The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 60 66 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 73 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.66% 1.84% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.51% 2.63% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +42.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £33.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2079 1711 1679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.85% 69.98% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 861 810
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 62
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
TDD
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +16 47 £400 +6.66% 9
Glasgow -3 22 £400 -20.00% 18
Fife - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 63 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.97%) Java
3 60 (42.55%) HTML
4 55 (39.01%) CSS
5 50 (35.46%) JavaScript
6 46 (32.62%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (29.79%) Spring
8 41 (29.08%) XML
9 33 (23.40%) Hibernate
9 33 (23.40%) MVC
10 32 (22.70%) C#
11 31 (21.99%) JBoss
11 31 (21.99%) Maven
12 30 (21.28%) SOA
13 27 (19.15%) .NET
13 27 (19.15%) BDD
14 26 (18.44%) Scrum
15 24 (17.02%) Linux
16 23 (16.31%) Relational Database
17 22 (15.60%) ASP.NET
18 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
18 20 (14.18%) Java EE
19 19 (13.48%) Ruby
19 19 (13.48%) BPMN
20 18 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
20 18 (12.77%) JUnit
20 18 (12.77%) Workflow
21 17 (12.06%) Finance
21 17 (12.06%) Mac OS X
21 17 (12.06%) XSLT

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (4.96%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.13%) Sitefinity
2 3 (2.13%) GlassFish
2 3 (2.13%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.42%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.71%) Mule
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) IaaS
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) HTTP
2 4 (2.84%) LDAP
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.71%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.31%) Relational Database
2 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.80%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (5.67%) MySQL
6 7 (4.96%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.13%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.42%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.71%) DB2
10 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.71%) Sybase IQ
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (21.99%) Maven
2 18 (12.77%) JUnit
3 17 (12.06%) Eclipse
4 16 (11.35%) Jenkins
5 14 (9.93%) Jasmine
6 9 (6.38%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.38%) QUnit
6 9 (6.38%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.67%) Selenium
7 8 (5.67%) Subversion
8 7 (4.96%) Hudson
9 6 (4.26%) FitNesse
9 6 (4.26%) GoogleTest
9 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.26%) CppUnit
10 5 (3.55%) RSpec
11 4 (2.84%) Mockito
11 4 (2.84%) Mercurial
12 3 (2.13%) EasyMock
12 3 (2.13%) jMock
General
1 17 (12.06%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (80.14%) Developer
2 41 (29.08%) Java Developer
3 17 (12.06%) .NET Developer
4 13 (9.22%) C# Developer
5 9 (6.38%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.38%) Technical Leader
5 9 (6.38%) Ruby Developer
6 7 (4.96%) Web Developer
6 7 (4.96%) Lead Developer
7 6 (4.26%) WPF Developer
7 6 (4.26%) User Experience Developer
8 5 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.55%) ScrumMaster
9 4 (2.84%) Analyst
9 4 (2.84%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.84%) Release Manager
9 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (2.13%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (42.55%) HTML
2 55 (39.01%) CSS
3 42 (29.79%) Spring
4 41 (29.08%) XML
5 33 (23.40%) Hibernate
6 27 (19.15%) .NET
7 22 (15.60%) ASP.NET
8 20 (14.18%) Java EE
9 18 (12.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (12.06%) XSLT
10 17 (12.06%) Drools
11 16 (11.35%) CSS3
11 16 (11.35%) jQuery
11 16 (11.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (11.35%) jBPM
12 15 (10.64%) HTML5
12 15 (10.64%) JMS
13 14 (9.93%) Backbone.js
13 14 (9.93%) WPF
14 11 (7.80%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (3.55%) Derivative
2 5 (3.55%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.42%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.71%) Open Source
5 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.02%) Linux
2 17 (12.06%) Mac OS X
3 14 (9.93%) AIX
3 14 (9.93%) Solaris
4 9 (6.38%) UNIX
5 7 (4.96%) Windows
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.62%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (23.40%) MVC
4 30 (21.28%) SOA
5 27 (19.15%) BDD
6 26 (18.44%) Scrum
7 19 (13.48%) BPMN
8 18 (12.77%) Workflow
9 16 (11.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (9.22%) Unit Testing
11 12 (8.51%) Pair Programming
11 12 (8.51%) OO
12 11 (7.80%) Web Development
13 8 (5.67%) Integration Testing
13 8 (5.67%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.67%) Data Modelling
14 7 (4.96%) Web Design
14 7 (4.96%) Responsive Web Design
14 7 (4.96%) Automated Testing
15 6 (4.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.97%) Java
2 50 (35.46%) JavaScript
3 32 (22.70%) C#
4 19 (13.48%) Ruby
5 15 (10.64%) SQL
6 8 (5.67%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.96%) PHP
7 7 (4.96%) C++
8 5 (3.55%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (2.13%) Groovy
10 2 (1.42%) Python
11 1 (0.71%) Perl
11 1 (0.71%) VBA
11 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.71%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 2 (1.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (3.55%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 31 (21.99%) JBoss
2 14 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.22%) Oracle
4 6 (4.26%) Google
5 5 (3.55%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.84%) Sybase
7 3 (2.13%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.42%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.71%) IBM
9 1 (0.71%) HP
9 1 (0.71%) Informatica
9 1 (0.71%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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