The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 43 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing TDD 116 79 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.80% 2.96% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.46% 4.17% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 52 68
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2123 1893 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.56% 71.03% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 950 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.67 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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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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 +6 59 £325 - 53
Cheshire +10 32 £480 +33.33% 23
Lancashire - 14 £423 - 8
Merseyside +1 4 £325 +13.04% 8
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 150 (55.76%) C#
2 129 (47.96%) JavaScript
3 124 (46.10%) HTML
4 123 (45.72%) .NET
5 114 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (39.41%) CSS
7 95 (35.32%) Java
8 88 (32.71%) Scrum
9 85 (31.60%) SQL
10 78 (29.00%) MVC
10 78 (29.00%) BDD
11 68 (25.28%) Unit Testing
12 65 (24.16%) Web Services
13 57 (21.19%) jQuery
14 56 (20.82%) HTML5
15 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
16 45 (16.73%) Linux
17 44 (16.36%) ASP.NET
18 42 (15.61%) Ajax
19 40 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
19 40 (14.87%) Scala
20 38 (14.13%) OO
21 37 (13.75%) WPF
22 35 (13.01%) JSON
22 35 (13.01%) RESTful
23 34 (12.64%) WCF
23 34 (12.64%) OOP
24 33 (12.27%) XML
24 33 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
24 33 (12.27%) CSS3

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 8 (2.97%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.23%) CMS
2 6 (2.23%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.23%) IIS
2 6 (2.23%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.23%) Apache Solr
2 6 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.86%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (1.86%) Escenic
3 5 (1.86%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.49%) Apache
5 3 (1.12%) Node.js
6 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.37%) nginx
6 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.37%) Mule
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (3.72%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Mingle
3 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.46%) HTTP
2 6 (2.23%) Internet
3 3 (1.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.15%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.83%) MySQL
4 12 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.60%) Big Data
6 7 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.23%) CouchDB
7 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.23%) Redis
8 5 (1.86%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.86%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.49%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.12%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.92%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.72%) NUnit
3 10 (3.72%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.35%) Selenium
4 9 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.60%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.23%) Subversion
7 5 (1.86%) JIRA
8 4 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (1.49%) TestComplete
8 4 (1.49%) Moq
8 4 (1.49%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.49%) Calabash
9 3 (1.12%) Gradle
9 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.12%) Maven
9 3 (1.12%) Ant
10 2 (0.74%) JUnit
10 2 (0.74%) Mercurial
General
1 25 (9.29%) Finance
2 9 (3.35%) Retail
3 7 (2.60%) Games
4 3 (1.12%) Marketing
5 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Back Office
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 215 (79.93%) Developer
2 71 (26.39%) .NET Developer
3 41 (15.24%) Java Developer
4 33 (12.27%) C# Developer
5 26 (9.67%) Analyst
6 21 (7.81%) Web Developer
7 20 (7.43%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.32%) Front-End Developer
9 15 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (5.58%) JavaScript Developer
9 15 (5.58%) Business Analyst
9 15 (5.58%) Software Developer
10 12 (4.46%) Agile Business Analyst
11 11 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.72%) WPF Developer
13 9 (3.35%) Software Engineer
14 8 (2.97%) .NET Software Developer
15 7 (2.60%) iOS Developer
15 7 (2.60%) Salesforce.com Developer
15 7 (2.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (46.10%) HTML
2 123 (45.72%) .NET
3 106 (39.41%) CSS
4 65 (24.16%) Web Services
5 57 (21.19%) jQuery
6 56 (20.82%) HTML5
7 44 (16.36%) ASP.NET
8 42 (15.61%) Ajax
9 37 (13.75%) WPF
10 35 (13.01%) JSON
10 35 (13.01%) RESTful
11 34 (12.64%) WCF
12 33 (12.27%) XML
12 33 (12.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (12.27%) CSS3
13 26 (9.67%) .NET Framework
14 25 (9.29%) Spring
15 19 (7.06%) Hibernate
16 17 (6.32%) J2EE
16 17 (6.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.67%) Open Source
2 14 (5.20%) N-Tier
2 14 (5.20%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.60%) IPTV
4 5 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.86%) Animation
5 4 (1.49%) Kindle
5 4 (1.49%) New Media
6 3 (1.12%) Interactive TV
7 2 (0.74%) GIS
7 2 (0.74%) RIA
7 2 (0.74%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.37%) iPad
8 1 (0.37%) MHEG
8 1 (0.37%) iPhone
8 1 (0.37%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.37%) Statistics
8 1 (0.37%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.73%) Linux
2 10 (3.72%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.35%) UNIX
4 6 (2.23%) Windows
4 6 (2.23%) Android
5 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (32.71%) Scrum
3 78 (29.00%) MVC
3 78 (29.00%) BDD
4 68 (25.28%) Unit Testing
5 40 (14.87%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (14.13%) OO
7 34 (12.64%) OOP
8 29 (10.78%) Pair Programming
9 21 (7.81%) MVVM
10 20 (7.43%) OOD
10 20 (7.43%) Web Development
10 20 (7.43%) User Stories
11 18 (6.69%) UML
12 17 (6.32%) E-Commerce
13 15 (5.58%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.46%) Refactoring
14 12 (4.46%) Dependency Injection
15 11 (4.09%) Test Automation
15 11 (4.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 150 (55.76%) C#
2 129 (47.96%) JavaScript
3 95 (35.32%) Java
4 85 (31.60%) SQL
5 40 (14.87%) Scala
6 32 (11.90%) PHP
7 31 (11.52%) T-SQL
8 30 (11.15%) Ruby
9 28 (10.41%) C++
10 26 (9.67%) Python
11 18 (6.69%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.60%) Apex Code
12 7 (2.60%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.37%) SPARQL
14 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.37%) PHP5
14 1 (0.37%) VB
14 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (1.86%) ISEB
2 4 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.12%) MCPD
3 3 (1.12%) MCTS
3 3 (1.12%) MCP
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.72%) QA
2 4 (1.49%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.37%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 18 (6.69%) Sybase
2 12 (4.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.35%) Oracle
4 7 (2.60%) JBoss
4 7 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.49%) Telerik
5 4 (1.49%) Zend
6 3 (1.12%) hybris
7 2 (0.74%) Vertica
8 1 (0.37%) OpenTV
8 1 (0.37%) Mercator
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