The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 65 88 93
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Contract jobs citing TDD 80 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.38% 1.63% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 2.34% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 40
Average daily rate £381 £310 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.98% -13.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £263 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £130.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
TDD
England

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the South West

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +15 43 £425 +51.11% 14
Devon -3 8 £368 - 4
Dorset -4 7 £350 +3.70% 6
Gloucestershire +3 6 £425 -19.04% 4
Somerset -14 6 £329 +6.04% 10
Wiltshire -16 4 £363 +5.07% 3
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 56 (49.56%) Java
2 51 (45.13%) Scrum
3 46 (40.71%) HTML
4 45 (39.82%) JavaScript
5 44 (38.94%) jQuery
6 42 (37.17%) Web Services
6 42 (37.17%) BDD
7 40 (35.40%) CSS
8 39 (34.51%) MVC
9 35 (30.97%) .NET
9 35 (30.97%) Spring
10 34 (30.09%) C#
11 29 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (23.01%) Web Development
13 25 (22.12%) SQL Server
14 24 (21.24%) OO
15 23 (20.35%) Finance
15 23 (20.35%) Scala
16 22 (19.47%) ASP.NET
16 22 (19.47%) XML
17 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (16.81%) HTML5
18 17 (15.04%) Ajax
18 17 (15.04%) Hibernate
18 17 (15.04%) SQL
18 17 (15.04%) J2EE
18 17 (15.04%) Akka
18 17 (15.04%) Play Framework
19 16 (14.16%) MySQL
19 16 (14.16%) Oracle

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.08%) CMS
3 7 (6.19%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.31%) Apache
5 5 (4.42%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.42%) Escenic
5 5 (4.42%) IIS
5 5 (4.42%) MQSeries
6 4 (3.54%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.54%) Alfresco
6 4 (3.54%) Mule
6 4 (3.54%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.77%) SAS
9 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.88%) Drupal
9 1 (0.88%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (12.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.54%) HTTP
1 4 (3.54%) Internet
2 3 (2.65%) SSL
2 3 (2.65%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.77%) LDAP
3 2 (1.77%) DVB
3 2 (1.77%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.16%) MySQL
3 14 (12.39%) CouchDB
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (6.19%) Hadoop
6 6 (5.31%) Big Data
7 4 (3.54%) MarkLogic
8 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.65%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Git (software)
1 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.85%) Subversion
3 9 (7.96%) Maven
4 7 (6.19%) Selenium
4 7 (6.19%) JIRA
4 7 (6.19%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.19%) JUnit
5 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.42%) NUnit
6 5 (4.42%) FitNesse
7 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.54%) PHPUnit
7 4 (3.54%) ReSharper
7 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.65%) NuGet
8 3 (2.65%) Ant
9 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.77%) JMeter
9 2 (1.77%) Moq
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Electronics
3 9 (7.96%) Marketing
3 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (76.99%) Developer
2 26 (23.01%) Java Developer
3 21 (18.58%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.39%) Web Developer
5 13 (11.50%) Architect
6 12 (10.62%) Scala Developer
7 10 (8.85%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.85%) Analyst
8 9 (7.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.08%) Java Architect
9 8 (7.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (6.19%) PHP Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Programmer
10 7 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (6.19%) Tester
11 6 (5.31%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (5.31%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (5.31%) .NET Web Developer
11 6 (5.31%) Developer Analyst
12 5 (4.42%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (40.71%) HTML
2 44 (38.94%) jQuery
3 42 (37.17%) Web Services
4 40 (35.40%) CSS
5 35 (30.97%) .NET
5 35 (30.97%) Spring
6 22 (19.47%) ASP.NET
6 22 (19.47%) XML
7 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (16.81%) HTML5
8 17 (15.04%) Ajax
8 17 (15.04%) Hibernate
8 17 (15.04%) J2EE
8 17 (15.04%) Akka
8 17 (15.04%) Play Framework
9 14 (12.39%) SVG
9 14 (12.39%) Batik
9 14 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 13 (11.50%) REST
10 13 (11.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) DTV
2 4 (3.54%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.54%) Streaming Video
2 4 (3.54%) Open Source
3 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) MPEG
4 2 (1.77%) IPTV
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) iPhone
5 1 (0.88%) iPad
5 1 (0.88%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.62%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) UNIX
3 5 (4.42%) Solaris
4 4 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.65%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) Scrum
2 42 (37.17%) BDD
3 39 (34.51%) MVC
4 29 (25.66%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (23.01%) Web Development
6 24 (21.24%) OO
7 14 (12.39%) Process Management
8 12 (10.62%) Kanban
9 11 (9.73%) OOP
10 10 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (8.85%) Programme Management
11 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
11 9 (7.96%) Digital Marketing
11 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
12 8 (7.08%) UML
12 8 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.19%) User Stories
14 6 (5.31%) Change Control
14 6 (5.31%) Software Architecture
15 5 (4.42%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (49.56%) Java
2 45 (39.82%) JavaScript
3 34 (30.09%) C#
4 23 (20.35%) Scala
5 17 (15.04%) SQL
6 13 (11.50%) PHP
7 11 (9.73%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.42%) Ruby
9 4 (3.54%) PHP5
10 3 (2.65%) C++
10 3 (2.65%) Python
11 2 (1.77%) C
11 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.88%) Groovy
12 1 (0.88%) Pascal
12 1 (0.88%) Prolog
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.88%) Perl
12 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.88%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Degree
2 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) ISEB
3 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
1 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Oracle
2 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.62%) Zend
4 9 (7.96%) SAP
5 7 (6.19%) JBoss
6 4 (3.54%) Intalio
7 3 (2.65%) hybris
8 1 (0.88%) Telerik
8 1 (0.88%) Ektron
8 1 (0.88%) HP
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
SOUTH WEST
Provisio Solutions
Rate: EXCELLENT DAILY RATE
Posted: 25 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Posted: 27 days ago