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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 56 55 85
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +30
Contract jobs citing TDD 274 305 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.20% 3.22% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 4.16% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 191 105
Average daily rate £390 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire -19 49 £376 +7.42% 26
Surrey +7 45 £425 +9.67% 26
Oxfordshire +14 37 £420 -6.66% 23
Buckinghamshire +5 34 £425 +3.03% 11
Hampshire -42 30 £375 +2.73% 38
Kent +16 25 £350 -22.22% 15
West Sussex +24 22 £400 -5.88% 13
East Sussex +12 21 £365 +19.67% 10
Middlesex +2 6 £350 -3.44% 2
Sussex +2 3 £500 +21.21%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 472 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (42.69%) JavaScript
3 233 (38.70%) C#
4 231 (38.37%) BDD
5 224 (37.21%) .NET
6 217 (36.05%) HTML
7 193 (32.06%) Scrum
8 186 (30.90%) CSS
9 179 (29.73%) MVC
10 155 (25.75%) Continuous Integration
11 150 (24.92%) Java
12 142 (23.59%) AngularJS
13 140 (23.26%) SQL
14 131 (21.76%) SQL Server
15 119 (19.77%) ASP.NET
16 115 (19.10%) HTML5
17 110 (18.27%) Web Services
18 88 (14.62%) jQuery
19 86 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
20 84 (13.95%) Software Engineering
20 84 (13.95%) Microsoft
20 84 (13.95%) REST
21 78 (12.96%) NoSQL
21 78 (12.96%) Linux
22 73 (12.13%) Spring
23 70 (11.63%) OO
23 70 (11.63%) User Experience
24 68 (11.30%) Unit Testing
25 66 (10.96%) CSS3
26 63 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 55 (9.14%) Node.js
2 29 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.82%) JBoss
4 18 (2.99%) IIS
5 17 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (2.49%) WebLogic
7 13 (2.16%) Apache
7 13 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.66%) CMS
9 8 (1.33%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.33%) Confluence
10 7 (1.16%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.16%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.66%) Commerce Server
13 4 (0.66%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 16 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.17%) MS Office
2 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.16%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.17%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.83%) Google Analytics
4 10 (1.66%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (1.33%) GitHub
7 7 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (1.16%) Google Tag Manager
8 6 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.00%) SaaS
9 5 (0.83%) IaaS
9 5 (0.83%) PaaS
10 4 (0.66%) Heroku
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.82%) HTTP
2 20 (3.32%) Internet
3 14 (2.33%) DVB
4 7 (1.16%) Intranet
5 3 (0.50%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) Network Security
6 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
7 1 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (21.76%) SQL Server
2 78 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 37 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 29 (4.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (3.82%) Big Data
6 21 (3.49%) MongoDB
7 20 (3.32%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.99%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.66%) MySQL
10 15 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.33%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.33%) Riak
14 8 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.83%) DB2
16 5 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (10.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 50 (8.31%) Visual Studio
4 46 (7.64%) Jenkins
5 40 (6.64%) Cucumber
6 35 (5.81%) Subversion
7 29 (4.82%) Selenium
8 25 (4.15%) SpecFlow
9 23 (3.82%) JUnit
10 22 (3.65%) Maven
11 19 (3.16%) JIRA
12 14 (2.33%) Ant
12 14 (2.33%) Mockito
12 14 (2.33%) NUnit
13 13 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.99%) MSTest
14 12 (1.99%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.83%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.83%) TeamCity
16 10 (1.66%) Jasmine
General
1 63 (10.47%) Finance
2 20 (3.32%) Publishing
3 10 (1.66%) Banking
3 10 (1.66%) Retail
3 10 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.33%) Games
5 2 (0.33%) Advertising
5 2 (0.33%) Back Office
6 1 (0.17%) Electronics
