The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 38 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 427 255 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.48% 2.77% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.81% 3.72% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 168 146
Average daily rate
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£400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £59.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +87.40%
TDD
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +40 85 £383 +9.28% 28
Surrey +34 71 £400 +10.34% 35
Oxfordshire +28 70 £403 +15.00% 13
Hampshire -1 65 £370 -1.33% 26
Buckinghamshire +5 54 £425 - 15
Kent -1 41 £338 -10.00% 19
East Sussex -13 17 £369 +84.37% 7
West Sussex +7 16 £350 -50.00% 9
Middlesex -1 6 £415 +53.70% 1
Sussex - 1 £400 -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 530 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (47.20%) JavaScript
3 298 (42.75%) Scrum
4 264 (37.88%) C#
5 259 (37.16%) .NET
5 259 (37.16%) BDD
6 249 (35.72%) HTML
7 210 (30.13%) MVC
8 204 (29.27%) Java
9 202 (28.98%) CSS
10 178 (25.54%) Continuous Integration
11 174 (24.96%) AngularJS
12 161 (23.10%) Web Services
13 150 (21.52%) jQuery
14 146 (20.95%) Git (software)
15 134 (19.23%) SQL
16 131 (18.79%) ASP.NET
17 119 (17.07%) HTML5
18 110 (15.78%) SQL Server
19 103 (14.78%) OO
19 103 (14.78%) Spring
20 102 (14.63%) Selenium
20 102 (14.63%) Jenkins
21 98 (14.06%) Linux
22 94 (13.49%) XML
23 92 (13.20%) RESTful
24 89 (12.77%) Software Engineering
25 86 (12.34%) Oracle
26 85 (12.20%) E-Commerce
26 85 (12.20%) Web Development

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 50 (7.17%) Node.js
2 34 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.45%) WebLogic
4 30 (4.30%) Apache
5 29 (4.16%) JBoss
6 25 (3.59%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.30%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.15%) Oracle Spatial
8 15 (2.15%) Confluence
9 11 (1.58%) CMS
10 10 (1.43%) Umbraco
11 8 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.00%) ColdFusion
12 7 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.72%) IIS
14 5 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (1.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.14%) Mingle
2 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.30%) Magento
2 6 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.01%) Amazon SQS
2 14 (2.01%) Amazon S3
2 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.00%) SaaS
4 5 (0.72%) GitHub
5 4 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.03%) Internet
2 30 (4.30%) HTTP
3 8 (1.15%) Intranet
4 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.57%) SAN
5 4 (0.57%) AMQP
6 3 (0.43%) Network Security
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (15.78%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.31%) MySQL
3 42 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
4 40 (5.74%) NoSQL
5 26 (3.73%) Big Data
6 20 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.44%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.00%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.72%) DB2
16 5 (0.72%) Redis
17 4 (0.57%) OpenStack Swift
17 4 (0.57%) UniData
Development Applications
1 146 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 102 (14.63%) Selenium
2 102 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 81 (11.62%) Subversion
4 75 (10.76%) JUnit
5 72 (10.33%) Cucumber
6 38 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (5.31%) WebDriver
8 34 (4.88%) TeamCity
8 34 (4.88%) JIRA
9 30 (4.30%) Mockito
10 29 (4.16%) Visual Studio
11 27 (3.87%) NUnit
12 25 (3.59%) Maven
13 23 (3.30%) Eclipse
14 20 (2.87%) PHPUnit
15 19 (2.73%) Ant
16 18 (2.58%) RSpec
17 15 (2.15%) Gerrit
18 13 (1.87%) HP UFT
General
1 75 (10.76%) Finance
2 21 (3.01%) Retail
3 20 (2.87%) Games
4 14 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.72%) Publishing
6 9 (1.29%) Banking
7 7 (1.00%) Marketing
8 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Electronics
10 3 (0.43%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Military
11 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 481 (69.01%) Developer
2 128 (18.36%) .NET Developer
3 101 (14.49%) Java Developer
4 84 (12.05%) C# Developer
