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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 43 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 98 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.84% 2.68% 3.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 3.37% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 43
Average daily rate £363 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £339 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
2043 2109 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.96% 79.49% 73.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 1198 849
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 31
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.88 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 64 £363 -6.14% 10
Glasgow +12 21 £300 -25.00% 18
West Lothian +1 6 £388 +3.33%
Stirling - 3 £490 -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (79.78%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (59.55%) Java
3 99 (55.62%) Scrum
4 81 (45.51%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (36.52%) SOA
6 58 (32.58%) Eclipse
7 55 (30.90%) XML
8 54 (30.34%) JBoss
9 52 (29.21%) JavaScript
10 51 (28.65%) Java EE
11 45 (25.28%) JProfiler
11 45 (25.28%) XSLT
12 44 (24.72%) Spring
13 42 (23.60%) Performance Monitoring
14 41 (23.03%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 39 (21.91%) HTML
15 39 (21.91%) Finance
16 38 (21.35%) Maven
17 37 (20.79%) CSS
18 35 (19.66%) BDD
18 35 (19.66%) AngularJS
19 34 (19.10%) SDLC
19 34 (19.10%) J2EE
20 32 (17.98%) Web Services
21 31 (17.42%) OO
21 31 (17.42%) SQL
22 29 (16.29%) Hibernate
23 28 (15.73%) MVC
23 28 (15.73%) Git (software)
24 27 (15.17%) jQuery

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 54 (30.34%) JBoss
2 19 (10.67%) Tomcat
3 15 (8.43%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.74%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.62%) Node.js
6 7 (3.93%) CMS
7 5 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.81%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.69%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.69%) Drupal
8 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.56%) MS Office
1 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Heroku
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.30%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.49%) GIS
3 8 (4.49%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.25%) Data Mart
5 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.69%) MySQL
6 3 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.12%) DB2
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (32.58%) Eclipse
2 45 (25.28%) JProfiler
3 38 (21.35%) Maven
4 28 (15.73%) Git (software)
5 23 (12.92%) Selenium
6 16 (8.99%) Cucumber
6 16 (8.99%) Gradle
6 16 (8.99%) JUnit
6 16 (8.99%) Subversion
7 14 (7.87%) Visual Studio
8 13 (7.30%) JBehave
9 12 (6.74%) Jenkins
10 11 (6.18%) FitNesse
10 11 (6.18%) Mockito
10 11 (6.18%) WebDriver
11 10 (5.62%) JIRA
12 8 (4.49%) Bitbucket
12 8 (4.49%) gulp
13 6 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (2.25%) Mercurial
General
1 39 (21.91%) Finance
2 22 (12.36%) Banking
3 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 132 (74.16%) Developer
2 81 (45.51%) Java Developer
3 19 (10.67%) Senior Developer
4 18 (10.11%) Senior Java Developer
4 18 (10.11%) Web Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Agile Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Agile Java Developer
6 11 (6.18%) .NET Developer
7 8 (4.49%) Analyst
7 8 (4.49%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Test Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) XML Developer
8 7 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (3.93%) Test Analyst
9 6 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Angular Developer
10 5 (2.81%) Monitoring Engineer
10 5 (2.81%) Tivoli Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (30.90%) XML
2 51 (28.65%) Java EE
3 45 (25.28%) XSLT
4 44 (24.72%) Spring
5 39 (21.91%) HTML
6 37 (20.79%) CSS
7 35 (19.66%) AngularJS
8 34 (19.10%) J2EE
9 32 (17.98%) Web Services
10 29 (16.29%) Hibernate
11 27 (15.17%) jQuery
11 27 (15.17%) REST
11 27 (15.17%) SOAP
12 22 (12.36%) HTML5
13 20 (11.24%) RESTful
14 19 (10.67%) .NET
15 18 (10.11%) JSF
16 16 (8.99%) CSS3
17 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET
18 13 (7.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.93%) User Experience
2 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.37%) iPad
3 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.81%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.69%) DataPower
6 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) BBC
7 1 (0.56%) Fintech
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.18%) Unix
2 9 (5.06%) Linux
3 4 (2.25%) Android
3 4 (2.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (79.78%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (55.62%) Scrum
3 81 (45.51%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (36.52%) SOA
5 42 (23.60%) Performance Monitoring
6 41 (23.03%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 35 (19.66%) BDD
8 34 (19.10%) SDLC
9 31 (17.42%) OO
10 28 (15.73%) MVC
11 15 (8.43%) Waterfall
12 13 (7.30%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (7.30%) Workflow
13 12 (6.74%) Microservices
13 12 (6.74%) Open Source
14 11 (6.18%) BPMN
14 11 (6.18%) Front End Development
14 11 (6.18%) Kanban
14 11 (6.18%) Web Design
15 10 (5.62%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 106 (59.55%) Java
2 52 (29.21%) JavaScript
3 31 (17.42%) SQL
4 27 (15.17%) C#
5 16 (8.99%) Python
6 11 (6.18%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.93%) Perl
8 6 (3.37%) Ruby
9 5 (2.81%) Clojure
9 5 (2.81%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.25%) PHP
11 3 (1.69%) C
11 3 (1.69%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.12%) XPath
13 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (4.49%) ISEB
2 7 (3.93%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.37%) Degree
4 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.87%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) Netcool
1 5 (2.81%) Tivoli
1 5 (2.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (1.12%) Control-M
3 1 (0.56%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 19 (10.67%) Oracle
2 13 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.49%) IBM
4 5 (2.81%) ESRI
4 5 (2.81%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.25%) Sybase
5 4 (2.25%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe
6 2 (1.12%) Twitter
7 1 (0.56%) hybris
7 1 (0.56%) Zend
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