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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 191 144 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.04% 4.40% 4.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 5.75% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 114 71
Average daily rate £400 £354 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +1 126 £400 +23.07% 79
Cheshire +8 43 £381 +5.90% 31
Lancashire -8 14 £500 +25.00% 7
Merseyside -2 1 £350 +59.09% 6
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 344 (84.11%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (46.45%) Java
3 169 (41.32%) JavaScript
4 165 (40.34%) Scrum
5 158 (38.63%) BDD
6 146 (35.70%) Web Services
7 104 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
8 101 (24.69%) SQL
9 99 (24.21%) HTML
10 98 (23.96%) C#
11 95 (23.23%) .NET
12 93 (22.74%) CSS
13 85 (20.78%) Git (software)
14 80 (19.56%) MVC
15 79 (19.32%) REST
16 76 (18.58%) RESTful
16 76 (18.58%) Software Engineering
17 74 (18.09%) jQuery
18 73 (17.85%) JSON
18 73 (17.85%) XML
19 71 (17.36%) AngularJS
20 67 (16.38%) HTML5
21 60 (14.67%) Linux
21 60 (14.67%) OO
22 59 (14.43%) ASP.NET
23 58 (14.18%) Subversion
24 57 (13.94%) SQL Server
24 57 (13.94%) OOP
25 51 (12.47%) C++
25 51 (12.47%) Scala

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 18 (4.40%) Node.js
1 18 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.93%) Apache
3 9 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.47%) JBoss
5 5 (1.22%) IIS
5 5 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.98%) CMS
7 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.49%) CICS
8 2 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.49%) nginx
9 1 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.71%) Magento
2 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.40%) GitHub
3 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.54%) HTTP
2 24 (5.87%) Internet
3 13 (3.18%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.22%) SMTP
5 2 (0.49%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 49 (11.98%) NoSQL
3 28 (6.85%) MongoDB
4 22 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.13%) MySQL
6 20 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (3.42%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.44%) Big Data
9 10 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.71%) GIS
11 7 (1.71%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.71%) Redis
12 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.22%) SQLite
13 4 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.98%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.98%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 85 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 58 (14.18%) Subversion
3 47 (11.49%) Selenium
4 32 (7.82%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (7.09%) Jenkins
7 28 (6.85%) JIRA
8 25 (6.11%) Visual Studio
9 24 (5.87%) JUnit
10 18 (4.40%) Gradle
10 18 (4.40%) Maven
11 15 (3.67%) WebDriver
12 12 (2.93%) Mercurial
13 11 (2.69%) Eclipse
14 10 (2.44%) JBehave
14 10 (2.44%) TeamCity
15 9 (2.20%) NUnit
16 7 (1.71%) Ant
16 7 (1.71%) ClearCase
16 7 (1.71%) MSTest
General
1 45 (11.00%) Finance
2 29 (7.09%) Banking
3 9 (2.20%) Games
4 8 (1.96%) Retail
5 4 (0.98%) Law
6 3 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Avionics
7 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Military
7 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 292 (71.39%) Developer
2 117 (28.61%) Java Developer
3 44 (10.76%) .NET Developer
4 36 (8.80%) C# Developer
5 34 (8.31%) Agile Developer
6 28 (6.85%) Agile Java Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Analyst
7 26 (6.36%) JavaScript Developer
7 26 (6.36%) Software Developer
8 25 (6.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 23 (5.62%) Architect
10 20 (4.89%) Software Engineer
11 19 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 19 (4.65%) Scala Developer
12 18 (4.40%) Business Analyst
13 17 (4.16%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (3.67%) iOS Developer
14 15 (3.67%) SQL Developer
15 14 (3.42%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (35.70%) Web Services
2 99 (24.21%) HTML
3 95 (23.23%) .NET
4 93 (22.74%) CSS
5 79 (19.32%) REST
6 76 (18.58%) RESTful
7 74 (18.09%) jQuery
8 73 (17.85%) JSON
8 73 (17.85%) XML
9 71 (17.36%) AngularJS
10 67 (16.38%) HTML5
11 59 (14.43%) ASP.NET
12 50 (12.22%) Spring
13 39 (9.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (8.56%) CSS3
15 33 (8.07%) .NET Framework
16 32 (7.82%) SOAP
17 27 (6.60%) Entity Framework
17 27 (6.60%) XSLT
18 24 (5.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.40%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.93%) User Experience
5 9 (2.20%) Animation
6 8 (1.96%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.47%) IPTV
9 5 (1.22%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.98%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.73%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.73%) iPad
11 3 (0.73%) MHEG
11 3 (0.73%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Replication
12 2 (0.49%) Interactive TV
12 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.49%) PMI
12 2 (0.49%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.67%) Linux
2 34 (8.31%) Apple iOS
3 33 (8.07%) Android
4 32 (7.82%) Windows
5 18 (4.40%) Unix
6 14 (3.42%) AIX
6 14 (3.42%) Mac OS
6 14 (3.42%) Mac OS X
7 13 (3.18%) Windows Vista
7 13 (3.18%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.47%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.49%) CentOS
9 2 (0.49%) openSUSE
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (84.11%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (40.34%) Scrum
3 158 (38.63%) BDD
4 104 (25.43%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (19.56%) MVC
6 76 (18.58%) Software Engineering
7 60 (14.67%) OO
8 57 (13.94%) OOP
9 49 (11.98%) Open Source
10 46 (11.25%) SDLC
11 42 (10.27%) Pair Programming
12 39 (9.54%) Kanban
13 36 (8.80%) Waterfall
14 35 (8.56%) E-Commerce
15 33 (8.07%) High Availability
16 30 (7.33%) Automated Testing
17 29 (7.09%) Project Management
18 27 (6.60%) Test Automation
19 24 (5.87%) Web Development
20 23 (5.62%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 190 (46.45%) Java
2 169 (41.32%) JavaScript
3 101 (24.69%) SQL
4 98 (23.96%) C#
5 51 (12.47%) C++
5 51 (12.47%) Scala
6 42 (10.27%) Python
7 34 (8.31%) C
8 29 (7.09%) Objective-C
9 21 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.42%) VB
11 13 (3.18%) PHP
12 12 (2.93%) FQL
12 12 (2.93%) Groovy
12 12 (2.93%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.93%) Ruby
12 12 (2.93%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.47%) VBA
14 5 (1.22%) VBScript
15 4 (0.98%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 32 (7.82%) Degree
2 22 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.42%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.47%) ISEB
5 6 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.73%) CCEA
6 3 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.49%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (11.49%) QA
2 5 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (1.96%) Docker
2 5 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.22%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.73%) Capistrano
1 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (6.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.91%) Oracle
3 6 (1.47%) IBM
4 5 (1.22%) Apple
4 5 (1.22%) ESRI
5 3 (0.73%) BEA
5 3 (0.73%) Citrix
5 3 (0.73%) Telerik
6 2 (0.49%) Apigee
6 2 (0.49%) Chordiant
6 2 (0.49%) OpenTV
6 2 (0.49%) Perforce
6 2 (0.49%) Twitter
6 2 (0.49%) Zend
7 1 (0.24%) Assembla
7 1 (0.24%) Facebook
7 1 (0.24%) hybris
7 1 (0.24%) Rally
7 1 (0.24%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.24%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
DCS Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
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Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Oldham
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £430 per day + competitive
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
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