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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England / South West
Rank 50 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing TDD 92 129 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.55% 4.46% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 5.44% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 100 72
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.51 £38.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-3.92% -0.65%

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
2074 2373 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.08% 82.11% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1664 1550
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 120 104
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +2 40 £344 -5.17% 29
Somerset +5 17 £360 -25.38% 12
Wiltshire -11 10 £330 -12.00% 7
Gloucestershire -6 7 £413 -14.94% 15
Dorset +6 6 £375 +54.63% 16
Devon -11 1 £413 +17.85% 5
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 165 (73.99%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (43.50%) C#
3 90 (40.36%) .NET
4 88 (39.46%) JavaScript
5 81 (36.32%) Scrum
5 81 (36.32%) BDD
6 80 (35.87%) Java
7 67 (30.04%) HTML
8 66 (29.60%) MVC
9 65 (29.15%) SQL Server
10 62 (27.80%) CSS
11 56 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (24.66%) Unit Testing
13 52 (23.32%) AngularJS
14 49 (21.97%) SQL
15 47 (21.08%) ASP.NET
16 46 (20.63%) SOAP
17 42 (18.83%) jQuery
18 41 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
19 40 (17.94%) REST
19 40 (17.94%) Kanban
19 40 (17.94%) Web Services
20 38 (17.04%) Spring
20 38 (17.04%) ASP.NET Web API
21 34 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
22 33 (14.80%) Test Automation
23 32 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC
23 32 (14.35%) QA
24 31 (13.90%) Pair Programming
24 31 (13.90%) Cucumber

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 19 (8.52%) NServiceBus
2 18 (8.07%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.17%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (6.28%) Apache
4 14 (6.28%) Tomcat
5 13 (5.83%) IIS
6 11 (4.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (3.14%) K2 blackpearl
8 6 (2.69%) OpenROAD
8 6 (2.69%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.24%) CMS
10 4 (1.79%) Liferay
10 4 (1.79%) Mule
10 4 (1.79%) Mule ESB
11 3 (1.35%) Confluence
11 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.90%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.38%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.79%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (4.04%) GitHub
5 5 (2.24%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.79%) TestFlight
7 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.45%) PaaS
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.14%) LDAP
2 4 (1.79%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (29.15%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.56%) NoSQL
3 17 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.73%) Hadoop
5 14 (6.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (5.38%) MySQL
7 9 (4.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (3.59%) Big Data
9 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.69%) Ingres
10 6 (2.69%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.79%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.79%) SQLite
12 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.45%) PerformancePoint
13 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (13.90%) Cucumber
2 29 (13.00%) Selenium
3 28 (12.56%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (10.31%) JUnit
5 22 (9.87%) Mockito
5 22 (9.87%) Visual Studio
6 21 (9.42%) Maven
6 21 (9.42%) TeamCity
7 19 (8.52%) Octopus Deploy
8 16 (7.17%) Jenkins
9 15 (6.73%) Bitbucket
10 12 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (5.38%) SpecFlow
11 9 (4.04%) Jasmine
12 8 (3.59%) Eclipse
13 7 (3.14%) Ant
13 7 (3.14%) NUnit
13 7 (3.14%) Subversion
14 5 (2.24%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (9.42%) Finance
2 8 (3.59%) Banking
3 6 (2.69%) Advertising
3 6 (2.69%) Marketing
4 5 (2.24%) Electronics
4 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Automotive
7 1 (0.45%) International Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 179 (80.27%) Developer
2 54 (24.22%) Java Developer
3 48 (21.52%) .NET Developer
4 38 (17.04%) C# Developer
5 24 (10.76%) Senior Developer
6 14 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (5.83%) SQL Developer
8 11 (4.93%) Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) Sitecore Developer
9 10 (4.48%) iOS Developer
9 10 (4.48%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.48%) Tester
10 9 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.14%) Agile Developer
12 7 (3.14%) Developer in Test
12 7 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (40.36%) .NET
2 67 (30.04%) HTML
3 62 (27.80%) CSS
4 52 (23.32%) AngularJS
5 47 (21.08%) ASP.NET
6 46 (20.63%) SOAP
7 42 (18.83%) jQuery
8 40 (17.94%) REST
8 40 (17.94%) Web Services
9 38 (17.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 38 (17.04%) Spring
10 32 (14.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (12.56%) RESTful
12 26 (11.66%) Hibernate
13 25 (11.21%) .NET Framework
14 24 (10.76%) JSON
15 20 (8.97%) J2EE
16 19 (8.52%) WCF
16 19 (8.52%) WPF
16 19 (8.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.73%) User Experience
2 9 (4.04%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.59%) Blog
4 6 (2.69%) W3C
5 5 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.90%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) Cryptocurrency
7 2 (0.90%) Digital TV
7 2 (0.90%) RIA
7 2 (0.90%) Semantic Web
7 2 (0.90%) STB
7 2 (0.90%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
8 1 (0.45%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.97%) Windows
2 15 (6.73%) Apple iOS
2 15 (6.73%) Linux
3 7 (3.14%) Unix
4 6 (2.69%) Android
4 6 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (73.99%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (36.32%) BDD
2 81 (36.32%) Scrum
3 66 (29.60%) MVC
4 56 (25.11%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (24.66%) Unit Testing
6 40 (17.94%) Kanban
7 33 (14.80%) Test Automation
8 31 (13.90%) Pair Programming
9 30 (13.45%) Software Engineering
10 29 (13.00%) E-Commerce
11 25 (11.21%) DevOps
12 23 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (9.87%) Automated Testing
14 19 (8.52%) SDLC
15 18 (8.07%) Microservices
16 17 (7.62%) Waterfall
17 15 (6.73%) OO
18 14 (6.28%) High Availability
18 14 (6.28%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (43.50%) C#
2 88 (39.46%) JavaScript
3 80 (35.87%) Java
4 49 (21.97%) SQL
5 22 (9.87%) Ruby
6 20 (8.97%) Python
7 17 (7.62%) Scala
8 11 (4.93%) C++
9 10 (4.48%) Apple Swift
9 10 (4.48%) Objective-C
10 8 (3.59%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.24%) Perl
11 5 (2.24%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.35%) Clojure
13 3 (1.35%) Groovy
13 3 (1.35%) PHP
13 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 25 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.14%) Degree
4 6 (2.69%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (14.35%) QA
2 4 (1.79%) ISO 14001
2 4 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (11.66%) Docker
2 3 (1.35%) LXC
3 2 (0.90%) Shibboleth
3 2 (0.90%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.90%) Ansible
2 2 (0.90%) CloudHub
2 2 (0.90%) OpenAM
2 2 (0.90%) OpenSSO
2 2 (0.90%) Sun Identity Manager
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.38%) Oracle
3 11 (4.93%) Sitecore
4 9 (4.04%) ATG
4 9 (4.04%) SAP
5 4 (1.79%) hybris
5 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.35%) IBM
7 2 (0.90%) Apple
7 2 (0.90%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.90%) Sun
7 2 (0.90%) Telerik
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.45%) BEA
8 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.45%) HP
8 1 (0.45%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.45%) RedGate
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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