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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 38 36 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs citing TDD 147 140 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.28% 5.12% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.77% 7.09% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 72 43
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +10 89 £325 -10.34% 77
Cheshire -20 30 £354 +1.07% 33
Lancashire -3 22 £400 -5.88% 3
Merseyside -12 3 £220 - 7
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 204 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 107 (41.00%) HTML
4 101 (38.70%) Java
5 91 (34.87%) CSS
6 88 (33.72%) BDD
7 86 (32.95%) Scrum
8 80 (30.65%) MVC
9 71 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (26.44%) C#
11 64 (24.52%) .NET
12 62 (23.75%) Git (software)
13 58 (22.22%) Software Engineering
14 54 (20.69%) Web Services
15 52 (19.92%) JSON
15 52 (19.92%) jQuery
16 49 (18.77%) SQL
17 46 (17.62%) OO
18 44 (16.86%) RESTful
19 41 (15.71%) Kanban
20 40 (15.33%) Linux
21 39 (14.94%) Ruby
22 37 (14.18%) SQL Server
23 36 (13.79%) Spring
23 36 (13.79%) HTML5
24 35 (13.41%) Ajax
24 35 (13.41%) J2EE
24 35 (13.41%) OOP
25 34 (13.03%) ASP.NET
25 34 (13.03%) Degree

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (6.13%) Apache
1 16 (6.13%) Node.js
2 8 (3.07%) CMS
3 7 (2.68%) IIS
4 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.30%) Confluence
5 5 (1.92%) Apache Solr
5 5 (1.92%) Orchard CMS
5 5 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.77%) nginx
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.38%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) Zope
Applications
1 13 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.45%) Mingle
3 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (2.68%) Amazon S3
1 7 (2.68%) Heroku
2 3 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.36%) HTTP
2 12 (4.60%) Internet
3 7 (2.68%) AMQP
4 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.38%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.90%) Big Data
3 17 (6.51%) MySQL
4 16 (6.13%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.75%) RavenDB
6 14 (5.36%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.60%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.07%) Oracle Database
8 8 (3.07%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.68%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.92%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.92%) Cognos Report Studio
10 5 (1.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (1.53%) Cognos Transformer
11 4 (1.53%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (23.75%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.11%) Selenium
3 26 (9.96%) Cucumber
4 22 (8.43%) Subversion
5 21 (8.05%) Eclipse
6 20 (7.66%) JUnit
6 20 (7.66%) JIRA
7 19 (7.28%) Visual Studio
8 17 (6.51%) Jenkins
9 13 (4.98%) Maven
10 12 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (4.60%) Jasmine
11 10 (3.83%) Hudson
11 10 (3.83%) Ant
12 9 (3.45%) Gradle
12 9 (3.45%) TeamCity
13 8 (3.07%) SoapUI
13 8 (3.07%) Mercurial
13 8 (3.07%) NUnit
13 8 (3.07%) Grunt
General
1 28 (10.73%) Finance
2 9 (3.45%) Banking
3 6 (2.30%) Games
4 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.53%) Publishing
5 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.15%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 202 (77.39%) Developer
2 45 (17.24%) Java Developer
3 38 (14.56%) .NET Developer
4 28 (10.73%) Senior Developer
5 23 (8.81%) C# Developer
6 22 (8.43%) Web Developer
7 19 (7.28%) Technical Architect
7 19 (7.28%) Architect
8 13 (4.98%) Front-End Developer
9 12 (4.60%) Python Developer
10 10 (3.83%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.83%) PHP Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Django Developer
10 10 (3.83%) Python/Django Developer
11 9 (3.45%) Analyst
11 9 (3.45%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 8 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
13 7 (2.68%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (41.00%) HTML
2 91 (34.87%) CSS
3 64 (24.52%) .NET
4 54 (20.69%) Web Services
5 52 (19.92%) JSON
5 52 (19.92%) jQuery
6 44 (16.86%) RESTful
7 36 (13.79%) HTML5
7 36 (13.79%) Spring
8 35 (13.41%) Ajax
8 35 (13.41%) J2EE
9 34 (13.03%) ASP.NET
10 33 (12.64%) XML
11 32 (12.26%) AngularJS
12 29 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (9.58%) Ruby on Rails
14 23 (8.81%) REST
15 22 (8.43%) Django
16 20 (7.66%) CSS3
17 18 (6.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.73%) Open Source
2 23 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.13%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.21%) User Experience
4 11 (4.21%) NHS
5 10 (3.83%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.07%) Digital Media
8 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.68%) Telematics
8 7 (2.68%) Statistics
9 5 (1.92%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.15%) W3C
10 3 (1.15%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Animation
11 2 (0.77%) MHEG
11 2 (0.77%) iPhone
11 2 (0.77%) DTV
11 2 (0.77%) Interactive TV
11 2 (0.77%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (15.33%) Linux
2 29 (11.11%) Windows
3 17 (6.51%) UNIX
4 10 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.07%) Android
6 6 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.53%) AIX
7 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (78.16%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (33.72%) BDD
3 86 (32.95%) Scrum
4 80 (30.65%) MVC
5 71 (27.20%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 46 (17.62%) OO
8 41 (15.71%) Kanban
9 35 (13.41%) OOP
10 30 (11.49%) Unit Testing
11 24 (9.20%) Mentoring
12 21 (8.05%) Test Scripting
12 21 (8.05%) Software Testing
13 20 (7.66%) E-Commerce
14 19 (7.28%) SOA
14 19 (7.28%) Web Development
15 17 (6.51%) Waterfall
15 17 (6.51%) Pair Programming
16 15 (5.75%) Test Automation
17 14 (5.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 117 (44.83%) JavaScript
2 101 (38.70%) Java
3 69 (26.44%) C#
4 49 (18.77%) SQL
5 39 (14.94%) Ruby
6 30 (11.49%) Python
7 26 (9.96%) PHP
8 22 (8.43%) Scala
9 16 (6.13%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.60%) Objective-C
11 11 (4.21%) Groovy
11 11 (4.21%) C++
12 8 (3.07%) C
12 8 (3.07%) XQuery
13 3 (1.15%) PHP5
13 3 (1.15%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.38%) R
15 1 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (13.03%) Degree
2 14 (5.36%) ISEB
3 11 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.83%) HND
5 7 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.77%) PMP
7 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) MCPD
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.07%) Puppet
1 8 (3.07%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.77%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (8.81%) Oracle
1 23 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.68%) Atlassian
2 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
3 5 (1.92%) Cognos
3 5 (1.92%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.53%) IBM
5 3 (1.15%) SAP
5 3 (1.15%) Apple
5 3 (1.15%) HP
6 2 (0.77%) Zend
6 2 (0.77%) Compuware
6 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.77%) hybris
6 2 (0.77%) Appcelerator
6 2 (0.77%) Perforce
6 2 (0.77%) OpenTV
7 1 (0.38%) Google
7 1 (0.38%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.38%) Kony
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