The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 22 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing TDD 7 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.20% 0.99% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.38% 1.43% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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 £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
160 140 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 73.06% 68.97% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 86 107
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.00 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) J2EE
2 7 (70.00%) Spring
3 6 (60.00%) MVC
3 6 (60.00%) Spring MVC
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) XSLT
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) Publishing
6 2 (20.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) JSP
7 1 (10.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) HTTP
7 1 (10.00%) Hibernate

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Xcode
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
5 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) J2EE
1 7 (70.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) Spring MVC
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) JSP
4 1 (10.00%) WPF
4 1 (10.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
1 6 (60.00%) BDD
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Android Development
5 1 (10.00%) MVVM
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter