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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 57 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing TDD 87 70 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.85% 2.64% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 3.62% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 43 35
Average daily rate
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£381 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £18.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +20.00%
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
2346 1936 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 73.06% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1035 868
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 26
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +5 39 £394 +5.00% 12
Glasgow -2 26 £388 -6.06% 22
Highlands - 4 - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - - 3
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 146 (84.39%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (55.49%) Java
3 66 (38.15%) HTML
4 64 (36.99%) JavaScript
5 58 (33.53%) Scrum
6 56 (32.37%) XML
6 56 (32.37%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (31.21%) CSS
8 49 (28.32%) SQL
8 49 (28.32%) Spring
9 48 (27.75%) jQuery
10 40 (23.12%) Relational Database
11 39 (22.54%) Finance
12 38 (21.97%) JUnit
13 37 (21.39%) BDD
14 34 (19.65%) Hibernate
15 31 (17.92%) Cucumber
16 29 (16.76%) Git (software)
16 29 (16.76%) JSON
16 29 (16.76%) J2EE
17 28 (16.18%) Ant
17 28 (16.18%) Selenium
18 27 (15.61%) Test Automation
18 27 (15.61%) XML Schema
19 26 (15.03%) SOA
19 26 (15.03%) Jenkins
20 25 (14.45%) Maven
21 24 (13.87%) Eclipse
21 24 (13.87%) Web Services
22 23 (13.29%) OO

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 23 (13.29%) JBoss
2 20 (11.56%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.51%) CMS
4 7 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.73%) Node.js
6 3 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.16%) IIS
7 2 (1.16%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.05%) Internet
2 4 (2.31%) Intranet
3 3 (1.73%) GPRS
3 3 (1.73%) PSTN
3 3 (1.73%) PPP
3 3 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) SMTP
4 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (23.12%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.51%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.47%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.31%) Informix
6 3 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.73%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.73%) MySQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (21.97%) JUnit
2 31 (17.92%) Cucumber
3 29 (16.76%) Git (software)
4 28 (16.18%) Selenium
4 28 (16.18%) Ant
5 26 (15.03%) Jenkins
6 25 (14.45%) Maven
7 24 (13.87%) Eclipse
8 23 (13.29%) FitNesse
9 17 (9.83%) Mockito
10 15 (8.67%) JIRA
11 14 (8.09%) Grunt
12 12 (6.94%) JProfiler
13 11 (6.36%) Hudson
14 10 (5.78%) jMock
15 9 (5.20%) Subversion
16 8 (4.62%) WebDriver
16 8 (4.62%) Gradle
17 7 (4.05%) NUnit
18 5 (2.89%) Calabash
General
1 39 (22.54%) Finance
2 21 (12.14%) Banking
3 9 (5.20%) Retail
4 4 (2.31%) Front Office
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (76.30%) Developer
2 75 (43.35%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.40%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (8.67%) Front-End Developer
6 14 (8.09%) Web Developer
7 9 (5.20%) .NET Developer
8 8 (4.62%) Front-End Web Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Tester
10 6 (3.47%) Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) UI Developer
11 5 (2.89%) UI Programmer
11 5 (2.89%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.31%) Programmer
12 4 (2.31%) Perl Developer
12 4 (2.31%) Android Developer
12 4 (2.31%) RPG Programmer
12 4 (2.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 3 (1.73%) ScrumMaster
13 3 (1.73%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (38.15%) HTML
2 56 (32.37%) XML
3 54 (31.21%) CSS
4 49 (28.32%) Spring
5 48 (27.75%) jQuery
6 34 (19.65%) Hibernate
7 29 (16.76%) JSON
7 29 (16.76%) J2EE
8 27 (15.61%) XML Schema
9 24 (13.87%) Web Services
10 23 (13.29%) Java EE
10 23 (13.29%) RESTful
11 18 (10.40%) JDBC
12 17 (9.83%) .NET
12 17 (9.83%) JMS
13 16 (9.25%) Ajax
13 16 (9.25%) iBATIS
14 15 (8.67%) JSF
14 15 (8.67%) HTML5
15 13 (7.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.94%) Open Source
3 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.05%) Digital Media
4 7 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.47%) User Experience
5 6 (3.47%) iSeries
6 2 (1.16%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.58%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) EPoS
7 1 (0.58%) EMV
7 1 (0.58%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.98%) Linux
2 10 (5.78%) UNIX
3 9 (5.20%) Android
4 7 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.16%) Windows
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (84.39%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.53%) Scrum
3 56 (32.37%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (21.39%) BDD
5 27 (15.61%) Test Automation
6 26 (15.03%) SOA
7 23 (13.29%) OO
8 21 (12.14%) MVC
8 21 (12.14%) Pair Programming
9 16 (9.25%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.67%) Web Development
11 14 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (7.51%) Software Engineering
13 12 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (6.36%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 8 (4.62%) Mentoring
15 8 (4.62%) Android Development
15 8 (4.62%) User Stories
15 8 (4.62%) OOD
15 8 (4.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 96 (55.49%) Java
2 64 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 49 (28.32%) SQL
4 15 (8.67%) C#
5 10 (5.78%) XPath
6 7 (4.05%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.47%) RPG
7 6 (3.47%) RPG IV
8 5 (2.89%) Perl
8 5 (2.89%) Python
8 5 (2.89%) C
9 4 (2.31%) Ruby
9 4 (2.31%) C++
9 4 (2.31%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.73%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.16%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (4.62%) Degree
2 7 (4.05%) Sun Certification
3 4 (2.31%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Control-M
2 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (7.51%) Oracle
2 6 (3.47%) Sun
3 3 (1.73%) Sybase
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.16%) Twitter
4 2 (1.16%) Google
4 2 (1.16%) HP
4 2 (1.16%) Informatica
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.58%) Coverity
5 1 (0.58%) IBM
5 1 (0.58%) Guidewire
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