The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 19 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing TDD 23 49 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.79% 8.11% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.80% 10.43% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +87.40%
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
479 470 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.91% 77.81% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 332 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.35 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £18.90
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 South Wales

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

TDD
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales 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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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
Cardiff -10 13 £375 -10.71% 5
Newport -11 9 £413 -8.33% 3
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TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 75 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (72.50%) Scrum
3 51 (63.75%) BDD
4 50 (62.50%) .NET
5 47 (58.75%) Java
6 42 (52.50%) SQL Server
7 35 (43.75%) C#
8 34 (42.50%) Security Cleared
9 33 (41.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 31 (38.75%) SC Cleared
10 31 (38.75%) REST
10 31 (38.75%) SOAP
10 31 (38.75%) XML
11 30 (37.50%) Web Services
11 30 (37.50%) ASP.NET
11 30 (37.50%) MVC
11 30 (37.50%) .NET Framework
12 29 (36.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (35.00%) SQL
14 26 (32.50%) Visual Studio
15 24 (30.00%) IIS
16 23 (28.75%) Unit Testing
16 23 (28.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (27.50%) Selenium
18 19 (23.75%) OO
18 19 (23.75%) MongoDB
19 18 (22.50%) Scala
19 18 (22.50%) Test Scripting
19 18 (22.50%) JMeter
20 17 (21.25%) jQuery

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (30.00%) IIS
2 11 (13.75%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.00%) JBoss
4 4 (5.00%) Confluence
5 3 (3.75%) Apache
6 2 (2.50%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.50%) WildFly
6 2 (2.50%) nginx
7 1 (1.25%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) ArcSDE
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.25%) Lync
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.25%) Node.js
7 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (28.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (23.75%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.25%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) MS Access
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (41.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (32.50%) Visual Studio
3 22 (27.50%) Selenium
4 18 (22.50%) JMeter
5 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
6 12 (15.00%) Subversion
6 12 (15.00%) Cucumber
7 10 (12.50%) JIRA
7 10 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 7 (8.75%) JUnit
9 6 (7.50%) Bugzilla
9 6 (7.50%) WebDriver
9 6 (7.50%) TestNG
9 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
10 5 (6.25%) Maven
11 4 (5.00%) Hudson
11 4 (5.00%) Spock
11 4 (5.00%) Geb
12 3 (3.75%) QUnit
12 3 (3.75%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (10.00%) Legal
2 6 (7.50%) Back Office
3 1 (1.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (68.75%) Developer
2 28 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (21.25%) Tester
4 11 (13.75%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Perl Developer
5 6 (7.50%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Scala Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Software Tester
8 2 (2.50%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (62.50%) .NET
2 31 (38.75%) SOAP
2 31 (38.75%) XML
2 31 (38.75%) REST
3 30 (37.50%) Web Services
3 30 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 30 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 29 (36.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (21.25%) jQuery
6 13 (16.25%) HTML
6 13 (16.25%) RESTful
7 12 (15.00%) CSS
7 12 (15.00%) Mojolicious
8 11 (13.75%) OAuth
9 10 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (10.00%) Hibernate
11 7 (8.75%) J2EE
11 7 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (7.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) User Experience
2 6 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.75%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) W3C
4 1 (1.25%) GIS
4 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (3.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.25%) CentOS
3 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (72.50%) Scrum
3 51 (63.75%) BDD
4 30 (37.50%) MVC
5 23 (28.75%) Unit Testing
6 19 (23.75%) OO
7 18 (22.50%) Test Scripting
8 14 (17.50%) Software Engineering
8 14 (17.50%) Open Source
9 13 (16.25%) Regression Testing
10 12 (15.00%) Test-First Development
11 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.75%) Load Testing
12 7 (8.75%) DevOps
13 6 (7.50%) Automation Testing
13 6 (7.50%) Test Management
13 6 (7.50%) Pair Programming
14 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
14 5 (6.25%) RUP
14 5 (6.25%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.75%) Java
2 35 (43.75%) C#
3 28 (35.00%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) Scala
5 14 (17.50%) Perl
6 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 2 (2.50%) C++
8 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.50%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) Groovy
9 1 (1.25%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.25%) Python
9 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 31 (38.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Twitter
4 3 (3.75%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.25%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.25%) ESRI