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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 41 42 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs citing TDD 143 124 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.83% 3.90% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 5.39% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 70 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £59.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +52.56%
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
2847 2302 1738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.34% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1212 855
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 116 89
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.37 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 +10 78 £375 - 75
Cheshire +11 51 £388 +10.71% 28
Lancashire -13 8 £500 +25.00% 8
Merseyside -24 2 £325 -21.21% 6
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 222 (76.55%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (51.38%) Java
3 127 (43.79%) JavaScript
4 124 (42.76%) HTML
5 103 (35.52%) CSS
6 95 (32.76%) BDD
7 94 (32.41%) Scrum
8 80 (27.59%) Web Services
9 79 (27.24%) JSON
10 78 (26.90%) Git (software)
11 69 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (23.10%) MVC
13 66 (22.76%) OO
14 63 (21.72%) Software Engineering
14 63 (21.72%) RESTful
15 61 (21.03%) SQL
16 55 (18.97%) SDLC
17 54 (18.62%) jQuery
17 54 (18.62%) OOP
18 52 (17.93%) .NET
18 52 (17.93%) Spring
18 52 (17.93%) HTML5
19 50 (17.24%) J2EE
20 49 (16.90%) C#
20 49 (16.90%) Linux
21 47 (16.21%) Subversion
21 47 (16.21%) REST
21 47 (16.21%) AngularJS
22 44 (15.17%) Degree
23 37 (12.76%) Ruby

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (7.59%) Node.js
2 17 (5.86%) Apache
3 11 (3.79%) Confluence
4 10 (3.45%) CMS
5 9 (3.10%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (2.76%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.41%) JBoss
8 4 (1.38%) IIS
8 4 (1.38%) Liferay
8 4 (1.38%) Apache ServiceMix
9 3 (1.03%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.03%) Zope
9 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.69%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.69%) nginx
10 2 (0.69%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.07%) Mingle
3 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (3.10%) Amazon S3
2 9 (3.10%) Heroku
3 6 (2.07%) SaaS
4 5 (1.72%) PaaS
5 3 (1.03%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.24%) Internet
2 19 (6.55%) HTTP
3 7 (2.41%) AMQP
4 3 (1.03%) Skype
5 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.97%) NoSQL
3 25 (8.62%) MongoDB
4 23 (7.93%) MySQL
5 19 (6.55%) Relational Database
6 18 (6.21%) Big Data
7 12 (4.14%) RDBMS
8 10 (3.45%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 9 (3.10%) RavenDB
10 8 (2.76%) Informix
11 6 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.72%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.38%) CouchDB
14 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 78 (26.90%) Git (software)
2 47 (16.21%) Subversion
3 37 (12.76%) Cucumber
4 36 (12.41%) JUnit
5 32 (11.03%) Selenium
6 23 (7.93%) Jenkins
7 21 (7.24%) JIRA
8 20 (6.90%) Ant
9 16 (5.52%) Eclipse
10 15 (5.17%) Maven
11 14 (4.83%) Gradle
12 13 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.79%) SoapUI
13 11 (3.79%) Visual Studio
14 9 (3.10%) Mockito
15 8 (2.76%) Hudson
15 8 (2.76%) Mercurial
16 7 (2.41%) Jasmine
16 7 (2.41%) TeamCity
17 5 (1.72%) Appium
General
1 30 (10.34%) Finance
2 17 (5.86%) Banking
3 7 (2.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.72%) Games
6 4 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Marketing
7 3 (1.03%) Publishing
7 3 (1.03%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 225 (77.59%) Developer
2 74 (25.52%) Java Developer
3 38 (13.10%) .NET Developer
4 20 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 18 (6.21%) Technical Architect
5 18 (6.21%) Architect
6 17 (5.86%) Web Developer
7 15 (5.17%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.48%) PHP Developer
9 12 (4.14%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.14%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 11 (3.79%) iOS Developer
10 11 (3.79%) Analyst
11 10 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
12 9 (3.10%) Mobile Developer
12 9 (3.10%) Android Developer
12 9 (3.10%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (42.76%) HTML
2 103 (35.52%) CSS
3 80 (27.59%) Web Services
4 79 (27.24%) JSON
5 63 (21.72%) RESTful
6 54 (18.62%) jQuery
7 52 (17.93%) .NET
7 52 (17.93%) Spring
7 52 (17.93%) HTML5
8 50 (17.24%) J2EE
9 47 (16.21%) REST
9 47 (16.21%) AngularJS
10 35 (12.07%) XML
11 34 (11.72%) CSS3
12 30 (10.34%) SOAP
12 30 (10.34%) ASP.NET
13 25 (8.62%) Hibernate
14 24 (8.28%) Ajax
15 23 (7.93%) Java EE
16 20 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.28%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.52%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.14%) Algorithms
5 9 (3.10%) Statistics
6 8 (2.76%) Telematics
7 7 (2.41%) NHS
8 6 (2.07%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.72%) User Experience
9 5 (1.72%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.72%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.72%) Online Banking
9 5 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.72%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.03%) Animation
10 3 (1.03%) Wiki
10 3 (1.03%) Tandem
10 3 (1.03%) DTV
11 2 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.90%) Linux
2 32 (11.03%) Windows
3 24 (8.28%) Apple iOS
4 22 (7.59%) Android
5 19 (6.55%) UNIX
6 7 (2.41%) Mac OS
6 7 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.41%) Windows Vista
6 7 (2.41%) AIX
6 7 (2.41%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (76.55%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (32.76%) BDD
3 94 (32.41%) Scrum
4 69 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (23.10%) MVC
6 66 (22.76%) OO
7 63 (21.72%) Software Engineering
8 55 (18.97%) SDLC
9 54 (18.62%) OOP
10 35 (12.07%) Kanban
11 29 (10.00%) Open Source
12 27 (9.31%) Waterfall
12 27 (9.31%) Unit Testing
13 25 (8.62%) E-Commerce
14 23 (7.93%) Mentoring
14 23 (7.93%) iOS Development
15 21 (7.24%) Android Development
16 19 (6.55%) SOA
17 18 (6.21%) Pair Programming
17 18 (6.21%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 149 (51.38%) Java
2 127 (43.79%) JavaScript
3 61 (21.03%) SQL
4 49 (16.90%) C#
5 37 (12.76%) Ruby
6 25 (8.62%) Python
7 24 (8.28%) PHP
7 24 (8.28%) Scala
8 21 (7.24%) C
8 21 (7.24%) Objective-C
9 18 (6.21%) C++
10 14 (4.83%) Groovy
11 8 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.07%) Perl
12 6 (2.07%) PHP5
13 5 (1.72%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.38%) XQuery
14 4 (1.38%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.03%) SPARQL
15 3 (1.03%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 44 (15.17%) Degree
2 23 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.86%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.45%) ISEB
5 9 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.10%) HND
6 2 (0.69%) PMP
6 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.24%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.76%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Squid
3 1 (0.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Vagrant
1 7 (2.41%) Puppet
2 2 (0.69%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (9.66%) Oracle
2 22 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.76%) IBM
5 7 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.72%) HP
6 5 (1.72%) SAP
7 4 (1.38%) Apple
7 4 (1.38%) hybris
8 3 (1.03%) Zend
8 3 (1.03%) Perforce
8 3 (1.03%) Adobe
8 3 (1.03%) Compuware
9 2 (0.69%) OpenTV
9 2 (0.69%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.69%) Facebook
9 2 (0.69%) Twitter
10 1 (0.34%) Kony
10 1 (0.34%) Apigee
10 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
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