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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England / South West
Rank 54 49 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing TDD 93 112 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.48% 3.71% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 4.55% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 76
Median daily rate £345 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +15.94%

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
2202 2460 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.44% 81.51% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1679 1650
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 122 88
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.80 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 33 £325 -13.33% 26
Wiltshire -2 19 £350 -5.40% 4
Somerset +7 17 £325 -24.19% 11
Gloucestershire 0 7 £413 -20.67% 10
Dorset +9 5 £375 +54.63% 9
Devon -18 5 £340 -2.85% 8
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 151 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (40.89%) Java
3 80 (39.41%) C#
4 77 (37.93%) .NET
5 76 (37.44%) JavaScript
6 73 (35.96%) BDD
7 70 (34.48%) Scrum
8 63 (31.03%) MVC
8 63 (31.03%) HTML
9 57 (28.08%) CSS
10 52 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (24.14%) SQL Server
12 44 (21.67%) AngularJS
13 43 (21.18%) SQL
13 43 (21.18%) Web Services
14 40 (19.70%) Unit Testing
15 39 (19.21%) SOAP
15 39 (19.21%) ASP.NET
16 38 (18.72%) Spring
17 36 (17.73%) jQuery
17 36 (17.73%) Selenium
17 36 (17.73%) REST
17 36 (17.73%) Cucumber
18 31 (15.27%) Kanban
18 31 (15.27%) Finance
19 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
20 28 (13.79%) RESTful
20 28 (13.79%) Docker
21 27 (13.30%) HTML5
21 27 (13.30%) Software Engineering

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.90%) Apache
2 13 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 12 (5.91%) NServiceBus
4 10 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.94%) IIS
5 8 (3.94%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.96%) Confluence
6 6 (2.96%) OpenROAD
6 6 (2.96%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.97%) CMS
8 3 (1.48%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.48%) Liferay
8 3 (1.48%) Mule
8 3 (1.48%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.99%) ATG Dynamo
9 2 (0.99%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.97%) SAP HR
4 3 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.32%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.96%) GitHub
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.99%) PaaS
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.49%) IaaS
6 1 (0.49%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) Internet
1 4 (1.97%) LDAP
2 3 (1.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (4.93%) MySQL
6 9 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (3.94%) Big Data
8 7 (3.45%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.45%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.96%) Ingres
10 3 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.49%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.49%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (17.73%) Cucumber
1 36 (17.73%) Selenium
2 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
3 24 (11.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (11.33%) SpecFlow
5 20 (9.85%) Jenkins
5 20 (9.85%) JUnit
5 20 (9.85%) Mockito
6 19 (9.36%) Maven
6 19 (9.36%) Visual Studio
7 18 (8.87%) Jasmine
8 13 (6.40%) Bitbucket
9 12 (5.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (4.43%) Subversion
10 9 (4.43%) TeamCity
11 8 (3.94%) Eclipse
11 8 (3.94%) JIRA
12 6 (2.96%) Ant
13 5 (2.46%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.46%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (15.27%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Banking
3 7 (3.45%) Marketing
4 6 (2.96%) Electronics
4 6 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.46%) Advertising
6 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.99%) Games
6 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) International Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 165 (81.28%) Developer
2 53 (26.11%) Java Developer
3 40 (19.70%) .NET Developer
4 26 (12.81%) C# Developer
5 23 (11.33%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.39%) UI Developer
7 11 (5.42%) Analyst
8 10 (4.93%) Agile Developer
8 10 (4.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (4.43%) Developer in Test
9 9 (4.43%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (3.94%) Python Developer
10 8 (3.94%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (3.94%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Agile Java Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (37.93%) .NET
2 63 (31.03%) HTML
3 57 (28.08%) CSS
4 44 (21.67%) AngularJS
5 43 (21.18%) Web Services
6 39 (19.21%) ASP.NET
6 39 (19.21%) SOAP
7 38 (18.72%) Spring
8 36 (17.73%) jQuery
8 36 (17.73%) REST
9 28 (13.79%) RESTful
10 27 (13.30%) HTML5
11 26 (12.81%) .NET Framework
12 25 (12.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (12.32%) Hibernate
12 25 (12.32%) XML
13 22 (10.84%) JSON
14 21 (10.34%) Gherkin
14 21 (10.34%) J2EE
15 20 (9.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.42%) User Experience
2 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.97%) W3C
4 3 (1.48%) Blog
4 3 (1.48%) Public Cloud
5 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.99%) Digital TV
5 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.99%) RIA
5 2 (0.99%) STB
5 2 (0.99%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
6 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.49%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.88%) Windows
2 14 (6.90%) Linux
3 10 (4.93%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.96%) Android
4 6 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.97%) Unix
6 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (74.38%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (35.96%) BDD
3 70 (34.48%) Scrum
4 63 (31.03%) MVC
5 52 (25.62%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (19.70%) Unit Testing
7 31 (15.27%) Kanban
8 27 (13.30%) Software Engineering
9 26 (12.81%) Pair Programming
10 24 (11.82%) Test Automation
11 23 (11.33%) DevOps
12 20 (9.85%) Automated Testing
12 20 (9.85%) OO
13 18 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (8.87%) E-Commerce
14 17 (8.37%) SDLC
14 17 (8.37%) Waterfall
15 15 (7.39%) Microservices
16 14 (6.90%) Open Source
17 13 (6.40%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 83 (40.89%) Java
2 80 (39.41%) C#
3 76 (37.44%) JavaScript
4 43 (21.18%) SQL
5 22 (10.84%) Python
6 17 (8.37%) Ruby
7 12 (5.91%) Scala
8 7 (3.45%) C++
9 5 (2.46%) Apple Swift
9 5 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.97%) Perl
10 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.48%) Clojure
11 3 (1.48%) Groovy
11 3 (1.48%) PHP
11 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.48%) XPath
12 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.46%) Degree
3 5 (2.46%) ISEB
4 4 (1.97%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.33%) QA
2 4 (1.97%) WCAG
3 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (13.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.48%) LXC
2 3 (1.48%) Varnish
3 1 (0.49%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.99%) Ansible
2 2 (0.99%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.49%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Sun Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.42%) Oracle
3 10 (4.93%) SAP
4 9 (4.43%) Sencha
5 8 (3.94%) ATG
6 3 (1.48%) Google
6 3 (1.48%) hybris
6 3 (1.48%) IBM
6 3 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.99%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.99%) Telerik
8 1 (0.49%) Apple
8 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.49%) BEA
8 1 (0.49%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.49%) RedGate
8 1 (0.49%) Sun
8 1 (0.49%) Twitter
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