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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 50 54 71
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 79 73 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.90% 3.01% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 4.16% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 22
Average daily rate
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£385 £330 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
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
2117 1755 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.69% 72.31% 69.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 891 737
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +11 42 £380 +8.57% 11
Glasgow -4 20 £388 +55.00% 23
West Lothian -2 8 £375 +11.11%
Highlands - - - - 2
Stirling - - - -
Dundee - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 153 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (52.41%) Java
3 67 (35.83%) HTML
4 66 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 64 (34.22%) Scrum
6 60 (32.09%) CSS
6 60 (32.09%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (31.55%) jQuery
8 55 (29.41%) Spring
8 55 (29.41%) XML
9 44 (23.53%) Relational Database
10 41 (21.93%) Finance
11 40 (21.39%) Hibernate
11 40 (21.39%) SQL
12 36 (19.25%) JUnit
13 33 (17.65%) MVC
13 33 (17.65%) Cucumber
14 31 (16.58%) BDD
15 30 (16.04%) JBoss
16 29 (15.51%) Eclipse
17 28 (14.97%) XML Schema
18 27 (14.44%) J2EE
18 27 (14.44%) Git (software)
19 26 (13.90%) FitNesse
19 26 (13.90%) SOA
19 26 (13.90%) Tomcat
20 25 (13.37%) Java EE
21 24 (12.83%) JSON
21 24 (12.83%) Banking
21 24 (12.83%) Pair Programming

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 30 (16.04%) JBoss
2 26 (13.90%) Tomcat
3 18 (9.63%) CMS
4 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.67%) Apache
7 4 (2.14%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (1.07%) Node.js
9 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.07%) IIS
9 2 (1.07%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.60%) IaaS
2 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.07%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.53%) GPRS
3 1 (0.53%) PSTN
3 1 (0.53%) HTTP
3 1 (0.53%) PPP
3 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 22 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.49%) MySQL
4 12 (6.42%) RDBMS
5 11 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.53%) DB2
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (19.25%) JUnit
2 33 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 29 (15.51%) Eclipse
4 27 (14.44%) Git (software)
5 26 (13.90%) FitNesse
6 22 (11.76%) Selenium
7 18 (9.63%) Mockito
8 17 (9.09%) Ant
9 16 (8.56%) Maven
10 15 (8.02%) Grunt
11 14 (7.49%) Jenkins
12 13 (6.95%) JProfiler
13 11 (5.88%) jMock
14 10 (5.35%) Jasmine
15 9 (4.81%) Subversion
15 9 (4.81%) RSpec
16 7 (3.74%) NUnit
16 7 (3.74%) JIRA
17 5 (2.67%) Mercurial
18 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (21.93%) Finance
2 24 (12.83%) Banking
3 8 (4.28%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) Front Office
5 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (77.54%) Developer
2 76 (40.64%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 16 (8.56%) Front-End Developer
4 16 (8.56%) Web Developer
5 14 (7.49%) .NET Developer
6 11 (5.88%) Programmer
7 10 (5.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 10 (5.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (5.35%) Technical Architect
7 10 (5.35%) Architect
8 7 (3.74%) Tester
8 7 (3.74%) Front-End Web Developer
8 7 (3.74%) Digital Architect
9 6 (3.21%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.67%) Analyst
10 5 (2.67%) Ruby Developer
10 5 (2.67%) UI Programmer
11 4 (2.14%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
11 4 (2.14%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (35.83%) HTML
2 60 (32.09%) CSS
3 59 (31.55%) jQuery
4 55 (29.41%) Spring
4 55 (29.41%) XML
5 40 (21.39%) Hibernate
6 28 (14.97%) XML Schema
7 27 (14.44%) J2EE
8 25 (13.37%) Java EE
9 24 (12.83%) JSON
10 20 (10.70%) .NET
11 19 (10.16%) Web Services
11 19 (10.16%) Ruby on Rails
11 19 (10.16%) HTML5
12 18 (9.63%) JSF
12 18 (9.63%) RESTful
12 18 (9.63%) JDBC
13 17 (9.09%) JMS
13 17 (9.09%) iBATIS
14 14 (7.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.02%) User Experience
3 8 (4.28%) Open Source
3 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.21%) iSeries
5 5 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.14%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.07%) GIS
7 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) EPoS
8 1 (0.53%) EMV
8 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.53%) Clustering
8 1 (0.53%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.53%) DataPower
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
8 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.95%) Linux
2 6 (3.21%) Android
3 5 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.14%) UNIX
4 4 (2.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.22%) Scrum
3 60 (32.09%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (17.65%) MVC
5 31 (16.58%) BDD
6 26 (13.90%) SOA
7 24 (12.83%) Pair Programming
8 22 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 20 (10.70%) OO
10 17 (9.09%) Web Development
11 15 (8.02%) Mentoring
11 15 (8.02%) User Stories
12 13 (6.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (6.42%) Unit Testing
13 12 (6.42%) Kanban
14 10 (5.35%) Software Architecture
15 9 (4.81%) UML
16 7 (3.74%) Configuration Management
16 7 (3.74%) CRM
16 7 (3.74%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (52.41%) Java
2 66 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 40 (21.39%) SQL
4 24 (12.83%) C#
5 21 (11.23%) Ruby
6 12 (6.42%) PL/SQL
7 10 (5.35%) Scala
8 9 (4.81%) XPath
8 9 (4.81%) CoffeeScript
9 6 (3.21%) RPG IV
9 6 (3.21%) RPG
10 4 (2.14%) Python
11 3 (1.60%) C
11 3 (1.60%) Perl
12 2 (1.07%) C++
12 2 (1.07%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.53%) PHP
13 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.28%) Degree
2 7 (3.74%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.07%) VCP4
3 2 (1.07%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) WCAG
2 2 (1.07%) WAI
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) Control-M
2 2 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (11.23%) Oracle
2 6 (3.21%) Sun
3 4 (2.14%) Google
3 4 (2.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.07%) Guidewire
4 2 (1.07%) Adobe
4 2 (1.07%) IBM
4 2 (1.07%) Informatica
4 2 (1.07%) HP
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.53%) Sybase
5 1 (0.53%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.53%) Coverity
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.53%) Kony
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