6 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 452 (75.08%) Developer
2 134 (22.26%) .NET Developer
3 123 (20.43%) C# Developer
4 90 (14.95%) Senior Developer
5 88 (14.62%) Java Developer
6 87 (14.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 67 (11.13%) JavaScript Developer
8 58 (9.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 48 (7.97%) Agile Developer
10 41 (6.81%) Analyst
11 40 (6.64%) Python Developer
12 37 (6.15%) Angular Developer
13 35 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
14 33 (5.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 33 (5.48%) HTML Developer
15 31 (5.15%) Senior Java Developer
16 30 (4.98%) Senior .NET Developer
17 29 (4.82%) Web Developer
18 28 (4.65%) Senior C# Developer
19 27 (4.49%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (37.21%) .NET
2 217 (36.05%) HTML
3 186 (30.90%) CSS
4 142 (23.59%) AngularJS
5 119 (19.77%) ASP.NET
6 115 (19.10%) HTML5
7 110 (18.27%) Web Services
8 88 (14.62%) jQuery
9 86 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 84 (13.95%) REST
11 73 (12.13%) Spring
12 66 (10.96%) CSS3
13 63 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 62 (10.30%) .NET Framework
14 62 (10.30%) WCF
15 61 (10.13%) RESTful
16 57 (9.47%) Entity Framework
17 56 (9.30%) JSON
18 55 (9.14%) XML
19 49 (8.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.63%) User Experience
2 30 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 18 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.49%) N-Tier
5 14 (2.33%) DTV
5 14 (2.33%) MPEG
5 14 (2.33%) STB
6 12 (1.99%) Fintech
7 11 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.83%) Animation
8 9 (1.50%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.16%) NHS
10 5 (0.83%) Blockchain
10 5 (0.83%) Cryptocurrency
10 5 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.50%) Clustering
11 3 (0.50%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.33%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.33%) BYOD
12 2 (0.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.96%) Linux
2 62 (10.30%) Windows
3 24 (3.99%) Apple iOS
4 21 (3.49%) Android
5 15 (2.49%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.49%) Windows 8
6 11 (1.83%) Unix
7 10 (1.66%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (38.37%) BDD
3 193 (32.06%) Scrum
4 179 (29.73%) MVC
5 155 (25.75%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (13.95%) Software Engineering
7 70 (11.63%) OO
8 68 (11.30%) Unit Testing
9 60 (9.97%) Kanban
9 60 (9.97%) OOP
10 54 (8.97%) SDLC
11 53 (8.80%) E-Commerce
11 53 (8.80%) SOA
12 44 (7.31%) DevOps
13 42 (6.98%) User Stories
14 38 (6.31%) Data Protection
15 35 (5.81%) Web Development
16 33 (5.48%) Front End Development
17 30 (4.98%) Software Testing
18 29 (4.82%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 257 (42.69%) JavaScript
2 233 (38.70%) C#
3 150 (24.92%) Java
4 140 (23.26%) SQL
5 58 (9.63%) Python
6 38 (6.31%) C++
7 35 (5.81%) PHP
8 33 (5.48%) Ruby
9 23 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 17 (2.82%) C
11 15 (2.49%) Objective-C
12 14 (2.33%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.66%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.50%) Scala
15 6 (1.00%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.83%) Groovy
17 4 (0.66%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.66%) Go
18 3 (0.50%) Embedded C++
18 3 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (4.15%) Degree
2 20 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.00%) ISEB
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.66%) QA
2 7 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (1.66%) Docker
2 4 (0.66%) VirtualBox
2 4 (0.66%) vSphere
3 3 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.83%) Puppet
3 4 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.50%) Ansible
4 3 (0.50%) Mesos
5 2 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.63%) Oracle
3 20 (3.32%) Sitecore
4 15 (2.49%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.33%) Google
6 13 (2.16%) Apple
7 8 (1.33%) Adobe
7 8 (1.33%) HP
8 6 (1.00%) VMware
9 5 (0.83%) Infragistics
9 5 (0.83%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.66%) IBM
11 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.50%) Sybase
11 3 (0.50%) Telerik
11 3 (0.50%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.33%) Cloudera
12 2 (0.33%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.33%) Rally
12 2 (0.33%) Twitter
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