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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 46 74 55
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -19
Contract jobs citing TDD 120 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.59% 2.21% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 3.03% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 58 43
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +27 55 £400 +3.22% 20
Wiltshire 0 21 £325 -5.45% 9
Gloucestershire +11 17 £438 +45.83% 9
Devon +9 13 £420 +4.67% 8
Somerset -8 8 £375 +4.89% 10
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 170 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (44.88%) JavaScript
3 83 (40.49%) Scrum
4 71 (34.63%) .NET
5 69 (33.66%) HTML
6 68 (33.17%) BDD
7 66 (32.20%) Java
7 66 (32.20%) C#
8 61 (29.76%) MVC
9 60 (29.27%) CSS
10 59 (28.78%) Continuous Integration
11 56 (27.32%) E-Commerce
12 48 (23.41%) ASP.NET
13 45 (21.95%) SQL Server
13 45 (21.95%) Git (software)
14 40 (19.51%) Web Services
15 38 (18.54%) XML
16 37 (18.05%) SQL
16 37 (18.05%) REST
17 36 (17.56%) Software Engineering
18 34 (16.59%) OO
18 34 (16.59%) Jenkins
19 33 (16.10%) Linux
20 32 (15.61%) ASP.NET MVC
20 32 (15.61%) Node.js
21 30 (14.63%) Apple iOS
21 30 (14.63%) Unit Testing
21 30 (14.63%) Objective-C
22 29 (14.15%) Android
22 29 (14.15%) AngularJS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (15.61%) Node.js
2 11 (5.37%) JBoss
2 11 (5.37%) Apache
3 6 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.95%) Confluence
5 3 (1.46%) IIS
6 2 (0.98%) WordPress
6 2 (0.98%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.49%) Mule
7 1 (0.49%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.49%) Liferay
7 1 (0.49%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.39%) Internet
2 1 (0.49%) DVB
2 1 (0.49%) Broadband
2 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.73%) MongoDB
3 12 (5.85%) MySQL
4 10 (4.88%) SQLite
5 8 (3.90%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.98%) MS Access
8 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.98%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.98%) Big Data
8 2 (0.98%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (21.95%) Git (software)
2 34 (16.59%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.73%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.80%) Selenium
5 12 (5.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.85%) JBehave
5 12 (5.85%) Subversion
6 10 (4.88%) JUnit
6 10 (4.88%) LoadRunner
6 10 (4.88%) JMeter
6 10 (4.88%) NUnit
7 9 (4.39%) JIRA
8 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.90%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.90%) Grunt
9 5 (2.44%) Mechanoid
9 5 (2.44%) Robolectric
9 5 (2.44%) Robotium
9 5 (2.44%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 23 (11.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Retail
3 7 (3.41%) Electronics
4 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 132 (64.39%) Developer
2 33 (16.10%) .NET Developer
3 27 (13.17%) Software Engineer
4 24 (11.71%) Java Developer
5 20 (9.76%) C# Developer
6 17 (8.29%) Analyst
6 17 (8.29%) Senior Developer
6 17 (8.29%) JavaScript Developer
7 16 (7.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (6.34%) Tester
9 12 (5.85%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.88%) Android Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Android Software Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) AWS Developer
11 9 (4.39%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.39%) PHP Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Software Tester
13 7 (3.41%) Test Manager
13 7 (3.41%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (3.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (34.63%) .NET
2 69 (33.66%) HTML
3 60 (29.27%) CSS
4 48 (23.41%) ASP.NET
5 40 (19.51%) Web Services
6 38 (18.54%) XML
7 37 (18.05%) REST
8 32 (15.61%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (14.15%) AngularJS
10 27 (13.17%) jQuery
11 25 (12.20%) .NET Framework
12 23 (11.22%) SOAP
13 22 (10.73%) HTML5
14 20 (9.76%) Spring
15 18 (8.78%) JSON
16 17 (8.29%) Entity Framework
17 13 (6.34%) RESTful
17 13 (6.34%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (5.85%) Cocoa Touch
18 12 (5.85%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.78%) User Experience
2 11 (5.37%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 9 (4.39%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.44%) DTV
6 4 (1.95%) iPad
6 4 (1.95%) iPhone
7 3 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) IPTV
9 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.49%) MPEG
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.10%) Linux
2 30 (14.63%) Apple iOS
3 29 (14.15%) Android
4 9 (4.39%) Windows Phone 7
4 9 (4.39%) Windows
4 9 (4.39%) Windows Phone
5 7 (3.41%) UNIX
6 6 (2.93%) CentOS
7 3 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (82.93%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (40.49%) Scrum
3 68 (33.17%) BDD
4 61 (29.76%) MVC
5 59 (28.78%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (27.32%) E-Commerce
7 36 (17.56%) Software Engineering
8 34 (16.59%) OO
9 30 (14.63%) Unit Testing
10 24 (11.71%) Android Development
10 24 (11.71%) API Integration
11 20 (9.76%) iOS Development
12 17 (8.29%) Test Automation
12 17 (8.29%) OOD
13 15 (7.32%) Kanban
14 14 (6.83%) Open Source
14 14 (6.83%) OOA/OOD
15 12 (5.85%) OOP
15 12 (5.85%) DevOps
16 11 (5.37%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (44.88%) JavaScript
2 66 (32.20%) C#
2 66 (32.20%) Java
3 37 (18.05%) SQL
4 30 (14.63%) Objective-C
5 28 (13.66%) Python
6 24 (11.71%) C++
7 22 (10.73%) Ruby
8 13 (6.34%) PHP
8 13 (6.34%) Apple Swift
9 12 (5.85%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.41%) Perl
11 6 (2.93%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.44%) C
13 3 (1.46%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.98%) VBA
15 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.49%) PHP5
15 1 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.80%) DV Cleared
3 12 (5.85%) ISEB
4 10 (4.88%) Degree
4 10 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.44%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.41%) VirtualBox
1 7 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.32%) Puppet
2 12 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.41%) Ansible
3 7 (3.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (9.76%) Oracle
1 20 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.34%) Red Hat
3 7 (3.41%) Zend
4 5 (2.44%) IBM
4 5 (2.44%) Google
5 4 (1.95%) SAP
6 3 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.98%) Telerik
7 2 (0.98%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.49%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.49%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.49%) Talend
8 1 (0.49%) Siebel
8 1 (0.49%) Adobe
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £301 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago