The table below looks at the statistics for ATDD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 591 559 580
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +21
Contract jobs citing ATDD 39 57 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.10% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.13% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 15
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£488 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £346 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £584 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £575 £403
% change year-on-year
-30.43% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
45639 42994 39933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.05% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29767 26678 24521
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1170 1122
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

ATDD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ATDD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 September 2015.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATDD
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 39 £488 +2.63% 22
London -16 30 £525 +10.52% 10
City of London +9 6 £475 -3.06% 1
West Yorkshire -30 3 £413 -28.26% 2
Yorkshire -34 3 £413 -28.26% 2
Leeds -38 3 £413 -28.26% 2
South East - 3 £300 - 3
Cheshire -13 2 £400 +19.40%
North West -31 2 £400 +19.40%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Bromley - 2 - -
Warrington -17 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £300 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ATDD 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 ATDD.

1 67 (90.54%) TDD
2 59 (79.73%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (68.92%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (48.65%) BDD
5 35 (47.30%) Java
6 32 (43.24%) Scrum
7 21 (28.38%) Test Automation
7 21 (28.38%) Cucumber
8 20 (27.03%) C#
9 18 (24.32%) Software Engineering
9 18 (24.32%) User Stories
10 17 (22.97%) Ruby
10 17 (22.97%) Refactoring
11 16 (21.62%) Kanban
12 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
12 15 (20.27%) JIRA
12 15 (20.27%) HTML
12 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
12 15 (20.27%) MVC
13 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
14 13 (17.57%) Spring
14 13 (17.57%) Finance
14 13 (17.57%) Games
14 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
14 13 (17.57%) Web Services
15 12 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (16.22%) SQL
15 12 (16.22%) HTTP
16 11 (14.86%) CSS

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ATDD 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 ATDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.41%) Node.js
2 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (1.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) HTTP
2 2 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.11%) Couchbase
4 6 (8.11%) CouchDB
5 3 (4.05%) SQLite
6 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.70%) Big Data
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) Cucumber
2 15 (20.27%) JIRA
3 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
3 11 (14.86%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (12.16%) Selenium
6 6 (8.11%) Ant
6 6 (8.11%) Maven
7 5 (6.76%) FitNesse
7 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.41%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.41%) Gradle
9 3 (4.05%) Appium
9 3 (4.05%) Calabash
9 3 (4.05%) Hudson
9 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.05%) Xcode
10 2 (2.70%) JUnit
10 2 (2.70%) jMock
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
1 13 (17.57%) Games
2 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Electronics
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Wholesale Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (45.95%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
2 13 (17.57%) ScrumMaster
3 11 (14.86%) Agile Coach
4 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Tester
5 5 (6.76%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Project Leader
6 4 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) iOS Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.70%) QA Leader
8 2 (2.70%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.70%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) HTML
2 13 (17.57%) Web Services
2 13 (17.57%) Spring
3 11 (14.86%) CSS
4 10 (13.51%) JSON
4 10 (13.51%) RESTful
4 10 (13.51%) AngularJS
5 9 (12.16%) .NET
6 8 (10.81%) XML
6 8 (10.81%) Spring MVC
7 7 (9.46%) jQuery
7 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
8 6 (8.11%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.11%) WCF
8 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (8.11%) HTML5
8 6 (8.11%) REST
9 5 (6.76%) CSS3
9 5 (6.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) N-Tier
1 4 (5.41%) Kindle
2 2 (2.70%) Internet of Things
2 2 (2.70%) User Experience
2 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.70%) DTV
3 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) UNIX
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Android
3 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (90.54%) TDD
2 59 (79.73%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (68.92%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (48.65%) BDD
5 32 (43.24%) Scrum
6 21 (28.38%) Test Automation
7 18 (24.32%) User Stories
7 18 (24.32%) Software Engineering
8 17 (22.97%) Refactoring
9 16 (21.62%) Kanban
10 15 (20.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
10 15 (20.27%) MVC
11 14 (18.92%) Automated Testing
12 12 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (12.16%) Coaching
13 9 (12.16%) Feature Driven Development
13 9 (12.16%) Pair Programming
13 9 (12.16%) OO
14 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) Java
2 20 (27.03%) C#
3 17 (22.97%) Ruby
4 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.22%) SQL
6 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
6 4 (5.41%) C++
7 3 (4.05%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
8 2 (2.70%) C
9 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.05%) Endeca
4 2 (2.70%) Zend
4 2 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) HP
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