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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 53 68 100
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +32
Contract jobs citing TDD 100 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.30% 2.09% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 2.96% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 31 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2215 1522 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.05% 70.76% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 987 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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
Somerset +3 36 £313 -3.84% 4
Bristol -17 24 £425 +54.54% 15
Wiltshire +11 18 £338 +17.39% 9
Dorset +13 9 £350 +16.66% 16
Devon -3 5 £313 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 - 2
Cornwall - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 94 (53.41%) Scrum
2 79 (44.89%) Java
3 61 (34.66%) .NET
3 61 (34.66%) CSS
4 60 (34.09%) HTML
5 58 (32.95%) JavaScript
5 58 (32.95%) C#
6 56 (31.82%) BDD
7 54 (30.68%) Web Services
8 49 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (25.00%) Spring
10 41 (23.30%) Web Development
10 41 (23.30%) jQuery
11 40 (22.73%) OO
12 36 (20.45%) Scala
12 36 (20.45%) SQL Server
13 34 (19.32%) Amazon AWS
13 34 (19.32%) Cloud Computing
14 33 (18.75%) XML
15 32 (18.18%) Akka
15 32 (18.18%) Play Framework
16 31 (17.61%) MVC
17 29 (16.48%) Process Management
17 29 (16.48%) MySQL
17 29 (16.48%) SVG
17 29 (16.48%) CouchDB
17 29 (16.48%) Batik
18 28 (15.91%) SQL
19 27 (15.34%) ASP.NET
19 27 (15.34%) SOA

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 22 (12.50%) K2 blackpearl
2 12 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.84%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.27%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.27%) IIS
5 3 (1.70%) CMS
5 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.14%) Escenic
6 2 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.14%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.14%) Drupal
6 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.14%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.57%) Mule
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.57%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (3.98%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (19.32%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (19.32%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (4.55%) GitHub
3 7 (3.98%) Amazon S3
3 7 (3.98%) Heroku
4 5 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.84%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.55%) Internet
2 7 (3.98%) SSH
3 6 (3.41%) HTTPS
3 6 (3.41%) HTTP
4 2 (1.14%) DVB
5 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.48%) MySQL
2 29 (16.48%) CouchDB
3 17 (9.66%) Relational Database
4 15 (8.52%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.41%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.70%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (1.14%) Big Data
12 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.57%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.25%) Subversion
3 10 (5.68%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.55%) Maven
5 7 (3.98%) PHPUnit
5 7 (3.98%) RSpec
5 7 (3.98%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (3.98%) Sublime Text
6 6 (3.41%) NUnit
6 6 (3.41%) JIRA
6 6 (3.41%) ReSharper
7 5 (2.84%) JUnit
7 5 (2.84%) Selenium
7 5 (2.84%) FitNesse
7 5 (2.84%) NuGet
8 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.70%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.14%) Moq
10 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (14.77%) Finance
2 15 (8.52%) Electronics
3 14 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.95%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.95%) Marketing
4 10 (5.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Games
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 136 (77.27%) Developer
2 42 (23.86%) .NET Developer
3 39 (22.16%) Java Developer
4 20 (11.36%) Scala Developer
5 19 (10.80%) Architect
6 15 (8.52%) Java Architect
7 13 (7.39%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.82%) PHP Developer
9 11 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (5.68%) Analyst
10 10 (5.68%) Web Developer
11 9 (5.11%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.55%) SQL Developer
13 7 (3.98%) Software Engineer
14 6 (3.41%) Tester
15 5 (2.84%) Junior
15 5 (2.84%) Senior Java Developer
16 4 (2.27%) UI Programmer
16 4 (2.27%) Agile Business Analyst
16 4 (2.27%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (34.66%) .NET
1 61 (34.66%) CSS
2 60 (34.09%) HTML
3 54 (30.68%) Web Services
4 44 (25.00%) Spring
5 41 (23.30%) jQuery
6 33 (18.75%) XML
7 32 (18.18%) Akka
7 32 (18.18%) Play Framework
8 29 (16.48%) SVG
8 29 (16.48%) Batik
9 27 (15.34%) ASP.NET
10 24 (13.64%) HTML5
11 23 (13.07%) Hibernate
12 20 (11.36%) REST
12 20 (11.36%) J2EE
13 19 (10.80%) JSON
14 13 (7.39%) Ajax
15 12 (6.82%) CSS3
15 12 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.09%) DTV
2 7 (3.98%) N-Tier
3 6 (3.41%) Wiki
4 4 (2.27%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.70%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.70%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.70%) Open Source
6 2 (1.14%) IPTV
6 2 (1.14%) MPEG
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) iPhone
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.20%) Linux
2 7 (3.98%) UNIX
2 7 (3.98%) Mac OS
3 5 (2.84%) Fedora
3 5 (2.84%) Solaris
3 5 (2.84%) CentOS
4 3 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Windows
5 1 (0.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (53.41%) Scrum
2 56 (31.82%) BDD
3 49 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (23.30%) Web Development
5 40 (22.73%) OO
6 31 (17.61%) MVC
7 29 (16.48%) Process Management
8 27 (15.34%) SOA
9 24 (13.64%) Unit Testing
10 18 (10.23%) Software Engineering
11 17 (9.66%) E-Commerce
12 16 (9.09%) Kanban
13 15 (8.52%) Programme Management
14 14 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (7.95%) Digital Marketing
15 13 (7.39%) User Stories
16 9 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
17 8 (4.55%) UML
17 8 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 79 (44.89%) Java
2 58 (32.95%) JavaScript
2 58 (32.95%) C#
3 36 (20.45%) Scala
4 28 (15.91%) SQL
5 23 (13.07%) PHP
6 17 (9.66%) Ruby
7 10 (5.68%) PHP5
8 7 (3.98%) Python
9 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.14%) C++
10 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.57%) Pascal
11 1 (0.57%) Prolog
11 1 (0.57%) Fortran
11 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.57%) C
11 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.57%) Perl
11 1 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.27%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.27%) Degree
4 2 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Nagios
1 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (8.52%) Zend
2 14 (7.95%) SAP
3 10 (5.68%) Oracle
4 7 (3.98%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.41%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.84%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.27%) Intalio
7 4 (2.27%) JBoss
8 3 (1.70%) hybris
9 1 (0.57%) Ektron
9 1 (0.57%) Xamarin
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