The table below looks at the statistics for ATDD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 599 601 564
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -37
Contract jobs citing ATDD 41 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.070% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.087% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 51
Median daily rate £400 £419 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -16.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44199 44580 42439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.49% 78.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29376 28650 26727
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1208 1228
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

ATDD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ATDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

ATDD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ATDD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ATDD within the UK.

ATDD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ATDD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATDD
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England 0 35 £400 -5.88% 11
London +14 28 £401 -5.76% 6
City of London +40 9 £406 -4.41%
Wales - 6 £431 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £431 - 1
South Wales - 6 £431 - 1
East of England +17 5 £250 -
Essex - 5 £250 -
Bromley -5 4 £599 -
South East +6 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Berkshire - 2 £375 -
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Newbury - 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire -14 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 - -
Leeds -15 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ATDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ATDD.

1 87 (97.75%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (91.01%) TDD
3 60 (67.42%) BDD
4 54 (60.67%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (57.30%) Scrum
6 49 (55.06%) AngularJS
7 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
8 43 (48.31%) HTML
8 43 (48.31%) HTML5
9 39 (43.82%) CSS3
9 39 (43.82%) CSS
10 38 (42.70%) C#
11 34 (38.20%) .NET
12 32 (35.96%) Finance
12 32 (35.96%) jQuery
13 31 (34.83%) Mentoring
14 30 (33.71%) Unit Testing
15 29 (32.58%) NUnit
16 28 (31.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (31.46%) Cucumber
17 27 (30.34%) Visual Studio
18 26 (29.21%) DevOps
19 25 (28.09%) Pair Programming
20 23 (25.84%) Web Development
21 22 (24.72%) MSTest
21 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
21 22 (24.72%) Web Services
22 21 (23.60%) MVC
22 21 (23.60%) WCF
22 21 (23.60%) Test-First Development

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (3.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
2 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
1 2 (2.25%) Trello
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.49%) Couchbase
3 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (32.58%) NUnit
2 28 (31.46%) Cucumber
3 27 (30.34%) Visual Studio
4 22 (24.72%) Git (software)
4 22 (24.72%) MSTest
5 21 (23.60%) Jasmine
5 21 (23.60%) MbUnit
6 19 (21.35%) SpecFlow
7 17 (19.10%) Mocha
7 17 (19.10%) Protractor
8 16 (17.98%) Selenium
9 14 (15.73%) QUnit
9 14 (15.73%) Sinon.JS
10 13 (14.61%) JUnit
11 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
12 8 (8.99%) WebDriver
13 7 (7.87%) jMock
14 5 (5.62%) JIRA
14 5 (5.62%) Subversion
General
1 32 (35.96%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Games
3 9 (10.11%) Banking
4 6 (6.74%) Retail
5 4 (4.49%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Automotive
7 1 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (59.55%) Developer
2 23 (25.84%) Agile Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Senior Developer
4 18 (20.22%) Senior Agile Developer
5 16 (17.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (16.85%) Scrum Master
7 9 (10.11%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Angular Developer
9 6 (6.74%) Analyst
9 6 (6.74%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.74%) QA Engineer
9 6 (6.74%) Test Analyst
10 5 (5.62%) Developer in Test
11 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.49%) Agile Scrum Master
11 4 (4.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (3.37%) Java Programmer
12 3 (3.37%) JavaScript Engineer
12 3 (3.37%) Programmer
12 3 (3.37%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (55.06%) AngularJS
2 43 (48.31%) HTML
2 43 (48.31%) HTML5
3 39 (43.82%) CSS
3 39 (43.82%) CSS3
4 34 (38.20%) .NET
5 32 (35.96%) jQuery
6 22 (24.72%) Web Services
7 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 21 (23.60%) KnockoutJS
7 21 (23.60%) WCF
8 18 (20.22%) Node.js
9 16 (17.98%) Sass
10 14 (15.73%) MEAN Stack
11 13 (14.61%) Gherkin
11 13 (14.61%) XML
12 12 (13.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (13.48%) Velocity
13 8 (8.99%) Express
13 8 (8.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (14.61%) User Experience
3 7 (7.87%) Video on Demand
4 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.62%) IVR
5 5 (5.62%) Smartcard
6 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.37%) Unix
2 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (91.01%) TDD
3 60 (67.42%) BDD
4 54 (60.67%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (57.30%) Scrum
6 31 (34.83%) Mentoring
7 30 (33.71%) Unit Testing
8 28 (31.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 26 (29.21%) DevOps
10 25 (28.09%) Pair Programming
11 23 (25.84%) Web Development
12 21 (23.60%) MVC
12 21 (23.60%) Test-First Development
13 19 (21.35%) Kanban
13 19 (21.35%) User Stories
14 18 (20.22%) OO
15 16 (17.98%) Automated Testing
16 14 (15.73%) Test Automation
17 12 (13.48%) Agile Testing
17 12 (13.48%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.69%) JavaScript
2 38 (42.70%) C#
3 21 (23.60%) TypeScript
4 20 (22.47%) Java
5 12 (13.48%) ECMAScript
5 12 (13.48%) ES6
6 10 (11.24%) SQL
7 6 (6.74%) Ruby
8 4 (4.49%) Scala
9 3 (3.37%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.12%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) Groovy
10 1 (1.12%) Python
10 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.74%) ISEB
4 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) SDET
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle
2 3 (3.37%) SAP
2 3 (3.37%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.25%) Infor
3 2 (2.25%) Rally
3 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
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