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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 53 38 57
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs citing TDD 317 452 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.62% 4.62% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 5.82% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 326 202
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £40.50 £50.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £42.00 £28.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £50.00 £56.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-10.58% -40.14%
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
7164 7766 7125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.33% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4368 4779 3989
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 266
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -18 59 £413 +13.01% 35
Oxfordshire -12 58 £429 +6.52% 16
Surrey -33 38 £488 +21.87% 21
Hampshire -26 35 £355 +1.42% 31
West Sussex +12 32 £450 +28.57% 7
East Sussex +20 31 £463 +32.14% 11
Buckinghamshire -11 27 £381 -10.29% 15
Middlesex +10 14 £438 +5.42% 1
Kent -11 8 £363 +7.40% 11
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for TDD.

1 478 (74.34%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (45.88%) Java
3 262 (40.75%) JavaScript
4 244 (37.95%) Scrum
5 218 (33.90%) BDD
6 208 (32.35%) HTML
7 173 (26.91%) C#
8 169 (26.28%) MVC
9 168 (26.13%) Continuous Integration
10 165 (25.66%) CSS
11 163 (25.35%) Web Services
12 160 (24.88%) AngularJS
13 159 (24.73%) .NET
14 146 (22.71%) Spring
15 123 (19.13%) Software Engineering
16 117 (18.20%) REST
17 108 (16.80%) SQL
18 107 (16.64%) Git (software)
19 105 (16.33%) HTML5
19 105 (16.33%) Kanban
20 96 (14.93%) jQuery
21 94 (14.62%) Web Development
22 90 (14.00%) ASP.NET
22 90 (14.00%) Linux
23 89 (13.84%) Pair Programming
24 82 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
25 80 (12.44%) Jenkins
25 80 (12.44%) JSON
26 79 (12.29%) JUnit
27 78 (12.13%) Node.js

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (6.53%) Tomcat
2 33 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 29 (4.51%) Confluence
4 26 (4.04%) IIS
4 26 (4.04%) JBoss
5 25 (3.89%) WebLogic
6 22 (3.42%) WebSphere
7 20 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (3.11%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.33%) Apache Spark
8 15 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (2.18%) SharePoint
10 13 (2.02%) Apache
11 12 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.09%) CMS
13 6 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.62%) nginx
15 4 (0.62%) WordPress
16 3 (0.47%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (3.42%) Magento
2 8 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 82 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.51%) PaaS
4 21 (3.27%) Heroku
5 14 (2.18%) Amazon SQS
6 13 (2.02%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.24%) GitHub
8 7 (1.09%) Google Play
8 7 (1.09%) SaaS
9 6 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.47%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.31%) Force.com
13 1 (0.16%) IaaS
13 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.73%) HTTP
2 13 (2.02%) DVB
3 11 (1.71%) DNS
3 11 (1.71%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.09%) AMQP
5 5 (0.78%) Network Security
6 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.47%) Firewall
7 3 (0.47%) Internet
7 3 (0.47%) SAN
8 2 (0.31%) SNMP
8 2 (0.31%) WebEx
9 1 (0.16%) Broadband
9 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.16%) Intranet
9 1 (0.16%) LTE
9 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (12.13%) NoSQL
2 75 (11.66%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 30 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 23 (3.58%) MySQL
5 20 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.95%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.80%) Redis
7 18 (2.80%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.64%) Big Data
9 15 (2.33%) Apache Hive
9 15 (2.33%) HBase
9 15 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.93%) Cloudera CDH
12 6 (0.93%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.93%) Impala
Development Applications
1 107 (16.64%) Git (software)
2 80 (12.44%) Jenkins
3 79 (12.29%) JUnit
4 76 (11.82%) Selenium
5 60 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 59 (9.18%) Cucumber
7 53 (8.24%) JIRA
8 41 (6.38%) Maven
9 37 (5.75%) Gradle
10 36 (5.60%) WebDriver
11 33 (5.13%) Visual Studio
12 29 (4.51%) SpecFlow
12 29 (4.51%) Subversion
13 24 (3.73%) Mockito
14 22 (3.42%) SoapUI
15 21 (3.27%) TeamCity
16 19 (2.95%) Ant
16 19 (2.95%) NUnit
17 18 (2.80%) Hudson
18 16 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 72 (11.20%) Finance
2 40 (6.22%) Publishing
3 20 (3.11%) Retail
4 16 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.56%) Banking
