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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 73 55 90
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +35
Contract jobs citing TDD 71 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.20% 2.58% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 3.65% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
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
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
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 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Somerset -1 21 £343 +5.38% 9
Wiltshire -2 20 £344 - 5
Bristol -35 17 £388 +40.90% 16
Dorset -1 4 £350 -30.00% 5
Gloucestershire - 3 £300 - 6
Devon - 3 £401 - 4
Cornwall - - - - 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 88 (49.44%) Scrum
2 77 (43.26%) Java
3 65 (36.52%) .NET
4 64 (35.96%) CSS
5 62 (34.83%) HTML
6 61 (34.27%) JavaScript
7 59 (33.15%) C#
8 50 (28.09%) Web Services
8 50 (28.09%) BDD
9 48 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (25.28%) jQuery
11 43 (24.16%) Spring
12 37 (20.79%) Web Development
13 35 (19.66%) OO
14 34 (19.10%) SQL Server
15 33 (18.54%) XML
15 33 (18.54%) Cloud Computing
15 33 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
16 32 (17.98%) PHP
17 31 (17.42%) ASP.NET
18 30 (16.85%) MySQL
18 30 (16.85%) SQL
18 30 (16.85%) Linux
18 30 (16.85%) Scala
19 29 (16.29%) MVC
20 28 (15.73%) Unit Testing
21 26 (14.61%) CouchDB
21 26 (14.61%) Batik
21 26 (14.61%) Process Management
21 26 (14.61%) SOA

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (12.36%) K2 blackpearl
2 15 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.37%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.25%) CMS
5 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.69%) IIS
5 3 (1.69%) Apache
5 3 (1.69%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.12%) Drupal
6 2 (1.12%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.12%) Escenic
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.56%) Kentico
7 1 (0.56%) Mule
7 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Photoshop
1 8 (4.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (8.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.54%) Cloud Computing
1 33 (18.54%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.06%) GitHub
3 8 (4.49%) Heroku
3 8 (4.49%) Amazon S3
4 7 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.93%) SaaS
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) Internet
1 8 (4.49%) SSH
2 4 (2.25%) HTTP
2 4 (2.25%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.12%) DVB
4 1 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.85%) MySQL
3 26 (14.61%) CouchDB
4 18 (10.11%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.99%) RDBMS
6 11 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (5.06%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.93%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.69%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.12%) Big Data
11 2 (1.12%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.56%) MarkLogic
12 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (7.87%) Cucumber
2 10 (5.62%) Maven
2 10 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.49%) Selenium
3 8 (4.49%) Subversion
3 8 (4.49%) RSpec
3 8 (4.49%) PHPUnit
3 8 (4.49%) Karma Test Runner
3 8 (4.49%) Sublime Text
4 7 (3.93%) JUnit
4 7 (3.93%) JIRA
5 5 (2.81%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.81%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.81%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.25%) NUnit
6 4 (2.25%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.69%) ReSharper
7 3 (1.69%) NuGet
8 2 (1.12%) Hudson
General
1 23 (12.92%) Finance
2 17 (9.55%) Electronics
3 16 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.99%) Marketing
3 16 (8.99%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.62%) Back Office
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (79.78%) Developer
2 42 (23.60%) .NET Developer
3 41 (23.03%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.99%) PHP Developer
5 14 (7.87%) C# Developer
5 14 (7.87%) Scala Developer
6 12 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (6.74%) Architect
6 12 (6.74%) Java Architect
7 10 (5.62%) Web Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Tester
11 5 (2.81%) Junior
12 4 (2.25%) Business Analyst
12 4 (2.25%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.25%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (36.52%) .NET
2 64 (35.96%) CSS
3 62 (34.83%) HTML
4 50 (28.09%) Web Services
5 45 (25.28%) jQuery
6 43 (24.16%) Spring
7 33 (18.54%) XML
8 31 (17.42%) ASP.NET
9 26 (14.61%) Batik
9 26 (14.61%) SVG
9 26 (14.61%) Akka
9 26 (14.61%) Play Framework
10 22 (12.36%) Hibernate
11 21 (11.80%) HTML5
12 17 (9.55%) J2EE
13 15 (8.43%) LAMP
14 14 (7.87%) .NET Framework
14 14 (7.87%) RESTful
15 13 (7.30%) REST
15 13 (7.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.11%) DTV
2 6 (3.37%) Wiki
3 5 (2.81%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.69%) Streaming Video
5 3 (1.69%) E-Learning
5 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) IPTV
6 2 (1.12%) MPEG
6 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.85%) Linux
2 9 (5.06%) UNIX
3 8 (4.49%) Mac OS
4 7 (3.93%) CentOS
4 7 (3.93%) Fedora
5 5 (2.81%) Solaris
6 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.69%) Windows
7 2 (1.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (49.44%) Scrum
2 50 (28.09%) BDD
3 48 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (20.79%) Web Development
5 35 (19.66%) OO
6 29 (16.29%) MVC
7 28 (15.73%) Unit Testing
8 26 (14.61%) Process Management
8 26 (14.61%) SOA
9 22 (12.36%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.55%) Programme Management
10 17 (9.55%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (8.99%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (7.30%) Kanban
13 10 (5.62%) User Stories
14 9 (5.06%) UML
14 9 (5.06%) OOP
15 8 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 77 (43.26%) Java
2 61 (34.27%) JavaScript
3 59 (33.15%) C#
4 32 (17.98%) PHP
5 30 (16.85%) SQL
5 30 (16.85%) Scala
6 21 (11.80%) Ruby
7 16 (8.99%) PHP5
8 9 (5.06%) Python
9 4 (2.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.12%) C++
10 2 (1.12%) C
10 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) Fortran
11 1 (0.56%) Pascal
11 1 (0.56%) Prolog
11 1 (0.56%) Perl
11 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.37%) Degree
4 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) HNC
6 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 17 (9.55%) Zend
2 16 (8.99%) SAP
3 8 (4.49%) Oracle
4 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.93%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.81%) JBoss
5 5 (2.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.69%) hybris
7 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.56%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (0.56%) Ektron
7 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
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