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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 55 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing TDD 85 107 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.77% 3.62% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.71% 4.69% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 91 28
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£400 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £525 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £59.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +52.56%
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
2292 2283 1438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.73% 77.29% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1516 893
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 118 67
Average hourly rate £36.75 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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 -1 47 £400 - 30
Wiltshire +14 12 £375 +9.09% 11
Gloucestershire -9 11 £400 -5.88% 2
Devon -2 6 £500 +60.64% 11
Somerset -9 5 £313 +1.62% 6
Dorset -8 2 £500 +42.85% 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 123 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (49.72%) Java
3 82 (46.33%) MVC
4 73 (41.24%) BDD
5 71 (40.11%) JavaScript
6 70 (39.55%) HTML
7 68 (38.42%) CSS
8 65 (36.72%) Scrum
9 57 (32.20%) .NET
10 54 (30.51%) Spring
11 51 (28.81%) ASP.NET
11 51 (28.81%) Web Services
12 50 (28.25%) SQL
13 48 (27.12%) C#
13 48 (27.12%) REST
14 46 (25.99%) SQL Server
14 46 (25.99%) E-Commerce
15 42 (23.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (23.16%) Hibernate
17 34 (19.21%) jQuery
18 32 (18.08%) Git (software)
19 31 (17.51%) .NET Framework
19 31 (17.51%) SOAP
20 30 (16.95%) JUnit
20 30 (16.95%) Spring MVC
21 28 (15.82%) Software Engineering
22 26 (14.69%) XML
22 26 (14.69%) Finance
23 25 (14.12%) MySQL
24 24 (13.56%) Microsoft

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 16 (9.04%) Mule
2 8 (4.52%) Mule ESB
3 7 (3.95%) Node.js
3 7 (3.95%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.26%) JBoss
5 3 (1.69%) Apache
6 2 (1.13%) Drupal
6 2 (1.13%) LiveCycle
6 2 (1.13%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.13%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.69%) SaaS
3 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.99%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.12%) MySQL
3 19 (10.73%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (6.21%) Couchbase
4 11 (6.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 10 (5.65%) MS Access
5 10 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.82%) SQLite
7 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.13%) Big Data
11 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 32 (18.08%) Git (software)
2 30 (16.95%) JUnit
3 18 (10.17%) Maven
4 14 (7.91%) MSTest
5 13 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.34%) NUnit
6 12 (6.78%) Visual Studio
7 8 (4.52%) Selenium
7 8 (4.52%) SpecFlow
8 7 (3.95%) TestNG
9 6 (3.39%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.82%) JIRA
10 5 (2.82%) Subversion
11 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.69%) Calabash
11 3 (1.69%) JBehave
12 2 (1.13%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.13%) JMeter
General
1 26 (14.69%) Finance
2 12 (6.78%) Retail
3 10 (5.65%) Marketing
3 10 (5.65%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.65%) Electronics
3 10 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.13%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 134 (75.71%) Developer
2 51 (28.81%) Java Developer
3 39 (22.03%) .NET Developer
4 18 (10.17%) Senior Developer
5 14 (7.91%) PHP Developer
6 12 (6.78%) Analyst
6 12 (6.78%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.52%) C# Developer
8 8 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.39%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Java Software Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Agile .NET Developer
9 6 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (2.82%) Android Developer
10 5 (2.82%) Android Software Engineer
10 5 (2.82%) Tester
10 5 (2.82%) Programmer
10 5 (2.82%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (39.55%) HTML
2 68 (38.42%) CSS
3 57 (32.20%) .NET
4 54 (30.51%) Spring
5 51 (28.81%) ASP.NET
5 51 (28.81%) Web Services
6 48 (27.12%) REST
7 42 (23.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (23.16%) Hibernate
9 34 (19.21%) jQuery
10 31 (17.51%) .NET Framework
10 31 (17.51%) SOAP
11 30 (16.95%) Spring MVC
12 26 (14.69%) XML
13 22 (12.43%) JPA
14 19 (10.73%) Entity Framework
15 18 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 18 (10.17%) J2EE
16 17 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (8.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) DTV
2 9 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.26%) User Experience
4 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.69%) Digital Media
4 3 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.69%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.86%) Linux
2 15 (8.47%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.34%) Android
4 6 (3.39%) CentOS
5 4 (2.26%) UNIX
5 4 (2.26%) Windows
6 3 (1.69%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (46.33%) MVC
3 73 (41.24%) BDD
4 65 (36.72%) Scrum
5 46 (25.99%) E-Commerce
6 28 (15.82%) Software Engineering
7 23 (12.99%) Unit Testing
7 23 (12.99%) Waterfall
7 23 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (11.30%) OO
9 19 (10.73%) OOD
10 18 (10.17%) Open Source
11 17 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.34%) V-Model
12 13 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (6.78%) iOS Development
13 12 (6.78%) Progressive Enhancement
13 12 (6.78%) SOA
14 11 (6.21%) CQRS
15 10 (5.65%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 88 (49.72%) Java
2 71 (40.11%) JavaScript
3 50 (28.25%) SQL
4 48 (27.12%) C#
5 17 (9.60%) PHP
5 17 (9.60%) Objective-C
6 14 (7.91%) Ruby
7 11 (6.21%) VB.NET
8 9 (5.08%) VBA
8 9 (5.08%) Apple Swift
9 8 (4.52%) Python
10 7 (3.95%) PHP5
11 5 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.69%) C++
13 2 (1.13%) XAML
14 1 (0.56%) C
14 1 (0.56%) Scala
14 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.56%) Perl
14 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.95%) ISEB
4 4 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.69%) HND
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.56%) SLA
1 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (7.34%) Puppet
2 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.86%) Oracle
3 11 (6.21%) Zend
4 10 (5.65%) SAP
5 5 (2.82%) ATG
6 4 (2.26%) hybris
7 3 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.13%) Telerik
8 2 (1.13%) Adobe
9 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.56%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.56%) New Relic
9 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
Swindon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £30000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago