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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
UK
Rank 521 604 594
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -10
Contract jobs citing ATDD 81 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.044% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.053% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 30
Median daily rate £490 £518 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £561 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £488 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +39.28%
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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +94 80 £493 -4.83% 22
London +38 35 £525 +0.71% 13
East of England - 26 £475 - 3
Hertfordshire - 17 £425 - 3
City of London +15 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Bedfordshire - 8 £475 -
Luton - 8 £475 -
Yorkshire +25 5 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +19 5 £425 - 1
South West +8 5 £425 - 1
Leeds +8 5 £425 - 1
Rickmansworth - 5 £310 -
Watford - 3 £425 - 2
Coventry - 3 £563 -
West Midlands - 3 £563 -
North West +23 2 £450 -7.69% 1
South East - 2 £475 -
Somerset - 2 £425 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £531 -
Cheshire +35 1 £413 -15.38%
Manchester +12 1 £488 - 1
Wales - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 £575 -
Essex - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 £425 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £575 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 169 (98.83%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (87.13%) BDD
3 144 (84.21%) TDD
4 106 (61.99%) Scrum
5 82 (47.95%) Java
6 78 (45.61%) JIRA
7 75 (43.86%) Kanban
8 74 (43.27%) Jenkins
9 69 (40.35%) Git (software)
10 67 (39.18%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (35.09%) Selenium
12 55 (32.16%) QA
13 54 (31.58%) WebDriver
13 54 (31.58%) Cucumber
13 54 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
14 50 (29.24%) Test Automation
15 48 (28.07%) Maven
16 46 (26.90%) Confluence
17 43 (25.15%) Open Source
17 43 (25.15%) RESTful
18 41 (23.98%) Gherkin
19 40 (23.39%) DevOps
19 40 (23.39%) Finance
20 39 (22.81%) JUnit
21 38 (22.22%) OO
21 38 (22.22%) TeamCity
22 36 (21.05%) JBehave
22 36 (21.05%) Spring
22 36 (21.05%) AngularJS
23 33 (19.30%) C#

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 46 (26.90%) Confluence
2 28 (16.37%) Tomcat
3 17 (9.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (3.51%) Apache
5 5 (2.92%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.34%) ATG Dynamo
6 4 (2.34%) Mule
7 3 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.75%) NServiceBus
8 2 (1.17%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.17%) JBoss
9 1 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.53%) PaaS
4 16 (9.36%) OpenShift
5 15 (8.77%) GitHub
6 13 (7.60%) IaaS
7 12 (7.02%) CloudBees
8 5 (2.92%) Heroku
9 3 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.58%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.58%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.34%) HTTP
2 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.92%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.34%) Big Data
3 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.75%) GIS
4 3 (1.75%) HDInsight
4 3 (1.75%) Spark SQL
5 2 (1.17%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.17%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.58%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 78 (45.61%) JIRA
2 74 (43.27%) Jenkins
3 69 (40.35%) Git (software)
4 60 (35.09%) Selenium
5 54 (31.58%) Cucumber
5 54 (31.58%) WebDriver
6 48 (28.07%) Maven
7 39 (22.81%) JUnit
8 38 (22.22%) TeamCity
9 36 (21.05%) JBehave
10 31 (18.13%) SoapUI
11 26 (15.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 23 (13.45%) SpecFlow
13 21 (12.28%) Ant
14 17 (9.94%) Gradle
14 17 (9.94%) NUnit
15 15 (8.77%) FitNesse
15 15 (8.77%) Mockito
16 14 (8.19%) Robot Framework
17 13 (7.60%) SonarQube
General
1 40 (23.39%) Finance
2 18 (10.53%) Banking
3 15 (8.77%) Retail
4 12 (7.02%) Games
5 11 (6.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.75%) Legal
6 3 (1.75%) Local Government
6 3 (1.75%) Marketing
6 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.17%) Advertising
7 2 (1.17%) Electronics
7 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (38.60%) Developer
2 22 (12.87%) Tester
3 21 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 19 (11.11%) Scrum Master
5 18 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 16 (9.36%) Developer in Test
7 15 (8.77%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.19%) Architect
9 13 (7.60%) Test Automation Engineer
10 11 (6.43%) Scala Developer
10 11 (6.43%) Test Manager
11 9 (5.26%) Java Engineer
11 9 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (4.68%) .NET Developer
12 8 (4.68%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.68%) Software Developer
13 7 (4.09%) Analyst
13 7 (4.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.09%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.15%) RESTful
2 41 (23.98%) Gherkin
3 36 (21.05%) AngularJS
3 36 (21.05%) Spring
4 26 (15.20%) CSS
4 26 (15.20%) HTML
5 25 (14.62%) Node.js
6 24 (14.04%) HTML5
6 24 (14.04%) jQuery
7 22 (12.87%) CSS3
7 22 (12.87%) JSON
8 20 (11.70%) Sass
8 20 (11.70%) Web Services
9 19 (11.11%) REST
10 18 (10.53%) Hibernate
10 18 (10.53%) React
11 15 (8.77%) Velocity
12 13 (7.60%) .NET
12 13 (7.60%) LESS
12 13 (7.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Algorithms
2 18 (10.53%) User Experience
3 16 (9.36%) Data Structures
4 13 (7.60%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.51%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.34%) W3C
7 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.17%) FMCG
8 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.58%) IVR
9 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.58%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.92%) Unix
2 4 (2.34%) Linux
2 4 (2.34%) Windows
3 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (98.83%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (87.13%) BDD
3 144 (84.21%) TDD
4 106 (61.99%) Scrum
5 75 (43.86%) Kanban
6 67 (39.18%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 50 (29.24%) Test Automation
9 43 (25.15%) Open Source
10 40 (23.39%) DevOps
11 38 (22.22%) OO
12 31 (18.13%) Mentoring
12 31 (18.13%) User Stories
13 30 (17.54%) Feature Driven Development
14 28 (16.37%) Automation Testing
15 26 (15.20%) Non-Functional Testing
15 26 (15.20%) Software Testing
16 25 (14.62%) OOD
17 24 (14.04%) Software Engineering
18 23 (13.45%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 82 (47.95%) Java
2 33 (19.30%) C#
3 23 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.11%) SQL
5 18 (10.53%) Python
6 14 (8.19%) Clojure
6 14 (8.19%) Go
6 14 (8.19%) Rust
7 13 (7.60%) Scala
8 11 (6.43%) F#
8 11 (6.43%) Ruby
9 8 (4.68%) Perl
10 4 (2.34%) PHP
10 4 (2.34%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.58%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.36%) Degree
2 7 (4.09%) ISEB
3 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (32.16%) QA
2 26 (15.20%) SDET
3 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (9.36%) Ansible
1 16 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (9.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (13.45%) Atlassian
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.92%) ATG
4 4 (2.34%) Google
4 4 (2.34%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle
5 2 (1.17%) SAP
5 2 (1.17%) Telerik
5 2 (1.17%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.58%) Apple
6 1 (0.58%) BEA
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco
6 1 (0.58%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.58%) Informatica
West London
Energon People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £550 - £610 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London, Greater London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £46,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago