The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 27 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing TDD 9 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.00% 1.17% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.45% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate £500 £425 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
TDD
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
247 344 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.33% 80.37% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 228 145
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.75 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £16.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Northamptonshire region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Northamptonshire region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Northamptonshire 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
Northampton +16 8 £475 +11.76% 4
Kettering - 2 £500 -
TDD
East Midlands

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) REST
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) J2EE
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) WCF
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
6 3 (18.75%) Apache Solr
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Lucene
6 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 3 (18.75%) JMS
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (18.75%) SOLID
7 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) DevOps
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 2 (12.50%) Finance

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (18.75%) Apache Solr
2 2 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Lucene Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Solr Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) REST
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) WCF
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) JMS
3 3 (18.75%) Lucene
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.25%) LINQ
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) SOLID
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Data Management
6 1 (6.25%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) Clojure
4 1 (6.25%) Haskell
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft