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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 41 41 90
Rank change year-on-year
0 +49
Contract jobs citing TDD 100 92 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.63% 3.77% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 5.35% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 13
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£388 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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
2092 1721 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 70.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 31
Average hourly rate £24.75 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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
Edinburgh +4 65 £388 +11.51% 14
Glasgow +3 22 £388 +29.16% 9
Stirling - 2 - -
Midlothian - 1 £400 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 147 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (50.51%) Java
3 76 (38.38%) HTML
4 72 (36.36%) CSS
5 69 (34.85%) JavaScript
6 67 (33.84%) Scrum
7 59 (29.80%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (27.27%) jQuery
9 52 (26.26%) XML
10 44 (22.22%) JBoss
11 40 (20.20%) Spring
12 39 (19.70%) SOA
12 39 (19.70%) Finance
13 37 (18.69%) MVC
13 37 (18.69%) Relational Database
14 35 (17.68%) SQL
15 33 (16.67%) C#
16 32 (16.16%) Eclipse
17 30 (15.15%) Hibernate
18 29 (14.65%) JUnit
18 29 (14.65%) Git (software)
19 28 (14.14%) Java EE
19 28 (14.14%) SQL Server
19 28 (14.14%) BDD
20 27 (13.64%) Cucumber
21 25 (12.63%) XSLT
22 24 (12.12%) .NET
22 24 (12.12%) Oracle
22 24 (12.12%) Ruby
23 22 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 44 (22.22%) JBoss
2 18 (9.09%) CMS
3 17 (8.59%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.54%) Umbraco
5 6 (3.03%) Apache
6 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.02%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.02%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.01%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.01%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.01%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.01%) Node.js
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.51%) Drupal
9 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.03%) Internet
2 4 (2.02%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) PPP
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) GPRS
3 1 (0.51%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.69%) Relational Database
2 28 (14.14%) SQL Server
3 17 (8.59%) RDBMS
4 13 (6.57%) MySQL
5 12 (6.06%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.56%) NoSQL
6 11 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 9 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (16.16%) Eclipse
2 29 (14.65%) JUnit
2 29 (14.65%) Git (software)
3 27 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 21 (10.61%) Selenium
5 20 (10.10%) Maven
6 18 (9.09%) JProfiler
6 18 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.08%) Grunt
8 15 (7.58%) Jasmine
8 15 (7.58%) FitNesse
9 13 (6.57%) Mockito
10 12 (6.06%) Visual Studio
10 12 (6.06%) Ant
11 10 (5.05%) RSpec
12 8 (4.04%) jMock
13 7 (3.54%) Subversion
13 7 (3.54%) Mercurial
14 6 (3.03%) GoogleTest
14 6 (3.03%) CppUnit
General
1 39 (19.70%) Finance
2 22 (11.11%) Banking
3 7 (3.54%) Retail
4 4 (2.02%) Front Office
5 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (81.82%) Developer
2 73 (36.87%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 18 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 18 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
5 17 (8.59%) Web Developer
6 13 (6.57%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (6.06%) Technical Leader
8 11 (5.56%) Programmer
8 11 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 10 (5.05%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.05%) Architect
10 9 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
11 7 (3.54%) Front-End Web Developer
11 7 (3.54%) Digital Architect
12 6 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (2.53%) Lead Developer
13 5 (2.53%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (2.53%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (38.38%) HTML
2 72 (36.36%) CSS
3 54 (27.27%) jQuery
4 52 (26.26%) XML
5 40 (20.20%) Spring
6 30 (15.15%) Hibernate
7 28 (14.14%) Java EE
8 25 (12.63%) XSLT
9 24 (12.12%) .NET
10 22 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (10.61%) JSF
11 21 (10.61%) J2EE
12 19 (9.60%) JSP
13 18 (9.09%) ASP.NET
13 18 (9.09%) HTML5
14 16 (8.08%) REST
14 16 (8.08%) JSON
15 15 (7.58%) Web Services
15 15 (7.58%) Servlets
15 15 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) User Experience
2 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.54%) Open Source
4 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.02%) iSeries
5 4 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.52%) Derivative
6 3 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.01%) iPad
7 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 2 (1.01%) DataPower
7 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.01%) Clustering
7 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.51%) EPoS
8 1 (0.51%) EMV
8 1 (0.51%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.05%) Linux
2 6 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.02%) Mac OS X
3 4 (2.02%) AIX
3 4 (2.02%) Solaris
4 3 (1.52%) Windows
4 3 (1.52%) Android
5 2 (1.01%) UNIX
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (74.24%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.84%) Scrum
3 59 (29.80%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (19.70%) SOA
5 37 (18.69%) MVC
6 28 (14.14%) BDD
7 21 (10.61%) Web Development
8 20 (10.10%) OO
8 20 (10.10%) Test Automation
8 20 (10.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (9.09%) Pair Programming
10 17 (8.59%) Mentoring
11 15 (7.58%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.58%) UML
12 14 (7.07%) User Stories
13 13 (6.57%) Kanban
13 13 (6.57%) Automated Testing
14 9 (4.55%) BPMN
15 8 (4.04%) Software Architecture
15 8 (4.04%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 100 (50.51%) Java
2 69 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 35 (17.68%) SQL
4 33 (16.67%) C#
5 24 (12.12%) Ruby
6 12 (6.06%) Scala
6 12 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.05%) CoffeeScript
8 7 (3.54%) C++
9 6 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.02%) RPG
10 4 (2.02%) PHP
10 4 (2.02%) RPG IV
11 3 (1.52%) XPath
11 3 (1.52%) Python
12 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.01%) Perl
12 2 (1.01%) Groovy
13 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (3.03%) Sun Certification
1 6 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) WCAG
2 2 (1.01%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) Control-M
2 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (12.12%) Oracle
2 14 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.04%) Google
4 6 (3.03%) Guidewire
5 5 (2.53%) Sun
6 4 (2.02%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.01%) Kony
7 2 (1.01%) Yahoo!
7 2 (1.01%) Adobe
7 2 (1.01%) IBM
8 1 (0.51%) HP
8 1 (0.51%) Informatica
8 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.51%) Coverity
8 1 (0.51%) Twitter
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