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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 48 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing TDD 95 62 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.26% 2.45% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 3.32% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 41
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +13 44 £400 - 15
Glasgow -2 27 £350 -6.66% 6
Highlands - 9 - -
West Lothian -6 5 £325 -7.14% 1
Fife - 2 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (80.59%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (57.06%) Java
3 65 (38.24%) JavaScript
4 64 (37.65%) HTML
5 57 (33.53%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (31.76%) SQL
7 50 (29.41%) CSS
8 47 (27.65%) XML
8 47 (27.65%) Scrum
8 47 (27.65%) Spring
9 44 (25.88%) BDD
10 42 (24.71%) Finance
11 40 (23.53%) JUnit
12 38 (22.35%) jQuery
13 35 (20.59%) Relational Database
14 34 (20.00%) J2EE
15 33 (19.41%) OO
16 32 (18.82%) Hibernate
17 31 (18.24%) Ant
18 29 (17.06%) Cucumber
19 27 (15.88%) Selenium
19 27 (15.88%) MVC
19 27 (15.88%) Jenkins
20 26 (15.29%) Linux
20 26 (15.29%) JSON
21 24 (14.12%) Maven
22 23 (13.53%) HTML5
22 23 (13.53%) RESTful
22 23 (13.53%) XML Schema
22 23 (13.53%) Web Services

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 16 (9.41%) JBoss
3 6 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.94%) Node.js
4 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.18%) IIS
6 2 (1.18%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.59%) CMS
7 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) Internet
2 5 (2.94%) Intranet
3 3 (1.76%) PPP
3 3 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.76%) GPRS
3 3 (1.76%) PSTN
4 1 (0.59%) Firewall
4 1 (0.59%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.59%) Relational Database
2 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.12%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.35%) Informix
6 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.76%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (23.53%) JUnit
2 31 (18.24%) Ant
3 29 (17.06%) Cucumber
4 27 (15.88%) Selenium
4 27 (15.88%) Jenkins
5 24 (14.12%) Maven
6 19 (11.18%) FitNesse
7 18 (10.59%) Git (software)
8 16 (9.41%) Eclipse
8 16 (9.41%) JIRA
9 15 (8.82%) Hudson
10 14 (8.24%) Mockito
11 11 (6.47%) WebDriver
12 8 (4.71%) Subversion
12 8 (4.71%) jMock
12 8 (4.71%) Gradle
13 6 (3.53%) NUnit
13 6 (3.53%) JProfiler
14 5 (2.94%) Artifactory
14 5 (2.94%) Appium
General
1 42 (24.71%) Finance
2 18 (10.59%) Banking
3 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.35%) Retail
4 3 (1.76%) Front Office
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (77.06%) Developer
2 76 (44.71%) Java Developer
3 20 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 18 (10.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (8.24%) .NET Developer
6 8 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (4.71%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (4.12%) UI Developer
7 7 (4.12%) Analyst
8 6 (3.53%) UI Programmer
9 5 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (2.94%) Python Developer
9 5 (2.94%) Test Analyst
9 5 (2.94%) Tester
9 5 (2.94%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.35%) Perl Developer
10 4 (2.35%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (2.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (37.65%) HTML
2 50 (29.41%) CSS
3 47 (27.65%) XML
3 47 (27.65%) Spring
4 38 (22.35%) jQuery
5 34 (20.00%) J2EE
6 32 (18.82%) Hibernate
7 26 (15.29%) JSON
8 23 (13.53%) HTML5
8 23 (13.53%) RESTful
8 23 (13.53%) XML Schema
8 23 (13.53%) Web Services
9 21 (12.35%) .NET
10 18 (10.59%) Java EE
11 17 (10.00%) CSS3
12 16 (9.41%) JMS
12 16 (9.41%) JDBC
12 16 (9.41%) Ajax
13 15 (8.82%) ASP.NET
14 14 (8.24%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.29%) Open Source
3 8 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.12%) Digital Media
4 7 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.12%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.94%) User Experience
6 4 (2.35%) iSeries
7 2 (1.18%) GIS
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.59%) iPhone
8 1 (0.59%) iPad
8 1 (0.59%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.59%) Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) Equities
8 1 (0.59%) EPoS
8 1 (0.59%) EMV
8 1 (0.59%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.29%) Linux
2 15 (8.82%) UNIX
3 8 (4.71%) Android
4 6 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.76%) Windows
6 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (80.59%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (33.53%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (27.65%) Scrum
4 44 (25.88%) BDD
5 33 (19.41%) OO
6 27 (15.88%) MVC
7 20 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 18 (10.59%) Pair Programming
9 17 (10.00%) SOA
10 15 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.24%) OOD
11 14 (8.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (8.24%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.06%) Web Development
13 9 (5.29%) OOP
14 8 (4.71%) CRM
14 8 (4.71%) Kanban
14 8 (4.71%) Mentoring
14 8 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
15 7 (4.12%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (57.06%) Java
2 65 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 54 (31.76%) SQL
4 19 (11.18%) C#
5 12 (7.06%) Python
6 9 (5.29%) PHP
7 8 (4.71%) XPath
8 7 (4.12%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.12%) Perl
9 5 (2.94%) C
10 4 (2.35%) RPG
10 4 (2.35%) RPG IV
11 3 (1.76%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (1.76%) Ruby
11 3 (1.76%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.76%) C++
12 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.59%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.59%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.29%) DV Cleared
1 9 (5.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.12%) Degree
2 7 (4.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.35%) Control-M
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (1.18%) Netcool
3 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.47%) Oracle
2 6 (3.53%) Sun
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.76%) Twitter
3 3 (1.76%) IBM
3 3 (1.76%) Sybase
4 2 (1.18%) Google
5 1 (0.59%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.59%) Coverity
5 1 (0.59%) Informatica
5 1 (0.59%) HP
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