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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 45 37 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs citing TDD 121 149 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.97% 4.65% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.07% 5.99% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 129 88
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year
- -32.77%
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
2385 2486 2357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.20% 77.52% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 1660 1579
Median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 114 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.89 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 57 £425 +6.25% 15
Gloucestershire -1 17 £435 +0.86% 8
Devon +7 12 £306 -27.08% 2
Wiltshire -22 10 £345 +6.15% 4
Somerset +15 7 £375 - 5
Dorset -1 5 £438 -12.50% 12
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 136 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (53.93%) JavaScript
3 91 (47.64%) C#
4 83 (43.46%) HTML
5 71 (37.17%) .NET
6 67 (35.08%) BDD
7 66 (34.55%) CSS
8 63 (32.98%) Java
8 63 (32.98%) Scrum
9 61 (31.94%) jQuery
10 56 (29.32%) SQL Server
11 53 (27.75%) MVC
12 45 (23.56%) SQL
13 43 (22.51%) AngularJS
14 39 (20.42%) Spring
15 38 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 37 (19.37%) ASP.NET
17 35 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (17.80%) Web Services
19 32 (16.75%) E-Commerce
20 31 (16.23%) Microsoft
20 31 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
21 30 (15.71%) TeamCity
22 29 (15.18%) Git (software)
23 28 (14.66%) Security Cleared
24 27 (14.14%) Hibernate
24 27 (14.14%) Jenkins
25 26 (13.61%) DevOps
26 25 (13.09%) ASP.NET Web API
26 25 (13.09%) Python

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 15 (7.85%) SharePoint
1 15 (7.85%) SharePoint 2010
1 15 (7.85%) Tomcat
2 12 (6.28%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (5.24%) JBoss
4 7 (3.66%) Apache
5 6 (3.14%) CMS
6 5 (2.62%) Mule
6 5 (2.62%) Mule ESB
6 5 (2.62%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.09%) Apache Spark
7 4 (2.09%) NServiceBus
8 3 (1.57%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.05%) Liferay
10 1 (0.52%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.52%) GemFire
10 1 (0.52%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.52%) Sakai
Applications
1 4 (2.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (7.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.57%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.52%) Magento
5 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 38 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.76%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.66%) GitHub
5 6 (3.14%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.09%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) LDAP
2 3 (1.57%) Internet
3 2 (1.05%) HTTP
3 2 (1.05%) SSH
3 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) 802.15
4 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.09%) Hadoop
3 16 (8.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 16 (8.38%) NoSQL
4 15 (7.85%) MySQL
5 9 (4.71%) Big Data
5 9 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.19%) SQLite
7 6 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.09%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (2.09%) CouchDB
9 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.05%) Biml
11 2 (1.05%) Power BI
11 2 (1.05%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (15.71%) TeamCity
2 29 (15.18%) Git (software)
3 27 (14.14%) Jenkins
4 23 (12.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 16 (8.38%) JIRA
6 15 (7.85%) JUnit
7 14 (7.33%) Maven
7 14 (7.33%) Subversion
8 13 (6.81%) Cucumber
9 12 (6.28%) Selenium
9 12 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (5.76%) NUnit
10 11 (5.76%) Visual Studio
11 10 (5.24%) Hudson
12 8 (4.19%) Mockito
13 7 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (3.14%) Bitbucket
15 5 (2.62%) WebDriver
16 4 (2.09%) Eclipse
16 4 (2.09%) Xcode
General
1 11 (5.76%) Finance
2 5 (2.62%) Electronics
2 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.09%) Marketing
4 2 (1.05%) Banking
4 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 151 (79.06%) Developer
2 48 (25.13%) Java Developer
3 38 (19.90%) .NET Developer
4 27 (14.14%) C# Developer
5 19 (9.95%) Sitecore Developer
6 18 (9.42%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (8.90%) Senior Developer
8 16 (8.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 12 (6.28%) Agile Developer
10 12 (6.28%) AWS Developer
10 12 (6.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (6.28%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (5.24%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 10 (5.24%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.66%) iOS Developer
12 7 (3.66%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.66%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.14%) SQL Developer
13 6 (3.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (43.46%) HTML
2 71 (37.17%) .NET
3 66 (34.55%) CSS
4 61 (31.94%) jQuery
5 43 (22.51%) AngularJS
6 39 (20.42%) Spring
7 37 (19.37%) ASP.NET
8 34 (17.80%) Web Services
9 31 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (14.14%) Hibernate
11 25 (13.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (12.04%) REST
13 21 (10.99%) JSON
13 21 (10.99%) SOAP
14 17 (8.90%) J2EE
15 15 (7.85%) Node.js
16 14 (7.33%) HTML5
16 14 (7.33%) RESTful
17 12 (6.28%) Spring MVC
18 11 (5.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.76%) Mobile App
1 11 (5.76%) User Experience
2 9 (4.71%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.14%) Blog
5 3 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.05%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.05%) Cryptocurrency
6 2 (1.05%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.05%) Semantic Web
6 2 (1.05%) VLE
6 2 (1.05%) W3C
7 1 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.52%) iPad
7 1 (0.52%) iPhone
7 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.52%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.95%) Linux
2 16 (8.38%) Unix
3 9 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.19%) Android
5 7 (3.66%) Windows
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (71.20%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (35.08%) BDD
3 63 (32.98%) Scrum
4 53 (27.75%) MVC
5 35 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (16.75%) E-Commerce
7 26 (13.61%) DevOps
8 23 (12.04%) OO
9 21 (10.99%) High Availability
9 21 (10.99%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.90%) Kanban
10 17 (8.90%) Unit Testing
11 15 (7.85%) Microservices
12 13 (6.81%) Pair Programming
13 12 (6.28%) Test Automation
13 12 (6.28%) Waterfall
14 11 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (5.76%) Open Source
14 11 (5.76%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (5.24%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (53.93%) JavaScript
2 91 (47.64%) C#
3 63 (32.98%) Java
4 45 (23.56%) SQL
5 25 (13.09%) Python
6 19 (9.95%) C++
7 15 (7.85%) Ruby
8 14 (7.33%) Perl
9 9 (4.71%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.71%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.66%) C
11 6 (3.14%) Apple Swift
11 6 (3.14%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.14%) Scala
12 5 (2.62%) PHP
12 5 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.05%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 28 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.85%) DV Cleared
3 8 (4.19%) Degree
4 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.14%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.57%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.57%) ISEB
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) QA
2 5 (2.62%) ISO 14001
2 5 (2.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (3.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (9.95%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.24%) Puppet
3 2 (1.05%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) Mesos
4 1 (0.52%) Nagios
4 1 (0.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 31 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.47%) Sitecore
3 14 (7.33%) Oracle
4 10 (5.24%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.09%) SAP
6 3 (1.57%) Apple
6 3 (1.57%) HP
6 3 (1.57%) IBM
6 3 (1.57%) Telerik
6 3 (1.57%) Zend
7 2 (1.05%) Blackboard
7 2 (1.05%) Sencha
8 1 (0.52%) RedGate
8 1 (0.52%) Twitter
8 1 (0.52%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago