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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
UK
Rank 512 603 569
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -34
Contract jobs citing ATDD 75 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.054% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.066% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 13 36
Median daily rate £475 £540 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.03% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £461 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £578 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £338
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
36868 40843 39798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.19% 81.72% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 26520 25648
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 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 1195 1050
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATDD
Top 23 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 23 January 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 +79 75 £475 -12.03% 14
London +22 30 £500 -7.40% 5
East of England +27 24 £450 - 3
Hertfordshire +11 19 £425 - 3
City of London +3 10 £425 -22.72% 2
South West +10 7 £519 - 2
West Yorkshire +18 5 £425 - 1
Leeds +14 5 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £425 - 1
Luton - 5 £475 -
Rickmansworth - 5 £311 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £475 -
Wiltshire +7 4 £525 -
North West - 4 £519 -
Swindon - 4 £525 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £628 -
West Midlands -9 3 £563 -
Watford - 3 £425 - 2
Manchester - 3 £550 -
Coventry - 3 £563 -
Somerset - 2 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 £413 -
Yeovil - 1 £425 -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 170 (98.84%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (87.79%) BDD
3 148 (86.05%) TDD
4 102 (59.30%) Scrum
5 85 (49.42%) JIRA
6 82 (47.67%) Jenkins
7 81 (47.09%) Java
8 76 (44.19%) Git (software)
9 71 (41.28%) Kanban
10 66 (38.37%) Selenium
11 55 (31.98%) Cucumber
12 54 (31.40%) QA
12 54 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (30.81%) WebDriver
14 51 (29.65%) Test Automation
14 51 (29.65%) DevOps
14 51 (29.65%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (27.91%) Confluence
16 47 (27.33%) Maven
17 45 (26.16%) Amazon AWS
18 39 (22.67%) C#
18 39 (22.67%) JUnit
19 38 (22.09%) OO
19 38 (22.09%) RESTful
20 37 (21.51%) Software Delivery
21 36 (20.93%) AngularJS
21 36 (20.93%) Spring
22 35 (20.35%) Finance
23 34 (19.77%) TeamCity
23 34 (19.77%) JBehave

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 48 (27.91%) Confluence
2 28 (16.28%) Cloud Foundry
2 28 (16.28%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.49%) Apache
3 6 (3.49%) Mule
4 5 (2.91%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.33%) ATG Dynamo
6 3 (1.74%) Jetty
6 3 (1.74%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.16%) nginx
8 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.58%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (26.16%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (16.86%) PaaS
4 26 (15.12%) GitHub
5 25 (14.53%) OpenShift
6 24 (13.95%) IaaS
7 21 (12.21%) CloudBees
8 7 (4.07%) Heroku
9 5 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.74%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.74%) Google Play
11 2 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) HTTP
2 2 (1.16%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.49%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.33%) Big Data
6 3 (1.74%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.74%) GIS
6 3 (1.74%) HDInsight
6 3 (1.74%) MySQL
6 3 (1.74%) Spark SQL
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.58%) HBase
8 1 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 85 (49.42%) JIRA
2 82 (47.67%) Jenkins
3 76 (44.19%) Git (software)
4 66 (38.37%) Selenium
5 55 (31.98%) Cucumber
6 53 (30.81%) WebDriver
7 47 (27.33%) Maven
8 39 (22.67%) JUnit
9 34 (19.77%) JBehave
9 34 (19.77%) TeamCity
10 30 (17.44%) SoapUI
11 26 (15.12%) Ant
11 26 (15.12%) SpecFlow
12 24 (13.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (13.37%) SonarQube
14 19 (11.05%) Gradle
14 19 (11.05%) NUnit
15 13 (7.56%) JMeter
16 11 (6.40%) FitNesse
16 11 (6.40%) Robot Framework
General
1 35 (20.35%) Finance
2 26 (15.12%) Banking
3 18 (10.47%) Retail
4 13 (7.56%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.07%) Games
6 3 (1.74%) Legal
6 3 (1.74%) Local Government
6 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Finnish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (39.53%) Developer
2 21 (12.21%) Tester
3 20 (11.63%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.88%) Automation Tester
5 16 (9.30%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.14%) Developer in Test
6 14 (8.14%) Scrum Master
6 14 (8.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (7.56%) Architect
8 11 (6.40%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.40%) Java Engineer
8 11 (6.40%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Scala Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.65%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.65%) Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.09%) RESTful
2 36 (20.93%) AngularJS
2 36 (20.93%) Spring
3 32 (18.60%) Gherkin
4 30 (17.44%) CSS
4 30 (17.44%) HTML
5 29 (16.86%) JSON
6 26 (15.12%) jQuery
6 26 (15.12%) Node.js
7 25 (14.53%) Web Services
8 24 (13.95%) HTML5
9 23 (13.37%) CSS3
9 23 (13.37%) REST
10 21 (12.21%) Sass
10 21 (12.21%) SOAP
11 19 (11.05%) React
12 17 (9.88%) .NET
13 16 (9.30%) Dojo
14 15 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (8.72%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.28%) User Experience
2 22 (12.79%) Algorithms
3 20 (11.63%) Mobile App
4 19 (11.05%) Data Structures
5 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.91%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.33%) W3C
8 3 (1.74%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.74%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.16%) FMCG
9 2 (1.16%) IVR
9 2 (1.16%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.58%) iPhone
10 1 (0.58%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.65%) Windows
2 7 (4.07%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.49%) Android
4 5 (2.91%) Unix
5 4 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (98.84%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (87.79%) BDD
3 148 (86.05%) TDD
4 102 (59.30%) Scrum
5 71 (41.28%) Kanban
6 54 (31.40%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (29.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 51 (29.65%) DevOps
7 51 (29.65%) Test Automation
8 38 (22.09%) OO
9 37 (21.51%) Software Delivery
10 33 (19.19%) Open Source
11 29 (16.86%) Software Engineering
12 26 (15.12%) Mentoring
12 26 (15.12%) OOD
13 24 (13.95%) Feature Driven Development
13 24 (13.95%) User Stories
14 22 (12.79%) Automation Testing
15 21 (12.21%) E-Commerce
15 21 (12.21%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 81 (47.09%) Java
2 39 (22.67%) C#
3 27 (15.70%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.79%) SQL
5 21 (12.21%) Python
6 16 (9.30%) Clojure
6 16 (9.30%) Go
6 16 (9.30%) Rust
7 15 (8.72%) Ruby
8 13 (7.56%) Scala
9 10 (5.81%) F#
9 10 (5.81%) Perl
10 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.74%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.74%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.74%) PHP
11 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) C++
13 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.14%) Degree
2 8 (4.65%) ISEB
3 4 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (31.40%) QA
2 25 (14.53%) SDET
3 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (10.47%) Ansible
1 18 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (10.47%) Puppet
2 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.58%) Kibana
3 1 (0.58%) logstash
Vendors
1 18 (10.47%) Atlassian
2 8 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.49%) Google
3 6 (3.49%) MuleSoft
3 6 (3.49%) Telerik
3 6 (3.49%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.91%) ATG
5 3 (1.74%) Apple
5 3 (1.74%) Oracle
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco
6 2 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (0.58%) BEA
7 1 (0.58%) CA
7 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.58%) Informatica
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