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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 67 82 105
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +23
Contract jobs citing TDD 85 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.71% 1.53% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 2.16% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 23 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £362 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £130.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.66%
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
2262 1757 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.25% 70.90% 69.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1136 1101
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 94 102
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Bristol +7 27 £400 +23.07% 21
Gloucestershire 0 20 £400 - 16
Somerset +6 13 £325 +8.33% 14
Wiltshire -2 11 £375 - 6
Devon -8 5 £313 +17.92% 2
Dorset -7 2 - - 7
Cornwall - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

1 107 (66.88%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (53.75%) Java
3 60 (37.50%) MVC
3 60 (37.50%) Scrum
4 59 (36.88%) JavaScript
4 59 (36.88%) Spring
5 55 (34.38%) HTML
6 53 (33.13%) SQL
6 53 (33.13%) CSS
7 49 (30.63%) .NET
8 46 (28.75%) Web Services
9 45 (28.13%) BDD
10 39 (24.38%) C#
10 39 (24.38%) Hibernate
11 37 (23.13%) ASP.NET
11 37 (23.13%) jQuery
12 29 (18.13%) Spring MVC
12 29 (18.13%) PHP
12 29 (18.13%) MySQL
12 29 (18.13%) Linux
13 26 (16.25%) OO
13 26 (16.25%) SQL Server
13 26 (16.25%) XML
14 25 (15.63%) Unit Testing
14 25 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (15.00%) J2EE
15 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (13.75%) SOAP
16 22 (13.75%) Git (software)
17 21 (13.13%) Software Engineering

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 11 (6.88%) JBoss
2 10 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.63%) Mule
4 7 (4.38%) Apache
5 6 (3.75%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.50%) ExpressionEngine
6 4 (2.50%) CMS
7 3 (1.88%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.25%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.25%) ATG Dynamo
8 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.25%) Drupal
8 2 (1.25%) Kentico
8 2 (1.25%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.63%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.63%) Node.js
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.75%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Cordys
2 1 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.50%) SaaS
3 4 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.88%) GitHub
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.63%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (1.25%) DVB
2 2 (1.25%) IPv4
2 2 (1.25%) IPv6
2 2 (1.25%) AMQP
3 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.13%) MySQL
2 26 (16.25%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.63%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 8 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 7 (4.38%) MS Access
7 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.50%) Redis
9 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.88%) Hazelcast
11 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.63%) SQLite
12 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (13.75%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.25%) JUnit
3 17 (10.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (10.00%) Maven
5 14 (8.75%) Selenium
6 13 (8.13%) Cucumber
7 12 (7.50%) Jenkins
8 11 (6.88%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.25%) JIRA
10 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.75%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.75%) SpecFlow
11 5 (3.13%) TestNG
12 4 (2.50%) Subversion
12 4 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (2.50%) PHPUnit
13 3 (1.88%) GCC
13 3 (1.88%) GDB
13 3 (1.88%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.88%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 13 (8.13%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Electronics
2 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.25%) Marketing
4 9 (5.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 121 (75.63%) Developer
2 54 (33.75%) Java Developer
3 24 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 19 (11.88%) PHP Developer
5 16 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 15 (9.38%) Analyst
7 9 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.38%) Analyst Programmer
9 7 (4.38%) Programmer
9 7 (4.38%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.38%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.13%) Architect
11 5 (3.13%) Consultant
12 4 (2.50%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (36.88%) Spring
2 55 (34.38%) HTML
3 53 (33.13%) CSS
4 49 (30.63%) .NET
5 46 (28.75%) Web Services
6 39 (24.38%) Hibernate
7 37 (23.13%) ASP.NET
7 37 (23.13%) jQuery
8 29 (18.13%) Spring MVC
9 26 (16.25%) XML
10 24 (15.00%) J2EE
10 24 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (13.75%) SOAP
12 17 (10.63%) LAMP
12 17 (10.63%) RESTful
13 15 (9.38%) REST
14 12 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 11 (6.88%) XSLT
15 11 (6.88%) .NET Framework
15 11 (6.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) DTV
2 9 (5.63%) Open Source
3 4 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.88%) MPEG
4 3 (1.88%) Streaming Video
4 3 (1.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.63%) Replication
5 1 (0.63%) STB
5 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.63%) Wiki
5 1 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.13%) Linux
2 12 (7.50%) UNIX
3 8 (5.00%) Windows
4 6 (3.75%) CentOS
5 4 (2.50%) Fedora
6 3 (1.88%) Android
6 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (66.88%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (37.50%) MVC
2 60 (37.50%) Scrum
3 45 (28.13%) BDD
4 26 (16.25%) OO
5 25 (15.63%) Unit Testing
5 25 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (13.13%) E-Commerce
6 21 (13.13%) Software Engineering
7 16 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 12 (7.50%) Automated Testing
8 12 (7.50%) OOD
8 12 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.50%) OO PHP
9 10 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (6.25%) Programme Management
9 10 (6.25%) V-Model
10 8 (5.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.00%) Software Testing
10 8 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 86 (53.75%) Java
2 59 (36.88%) JavaScript
3 53 (33.13%) SQL
4 39 (24.38%) C#
5 29 (18.13%) PHP
6 15 (9.38%) PHP5
7 12 (7.50%) Ruby
7 12 (7.50%) Python
8 10 (6.25%) C++
9 9 (5.63%) VB.NET
10 8 (5.00%) Scala
11 6 (3.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.75%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.13%) Perl
13 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.50%) VBA
14 3 (1.88%) C
15 2 (1.25%) VB6
15 2 (1.25%) Clojure
15 2 (1.25%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.75%) ISEB
3 11 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.75%) Degree
5 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.50%) HND
7 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 20 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.00%) Oracle
3 14 (8.75%) Zend
4 10 (6.25%) SAP
5 6 (3.75%) ATG
6 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.50%) hybris
6 4 (2.50%) New Relic
7 3 (1.88%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.88%) Adobe
8 2 (1.25%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.63%) Atmel
9 1 (0.63%) Trapeze
9 1 (0.63%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.63%) Google
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