The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 59 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +24
Contract jobs citing TDD 120 89 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.11% 2.81% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 3.69% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 25
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2365 2409 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.05% 75.97% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1639 1586 1239
Average daily rate £385 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 98
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 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
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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
Bristol +13 37 £375 -6.25% 24
Wiltshire +12 26 £370 -1.33% 7
Devon +16 23 £350 +12.00% 6
Somerset +8 13 £441 +30.74% 6
Gloucestershire -16 11 £520 +30.00% 9
Dorset +6 2 £243 - 14
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 187 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (53.24%) JavaScript
3 100 (46.30%) BDD
4 93 (43.06%) HTML
5 91 (42.13%) Scrum
6 74 (34.26%) C#
6 74 (34.26%) .NET
7 65 (30.09%) Java
7 65 (30.09%) CSS
8 59 (27.31%) OO
9 55 (25.46%) MVC
10 52 (24.07%) Web Services
10 52 (24.07%) SQL Server
11 50 (23.15%) SQL
12 49 (22.69%) Python
13 44 (20.37%) jQuery
13 44 (20.37%) AngularJS
14 43 (19.91%) ASP.NET
15 42 (19.44%) Git (software)
16 39 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (15.28%) Spring
18 31 (14.35%) Unit Testing
18 31 (14.35%) Security Cleared
18 31 (14.35%) Elasticsearch
19 30 (13.89%) HTML5
19 30 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
20 29 (13.43%) .NET Framework
20 29 (13.43%) OOD
21 28 (12.96%) WCF
21 28 (12.96%) NoSQL

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 31 (14.35%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (9.72%) Node.js
3 14 (6.48%) Apache
4 7 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.24%) JBoss
5 5 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.46%) Liferay
7 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.46%) Sakai Project
Applications
1 3 (1.39%) MS Office
2 2 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
1 8 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.39%) BigMachines
3 3 (1.39%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.39%) Office 365
4 3 (1.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.63%) Internet
2 7 (3.24%) LDAP
3 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) AMQP
4 1 (0.46%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (5.09%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.09%) MySQL
5 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.31%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.39%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.93%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 42 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 26 (12.04%) Subversion
3 23 (10.65%) Cucumber
3 23 (10.65%) Selenium
4 21 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 21 (9.72%) NUnit
5 20 (9.26%) JUnit
6 18 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 16 (7.41%) Maven
8 11 (5.09%) Eclipse
9 9 (4.17%) Moq
9 9 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (4.17%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.70%) Grunt
10 8 (3.70%) HP UFT
11 6 (2.78%) Capybara
11 6 (2.78%) IntelliJ
11 6 (2.78%) JIRA
11 6 (2.78%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (5.09%) Finance
2 9 (4.17%) Marketing
3 8 (3.70%) Electronics
3 8 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.46%) Publishing
4 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 162 (75.00%) Developer
2 38 (17.59%) C# Developer
2 38 (17.59%) Java Developer
3 29 (13.43%) Software Developer
4 28 (12.96%) .NET Developer
5 26 (12.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 24 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 23 (10.65%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (8.80%) Python Developer
9 17 (7.87%) Agile Developer
10 16 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (6.48%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (5.56%) Angular Developer
12 12 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 12 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (5.09%) HTML CSS Developer
13 11 (5.09%) HTML Developer
13 11 (5.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (43.06%) HTML
2 74 (34.26%) .NET
3 65 (30.09%) CSS
4 52 (24.07%) Web Services
5 44 (20.37%) AngularJS
5 44 (20.37%) jQuery
6 43 (19.91%) ASP.NET
7 39 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 33 (15.28%) Spring
9 30 (13.89%) HTML5
10 29 (13.43%) .NET Framework
11 28 (12.96%) WCF
12 26 (12.04%) Entity Framework
13 25 (11.57%) Hibernate
14 24 (11.11%) RESTful
15 21 (9.72%) CSS3
16 17 (7.87%) XSLT
17 16 (7.41%) XML
18 15 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
18 15 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.94%) Client/Server
2 14 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.24%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.39%) VLE
5 1 (0.46%) Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.02%) Linux
1 13 (6.02%) Unix
2 6 (2.78%) Windows
3 5 (2.31%) Android
4 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (46.30%) BDD
3 91 (42.13%) Scrum
4 59 (27.31%) OO
5 55 (25.46%) MVC
6 31 (14.35%) Unit Testing
7 29 (13.43%) OOD
8 27 (12.50%) Kanban
8 27 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 26 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (11.57%) Software Testing
11 22 (10.19%) E-Commerce
11 22 (10.19%) Front End Development
12 20 (9.26%) OOA/OOD
13 19 (8.80%) SDLC
14 18 (8.33%) Automated Testing
15 17 (7.87%) Requirements Analysis
15 17 (7.87%) Risk Analysis
15 17 (7.87%) Software Delivery
16 16 (7.41%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 115 (53.24%) JavaScript
2 74 (34.26%) C#
3 65 (30.09%) Java
4 50 (23.15%) SQL
5 49 (22.69%) Python
6 26 (12.04%) Ruby
7 17 (7.87%) C
8 11 (5.09%) C++
9 10 (4.63%) Perl
10 9 (4.17%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.24%) PHP
12 6 (2.78%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.31%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.31%) VB
14 4 (1.85%) ECMAScript
15 3 (1.39%) Apex Code
15 3 (1.39%) PHP 5
15 3 (1.39%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.46%) ES6
16 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (14.35%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.26%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.63%) Degree
4 9 (4.17%) ISEB
5 5 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.46%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.11%) QA
2 5 (2.31%) ISO 14001
2 5 (2.31%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.85%) yum
3 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.46%) Ansible
4 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.46%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (3.70%) Oracle
3 8 (3.70%) SAP
4 6 (2.78%) HP
4 6 (2.78%) Telerik
5 4 (1.85%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.39%) Blackboard
6 3 (1.39%) Siebel
6 3 (1.39%) Zend
7 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.93%) Apple
8 1 (0.46%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.46%) Google
8 1 (0.46%) IBM
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