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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 72 57 93
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +36
Contract jobs citing TDD 68 62 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.07% 2.77% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.89% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
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
2393 1592 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1072 1314
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 152
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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
Bristol -35 19 £375 +36.36% 20
Wiltshire -6 17 £350 - 10
Somerset -7 15 £346 +17.87% 8
Dorset 0 4 £330 -34.00% 11
Gloucestershire - 4 £305 - 8
Devon - 3 £401 - 9
Cornwall - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 146 (80.22%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (48.90%) Scrum
3 77 (42.31%) Java
4 68 (37.36%) .NET
5 65 (35.71%) CSS
6 63 (34.62%) HTML
6 63 (34.62%) JavaScript
7 60 (32.97%) C#
8 49 (26.92%) BDD
9 48 (26.37%) Web Services
10 46 (25.27%) jQuery
11 44 (24.18%) Spring
12 35 (19.23%) SQL Server
13 34 (18.68%) SQL
13 34 (18.68%) PHP
13 34 (18.68%) Web Development
14 33 (18.13%) OO
15 32 (17.58%) XML
15 32 (17.58%) ASP.NET
16 31 (17.03%) MySQL
16 31 (17.03%) Linux
16 31 (17.03%) Unit Testing
16 31 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
17 30 (16.48%) Cloud Computing
18 27 (14.84%) Scala
18 27 (14.84%) SOA
18 27 (14.84%) MVC
19 26 (14.29%) Security Cleared
20 25 (13.74%) SC Cleared
21 24 (13.19%) Finance

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (12.09%) K2 blackpearl
2 14 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.85%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.65%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (1.65%) Apache
4 3 (1.65%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.65%) CMS
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.10%) Drupal
5 2 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (1.10%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) Escenic
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.55%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.55%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) Kentico
6 1 (0.55%) Mule
6 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Photoshop
1 8 (4.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (9.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (16.48%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (4.95%) GitHub
4 8 (4.40%) Heroku
4 8 (4.40%) Amazon S3
5 7 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.85%) SaaS
6 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.40%) Internet
1 8 (4.40%) SSH
2 3 (1.65%) HTTP
2 3 (1.65%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.10%) DVB
4 1 (0.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (17.03%) MySQL
3 23 (12.64%) CouchDB
4 20 (10.99%) Relational Database
5 18 (9.89%) RDBMS
6 12 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.95%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.85%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.65%) Hazelcast
9 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.10%) Big Data
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.10%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.55%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (9.34%) Cucumber
2 10 (5.49%) Maven
2 10 (5.49%) Selenium
2 10 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.40%) RSpec
3 8 (4.40%) PHPUnit
3 8 (4.40%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (4.40%) Sublime Text
4 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.85%) JIRA
4 7 (3.85%) JUnit
4 7 (3.85%) Subversion
5 6 (3.30%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.30%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.75%) FitNesse
7 3 (1.65%) NUnit
7 3 (1.65%) WATIR
8 2 (1.10%) Grunt
8 2 (1.10%) NuGet
General
1 24 (13.19%) Finance
2 18 (9.89%) Electronics
3 17 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.34%) Marketing
3 17 (9.34%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.49%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 146 (80.22%) Developer
2 45 (24.73%) Java Developer
3 41 (22.53%) .NET Developer
4 16 (8.79%) PHP Developer
5 13 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 12 (6.59%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.59%) Scala Developer
7 11 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (6.04%) Architect
7 11 (6.04%) Java Architect
8 10 (5.49%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.95%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Analyst
10 8 (4.40%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (2.75%) Tester
12 5 (2.75%) Junior
13 4 (2.20%) Business Analyst
13 4 (2.20%) Software Developer
13 4 (2.20%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (37.36%) .NET
2 65 (35.71%) CSS
3 63 (34.62%) HTML
4 48 (26.37%) Web Services
5 46 (25.27%) jQuery
6 44 (24.18%) Spring
7 32 (17.58%) XML
7 32 (17.58%) ASP.NET
8 23 (12.64%) Batik
8 23 (12.64%) SVG
8 23 (12.64%) Akka
8 23 (12.64%) Play Framework
9 22 (12.09%) Hibernate
10 21 (11.54%) HTML5
11 18 (9.89%) J2EE
12 15 (8.24%) LAMP
12 15 (8.24%) .NET Framework
13 14 (7.69%) RESTful
14 13 (7.14%) AngularJS
14 13 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.44%) DTV
2 9 (4.95%) User Experience
3 6 (3.30%) Wiki
4 5 (2.75%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.65%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.65%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.65%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) IPTV
7 2 (1.10%) MPEG
7 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) iPhone
8 1 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.03%) Linux
2 10 (5.49%) UNIX
3 8 (4.40%) Mac OS
4 7 (3.85%) CentOS
4 7 (3.85%) Fedora
5 4 (2.20%) Solaris
6 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.65%) Windows
7 2 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (80.22%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (48.90%) Scrum
3 49 (26.92%) BDD
4 34 (18.68%) Web Development
5 33 (18.13%) OO
6 31 (17.03%) Unit Testing
7 27 (14.84%) SOA
7 27 (14.84%) MVC
8 23 (12.64%) Process Management
9 22 (12.09%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.89%) Programme Management
11 17 (9.34%) Digital Marketing
11 17 (9.34%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (8.79%) E-Commerce
13 15 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (6.59%) Kanban
15 10 (5.49%) OOP
16 9 (4.95%) UML
16 9 (4.95%) Responsive Web Design
17 8 (4.40%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 77 (42.31%) Java
2 63 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 60 (32.97%) C#
4 34 (18.68%) PHP
4 34 (18.68%) SQL
5 27 (14.84%) Scala
6 21 (11.54%) Ruby
7 17 (9.34%) PHP5
8 9 (4.95%) Python
9 4 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.10%) C++
10 2 (1.10%) C
10 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.10%) Clojure
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) Fortran
11 1 (0.55%) Lisp
11 1 (0.55%) Pascal
11 1 (0.55%) Prolog
11 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.30%) DV Cleared
3 6 (3.30%) Degree
4 2 (1.10%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.55%) HNC
5 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 18 (9.89%) Zend
2 17 (9.34%) SAP
3 8 (4.40%) Oracle
3 8 (4.40%) Sitecore
4 7 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.30%) JBoss
6 5 (2.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
8 1 (0.55%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.55%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (0.55%) EPiServer
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