The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Northern Ireland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 20 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.87% 3.56% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 5.92% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
77 169 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 66.96% 60.14% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 95 26
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
UK

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - - - -
County Armagh - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (50.00%) Jython
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (50.00%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) WinForms
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (50.00%) LESS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Jython
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) Facebook
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter