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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 539 609 579
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -30
Contract jobs citing ATDD 97 55 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.095% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 36 44
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £363 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £563 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATDD
Top 30 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 1 October 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
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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 +57 90 £475 -2.56% 20
London +20 52 £488 -2.50% 4
East of England - 30 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 16 £338 - 1
Luton - 14 £490 -
Bedfordshire - 14 £490 -
City of London +26 8 £425 -12.82% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £475 -
South Wales +26 4 £475 -7.31%
Cardiff +23 4 £475 -7.31%
Wales +21 4 £475 -7.31%
Rickmansworth - 4 £304 -
South East +7 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - -
Letchworth - 3 - - 1
Hampshire +14 2 - -
North West +4 2 £430 +4.24% 2
Fife - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £355 - 5
Manchester - 2 £430 - 2
St Andrews - 2 - -
North East - 2 £355 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 2 £355 - 5
Yorkshire +14 1 £600 +65.51% 2
West Yorkshire +8 1 £600 +65.51% 2
Leeds +8 1 £600 +65.51% 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £420 -
Reading - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 134 (99.26%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (83.70%) TDD
3 105 (77.78%) BDD
4 68 (50.37%) Scrum
5 64 (47.41%) Jenkins
6 63 (46.67%) Selenium
7 59 (43.70%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (39.26%) JIRA
8 53 (39.26%) Git (software)
8 53 (39.26%) Test Automation
9 52 (38.52%) Cucumber
10 50 (37.04%) Java
10 50 (37.04%) C#
11 46 (34.07%) WebDriver
12 42 (31.11%) Kanban
13 41 (30.37%) AngularJS
14 40 (29.63%) DevOps
14 40 (29.63%) QA
15 39 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
16 38 (28.15%) SpecFlow
17 37 (27.41%) JUnit
18 35 (25.93%) JavaScript
19 34 (25.19%) OO
20 33 (24.44%) HTML
20 33 (24.44%) Confluence
21 31 (22.96%) TeamCity
21 31 (22.96%) jQuery
22 30 (22.22%) NUnit
23 29 (21.48%) CSS
24 28 (20.74%) .NET

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 33 (24.44%) Confluence
2 19 (14.07%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.22%) Mule
5 2 (1.48%) Apache
5 2 (1.48%) Jetty
5 2 (1.48%) nginx
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.81%) GitHub
2 20 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (14.07%) IaaS
3 19 (14.07%) PaaS
4 16 (11.85%) CloudBees
4 16 (11.85%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.48%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.48%) Google Play
5 2 (1.48%) Heroku
6 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.48%) AMQP
1 2 (1.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (5.93%) Couchbase
5 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.22%) GIS
7 2 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.48%) MySQL
7 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.74%) HBase
8 1 (0.74%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 64 (47.41%) Jenkins
2 63 (46.67%) Selenium
3 53 (39.26%) Git (software)
3 53 (39.26%) JIRA
4 52 (38.52%) Cucumber
5 46 (34.07%) WebDriver
6 38 (28.15%) SpecFlow
7 37 (27.41%) JUnit
8 31 (22.96%) TeamCity
9 30 (22.22%) NUnit
10 28 (20.74%) Maven
11 27 (20.00%) JBehave
12 25 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (18.52%) SoapUI
13 20 (14.81%) Ant
14 18 (13.33%) SonarQube
15 16 (11.85%) Visual Studio
16 15 (11.11%) Jasmine
17 12 (8.89%) MSTest
17 12 (8.89%) TestNG
General
1 27 (20.00%) Banking
2 26 (19.26%) Finance
3 18 (13.33%) Retail
4 12 (8.89%) Games
5 7 (5.19%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Wholesale Banking
7 3 (2.22%) Legal
7 3 (2.22%) Local Government
8 2 (1.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.74%) Back Office
9 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (36.30%) Developer
2 16 (11.85%) Scrum Master
2 16 (11.85%) Test Engineer
3 15 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 13 (9.63%) Tester
5 11 (8.15%) Architect
5 11 (8.15%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 10 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 10 (7.41%) Developer in Test
7 9 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.93%) QA Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.44%) Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.37%) AngularJS
2 33 (24.44%) HTML
3 31 (22.96%) jQuery
4 29 (21.48%) CSS
5 28 (20.74%) .NET
5 28 (20.74%) HTML5
6 27 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 27 (20.00%) Web Services
7 24 (17.78%) CSS3
8 23 (17.04%) JSON
9 21 (15.56%) Spring
10 19 (14.07%) RESTful
10 19 (14.07%) SOAP
11 18 (13.33%) Node.js
12 15 (11.11%) .NET Framework
12 15 (11.11%) REST
12 15 (11.11%) Sass
12 15 (11.11%) Velocity
13 13 (9.63%) React
14 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) User Experience
2 15 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.63%) Algorithms
4 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.70%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.22%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.48%) iPhone
7 2 (1.48%) IVR
7 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.48%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.74%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.44%) Android
1 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
1 6 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (99.26%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (83.70%) TDD
3 105 (77.78%) BDD
4 68 (50.37%) Scrum
5 59 (43.70%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (39.26%) Test Automation
7 42 (31.11%) Kanban
8 40 (29.63%) DevOps
9 39 (28.89%) Continuous Delivery
10 34 (25.19%) OO
11 27 (20.00%) Software Delivery
12 26 (19.26%) OOP
12 26 (19.26%) User Stories
13 25 (18.52%) Open Source
14 23 (17.04%) Mentoring
15 22 (16.30%) Automated Testing
15 22 (16.30%) E-Commerce
15 22 (16.30%) Feature Driven Development
16 21 (15.56%) Unit Testing
17 19 (14.07%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.04%) C#
1 50 (37.04%) Java
2 35 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 23 (17.04%) Ruby
4 18 (13.33%) Python
5 14 (10.37%) SQL
6 12 (8.89%) Perl
7 9 (6.67%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.44%) Groovy
8 6 (4.44%) Scala
9 4 (2.96%) Clojure
9 4 (2.96%) Go
9 4 (2.96%) Rust
10 2 (1.48%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.48%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.74%) C++
11 1 (0.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.89%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (29.63%) QA
2 24 (17.78%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) Ansible
1 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.96%) Puppet
2 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.74%) Kibana
3 1 (0.74%) logstash
Vendors
1 8 (5.93%) Atlassian
2 5 (3.70%) Telerik
2 5 (3.70%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle
4 3 (2.22%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.22%) SAP
5 2 (1.48%) Apple
5 2 (1.48%) Cisco
5 2 (1.48%) Google
5 2 (1.48%) Infor
5 2 (1.48%) Informatica
5 2 (1.48%) Rally
5 2 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.74%) CA
6 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
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