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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 31 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing TDD 204 206 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.34% 4.88% 3.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.56% 6.17% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 134 86
Median daily rate £405 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.98 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -3.33%
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
2700 3341 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.85% 79.23% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 2053 1481
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 127 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +5 134 £425 +9.67% 74
Cheshire +13 35 £388 - 23
Lancashire +9 21 £450 +50.00% 10
Merseyside +6 5 £370 +5.71% 10
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 363 (86.63%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (54.42%) Java
3 227 (54.18%) BDD
4 188 (44.87%) JavaScript
5 157 (37.47%) Scrum
6 132 (31.50%) HTML
7 125 (29.83%) CSS
8 109 (26.01%) Git (software)
9 104 (24.82%) SQL
10 101 (24.11%) AngularJS
11 99 (23.63%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (22.67%) Software Engineering
13 82 (19.57%) RESTful
14 80 (19.09%) C#
15 79 (18.85%) .NET
15 79 (18.85%) OO
16 76 (18.14%) Web Services
17 73 (17.42%) Spring
17 73 (17.42%) HTML5
18 72 (17.18%) REST
19 71 (16.95%) Cucumber
20 69 (16.47%) jQuery
21 65 (15.51%) Pair Programming
22 60 (14.32%) JSON
23 59 (14.08%) Kanban
24 58 (13.84%) Node.js
24 58 (13.84%) CSS3
25 57 (13.60%) MVC
25 57 (13.60%) Ruby
25 57 (13.60%) Jenkins

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 16 (3.82%) CMS
1 16 (3.82%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 11 (2.63%) Confluence
3 11 (2.63%) GeoServer
4 7 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (1.67%) JBoss
5 6 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.95%) GlassFish
7 4 (0.95%) nginx
7 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.48%) DNN
8 2 (0.48%) Immediacy CMS
8 2 (0.48%) Jetty
8 2 (0.48%) Kentico
8 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.82%) GitHub
3 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.39%) Slack
5 9 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.72%) PaaS
6 3 (0.72%) SaaS
7 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.48%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.92%) HTTP
2 16 (3.82%) Internet
3 7 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.67%) SSL
4 5 (1.19%) Network Security
5 3 (0.72%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.24%) DVB
6 1 (0.24%) NFC
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.41%) NoSQL
3 33 (7.88%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.97%) MySQL
5 21 (5.01%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (3.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.67%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 109 (26.01%) Git (software)
2 71 (16.95%) Cucumber
3 57 (13.60%) Jenkins
4 52 (12.41%) JUnit
5 40 (9.55%) JIRA
6 35 (8.35%) Selenium
7 34 (8.11%) Maven
8 29 (6.92%) Subversion
9 24 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (5.01%) Grunt
11 20 (4.77%) gulp
12 19 (4.53%) Mercurial
13 18 (4.30%) Gradle
14 12 (2.86%) Jasmine
14 12 (2.86%) JBehave
15 9 (2.15%) Xcode
16 8 (1.91%) GitLab
16 8 (1.91%) Visual Studio
16 8 (1.91%) WebDriver
17 7 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 31 (7.40%) Finance
2 17 (4.06%) Games
3 15 (3.58%) Banking
4 6 (1.43%) General Ledger
5 4 (0.95%) Marketing
6 3 (0.72%) Advertising
6 3 (0.72%) Electronics
6 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.72%) Publishing
6 3 (0.72%) Retail
7 2 (0.48%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 323 (77.09%) Developer
2 122 (29.12%) Java Developer
3 64 (15.27%) Senior Developer
4 48 (11.46%) .NET Developer
5 43 (10.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 43 (10.26%) Software Engineer
6 41 (9.79%) Agile Developer
7 34 (8.11%) Senior Java Developer
8 32 (7.64%) Agile Java Developer
9 29 (6.92%) C# Developer
10 28 (6.68%) Scala Developer
11 27 (6.44%) HTML Developer
12 26 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 25 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 23 (5.49%) ASP.NET Developer
15 22 (5.25%) Angular Developer
15 22 (5.25%) Java Scala Developer
15 22 (5.25%) SQL Developer
16 21 (5.01%) Android Developer
16 21 (5.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (31.50%) HTML
2 125 (29.83%) CSS
3 101 (24.11%) AngularJS
4 82 (19.57%) RESTful
5 79 (18.85%) .NET
6 76 (18.14%) Web Services
7 73 (17.42%) HTML5
7 73 (17.42%) Spring
8 72 (17.18%) REST
9 69 (16.47%) jQuery
10 60 (14.32%) JSON
11 58 (13.84%) CSS3
11 58 (13.84%) Node.js
12 55 (13.13%) XML
13 47 (11.22%) ASP.NET
14 38 (9.07%) Hibernate
15 31 (7.40%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (6.92%) SOAP
17 27 (6.44%) J2EE
18 23 (5.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.44%) User Experience
2 24 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.01%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (4.53%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.15%) Wiki
6 7 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.43%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.43%) Mobile Games
8 5 (1.19%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.95%) Animation
10 3 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (0.72%) Fintech
10 3 (0.72%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.72%) iPad
10 3 (0.72%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.72%) MHEG
10 3 (0.72%) Streaming Media
10 3 (0.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.98%) Linux
2 33 (7.88%) Android
3 27 (6.44%) Apple iOS
4 19 (4.53%) Windows
5 6 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.43%) Unix
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.24%) OS/2
8 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (86.63%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (54.18%) BDD
3 157 (37.47%) Scrum
4 99 (23.63%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (22.67%) Software Engineering
6 79 (18.85%) OO
7 65 (15.51%) Pair Programming
8 59 (14.08%) Kanban
9 57 (13.60%) MVC
10 55 (13.13%) Web Development
11 49 (11.69%) Open Source
12 48 (11.46%) E-Commerce
13 47 (11.22%) Microservices
14 45 (10.74%) Unit Testing
15 43 (10.26%) OOP
16 32 (7.64%) High Availability
17 29 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
18 28 (6.68%) SDLC
19 27 (6.44%) Front End Development
19 27 (6.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 228 (54.42%) Java
2 188 (44.87%) JavaScript
3 104 (24.82%) SQL
4 80 (19.09%) C#
5 57 (13.60%) Ruby
6 52 (12.41%) Scala
7 41 (9.79%) Python
8 25 (5.97%) Groovy
8 25 (5.97%) PHP
9 22 (5.25%) Objective-C
10 19 (4.53%) Clojure
10 19 (4.53%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.10%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.39%) C++
12 10 (2.39%) ES6
13 9 (2.15%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.67%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (5.97%) Degree
2 21 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.43%) ISEB
3 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.48%) MCP
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CCEA
6 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) MCAD
6 1 (0.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.24%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.30%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) SDET
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (2.86%) Puppet
2 10 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.67%) yum
4 3 (0.72%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.24%) Ansible
6 1 (0.24%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (8.35%) Oracle
2 26 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.82%) hybris
4 11 (2.63%) ATG
4 11 (2.63%) ESRI
5 8 (1.91%) Perforce
6 7 (1.67%) Twitter
7 6 (1.43%) Adobe
7 6 (1.43%) Google
7 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.19%) IBM
9 3 (0.72%) Apple
9 3 (0.72%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.72%) Facebook
9 3 (0.72%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.48%) Alterian
10 2 (0.48%) Ektron
10 2 (0.48%) HP
10 2 (0.48%) SAP
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