The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 8.65% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.86% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
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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 Taunton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
70 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 67.31% 64.71% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 19 11
Average daily rate £325 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 14 (87.50%) Scrum
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) .NET
4 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
4 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
5 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (43.75%) SOA
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (37.50%) MVC
7 6 (37.50%) BDD
7 6 (37.50%) K2 blackpearl
8 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
8 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (31.25%) ISEB
8 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
9 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
9 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (18.75%) User Stories
10 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
10 3 (18.75%) Code Coverage
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 6 (37.50%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SpecFlow
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (18.75%) Selenium
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Scrum
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
3 7 (43.75%) SOA
4 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
5 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (18.75%) User Stories
7 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Code Coverage
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 1 (6.25%) Test Management
9 1 (6.25%) System Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
4 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft