The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 22 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing TDD 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.98% 2.88% 5.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.63% 4.43% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
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£325 £290 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -23.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £398 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-13.75% +1.26%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
181 158 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 75.10% 65.02% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 81 66
Average daily rate £325 £313 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £181 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £20.36 £18.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Sheffield region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Sheffield region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 21 (80.77%) MVC
2 17 (65.38%) C#
3 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
4 14 (53.85%) .NET
5 13 (50.00%) HTML
6 12 (46.15%) CSS
7 11 (42.31%) Web Services
7 11 (42.31%) BDD
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
8 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (30.77%) Spring
9 8 (30.77%) Spring MVC
9 8 (30.77%) jQuery
9 8 (30.77%) Scrum
9 8 (30.77%) Java
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
10 7 (26.92%) XML
10 7 (26.92%) IIS
10 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
10 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
10 7 (26.92%) Ajax
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (19.23%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration

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Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (26.92%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) Umbraco
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (3.85%) Magnolia
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) CouchDB
3 5 (19.23%) Couchbase
3 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Gradle
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (11.54%) CRM Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) .NET
2 13 (50.00%) HTML
3 12 (46.15%) CSS
4 11 (42.31%) Web Services
5 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 8 (30.77%) Spring
6 8 (30.77%) Spring MVC
6 8 (30.77%) jQuery
6 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
7 7 (26.92%) Ajax
7 7 (26.92%) XML
8 5 (19.23%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (19.23%) WPF
9 3 (11.54%) J2EE
10 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
10 2 (7.69%) NHibernate
10 2 (7.69%) RESTful
10 2 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
10 2 (7.69%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) MVC
2 11 (42.31%) BDD
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) ATDD
7 3 (11.54%) Data Management
7 3 (11.54%) CRM
7 3 (11.54%) ETL
8 2 (7.69%) OO
8 2 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (3.85%) Content Management
9 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Web Development
9 1 (3.85%) Pair Programming
9 1 (3.85%) Workflow
9 1 (3.85%) Build Automation
9 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) C#
2 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) VCP4
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft