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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 26 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 209 137 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.54% 3.76% 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.83% 4.89% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 70 77
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £482 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £59.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -26.47%
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
3058 2800 2274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.11% 76.94% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 1658 1212
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 121 94
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £53.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +6 112 £405 +8.00% 63
Cheshire +20 79 £400 +6.66% 21
Merseyside 0 8 £325 +4.00% 7
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 359 (82.15%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (58.35%) Java
3 181 (41.42%) JavaScript
4 161 (36.84%) BDD
5 121 (27.69%) Scrum
6 118 (27.00%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (26.09%) CSS
8 108 (24.71%) SQL
9 107 (24.49%) .NET
10 106 (24.26%) Software Engineering
11 102 (23.34%) HTML
12 99 (22.65%) Web Services
13 95 (21.74%) Spring
14 81 (18.54%) XML
15 78 (17.85%) C#
16 76 (17.39%) MVC
16 76 (17.39%) HTML5
17 75 (17.16%) Finance
18 70 (16.02%) AngularJS
19 61 (13.96%) Jenkins
19 61 (13.96%) RESTful
20 59 (13.50%) Git (software)
21 57 (13.04%) SQL Server
21 57 (13.04%) Selenium
22 56 (12.81%) Web Development
22 56 (12.81%) Pair Programming
23 55 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
24 51 (11.67%) CSS3
24 51 (11.67%) Oracle
24 51 (11.67%) OO

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 24 (5.49%) WebSphere
2 16 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.52%) CMS
4 9 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.14%) Apache
5 5 (1.14%) CICS
5 5 (1.14%) Drupal
5 5 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (1.14%) JBoss
5 5 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.92%) Confluence
7 3 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.69%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.69%) GeoServer
7 3 (0.69%) Jetty
7 3 (0.69%) Mule
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.23%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 33 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.49%) GitHub
2 22 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.46%) Google Play
5 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.26%) HTTP
2 11 (2.52%) Network Security
3 8 (1.83%) Internet
4 4 (0.92%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.46%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) DVB
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) Skype
7 1 (0.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.18%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.52%) MySQL
5 11 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.83%) Redis
7 7 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.37%) DB2
8 6 (1.37%) Hazelcast
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 61 (13.96%) Jenkins
2 59 (13.50%) Git (software)
3 57 (13.04%) Selenium
4 55 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 45 (10.30%) JIRA
6 34 (7.78%) JUnit
7 32 (7.32%) Cucumber
8 28 (6.41%) Subversion
9 27 (6.18%) SpecFlow
10 24 (5.49%) TestComplete
11 22 (5.03%) Maven
12 16 (3.66%) Grunt
12 16 (3.66%) Mercurial
13 15 (3.43%) Jasmine
13 15 (3.43%) WebDriver
14 12 (2.75%) Mockito
15 10 (2.29%) Gradle
15 10 (2.29%) Mocha
16 8 (1.83%) ClearCase
16 8 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (17.16%) Finance
2 34 (7.78%) Banking
3 12 (2.75%) Retail
4 10 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.06%) Local Government
6 7 (1.60%) Games
6 7 (1.60%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.14%) Publishing
8 4 (0.92%) Law
9 3 (0.69%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Avionics
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 315 (72.08%) Developer
2 151 (34.55%) Java Developer
3 59 (13.50%) Senior Developer
4 49 (11.21%) Agile Developer
5 44 (10.07%) .NET Developer
6 41 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 38 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
8 36 (8.24%) Senior Java Developer
9 30 (6.86%) C# Developer
9 30 (6.86%) SQL Developer
10 28 (6.41%) Scala Developer
11 27 (6.18%) Software Engineer
12 22 (5.03%) Analyst
12 22 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (5.03%) Consultant
13 21 (4.81%) Web Developer
14 20 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 20 (4.58%) Java Scala Developer
15 19 (4.35%) Angular Developer
15 19 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (26.09%) CSS
2 107 (24.49%) .NET
3 102 (23.34%) HTML
4 99 (22.65%) Web Services
5 95 (21.74%) Spring
6 81 (18.54%) XML
7 76 (17.39%) HTML5
8 70 (16.02%) AngularJS
9 61 (13.96%) RESTful
10 51 (11.67%) CSS3
11 49 (11.21%) jQuery
12 47 (10.76%) REST
13 42 (9.61%) J2EE
14 37 (8.47%) ASP.NET
15 36 (8.24%) Hibernate
16 35 (8.01%) JSON
17 34 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
18 31 (7.09%) Node.js
19 30 (6.86%) XSLT
20 24 (5.49%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (5.49%) User Experience
3 20 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.52%) Digital Media
5 11 (2.52%) Online Banking
6 10 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.06%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.37%) iPad
8 6 (1.37%) MHEG
9 5 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.14%) PMI
10 4 (0.92%) Animation
10 4 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.92%) Interactive TV
10 4 (0.92%) IPTV
10 4 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.55%) Windows
2 25 (5.72%) Linux
3 15 (3.43%) Android
4 13 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.69%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) CentOS
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (82.15%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (36.84%) BDD
3 121 (27.69%) Scrum
4 118 (27.00%) Continuous Integration
5 106 (24.26%) Software Engineering
6 76 (17.39%) MVC
7 56 (12.81%) Pair Programming
7 56 (12.81%) Web Development
8 51 (11.67%) OO
9 48 (10.98%) Test Automation
10 42 (9.61%) E-Commerce
11 41 (9.38%) OOP
11 41 (9.38%) Unit Testing
12 40 (9.15%) DevOps
13 38 (8.70%) Kanban
14 34 (7.78%) Open Source
15 32 (7.32%) Code Coverage
15 32 (7.32%) SDLC
15 32 (7.32%) Waterfall
16 24 (5.49%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 255 (58.35%) Java
2 181 (41.42%) JavaScript
3 108 (24.71%) SQL
4 78 (17.85%) C#
5 48 (10.98%) Scala
6 36 (8.24%) Ruby
7 33 (7.55%) PHP
8 29 (6.64%) PL/SQL
9 28 (6.41%) Python
10 22 (5.03%) C++
11 20 (4.58%) T-SQL
12 16 (3.66%) Groovy
13 15 (3.43%) Clojure
14 9 (2.06%) C
14 9 (2.06%) Go
15 8 (1.83%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.37%) TypeScript
16 6 (1.37%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.14%) Apple Swift
17 5 (1.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 40 (9.15%) Degree
2 22 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.75%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.83%) CCEA
4 8 (1.83%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.14%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.69%) ISEB
8 3 (0.69%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.46%) PhD
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.58%) QA
2 7 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 15 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (2.29%) Docker
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.60%) Puppet
2 3 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) yum
4 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (11.67%) Oracle
2 46 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.35%) IBM
4 10 (2.29%) HP
5 9 (2.06%) Google
6 8 (1.83%) Citrix
7 5 (1.14%) Chordiant
7 5 (1.14%) Perforce
7 5 (1.14%) Twitter
8 4 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.92%) OpenTV
9 3 (0.69%) Adobe
9 3 (0.69%) ESRI
9 3 (0.69%) Facebook
9 3 (0.69%) hybris
9 3 (0.69%) Sun
10 2 (0.46%) Apple
11 1 (0.23%) ATG
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.23%) Telerik
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