5 66 (9.47%) Analyst
6 59 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 54 (7.75%) Senior Developer
8 39 (5.60%) Software Engineer
9 37 (5.31%) Test Analyst
9 37 (5.31%) PHP Developer
10 35 (5.02%) JavaScript Developer
11 29 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
12 28 (4.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (3.73%) Business Analyst
14 24 (3.44%) Web Developer
15 22 (3.16%) ScrumMaster
15 22 (3.16%) Front-End Developer
15 22 (3.16%) iOS Developer
16 20 (2.87%) Architect
17 19 (2.73%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (37.16%) .NET
2 249 (35.72%) HTML
3 202 (28.98%) CSS
4 174 (24.96%) AngularJS
5 161 (23.10%) Web Services
6 150 (21.52%) jQuery
7 131 (18.79%) ASP.NET
8 119 (17.07%) HTML5
9 103 (14.78%) Spring
10 94 (13.49%) XML
11 92 (13.20%) RESTful
12 81 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 80 (11.48%) SOAP
14 79 (11.33%) CSS3
15 76 (10.90%) JSON
16 74 (10.62%) REST
17 62 (8.90%) Hibernate
18 60 (8.61%) .NET Framework
19 58 (8.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 55 (7.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.16%) User Experience
2 27 (3.87%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.44%) GIS
4 13 (1.87%) iPhone
5 12 (1.72%) Online Games
6 9 (1.29%) Blog
7 8 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.00%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.86%) W3C
9 6 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (0.72%) Clustering
11 4 (0.57%) DTV
11 4 (0.57%) Social Media
11 4 (0.57%) iPad
11 4 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.43%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 98 (14.06%) Linux
2 51 (7.32%) UNIX
3 39 (5.60%) Windows
4 35 (5.02%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.44%) Android
6 5 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.57%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.14%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (76.04%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (42.75%) Scrum
3 259 (37.16%) BDD
4 210 (30.13%) MVC
5 178 (25.54%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (14.78%) OO
7 89 (12.77%) Software Engineering
8 85 (12.20%) Web Development
8 85 (12.20%) E-Commerce
9 60 (8.61%) Automated Testing
9 60 (8.61%) User Stories
10 57 (8.18%) OOP
11 52 (7.46%) Unit Testing
12 50 (7.17%) SOA
13 47 (6.74%) Test Automation
14 44 (6.31%) Open Source
14 44 (6.31%) Kanban
15 43 (6.17%) SDLC
16 36 (5.16%) Test Scripting
17 30 (4.30%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 329 (47.20%) JavaScript
2 264 (37.88%) C#
3 204 (29.27%) Java
4 134 (19.23%) SQL
5 58 (8.32%) PHP
6 47 (6.74%) Python
7 34 (4.88%) Ruby
8 26 (3.73%) Objective-C
9 21 (3.01%) C++
10 14 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.87%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.58%) C
13 10 (1.43%) PHP5
14 8 (1.15%) Scala
14 8 (1.15%) Groovy
15 6 (0.86%) Perl
15 6 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.86%) VBScript
15 6 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (6.60%) Security Cleared
2 20 (2.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.01%) ISEB
4 12 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 11 (1.58%) Degree
6 7 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.44%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.43%) Snort
2 3 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.14%) Varnish
3 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (3.16%) Puppet
2 16 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.29%) Ansible
4 6 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.57%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.43%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.29%) Mesos
Vendors
1 86 (12.34%) Oracle
2 78 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.87%) Apple
4 12 (1.72%) Zend
5 10 (1.43%) WSO2
5 10 (1.43%) Progress
6 8 (1.15%) HP
7 7 (1.00%) hybris
7 7 (1.00%) Google
8 6 (0.86%) IBM
8 6 (0.86%) Adobe
9 5 (0.72%) SAP
9 5 (0.72%) Apigee
10 4 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.57%) ESRI
10 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.43%) VMware
11 3 (0.43%) MobileIron
11 3 (0.43%) CODA
11 3 (0.43%) CheckPoint
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