The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 47 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing TDD 108 74 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.39% 2.68% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.26% 3.44% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.80 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +87.40%
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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Edinburgh +7 61 £390 -2.50% 12
Glasgow +12 29 £315 -18.70% 18
Highlands - 6 - -
West Lothian -8 4 £385 +6.20%
Fife - 1 - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 150 (74.26%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (54.46%) Java
3 83 (41.09%) JavaScript
4 74 (36.63%) HTML
5 73 (36.14%) SQL
5 73 (36.14%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (31.19%) CSS
7 49 (24.26%) OO
7 49 (24.26%) Scrum
8 47 (23.27%) BDD
9 45 (22.28%) XML
9 45 (22.28%) Linux
9 45 (22.28%) Spring
10 44 (21.78%) J2EE
10 44 (21.78%) Jenkins
11 43 (21.29%) JUnit
12 42 (20.79%) Finance
13 41 (20.30%) jQuery
14 38 (18.81%) Cucumber
15 36 (17.82%) SDLC
16 35 (17.33%) Ant
17 34 (16.83%) MVC
17 34 (16.83%) Hibernate
18 33 (16.34%) Relational Database
19 31 (15.35%) Web Services
20 30 (14.85%) HTML5
21 29 (14.36%) .NET
22 28 (13.86%) Python
22 28 (13.86%) RESTful
22 28 (13.86%) Maven

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (6.93%) JBoss
2 9 (4.46%) Tomcat
2 9 (4.46%) Node.js
3 4 (1.98%) CMS
3 4 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.99%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.99%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.47%) Internet
2 5 (2.48%) Intranet
3 3 (1.49%) GPRS
3 3 (1.49%) PSTN
3 3 (1.49%) PPP
3 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.50%) SMTP
4 1 (0.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.34%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.96%) RDBMS
3 8 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.98%) Informix
5 4 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.49%) DB2
6 3 (1.49%) MySQL
6 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) QlikView
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.50%) KDB
Development Applications
1 44 (21.78%) Jenkins
2 43 (21.29%) JUnit
3 38 (18.81%) Cucumber
4 35 (17.33%) Ant
5 28 (13.86%) Hudson
5 28 (13.86%) Maven
6 24 (11.88%) Selenium
7 20 (9.90%) FitNesse
7 20 (9.90%) Git (software)
8 19 (9.41%) Eclipse
9 17 (8.42%) JIRA
10 14 (6.93%) Mockito
11 10 (4.95%) WebDriver
12 8 (3.96%) JProfiler
13 7 (3.47%) Visual Studio
13 7 (3.47%) jMock
14 6 (2.97%) Subversion
14 6 (2.97%) Gradle
15 5 (2.48%) Artifactory
16 4 (1.98%) Calabash
General
1 42 (20.79%) Finance
2 20 (9.90%) Banking
3 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 155 (76.73%) Developer
2 82 (40.59%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.91%) Senior Developer
3 18 (8.91%) Python Developer
4 16 (7.92%) .NET Developer
5 15 (7.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (5.45%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.46%) Analyst
7 9 (4.46%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (3.96%) UI Developer
8 8 (3.96%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (3.47%) UI Programmer
10 6 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (2.97%) Tester
11 5 (2.48%) Software Engineer
11 5 (2.48%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.48%) ScrumMaster
11 5 (2.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (1.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (36.63%) HTML
2 63 (31.19%) CSS
3 45 (22.28%) XML
3 45 (22.28%) Spring
4 44 (21.78%) J2EE
5 41 (20.30%) jQuery
6 34 (16.83%) Hibernate
7 31 (15.35%) Web Services
8 30 (14.85%) HTML5
9 29 (14.36%) .NET
10 28 (13.86%) RESTful
11 23 (11.39%) ASP.NET
12 21 (10.40%) JSON
13 20 (9.90%) Java EE
14 18 (8.91%) XML Schema
15 17 (8.42%) CSS3
16 16 (7.92%) REST
17 15 (7.43%) AngularJS
18 13 (6.44%) JDBC
19 12 (5.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.97%) User Experience
2 6 (2.97%) Client/Server
3 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.98%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (0.99%) iSeries
4 2 (0.99%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.50%) Equities
5 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
5 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.50%) Derivative
5 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.50%) FMCG
5 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.28%) Linux
2 22 (10.89%) UNIX
3 7 (3.47%) Android
4 5 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.49%) Windows
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (74.26%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.14%) Continuous Integration
3 49 (24.26%) Scrum
3 49 (24.26%) OO
4 47 (23.27%) BDD
5 36 (17.82%) SDLC
6 34 (16.83%) MVC
7 25 (12.38%) Software Engineering
8 23 (11.39%) Unit Testing
9 21 (10.40%) OOD
10 20 (9.90%) SOA
11 19 (9.41%) Pair Programming
12 15 (7.43%) OOP
12 15 (7.43%) Test Automation
12 15 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (6.93%) Kanban
14 9 (4.46%) Open Source
14 9 (4.46%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 9 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
15 8 (3.96%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (54.46%) Java
2 83 (41.09%) JavaScript
3 73 (36.14%) SQL
4 28 (13.86%) Python
5 24 (11.88%) C#
6 18 (8.91%) PL/SQL
7 15 (7.43%) PHP
8 13 (6.44%) Perl
9 8 (3.96%) XPath
10 7 (3.47%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.48%) C
12 4 (1.98%) C++
12 4 (1.98%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.99%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.99%) VBScript
13 2 (0.99%) RPG IV
13 2 (0.99%) RPG
14 1 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (5.94%) Degree
1 12 (5.94%) DV Cleared
1 12 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.99%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (0.99%) Netcool
1 2 (0.99%) Control-M
2 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (7.43%) Oracle
2 7 (3.47%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.97%) Sun
3 6 (2.97%) Sybase
4 4 (1.98%) Google
4 4 (1.98%) Twitter
5 3 (1.49%) IBM
6 2 (0.99%) Perforce
6 2 (0.99%) VMware
7 1 (0.50%) HP
7 1 (0.50%) Informatica
7 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
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