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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 38 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +10
Contract jobs citing TDD 134 96 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.78% 2.89% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.09% 3.78% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 61
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £449 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.45 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +3.31%
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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +16 68 £445 +11.25% 20
Wiltshire -3 11 £345 -8.00% 3
Devon +5 10 £294 -38.15% 2
Somerset +21 9 £365 -2.66% 12
Gloucestershire -9 9 £413 -5.71% 6
Dorset +6 4 £400 +9.43% 12
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 172 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (53.45%) JavaScript
3 116 (50.00%) C#
4 97 (41.81%) HTML
5 96 (41.38%) .NET
6 81 (34.91%) CSS
6 81 (34.91%) Scrum
7 78 (33.62%) BDD
8 72 (31.03%) SQL Server
8 72 (31.03%) Java
9 70 (30.17%) jQuery
10 67 (28.88%) MVC
11 66 (28.45%) AngularJS
12 62 (26.72%) SQL
13 59 (25.43%) Microsoft Azure
14 55 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
15 49 (21.12%) Spring
16 47 (20.26%) ASP.NET
17 46 (19.83%) E-Commerce
18 44 (18.97%) ASP.NET Web API
19 42 (18.10%) TeamCity
20 41 (17.67%) Web Services
21 40 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
22 39 (16.81%) Unit Testing
23 35 (15.09%) Microsoft
23 35 (15.09%) Octopus Deploy
24 34 (14.66%) DevOps
25 33 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
25 33 (14.22%) Hibernate
26 32 (13.79%) SOAP

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 23 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 22 (9.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (6.90%) NServiceBus
4 15 (6.47%) Tomcat
5 14 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (5.17%) IIS
7 11 (4.74%) JBoss
8 7 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (3.02%) CMS
9 6 (2.59%) Apache
9 6 (2.59%) Apache Spark
9 6 (2.59%) K2 blackpearl
9 6 (2.59%) OpenROAD
10 4 (1.72%) Liferay
10 4 (1.72%) Mule
10 4 (1.72%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.43%) GemFire
12 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (3.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (9.48%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (1.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Magento
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 59 (25.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (14.22%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (7.33%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.74%) GitHub
5 10 (4.31%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.59%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.45%) LDAP
2 5 (2.16%) Internet
3 1 (0.43%) 802.15
3 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.43%) SSH
3 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
3 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.36%) Hadoop
3 22 (9.48%) NoSQL
4 21 (9.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 16 (6.90%) MySQL
6 15 (6.47%) MongoDB
7 12 (5.17%) Big Data
8 10 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (4.31%) SQLite
9 8 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.45%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.59%) CouchDB
10 6 (2.59%) Ingres
11 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.86%) Power BI
12 2 (0.86%) RavenDB
12 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (18.10%) TeamCity
2 35 (15.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 32 (13.79%) Git (software)
4 25 (10.78%) Cucumber
4 25 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (9.91%) Jenkins
6 22 (9.48%) Selenium
7 20 (8.62%) Visual Studio
8 16 (6.90%) JUnit
9 13 (5.60%) JIRA
9 13 (5.60%) Maven
9 13 (5.60%) Mockito
9 13 (5.60%) NUnit
10 10 (4.31%) Hudson
10 10 (4.31%) Subversion
11 8 (3.45%) Bitbucket
12 7 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.72%) SpecFlow
13 4 (1.72%) WebDriver
13 4 (1.72%) Xcode
General
1 14 (6.03%) Finance
2 5 (2.16%) Banking
3 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.29%) Back Office
5 2 (0.86%) Electronics
5 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 189 (81.47%) Developer
2 54 (23.28%) Java Developer
3 50 (21.55%) .NET Developer
4 40 (17.24%) C# Developer
5 24 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 24 (10.34%) Sitecore Developer
6 18 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (7.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (7.33%) SQL Developer
8 14 (6.03%) iOS Developer
9 13 (5.60%) AWS Developer
9 13 (5.60%) Software Developer
10 12 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (5.17%) Tester
11 10 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 10 (4.31%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 10 (4.31%) UI Developer
12 9 (3.88%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
13 8 (3.45%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (41.81%) HTML
2 96 (41.38%) .NET
3 81 (34.91%) CSS
4 70 (30.17%) jQuery
5 66 (28.45%) AngularJS
6 49 (21.12%) Spring
7 47 (20.26%) ASP.NET
8 44 (18.97%) ASP.NET Web API
9 41 (17.67%) Web Services
10 40 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (14.22%) Hibernate
12 32 (13.79%) JSON
12 32 (13.79%) SOAP
13 28 (12.07%) REST
14 22 (9.48%) Node.js
15 21 (9.05%) HTML5
15 21 (9.05%) RESTful
16 18 (7.76%) WCF
17 17 (7.33%) Spring MVC
18 16 (6.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.90%) User Experience
2 14 (6.03%) Public Cloud
3 12 (5.17%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.31%) Blog
5 6 (2.59%) W3C
6 4 (1.72%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.72%) Cryptocurrency
6 4 (1.72%) Semantic Web
7 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.86%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.43%) iPad
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.05%) Linux
2 20 (8.62%) Windows
3 19 (8.19%) Apple iOS
4 15 (6.47%) Unix
5 9 (3.88%) Android
6 6 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (74.14%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (34.91%) Scrum
3 78 (33.62%) BDD
4 67 (28.88%) MVC
5 55 (23.71%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (19.83%) E-Commerce
7 39 (16.81%) Unit Testing
8 34 (14.66%) DevOps
9 31 (13.36%) Kanban
10 30 (12.93%) Pair Programming
11 28 (12.07%) Software Engineering
12 26 (11.21%) Continuous Deployment
12 26 (11.21%) High Availability
12 26 (11.21%) Test Automation
13 21 (9.05%) Automated Testing
14 20 (8.62%) Microservices
15 17 (7.33%) iOS Development
15 17 (7.33%) OO
15 17 (7.33%) SDLC
16 14 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 124 (53.45%) JavaScript
2 116 (50.00%) C#
3 72 (31.03%) Java
4 62 (26.72%) SQL
5 22 (9.48%) C++
6 19 (8.19%) Ruby
7 18 (7.76%) Python
8 13 (5.60%) Apple Swift
8 13 (5.60%) Objective-C
8 13 (5.60%) Perl
9 12 (5.17%) Scala
10 10 (4.31%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.88%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.88%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.72%) C
12 4 (1.72%) PHP
13 3 (1.29%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.86%) Groovy
14 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.43%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 31 (13.36%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.03%) DV Cleared
3 13 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.02%) Degree
5 2 (0.86%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.86%) ISEB
5 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (12.50%) QA
2 9 (3.88%) ISO 14001
2 9 (3.88%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (4.74%) Docker
2 2 (0.86%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.31%) Puppet
3 2 (0.86%) Ansible
3 2 (0.86%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.86%) OpenSSO
3 2 (0.86%) Sun Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) Mesos
4 1 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.43%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.34%) Sitecore
3 16 (6.90%) Oracle
4 11 (4.74%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.72%) ATG
5 4 (1.72%) hybris
5 4 (1.72%) Telerik
6 3 (1.29%) IBM
7 2 (0.86%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.86%) HP
7 2 (0.86%) RedGate
7 2 (0.86%) Sencha
7 2 (0.86%) Sun
7 2 (0.86%) Twitter
7 2 (0.86%) Zend
8 1 (0.43%) Apple
8 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) VMware
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