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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 47 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 103 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.14% 2.92% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 3.72% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 29
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£380 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £34.80 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
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
2603 2152 1751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.57% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1101 882
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 28 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.55% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 58 £388 - 15
Glasgow +6 30 £300 -25.00% 22
West Lothian -7 4 £375 -
Highlands - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
TDD
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TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 137 (71.73%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (56.54%) Java
3 82 (42.93%) JavaScript
4 73 (38.22%) HTML
5 69 (36.13%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (34.03%) SQL
7 62 (32.46%) CSS
8 48 (25.13%) Scrum
8 48 (25.13%) BDD
9 46 (24.08%) OO
10 43 (22.51%) JUnit
11 41 (21.47%) Linux
11 41 (21.47%) Finance
12 40 (20.94%) Jenkins
13 39 (20.42%) J2EE
14 38 (19.90%) Spring
15 37 (19.37%) Cucumber
15 37 (19.37%) jQuery
16 36 (18.85%) Web Services
16 36 (18.85%) XML
17 35 (18.32%) SDLC
18 33 (17.28%) MVC
19 31 (16.23%) Ant
20 30 (15.71%) Python
20 30 (15.71%) Hibernate
20 30 (15.71%) Hudson
21 27 (14.14%) HTML5
21 27 (14.14%) .NET
22 26 (13.61%) Maven
23 24 (12.57%) Banking

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (8.38%) JBoss
2 12 (6.28%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.24%) Node.js
4 4 (2.09%) CMS
5 3 (1.57%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.57%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) GitHub
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.66%) Internet
2 4 (2.09%) Intranet
3 3 (1.57%) GPRS
3 3 (1.57%) PSTN
3 3 (1.57%) PPP
3 3 (1.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) SMTP
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.66%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.14%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.09%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.09%) Informix
7 2 (1.05%) DB2
7 2 (1.05%) MySQL
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.52%) KDB
8 1 (0.52%) QlikView
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (22.51%) JUnit
2 40 (20.94%) Jenkins
3 37 (19.37%) Cucumber
4 31 (16.23%) Ant
5 30 (15.71%) Hudson
6 26 (13.61%) Maven
7 22 (11.52%) Selenium
8 20 (10.47%) Git (software)
9 17 (8.90%) JIRA
10 16 (8.38%) FitNesse
10 16 (8.38%) Eclipse
11 11 (5.76%) WebDriver
11 11 (5.76%) Mockito
12 9 (4.71%) Visual Studio
13 8 (4.19%) JProfiler
13 8 (4.19%) Gradle
14 6 (3.14%) Artifactory
15 5 (2.62%) jMock
16 3 (1.57%) Subversion
16 3 (1.57%) Toad
General
1 41 (21.47%) Finance
2 24 (12.57%) Banking
3 6 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.57%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 154 (80.63%) Developer
2 79 (41.36%) Java Developer
3 20 (10.47%) Senior Developer
4 18 (9.42%) Python Developer
5 17 (8.90%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (6.81%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.24%) C# Developer
9 8 (4.19%) Front-End Developer
10 7 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.66%) Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (2.62%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.62%) UI Programmer
11 5 (2.62%) JavaScript Developer
12 4 (2.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (2.09%) ScrumMaster
12 4 (2.09%) Front-End Web Developer
12 4 (2.09%) SQL Developer
12 4 (2.09%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (38.22%) HTML
2 62 (32.46%) CSS
3 39 (20.42%) J2EE
4 38 (19.90%) Spring
5 37 (19.37%) jQuery
6 36 (18.85%) Web Services
6 36 (18.85%) XML
7 30 (15.71%) Hibernate
8 27 (14.14%) .NET
8 27 (14.14%) HTML5
9 22 (11.52%) RESTful
10 21 (10.99%) ASP.NET
11 19 (9.95%) REST
12 18 (9.42%) JSON
13 16 (8.38%) AngularJS
14 15 (7.85%) CSS3
14 15 (7.85%) Java EE
15 12 (6.28%) JDBC
16 11 (5.76%) JMS
16 11 (5.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.62%) User Experience
2 5 (2.62%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.57%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.05%) GIS
5 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.52%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.52%) Equities
6 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.52%) Derivative
6 1 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.47%) Linux
2 20 (10.47%) UNIX
3 8 (4.19%) Android
4 7 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.05%) Windows
6 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (71.73%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (36.13%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (25.13%) BDD
3 48 (25.13%) Scrum
4 46 (24.08%) OO
5 35 (18.32%) SDLC
6 33 (17.28%) MVC
7 22 (11.52%) Software Engineering
7 22 (11.52%) Unit Testing
8 20 (10.47%) OOD
9 18 (9.42%) Pair Programming
10 15 (7.85%) SOA
10 15 (7.85%) OOP
10 15 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (7.33%) Kanban
11 14 (7.33%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.24%) Open Source
13 8 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (4.19%) DevOps
13 8 (4.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 108 (56.54%) Java
2 82 (42.93%) JavaScript
3 65 (34.03%) SQL
4 30 (15.71%) Python
5 24 (12.57%) C#
6 19 (9.95%) PL/SQL
7 15 (7.85%) PHP
8 13 (6.81%) Perl
9 7 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.62%) C++
11 4 (2.09%) XPath
12 3 (1.57%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.57%) C
13 2 (1.05%) VBScript
13 2 (1.05%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.52%) Ruby
14 1 (0.52%) Scala
14 1 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (7.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.28%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.76%) Degree
4 9 (4.71%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.57%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 3 (1.57%) Netcool
2 1 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 15 (7.85%) Oracle
2 7 (3.66%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.14%) Sun
4 5 (2.62%) Sybase
5 4 (2.09%) Twitter
6 3 (1.57%) IBM
6 3 (1.57%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.05%) ESRI
7 2 (1.05%) Perforce
7 2 (1.05%) VMware
7 2 (1.05%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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Rate: £375 - 415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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