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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 547 590 566
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -24
Contract jobs citing ATDD 83 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 40 54
Median daily rate £475 £493 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +19.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £398 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £569 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 2016.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATDD
Top 25 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 7 December 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 +53 81 £475 -1.04% 16
London +9 39 £475 -5.00% 5
East of England +33 27 £425 - 3
Hertfordshire +18 22 £400 - 2
City of London +7 10 £425 -9.09% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £600 -
West Yorkshire +26 5 £625 +72.41% 3
Leeds +20 5 £625 +72.41% 3
Yorkshire +16 5 £625 +72.41% 3
South West - 5 £519 - 1
Luton - 5 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £475 -
North West +5 4 £550 +29.41% 3
Manchester +5 4 £550 +61.76% 3
Swindon - 4 £525 -
Wiltshire - 4 £525 -
Rickmansworth - 4 £327 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Letchworth - 2 - - 1
Yeovil - 1 £425 -
St Andrews - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £425 - 1
Somerset - 1 £425 -
Fife - 1 - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 161 (98.77%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (85.89%) BDD
3 136 (83.44%) TDD
4 88 (53.99%) Scrum
5 83 (50.92%) Jenkins
6 77 (47.24%) JIRA
7 73 (44.79%) Git (software)
8 69 (42.33%) Java
9 67 (41.10%) Selenium
10 64 (39.26%) Kanban
11 57 (34.97%) Continuous Integration
11 57 (34.97%) Test Automation
12 54 (33.13%) WebDriver
13 53 (32.52%) Cucumber
14 51 (31.29%) DevOps
14 51 (31.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 49 (30.06%) QA
16 45 (27.61%) C#
17 44 (26.99%) Maven
18 43 (26.38%) Confluence
18 43 (26.38%) Amazon AWS
19 42 (25.77%) OO
20 37 (22.70%) JUnit
20 37 (22.70%) Software Delivery
21 36 (22.09%) AngularJS
22 35 (21.47%) JBehave
22 35 (21.47%) TeamCity
23 34 (20.86%) Gherkin
24 32 (19.63%) SpecFlow
24 32 (19.63%) JavaScript

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 43 (26.38%) Confluence
2 29 (17.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 22 (13.50%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.07%) Mule
5 4 (2.45%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.84%) Apache
6 3 (1.84%) Jetty
7 2 (1.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.61%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (26.38%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (17.79%) PaaS
4 26 (15.95%) GitHub
4 26 (15.95%) OpenShift
5 25 (15.34%) IaaS
6 22 (13.50%) CloudBees
7 6 (3.68%) Heroku
8 4 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.23%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.91%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.68%) Couchbase
5 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.45%) Big Data
7 4 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.84%) GIS
8 3 (1.84%) HDInsight
8 3 (1.84%) MySQL
8 3 (1.84%) Spark SQL
9 2 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.23%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 83 (50.92%) Jenkins
2 77 (47.24%) JIRA
3 73 (44.79%) Git (software)
4 67 (41.10%) Selenium
5 54 (33.13%) WebDriver
6 53 (32.52%) Cucumber
7 44 (26.99%) Maven
8 37 (22.70%) JUnit
9 35 (21.47%) JBehave
9 35 (21.47%) TeamCity
10 32 (19.63%) SpecFlow
11 29 (17.79%) Ant
11 29 (17.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (17.18%) SoapUI
13 24 (14.72%) NUnit
13 24 (14.72%) SonarQube
14 13 (7.98%) Gradle
14 13 (7.98%) JMeter
14 13 (7.98%) TestNG
15 12 (7.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (19.02%) Finance
2 28 (17.18%) Banking
3 19 (11.66%) Retail
4 12 (7.36%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.68%) Games
6 3 (1.84%) Legal
6 3 (1.84%) Local Government
6 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (39.26%) Developer
2 19 (11.66%) Test Engineer
3 18 (11.04%) Test Automation Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 15 (9.20%) Architect
6 14 (8.59%) Developer in Test
6 14 (8.59%) Tester
7 13 (7.98%) C# Developer
7 13 (7.98%) Scrum Master
8 11 (6.75%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.75%) Scala Developer
8 11 (6.75%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.52%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.52%) Analyst
9 9 (5.52%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.91%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.29%) Java Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Python Developer
11 7 (4.29%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (22.09%) AngularJS
2 34 (20.86%) Gherkin
3 31 (19.02%) RESTful
4 30 (18.40%) JSON
5 28 (17.18%) CSS
5 28 (17.18%) HTML
5 28 (17.18%) Spring
6 27 (16.56%) jQuery
7 23 (14.11%) CSS3
7 23 (14.11%) HTML5
8 22 (13.50%) .NET
8 22 (13.50%) Node.js
8 22 (13.50%) REST
9 21 (12.88%) SOAP
9 21 (12.88%) Web Services
10 18 (11.04%) Sass
11 16 (9.82%) React
12 15 (9.20%) .NET Framework
12 15 (9.20%) Dojo
13 13 (7.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.56%) User Experience
2 24 (14.72%) Algorithms
3 21 (12.88%) Mobile App
4 14 (8.59%) Data Structures
5 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.07%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.84%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.84%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.23%) FMCG
9 2 (1.23%) iPhone
9 2 (1.23%) IVR
9 2 (1.23%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.91%) Windows
2 6 (3.68%) Android
2 6 (3.68%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (98.77%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (85.89%) BDD
3 136 (83.44%) TDD
4 88 (53.99%) Scrum
5 64 (39.26%) Kanban
6 57 (34.97%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (34.97%) Test Automation
7 51 (31.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 51 (31.29%) DevOps
8 42 (25.77%) OO
9 37 (22.70%) Software Delivery
10 31 (19.02%) Open Source
11 28 (17.18%) OOP
12 26 (15.95%) Feature Driven Development
13 25 (15.34%) Software Engineering
14 23 (14.11%) Microservices
15 22 (13.50%) User Stories
16 21 (12.88%) E-Commerce
16 21 (12.88%) OOD
17 20 (12.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (42.33%) Java
2 45 (27.61%) C#
3 32 (19.63%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.72%) Ruby
5 23 (14.11%) Python
6 19 (11.66%) SQL
7 14 (8.59%) Scala
8 13 (7.98%) Perl
9 11 (6.75%) Clojure
9 11 (6.75%) Go
9 11 (6.75%) Rust
10 6 (3.68%) Groovy
11 5 (3.07%) F#
11 5 (3.07%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.07%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.23%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.23%) C++
12 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.61%) PHP
13 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.59%) Degree
2 5 (3.07%) ISEB
3 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (30.06%) QA
2 27 (16.56%) SDET
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) Ansible
1 13 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (7.98%) Puppet
2 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.61%) Kibana
3 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 12 (7.36%) Atlassian
2 6 (3.68%) MuleSoft
3 5 (3.07%) Google
3 5 (3.07%) Telerik
3 5 (3.07%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.84%) Oracle
5 3 (1.84%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) Apple
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco
6 2 (1.23%) Informatica
7 1 (0.61%) ATG
7 1 (0.61%) CA
7 1 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
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