The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 35 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 12 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.76% 1.28% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 1.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
339 218 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.93% 69.87% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 173 213
Average daily rate £443 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £23.85 £11.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.77% -66.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £20.20 £97.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 10 (47.62%) HTML
3 10 (47.62%) CSS
4 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (38.10%) SSH
5 8 (38.10%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (38.10%) Ruby
5 8 (38.10%) Mac OS
5 8 (38.10%) Amazon S3
5 8 (38.10%) RSpec
5 8 (38.10%) HTML5
5 8 (38.10%) Heroku
5 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
5 8 (38.10%) MongoDB
5 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
5 8 (38.10%) Backbone.js
5 8 (38.10%) GitHub
5 8 (38.10%) AngularJS
5 8 (38.10%) Karma Test Runner
5 8 (38.10%) Sublime Text
6 7 (33.33%) Web Services
7 5 (23.81%) JSP
7 5 (23.81%) J2EE
7 5 (23.81%) Spring
7 5 (23.81%) BDD

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Adobe Illustrator
1 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cordys
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon S3
1 8 (38.10%) Heroku
1 8 (38.10%) GitHub
2 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (38.10%) MongoDB
2 4 (19.05%) CouchDB
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (9.52%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) RSpec
1 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
1 8 (38.10%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (38.10%) Sublime Text
2 2 (9.52%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Scala Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Junior Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Junior Java Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Junior
3 4 (19.05%) Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Product Owner
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) HTML
1 10 (47.62%) CSS
2 8 (38.10%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (38.10%) HTML5
2 8 (38.10%) Backbone.js
2 8 (38.10%) AngularJS
3 7 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (23.81%) JSP
4 5 (23.81%) J2EE
4 5 (23.81%) Spring
5 4 (19.05%) Batik
5 4 (19.05%) Play Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Akka
5 4 (19.05%) SVG
6 3 (14.29%) XSLT
6 3 (14.29%) Sass
7 2 (9.52%) Spring MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Ajax
7 2 (9.52%) JDBC
8 1 (4.76%) XForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) BDD
4 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 4 (19.05%) Pair Programming
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) Process Management
4 4 (19.05%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (9.52%) OOD
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) RAD
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) Ruby
4 5 (23.81%) Scala
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) XQuery
7 1 (4.76%) C#
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) XPath
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Jaspersoft