The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 22 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.25% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.49% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
Median daily rate £385 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.76 £36.98 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -3.33%
TDD
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
119 48 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 71.69% 67.61% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 23 49
Median daily rate £375 £425 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +61.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -12.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 20 £385 -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for TDD.

1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (96.15%) BDD
3 24 (92.31%) Java
3 24 (92.31%) SQL
4 21 (80.77%) OOD
5 17 (65.38%) C#
5 17 (65.38%) Multithreading
6 16 (61.54%) NoSQL
7 15 (57.69%) C++
7 15 (57.69%) Python
8 13 (50.00%) Front Office
8 13 (50.00%) Degree
8 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (46.15%) Integration Testing
9 12 (46.15%) Information Security
10 11 (42.31%) Finance
11 10 (38.46%) Mathematics
11 10 (38.46%) Banking
11 10 (38.46%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (26.92%) Data Validation
12 7 (26.92%) Validation
12 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
12 7 (26.92%) Linux
12 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
13 6 (23.08%) Apache
14 4 (15.38%) Migration
14 4 (15.38%) jQuery
14 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
14 4 (15.38%) Node.js
14 4 (15.38%) AngularJS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) NoSQL
2 7 (26.92%) RDBMS
2 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
1 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (50.00%) Front Office
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 10 (38.46%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 23 (88.46%) Java Developer
3 13 (50.00%) Lead Developer
4 11 (42.31%) Senior Developer
5 9 (34.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Scala Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Scala Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
1 4 (15.38%) jQuery
1 4 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
2 2 (7.69%) WPF
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Equity Derivative
1 10 (38.46%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) Equities
3 2 (7.69%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (96.15%) BDD
3 21 (80.77%) OOD
4 17 (65.38%) Multithreading
5 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (46.15%) Information Security
6 12 (46.15%) Integration Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Data Validation
7 7 (26.92%) Validation
8 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
9 2 (7.69%) Multithreaded Programming
9 2 (7.69%) MVC
9 2 (7.69%) Scrum
10 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (3.85%) Kanban
10 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.85%) SOA
10 1 (3.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Java
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) C#
3 15 (57.69%) C++
3 15 (57.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) SAP