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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing TDD 243 148 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.04% 3.81% 5.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.42% 4.88% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 95 80
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+0.58% -5.55%
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 150 £400 +14.28% 64
Cheshire +7 74 £413 +10.00% 10
Merseyside +4 6 £325 +19.26% 6
Lancashire -4 3 £350 -30.00% 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 335 (80.53%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (56.97%) Java
3 183 (43.99%) JavaScript
4 154 (37.02%) BDD
5 127 (30.53%) Web Services
6 114 (27.40%) Scrum
7 110 (26.44%) SQL
8 102 (24.52%) CSS
9 101 (24.28%) HTML
10 100 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
11 93 (22.36%) XML
12 92 (22.12%) .NET
12 92 (22.12%) Software Engineering
13 82 (19.71%) MVC
14 79 (18.99%) Spring
15 76 (18.27%) C#
16 73 (17.55%) Finance
17 71 (17.07%) HTML5
17 71 (17.07%) AngularJS
18 63 (15.14%) RESTful
19 59 (14.18%) Web Development
20 58 (13.94%) jQuery
21 57 (13.70%) Selenium
21 57 (13.70%) REST
22 54 (12.98%) SQL Server
23 53 (12.74%) JSON
24 46 (11.06%) Team Foundation Server
25 44 (10.58%) Jenkins
25 44 (10.58%) NoSQL
26 43 (10.34%) Test Automation

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 26 (6.25%) Node.js
2 20 (4.81%) WebSphere
3 14 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.92%) Apache
4 8 (1.92%) CMS
4 8 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.20%) CICS
6 5 (1.20%) GeoServer
6 5 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (1.20%) JBoss
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.96%) Confluence
8 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.48%) Drupal
10 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.24%) IIS
10 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.13%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.17%) HTTP
2 12 (2.88%) Bluetooth
3 11 (2.64%) Internet
4 8 (1.92%) Network Security
5 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.48%) Intranet
6 2 (0.48%) Skype
6 2 (0.48%) SSL
7 1 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 44 (10.58%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.81%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (3.13%) MySQL
6 12 (2.88%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.68%) DB2
10 6 (1.44%) Hazelcast
10 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.20%) GIS
11 5 (1.20%) Redis
12 4 (0.96%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 57 (13.70%) Selenium
2 46 (11.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (10.58%) Jenkins
4 41 (9.86%) Cucumber
5 39 (9.38%) JIRA
6 38 (9.13%) Git (software)
7 31 (7.45%) JUnit
8 27 (6.49%) Subversion
9 21 (5.05%) Maven
10 19 (4.57%) WebDriver
11 18 (4.33%) SpecFlow
12 16 (3.85%) Gradle
12 16 (3.85%) TestComplete
13 12 (2.88%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.64%) Grunt
15 10 (2.40%) ClearCase
15 10 (2.40%) Jasmine
16 8 (1.92%) Mockito
16 8 (1.92%) TeamCity
17 7 (1.68%) Mocha
General
1 73 (17.55%) Finance
2 36 (8.65%) Banking
3 10 (2.40%) Retail
4 9 (2.16%) Local Government
5 8 (1.92%) Games
6 7 (1.68%) Law
6 7 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.72%) Legal
7 3 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Avionics
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 304 (73.08%) Developer
2 142 (34.13%) Java Developer
3 50 (12.02%) Agile Developer
4 48 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 42 (10.10%) Agile Java Developer
6 39 (9.38%) Senior Developer
7 38 (9.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 34 (8.17%) C# Developer
9 29 (6.97%) Analyst
9 29 (6.97%) Software Developer
9 29 (6.97%) SQL Developer
10 27 (6.49%) C# .NET Developer
11 26 (6.25%) Scala Developer
12 24 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 23 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
14 19 (4.57%) Web Developer
15 18 (4.33%) Java Scala Developer
15 18 (4.33%) Software Engineer
16 16 (3.85%) Angular Developer
16 16 (3.85%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (30.53%) Web Services
2 102 (24.52%) CSS
3 101 (24.28%) HTML
4 93 (22.36%) XML
5 92 (22.12%) .NET
6 79 (18.99%) Spring
7 71 (17.07%) AngularJS
7 71 (17.07%) HTML5
8 63 (15.14%) RESTful
9 58 (13.94%) jQuery
10 57 (13.70%) REST
11 53 (12.74%) JSON
12 40 (9.62%) CSS3
13 37 (8.89%) J2EE
14 33 (7.93%) ASP.NET
15 32 (7.69%) XSLT
16 31 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (5.53%) Java EE
18 22 (5.29%) .NET Framework
18 22 (5.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.57%) User Experience
2 16 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.64%) N-Tier
5 11 (2.64%) Online Banking
6 10 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.16%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.92%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.44%) MHEG
10 5 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.20%) PMI
10 5 (1.20%) Replication
11 4 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.96%) Interactive TV
11 4 (0.96%) IPTV
12 3 (0.72%) iPad
12 3 (0.72%) Semantic Web
12 3 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.65%) Windows
2 35 (8.41%) Linux
3 16 (3.85%) Android
4 13 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.16%) Mac OS
6 8 (1.92%) AIX
6 8 (1.92%) Windows Vista
6 8 (1.92%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.72%) Unix
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
8 2 (0.48%) openSUSE
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (80.53%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (37.02%) BDD
3 114 (27.40%) Scrum
4 100 (24.04%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (22.12%) Software Engineering
6 82 (19.71%) MVC
7 59 (14.18%) Web Development
8 43 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 42 (10.10%) E-Commerce
10 41 (9.86%) OO
11 38 (9.13%) Pair Programming
11 38 (9.13%) Waterfall
12 37 (8.89%) Open Source
12 37 (8.89%) SDLC
13 36 (8.65%) Kanban
14 33 (7.93%) OOP
15 29 (6.97%) High Availability
16 26 (6.25%) DevOps
17 23 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
18 22 (5.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 237 (56.97%) Java
2 183 (43.99%) JavaScript
3 110 (26.44%) SQL
4 76 (18.27%) C#
5 43 (10.34%) Scala
6 37 (8.89%) C++
7 34 (8.17%) Python
8 32 (7.69%) PHP
9 24 (5.77%) T-SQL
10 23 (5.53%) C
11 21 (5.05%) Ruby
12 17 (4.09%) PL/SQL
13 11 (2.64%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.92%) Groovy
15 7 (1.68%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.44%) Clojure
16 6 (1.44%) Go
17 5 (1.20%) Assembly Language
17 5 (1.20%) COBOL
17 5 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (9.62%) Degree
2 27 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.37%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.44%) CCEA
5 6 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.96%) ISEB
8 3 (0.72%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.48%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (2.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.96%) Puppet
2 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 41 (9.86%) Oracle
2 33 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.13%) IBM
4 9 (2.16%) Google
4 9 (2.16%) HP
5 6 (1.44%) Citrix
6 5 (1.20%) Chordiant
6 5 (1.20%) Perforce
7 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.96%) OpenTV
8 3 (0.72%) BEA
8 3 (0.72%) ESRI
8 3 (0.72%) Sun
9 2 (0.48%) Apple
9 2 (0.48%) hybris
9 2 (0.48%) Twitter
10 1 (0.24%) Facebook
10 1 (0.24%) RedGate
10 1 (0.24%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.24%) Zend
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