The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 20 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing TDD 1 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.83% 6.90% 7.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 10.00% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +0.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £31.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+87.40% -20.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
85 80 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 70.83% 68.97% 65.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 62
Average daily rate £323 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.72 £16.69 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.60 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £34.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
West Midlands

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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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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
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 £330 +1.53% 2
Cannock - - - - 1
Stafford - - - - 1
TDD
West Midlands

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) SEO
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) AccuRev
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSLT
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) N-Tier
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) WURFL
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) SEO
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) AccuRev
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss