The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 36 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 154 63 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.85% 2.62% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.82% 3.71% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 38 66
Average daily rate £375 £323 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £271 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 66 £369 +14.34% 47
Cheshire +30 58 £363 -2.02% 11
Lancashire -2 26 £406 +47.72% 4
Merseyside - 10 £413 - 6
Cumbria - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 156 (52.88%) .NET
2 149 (50.51%) C#
3 142 (48.14%) HTML
4 125 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 115 (38.98%) CSS
7 104 (35.25%) Scrum
8 103 (34.92%) Java
9 93 (31.53%) MVC
10 76 (25.76%) SQL
11 72 (24.41%) BDD
12 71 (24.07%) OO
13 69 (23.39%) ASP.NET
14 68 (23.05%) HTML5
15 66 (22.37%) jQuery
16 59 (20.00%) Unit Testing
17 55 (18.64%) SQL Server
18 54 (18.31%) Web Services
19 53 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC
20 52 (17.63%) Pair Programming
21 50 (16.95%) CSS3
22 45 (15.25%) Software Engineering
23 39 (13.22%) Ruby
24 38 (12.88%) WPF
24 38 (12.88%) OOP
24 38 (12.88%) T-SQL
25 37 (12.54%) Ajax
25 37 (12.54%) .NET Framework
26 34 (11.53%) Spring
26 34 (11.53%) Continuous Integration

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (3.39%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.05%) CMS
3 8 (2.71%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.03%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (2.03%) Escenic
5 6 (2.03%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.03%) Apache
5 6 (2.03%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.03%) IIS
6 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.02%) Confluence
8 2 (0.68%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Mule
9 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.02%) Mingle
4 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.08%) HTTP
2 6 (2.03%) Internet
3 3 (1.02%) SMTP
4 1 (0.34%) DSL
4 1 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.46%) Relational Database
2 22 (7.46%) MySQL
3 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (3.73%) CouchDB
4 10 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.03%) Big Data
7 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.69%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.69%) Redis
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.02%) RavenDB
10 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (9.49%) Visual Studio
2 26 (8.81%) Cucumber
3 25 (8.47%) Subversion
4 23 (7.80%) Git (software)
5 17 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (5.08%) Selenium
7 13 (4.41%) NUnit
8 11 (3.73%) JIRA
9 10 (3.39%) Maven
9 10 (3.39%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.71%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.71%) JUnit
11 6 (2.03%) Grunt
11 6 (2.03%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.03%) Hudson
12 5 (1.69%) RSpec
13 4 (1.36%) Gradle
13 4 (1.36%) Moq
13 4 (1.36%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.36%) PHPUnit
General
1 33 (11.19%) Finance
2 9 (3.05%) Games
3 7 (2.37%) Retail
4 6 (2.03%) Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 222 (75.25%) Developer
2 82 (27.80%) .NET Developer
3 40 (13.56%) Java Developer
4 30 (10.17%) Software Engineer
5 25 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 24 (8.14%) Web Developer
7 21 (7.12%) Analyst
8 19 (6.44%) C# Developer
9 15 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
10 14 (4.75%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.07%) Scala Developer
11 12 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.71%) JavaScript Developer
14 7 (2.37%) Programmer
14 7 (2.37%) Architect
14 7 (2.37%) Tester
14 7 (2.37%) Senior .NET Developer
14 7 (2.37%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (52.88%) .NET
2 142 (48.14%) HTML
3 115 (38.98%) CSS
4 69 (23.39%) ASP.NET
5 68 (23.05%) HTML5
6 66 (22.37%) jQuery
7 54 (18.31%) Web Services
8 53 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 50 (16.95%) CSS3
10 38 (12.88%) WPF
11 37 (12.54%) Ajax
11 37 (12.54%) .NET Framework
12 34 (11.53%) Spring
13 33 (11.19%) WCF
14 30 (10.17%) XML
14 30 (10.17%) RESTful
15 29 (9.83%) JSON
16 24 (8.14%) WinForms
16 24 (8.14%) SOAP
17 19 (6.44%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.42%) N-Tier
2 14 (4.75%) Open Source
2 14 (4.75%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.03%) Interactive TV
6 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.36%) New Media
7 4 (1.36%) Kindle
7 4 (1.36%) IPTV
8 3 (1.02%) NHS
8 3 (1.02%) BBC
8 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.02%) MHEG
9 2 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.68%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.68%) RIA
10 1 (0.34%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.12%) Windows
2 19 (6.44%) Linux
3 8 (2.71%) UNIX
4 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (35.25%) Scrum
3 93 (31.53%) MVC
4 72 (24.41%) BDD
5 71 (24.07%) OO
6 59 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 52 (17.63%) Pair Programming
8 45 (15.25%) Software Engineering
9 38 (12.88%) OOP
10 34 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (10.51%) Web Development
12 27 (9.15%) OOD
13 24 (8.14%) Requirements Management
14 21 (7.12%) E-Commerce
15 20 (6.78%) Kanban
16 19 (6.44%) Configuration Management
17 15 (5.08%) UML
17 15 (5.08%) Waterfall
17 15 (5.08%) User Stories
18 14 (4.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 149 (50.51%) C#
2 118 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 103 (34.92%) Java
4 76 (25.76%) SQL
5 39 (13.22%) Ruby
6 38 (12.88%) T-SQL
7 26 (8.81%) Scala
8 23 (7.80%) PHP
9 22 (7.46%) VB.NET
10 12 (4.07%) C++
11 7 (2.37%) C
11 7 (2.37%) Python
11 7 (2.37%) Apex Code
12 6 (2.03%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.69%) Perl
14 4 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.02%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.68%) XPath
17 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (2.71%) Degree
2 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.03%) MCPD
3 6 (2.03%) MCTS
4 5 (1.69%) MCP
5 3 (1.02%) ISEB
6 1 (0.34%) PMP
6 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.42%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.41%) Sybase
3 12 (4.07%) Oracle
4 7 (2.37%) JBoss
4 7 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.69%) Zend
5 5 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.69%) DevExpress
6 4 (1.36%) hybris
6 4 (1.36%) Telerik
6 4 (1.36%) Mercator
7 3 (1.02%) IBM
7 3 (1.02%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.02%) Typemock
8 2 (0.68%) Vertica
8 2 (0.68%) Perforce
8 2 (0.68%) Progress
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
9 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.34%) ATG
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