11%) MVVM
13 15 (6.28%) E-Commerce
14 14 (5.86%) Business Analysis
15 11 (4.60%) Automated Testing
15 11 (4.60%) OOA/OOD
15 11 (4.60%) Refactoring
16 10 (4.18%) Web Development
16 10 (4.18%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 127 (53.14%) C#
2 115 (48.12%) JavaScript
3 82 (34.31%) Java
4 65 (27.20%) SQL
5 42 (17.57%) Scala
6 33 (13.81%) Python
7 32 (13.39%) PHP
8 31 (12.97%) C++
9 27 (11.30%) Ruby
10 24 (10.04%) T-SQL
11 17 (7.11%) VB.NET
12 9 (3.77%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.26%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.84%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.84%) PHP5
15 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.42%) VB
15 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (2.09%) ISEB
2 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.84%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) Degree
4 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) Puppet
2 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (7.53%) Sybase
2 9 (3.77%) Oracle
3 8 (3.35%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.93%) JBoss
5 6 (2.51%) Zend
6 4 (1.67%) Telerik
7 3 (1.26%) hybris
7 3 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.42%) Mercator
8 1 (0.42%) Xamarin
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