The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 14 7 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing TDD 34 46 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.83% 12.43% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.83% 15.75% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 7
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£370 £365 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +2.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £56.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.11% +74.61%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
314 292 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.56% 78.92% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 213 153
Average daily rate £350 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +176.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Southampton region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Southampton region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 53 (94.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (78.57%) Scrum
3 41 (73.21%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (73.21%) BDD
4 29 (51.79%) Git (software)
4 29 (51.79%) Subversion
5 27 (48.21%) Jenkins
6 24 (42.86%) Web Services
7 21 (37.50%) PHP
7 21 (37.50%) OO
7 21 (37.50%) Cucumber
8 19 (33.93%) RESTful
9 18 (32.14%) SOAP
10 17 (30.36%) Selenium
11 15 (26.79%) Web Development
11 15 (26.79%) Java
11 15 (26.79%) Internet
11 15 (26.79%) Change Control
12 14 (25.00%) Linux
13 13 (23.21%) Apache
13 13 (23.21%) SQL
14 12 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (19.64%) PHPUnit
16 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
16 10 (17.86%) XML
17 9 (16.07%) JUnit
17 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
17 9 (16.07%) REST
18 8 (14.29%) Coaching
18 8 (14.29%) SDLC

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 13 (23.21%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) WordPress
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.93%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (51.79%) Subversion
1 29 (51.79%) Git (software)
2 27 (48.21%) Jenkins
3 21 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 17 (30.36%) Selenium
5 11 (19.64%) PHPUnit
6 9 (16.07%) JUnit
7 8 (14.29%) Mockito
8 5 (8.93%) SpecFlow
9 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.36%) Hudson
9 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
9 3 (5.36%) FitNesse
9 3 (5.36%) JIRA
10 2 (3.57%) JMeter
10 2 (3.57%) NSubstitute
11 1 (1.79%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.79%) Appium
11 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
11 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) PHP Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) iOS Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Magento Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Software Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Software Configuration Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.57%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (3.57%) Software Release Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.79%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (1.79%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) Web Services
2 19 (33.93%) RESTful
3 18 (32.14%) SOAP
4 10 (17.86%) XML
5 9 (16.07%) REST
6 8 (14.29%) Spring
7 7 (12.50%) JSON
7 7 (12.50%) HTML
8 6 (10.71%) .NET
8 6 (10.71%) SAML
8 6 (10.71%) OpenID
9 5 (8.93%) Cocoa Touch
9 5 (8.93%) OAuth2
9 5 (8.93%) LAMP
9 5 (8.93%) Hibernate
9 5 (8.93%) Cocoa
10 4 (7.14%) CSS
11 3 (5.36%) jQuery
11 3 (5.36%) WSDL
11 3 (5.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
1 3 (5.36%) GIS
1 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Replication
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (94.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (78.57%) Scrum
3 41 (73.21%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (73.21%) BDD
4 21 (37.50%) OO
5 15 (26.79%) Web Development
5 15 (26.79%) Change Control
6 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
7 9 (16.07%) Automated Testing
8 8 (14.29%) Coaching
8 8 (14.29%) SDLC
9 7 (12.50%) SOA
10 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.93%) MVC
11 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
11 5 (8.93%) DevOps
11 5 (8.93%) Open Source
11 5 (8.93%) User Stories
11 5 (8.93%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) PHP
2 15 (26.79%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.50%) C#
6 6 (10.71%) PHP5
7 5 (8.93%) Objective-C
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby
8 3 (5.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) ISEB
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (8.93%) Apple
3 3 (5.36%) ESRI
3 3 (5.36%) WSO2
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.79%) Apigee