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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 71 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing TDD 74 84 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.53% 2.81% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 3.67% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 75 85
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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
2285 2290 2383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.17% 76.67% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1517 1570
Median daily rate £393 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 97 124
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 31 £425 +6.25% 16
Gloucestershire -7 12 £400 - 16
Devon 0 9 £348 -30.50% 4
Wiltshire -6 7 £325 -17.46% 3
Somerset +11 6 £313 - 12
Dorset -4 2 £225 -55.00% 15
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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.

1 150 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 76 (40.86%) HTML
4 71 (38.17%) Scrum
5 67 (36.02%) BDD
6 66 (35.48%) Java
7 56 (30.11%) SQL
8 54 (29.03%) CSS
9 53 (28.49%) C#
10 44 (23.66%) SQL Server
10 44 (23.66%) .NET
11 42 (22.58%) Git (software)
12 41 (22.04%) Spring
12 41 (22.04%) Python
13 40 (21.51%) OO
14 37 (19.89%) jQuery
15 33 (17.74%) Security Cleared
16 32 (17.20%) Web Services
17 31 (16.67%) MVC
18 30 (16.13%) Elasticsearch
19 29 (15.59%) AngularJS
20 27 (14.52%) Subversion
20 27 (14.52%) QA
21 26 (13.98%) Software Testing
21 26 (13.98%) Hibernate
22 25 (13.44%) Jenkins
23 24 (12.90%) NoSQL
23 24 (12.90%) OOD
23 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
24 22 (11.83%) ASP.NET

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 30 (16.13%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (6.99%) Node.js
3 11 (5.91%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.84%) JBoss
5 8 (4.30%) Apache
6 5 (2.69%) CMS
7 4 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.61%) Mule
8 3 (1.61%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.61%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.54%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.54%) IIS
10 1 (0.54%) Liferay
10 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.54%) Sakai
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.61%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) SSH
2 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) AMQP
3 1 (0.54%) LDAP
3 1 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.99%) MySQL
4 10 (5.38%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (3.76%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.15%) Big Data
7 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.61%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.08%) Biml
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 42 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.52%) Subversion
3 25 (13.44%) Jenkins
4 19 (10.22%) Maven
5 16 (8.60%) JUnit
5 16 (8.60%) Selenium
6 14 (7.53%) JIRA
7 13 (6.99%) Cucumber
8 12 (6.45%) NUnit
9 11 (5.91%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.76%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.76%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.23%) Hudson
11 6 (3.23%) SpecFlow
11 6 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.15%) Capybara
12 4 (2.15%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.15%) Protractor
13 3 (1.61%) Grunt
13 3 (1.61%) gulp
General
1 11 (5.91%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Marketing
2 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.23%) Electronics
3 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 145 (77.96%) Developer
2 46 (24.73%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.90%) .NET Developer
4 22 (11.83%) C# Developer
4 22 (11.83%) JavaScript Developer
5 20 (10.75%) Senior Developer
5 20 (10.75%) Software Developer
6 18 (9.68%) Agile Developer
7 17 (9.14%) Python Developer
8 10 (5.38%) Architect
8 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 10 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (4.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (4.84%) Technical Leader
10 8 (4.30%) Java Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Java Team Leader
10 8 (4.30%) Java Technical Architect
10 8 (4.30%) Team Leader
10 8 (4.30%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (40.86%) HTML
2 54 (29.03%) CSS
3 44 (23.66%) .NET
4 41 (22.04%) Spring
5 37 (19.89%) jQuery
6 32 (17.20%) Web Services
7 29 (15.59%) AngularJS
8 26 (13.98%) Hibernate
9 22 (11.83%) ASP.NET
10 18 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (8.60%) J2EE
12 14 (7.53%) JSON
13 13 (6.99%) RESTful
13 13 (6.99%) WCF
14 12 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (5.91%) REST
15 11 (5.91%) SOAP
15 11 (5.91%) XML
16 10 (5.38%) Entity Framework
16 10 (5.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.15%) VLE
5 3 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.08%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.54%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.53%) Linux
2 8 (4.30%) Unix
3 6 (3.23%) Windows
4 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (38.17%) Scrum
3 67 (36.02%) BDD
4 40 (21.51%) OO
5 31 (16.67%) MVC
6 26 (13.98%) Software Testing
7 24 (12.90%) OOD
8 21 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (10.75%) OOA/OOD
10 18 (9.68%) Web Development
11 17 (9.14%) Requirements Analysis
11 17 (9.14%) Risk Analysis
12 16 (8.60%) Unit Testing
13 14 (7.53%) Automated Testing
13 14 (7.53%) Front End Development
13 14 (7.53%) Kanban
13 14 (7.53%) SDLC
13 14 (7.53%) Waterfall
14 13 (6.99%) Coaching
15 12 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 78 (41.94%) JavaScript
2 66 (35.48%) Java
3 56 (30.11%) SQL
4 53 (28.49%) C#
5 41 (22.04%) Python
6 12 (6.45%) Ruby
7 11 (5.91%) C
7 11 (5.91%) Perl
8 10 (5.38%) C++
9 8 (4.30%) PHP
9 8 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.69%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.15%) ECMAScript
12 3 (1.61%) PHP 5
12 3 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.08%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.08%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.91%) Degree
4 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.76%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.61%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.61%) ISEB
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.54%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.52%) QA
2 6 (3.23%) ISO 14001
2 6 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.69%) Puppet
3 2 (1.08%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.54%) yum
Vendors
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.84%) Oracle
3 6 (3.23%) SAP
3 6 (3.23%) Zend
4 5 (2.69%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.15%) Blackboard
5 4 (2.15%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.15%) Telerik
6 2 (1.08%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.08%) Apple
6 2 (1.08%) HP
6 2 (1.08%) Sencha
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.54%) RedGate
7 1 (0.54%) Twitter
7 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
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