5 10 (1.56%) Games
6 4 (0.62%) Military
7 3 (0.47%) Back Office
8 2 (0.31%) Automotive
8 2 (0.31%) Avionics
8 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.16%) Front Office
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 454 (70.61%) Developer
2 149 (23.17%) Java Developer
3 107 (16.64%) .NET Developer
4 81 (12.60%) Agile Developer
5 80 (12.44%) C# Developer
6 76 (11.82%) Senior Developer
7 69 (10.73%) JavaScript Developer
8 57 (8.86%) Software Engineer
9 55 (8.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 44 (6.84%) Agile Java Developer
12 41 (6.38%) Java Engineer
13 40 (6.22%) Senior Java Developer
14 38 (5.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 36 (5.60%) AWS Developer
16 35 (5.44%) PHP Developer
17 33 (5.13%) HTML Developer
18 32 (4.98%) Web Developer
19 31 (4.82%) HTML CSS Developer
20 30 (4.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (32.35%) HTML
2 165 (25.66%) CSS
3 163 (25.35%) Web Services
4 160 (24.88%) AngularJS
5 159 (24.73%) .NET
6 146 (22.71%) Spring
7 117 (18.20%) REST
8 105 (16.33%) HTML5
9 96 (14.93%) jQuery
10 90 (14.00%) ASP.NET
11 80 (12.44%) JSON
12 78 (12.13%) Node.js
13 77 (11.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 76 (11.82%) CSS3
15 72 (11.20%) RESTful
16 68 (10.58%) XML
17 64 (9.95%) ASP.NET Web API
18 54 (8.40%) .NET Framework
18 54 (8.40%) Entity Framework
19 52 (8.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.67%) Computer Science
2 23 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.27%) User Experience
4 15 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (2.02%) MPEG
7 12 (1.87%) Digital TV
7 12 (1.87%) STB
8 11 (1.71%) Cryptography
9 10 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
10 7 (1.09%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.93%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.78%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.78%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.62%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.62%) NHS
14 3 (0.47%) PMI
14 3 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 90 (14.00%) Linux
2 43 (6.69%) Windows
3 28 (4.35%) Unix
4 18 (2.80%) Android
5 12 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.62%) CentOS
6 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.31%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (74.34%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (37.95%) Scrum
3 218 (33.90%) BDD
4 169 (26.28%) MVC
5 168 (26.13%) Continuous Integration
6 123 (19.13%) Software Engineering
7 105 (16.33%) Kanban
8 94 (14.62%) Web Development
9 89 (13.84%) Pair Programming
10 74 (11.51%) E-Commerce
11 71 (11.04%) Open Source
12 62 (9.64%) User Stories
13 55 (8.55%) SOLID
14 54 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
14 54 (8.40%) DevOps
15 49 (7.62%) Front End Development
16 46 (7.15%) SOA
17 45 (7.00%) OO
18 44 (6.84%) Waterfall
19 40 (6.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 295 (45.88%) Java
2 262 (40.75%) JavaScript
3 173 (26.91%) C#
4 108 (16.80%) SQL
5 62 (9.64%) Scala
6 51 (7.93%) PHP
7 48 (7.47%) Ruby
8 41 (6.38%) C++
9 37 (5.75%) Python
10 27 (4.20%) T-SQL
11 26 (4.04%) Bash Shell
11 26 (4.04%) Go
12 21 (3.27%) C
13 18 (2.80%) Groovy
14 14 (2.18%) VB
15 13 (2.02%) Shell Script
15 13 (2.02%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.09%) Perl
17 6 (0.93%) Apple Swift
17 6 (0.93%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 55 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.75%) Degree
4 26 (4.04%) ISEB
5 20 (3.11%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.31%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.16%) MCITP
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.78%) QA
2 7 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.78%) SDET
4 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA
6 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (4.82%) Docker
2 21 (3.27%) vSphere
3 4 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.47%) HDFS
5 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.16%) vCloud
6 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.78%) Puppet
4 3 (0.47%) Nagios
5 2 (0.31%) Ansible
5 2 (0.31%) logstash
5 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.16%) Packer
6 1 (0.16%) SELinux
6 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.31%) Oracle
3 15 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 14 (2.18%) Rally
5 12 (1.87%) DevExpress
5 12 (1.87%) hybris
6 9 (1.40%) HP
7 8 (1.24%) BMC
7 8 (1.24%) Remedy
8 6 (0.93%) Cloudera
8 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.93%) Zend
9 4 (0.62%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.62%) Google
9 4 (0.62%) Pega
9 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.62%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.47%) Apple
10 3 (0.47%) IBM
10 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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