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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 50 40 74
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +34
Contract jobs citing TDD 77 85 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.92% 3.72% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 5.21% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 25
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£388 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
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
2027 1630 1414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.81% 71.43% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 822 755
Average daily rate £395 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 18
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.68 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.45 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 January 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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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 +6 45 £400 +15.10% 16
Glasgow -4 18 £388 +63.15% 18
West Lothian -7 6 £375 -3.22% 1
Dundee 0 1 £320 +4.48%
Midlothian - 1 £400 -
Stirling - - - - 1
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 147 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (56.45%) Java
3 70 (37.63%) HTML
4 65 (34.95%) JavaScript
4 65 (34.95%) Scrum
5 62 (33.33%) CSS
5 62 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (31.18%) jQuery
7 56 (30.11%) XML
8 49 (26.34%) Spring
9 39 (20.97%) JBoss
10 37 (19.89%) Finance
10 37 (19.89%) Hibernate
11 35 (18.82%) JUnit
11 35 (18.82%) Relational Database
12 33 (17.74%) SOA
13 32 (17.20%) Eclipse
13 32 (17.20%) MVC
14 31 (16.67%) Java EE
15 29 (15.59%) SQL
15 29 (15.59%) Cucumber
15 29 (15.59%) BDD
16 27 (14.52%) Git (software)
17 25 (13.44%) Pair Programming
18 24 (12.90%) SQL Server
18 24 (12.90%) C#
18 24 (12.90%) Tomcat
18 24 (12.90%) Banking
18 24 (12.90%) Ruby
19 22 (11.83%) Ruby on Rails

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 39 (20.97%) JBoss
2 24 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 17 (9.14%) CMS
4 6 (3.23%) Apache
5 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.15%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.08%) Node.js
8 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.08%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.08%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.08%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.54%) IIS
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) IaaS
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.54%) GPRS
2 1 (0.54%) PSTN
2 1 (0.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) PPP
2 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.82%) Relational Database
2 24 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.99%) MySQL
4 11 (5.91%) NoSQL
4 11 (5.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.91%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (18.82%) JUnit
2 32 (17.20%) Eclipse
3 29 (15.59%) Cucumber
4 27 (14.52%) Git (software)
5 18 (9.68%) FitNesse
5 18 (9.68%) JProfiler
6 16 (8.60%) Selenium
7 15 (8.06%) Grunt
7 15 (8.06%) Mockito
8 13 (6.99%) Jasmine
8 13 (6.99%) Ant
8 13 (6.99%) Maven
9 11 (5.91%) Jenkins
9 11 (5.91%) RSpec
10 9 (4.84%) jMock
11 8 (4.30%) Subversion
12 7 (3.76%) Visual Studio
12 7 (3.76%) NUnit
13 6 (3.23%) Mercurial
13 6 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 37 (19.89%) Finance
2 24 (12.90%) Banking
3 8 (4.30%) Retail
4 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Front Office
4 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 158 (84.95%) Developer
2 85 (45.70%) Java Developer
3 25 (13.44%) Senior Developer
4 17 (9.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (8.60%) Web Developer
5 16 (8.60%) Front-End Developer
6 14 (7.53%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 11 (5.91%) Programmer
9 10 (5.38%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.38%) Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Ruby Developer
11 7 (3.76%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.76%) Front-End Web Developer
11 7 (3.76%) Digital Architect
12 6 (3.23%) Technical Leader
13 5 (2.69%) JavaScript Developer
13 5 (2.69%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (2.69%) iOS Developer
14 4 (2.15%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (37.63%) HTML
2 62 (33.33%) CSS
3 58 (31.18%) jQuery
4 56 (30.11%) XML
5 49 (26.34%) Spring
6 37 (19.89%) Hibernate
7 31 (16.67%) Java EE
8 22 (11.83%) Ruby on Rails
8 22 (11.83%) XSLT
8 22 (11.83%) J2EE
9 19 (10.22%) XML Schema
10 17 (9.14%) HTML5
10 17 (9.14%) Web Services
10 17 (9.14%) .NET
11 16 (8.60%) JMS
11 16 (8.60%) JSF
11 16 (8.60%) JSON
12 15 (8.06%) iBATIS
12 15 (8.06%) JDBC
13 14 (7.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) User Experience
2 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.76%) Open Source
3 7 (3.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.15%) iSeries
5 3 (1.61%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.08%) iPad
6 2 (1.08%) DataPower
6 2 (1.08%) iPhone
6 2 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.54%) EPoS
7 1 (0.54%) EMV
7 1 (0.54%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.38%) Linux
2 6 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.69%) Android
4 3 (1.61%) AIX
4 3 (1.61%) Solaris
4 3 (1.61%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.08%) Windows
6 1 (0.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (79.03%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (34.95%) Scrum
3 62 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (17.74%) SOA
5 32 (17.20%) MVC
6 29 (15.59%) BDD
7 25 (13.44%) Pair Programming
8 20 (10.75%) OO
8 20 (10.75%) Performance Monitoring
9 19 (10.22%) Web Development
9 19 (10.22%) Test Automation
10 16 (8.60%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.99%) UML
11 13 (6.99%) Kanban
12 12 (6.45%) User Stories
13 11 (5.91%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.84%) Automated Testing
15 8 (4.30%) Software Architecture
16 7 (3.76%) Configuration Management
16 7 (3.76%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 105 (56.45%) Java
2 65 (34.95%) JavaScript
3 29 (15.59%) SQL
4 24 (12.90%) C#
4 24 (12.90%) Ruby
5 13 (6.99%) PL/SQL
6 12 (6.45%) Scala
7 11 (5.91%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (2.15%) RPG IV
8 4 (2.15%) RPG
9 3 (1.61%) C++
9 3 (1.61%) PHP
9 3 (1.61%) Python
9 3 (1.61%) XPath
10 2 (1.08%) Groovy
10 2 (1.08%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.08%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) C
11 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (3.76%) Sun Certification
1 7 (3.76%) Degree
2 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) WCAG
2 2 (1.08%) WAI
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) Control-M
2 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (10.75%) Oracle
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.23%) Guidewire
3 6 (3.23%) Sun
4 4 (2.15%) Google
5 2 (1.08%) Kony
5 2 (1.08%) Yahoo!
5 2 (1.08%) Adobe
5 2 (1.08%) IBM
6 1 (0.54%) Informatica
6 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.54%) HP
6 1 (0.54%) Coverity
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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