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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 67 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Contract jobs citing TDD 78 76 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.48% 2.36% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 3.06% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £520 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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
2402 2487 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.45% 77.07% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 1539 1023
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 110 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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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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
Gloucestershire +9 28 £400 -5.88% 11
Bristol -12 22 £375 -16.66% 29
Wiltshire +19 11 £413 +3.12% 7
Devon -2 6 £500 +36.05% 7
Somerset +9 5 £313 -4.94% 6
Dorset -4 1 £400 +14.28% 6
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 108 (66.26%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (55.83%) Java
3 80 (49.08%) MVC
4 67 (41.10%) BDD
5 65 (39.88%) Scrum
5 65 (39.88%) JavaScript
6 63 (38.65%) HTML
6 63 (38.65%) CSS
7 59 (36.20%) Spring
8 56 (34.36%) .NET
9 53 (32.52%) SQL
10 51 (31.29%) Web Services
11 50 (30.67%) ASP.NET
12 44 (26.99%) Hibernate
13 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
13 43 (26.38%) C#
14 41 (25.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (21.47%) REST
16 33 (20.25%) Spring MVC
17 30 (18.40%) jQuery
18 29 (17.79%) JUnit
18 29 (17.79%) SOAP
19 28 (17.18%) .NET Framework
20 26 (15.95%) E-Commerce
21 25 (15.34%) Linux
21 25 (15.34%) MySQL
21 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
21 25 (15.34%) Waterfall
22 24 (14.72%) OO
22 24 (14.72%) Microsoft

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (11.66%) Mule
2 9 (5.52%) Mule ESB
3 8 (4.91%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.29%) JBoss
5 3 (1.84%) CMS
5 3 (1.84%) ExpressionEngine
5 3 (1.84%) LiveCycle
6 2 (1.23%) Node.js
6 2 (1.23%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.23%) Drupal
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.84%) GitHub
3 3 (1.84%) SaaS
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) IPv4
1 2 (1.23%) IPv6
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.61%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.34%) MySQL
3 19 (11.66%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (7.36%) MS Access
5 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (6.75%) Couchbase
5 11 (6.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database
8 5 (3.07%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.23%) Redis
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (17.79%) JUnit
2 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 19 (11.66%) Maven
4 16 (9.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.59%) Visual Studio
6 13 (7.98%) MSTest
7 12 (7.36%) NUnit
8 8 (4.91%) JIRA
9 7 (4.29%) Selenium
9 7 (4.29%) TestNG
9 7 (4.29%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.07%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.07%) Subversion
10 5 (3.07%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.45%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (1.84%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.84%) Rational Functional Tester
12 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.84%) GCC
General
1 20 (12.27%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Retail
2 10 (6.13%) Electronics
2 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.52%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.52%) Marketing
4 2 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (78.53%) Developer
2 53 (32.52%) Java Developer
3 36 (22.09%) .NET Developer
4 17 (10.43%) Senior Developer
5 16 (9.82%) Analyst
6 13 (7.98%) PHP Developer
7 9 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (4.91%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.29%) Programmer
10 6 (3.68%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (3.68%) .NET Web Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Web Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (3.68%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.07%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (3.07%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (3.07%) AWS Developer
12 4 (2.45%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.45%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (38.65%) HTML
1 63 (38.65%) CSS
2 59 (36.20%) Spring
3 56 (34.36%) .NET
4 51 (31.29%) Web Services
5 50 (30.67%) ASP.NET
6 44 (26.99%) Hibernate
7 41 (25.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (21.47%) REST
9 33 (20.25%) Spring MVC
10 30 (18.40%) jQuery
11 29 (17.79%) SOAP
12 28 (17.18%) .NET Framework
13 22 (13.50%) XML
13 22 (13.50%) JPA
14 19 (11.66%) J2EE
15 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 17 (10.43%) Entity Framework
17 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (7.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) Open Source
2 9 (5.52%) DTV
3 4 (2.45%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.23%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Replication
5 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.34%) Linux
2 7 (4.29%) UNIX
3 6 (3.68%) Windows
4 4 (2.45%) CentOS
5 3 (1.84%) Fedora
6 1 (0.61%) Android
6 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (66.26%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (49.08%) MVC
3 67 (41.10%) BDD
4 65 (39.88%) Scrum
5 26 (15.95%) E-Commerce
6 25 (15.34%) Waterfall
7 24 (14.72%) OO
8 22 (13.50%) Unit Testing
9 18 (11.04%) OOD
10 16 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (9.20%) V-Model
12 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (8.59%) Software Engineering
12 14 (8.59%) SOA
13 13 (7.98%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (6.75%) CQRS
14 11 (6.75%) Progressive Enhancement
15 9 (5.52%) Programme Management
15 9 (5.52%) Data Analysis
15 9 (5.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (55.83%) Java
2 65 (39.88%) JavaScript
3 53 (32.52%) SQL
4 43 (26.38%) C#
5 16 (9.82%) PHP
6 13 (7.98%) VB.NET
6 13 (7.98%) Ruby
7 12 (7.36%) Python
8 9 (5.52%) VBA
8 9 (5.52%) PHP5
9 8 (4.91%) C++
10 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.07%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.07%) Perl
12 3 (1.84%) Scala
13 2 (1.23%) VB6
13 2 (1.23%) VB
13 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.23%) XAML
14 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.98%) ISEB
4 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.45%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (14.72%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.66%) Oracle
3 9 (5.52%) SAP
4 8 (4.91%) Zend
5 6 (3.68%) ATG
6 4 (2.45%) hybris
7 3 (1.84%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.84%) Adobe
8 2 (1.23%) New Relic
8 2 (1.23%) Telerik
9 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.61%) Google
9 1 (0.61%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.61%) Atmel
9 1 (0.61%) Rackspace
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