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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 44 40 57
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 166 124 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.84% 4.02% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.87% 5.41% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 78 58
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
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
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 August 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 -3 90 £375 +15.38% 67
Cheshire -10 29 £371 -22.65% 31
Lancashire +2 22 £475 +12.09% 5
Merseyside +3 13 £330 - 9
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 235 (76.30%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (50.32%) Java
3 148 (48.05%) JavaScript
4 117 (37.99%) HTML
5 113 (36.69%) CSS
6 102 (33.12%) Continuous Integration
7 99 (32.14%) Scrum
8 93 (30.19%) BDD
9 88 (28.57%) Git (software)
10 74 (24.03%) Web Services
11 70 (22.73%) SQL
12 65 (21.10%) AngularJS
13 64 (20.78%) HTML5
13 64 (20.78%) OO
14 63 (20.45%) JSON
15 62 (20.13%) .NET
16 60 (19.48%) C#
17 58 (18.83%) SDLC
18 57 (18.51%) RESTful
18 57 (18.51%) Subversion
19 53 (17.21%) REST
20 51 (16.56%) SOAP
21 50 (16.23%) Linux
21 50 (16.23%) OOP
21 50 (16.23%) jQuery
22 45 (14.61%) CSS3
22 45 (14.61%) MVC
23 41 (13.31%) Pair Programming
24 40 (12.99%) Ruby
25 39 (12.66%) Node.js

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (12.66%) Node.js
2 12 (3.90%) Apache
3 10 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.92%) JBoss
5 8 (2.60%) CMS
6 7 (2.27%) Confluence
7 6 (1.95%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.62%) nginx
8 5 (1.62%) IIS
8 5 (1.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.30%) Liferay
9 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.30%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.65%) Zope
11 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 10 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Magento
2 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.95%) SaaS
2 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.62%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.62%) Heroku
3 5 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.30%) GitHub
4 4 (1.30%) PaaS
5 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.14%) Internet
2 21 (6.82%) HTTP
3 4 (1.30%) SMTP
4 2 (0.65%) AMQP
5 1 (0.32%) ATM
5 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.74%) MySQL
3 28 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 23 (7.47%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.90%) Big Data
6 12 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.95%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.62%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.62%) Informix
10 4 (1.30%) SQLite
10 4 (1.30%) Redis
11 3 (0.97%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 88 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 57 (18.51%) Subversion
3 29 (9.42%) JUnit
4 27 (8.77%) Selenium
5 21 (6.82%) Cucumber
5 21 (6.82%) Jenkins
6 17 (5.52%) SoapUI
6 17 (5.52%) Mercurial
7 16 (5.19%) Ant
8 12 (3.90%) Eclipse
8 12 (3.90%) TeamCity
9 11 (3.57%) JIRA
10 10 (3.25%) Maven
11 9 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.60%) PHPUnit
12 8 (2.60%) Visual Studio
12 8 (2.60%) Gradle
13 7 (2.27%) NUnit
14 6 (1.95%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (9.74%) Finance
2 11 (3.57%) Banking
3 6 (1.95%) Retail
4 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.30%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
6 2 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 235 (76.30%) Developer
2 78 (25.32%) Java Developer
3 26 (8.44%) Senior Developer
4 22 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 21 (6.82%) Front-End Developer
5 21 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 20 (6.49%) Analyst
6 20 (6.49%) Senior Java Developer
6 20 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (5.84%) Architect
8 13 (4.22%) Mobile Developer
9 10 (3.25%) C# Developer
10 9 (2.92%) Python Developer
10 9 (2.92%) Test Analyst
10 9 (2.92%) Tester
10 9 (2.92%) Java Architect
11 8 (2.60%) iOS Developer
11 8 (2.60%) Django Developer
11 8 (2.60%) Python/Django Developer
11 8 (2.60%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (37.99%) HTML
2 113 (36.69%) CSS
3 74 (24.03%) Web Services
4 65 (21.10%) AngularJS
5 64 (20.78%) HTML5
6 63 (20.45%) JSON
7 62 (20.13%) .NET
8 57 (18.51%) RESTful
9 53 (17.21%) REST
10 51 (16.56%) SOAP
11 50 (16.23%) jQuery
12 45 (14.61%) CSS3
13 38 (12.34%) J2EE
14 36 (11.69%) Spring
15 33 (10.71%) ASP.NET
16 27 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
17 25 (8.12%) XML
18 17 (5.52%) Hibernate
18 17 (5.52%) Backbone.js
19 16 (5.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.55%) User Experience
4 10 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.62%) Statistics
6 4 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.97%) Tandem
7 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.97%) Wiki
8 2 (0.65%) Social Network
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) DTV
8 2 (0.65%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.65%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Animation
9 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.23%) Linux
2 29 (9.42%) UNIX
3 27 (8.77%) Android
3 27 (8.77%) Apple iOS
4 26 (8.44%) Windows
5 12 (3.90%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.62%) AIX
6 5 (1.62%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.30%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.30%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (76.30%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (33.12%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (32.14%) Scrum
4 93 (30.19%) BDD
5 64 (20.78%) OO
6 58 (18.83%) SDLC
7 50 (16.23%) OOP
8 45 (14.61%) MVC
9 41 (13.31%) Pair Programming
10 36 (11.69%) Open Source
11 31 (10.06%) Software Engineering
11 31 (10.06%) Mentoring
12 30 (9.74%) Waterfall
13 29 (9.42%) SOA
14 28 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 22 (7.14%) Android Development
15 22 (7.14%) iOS Development
16 19 (6.17%) Unit Testing
17 17 (5.52%) OOD
17 17 (5.52%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 155 (50.32%) Java
2 148 (48.05%) JavaScript
3 70 (22.73%) SQL
4 60 (19.48%) C#
5 40 (12.99%) Ruby
6 36 (11.69%) C++
7 32 (10.39%) Python
8 30 (9.74%) Scala
9 22 (7.14%) C
10 18 (5.84%) Objective-C
11 17 (5.52%) Groovy
12 16 (5.19%) PHP
13 10 (3.25%) VB
14 9 (2.92%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.92%) FQL
15 8 (2.60%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.95%) VBA
17 5 (1.62%) Perl
18 4 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 4 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (9.09%) Degree
2 22 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.87%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.30%) Squid
1 4 (1.30%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (4.87%) Capistrano
2 7 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.97%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.32%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (5.84%) Oracle
1 18 (5.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (1.95%) Adobe
3 5 (1.62%) SAP
3 5 (1.62%) IBM
3 5 (1.62%) Telerik
3 5 (1.62%) Google
3 5 (1.62%) Atlassian
3 5 (1.62%) New Relic
4 3 (0.97%) Apigee
4 3 (0.97%) Twitter
4 3 (0.97%) HP
4 3 (0.97%) Apple
5 2 (0.65%) Perforce
5 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.65%) hybris
5 2 (0.65%) Facebook
5 2 (0.65%) Zend
6 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.32%) Compuware
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago