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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 539 536 498
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -38
Contract jobs citing ATDD 39 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.043% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.058% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 22
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£400 £350 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £596 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £525
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -33.33%
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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

ATDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ATDD
Top 22 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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 39 £400 +14.28% 24
London +18 29 £419 +11.66% 18
City of London +21 15 £400 +36.17% 3
Yorkshire -9 2 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £750 -
East Midlands - 1 £750 -
Nottingham - 1 £750 -
Portsmouth - - - -
Woking - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Leeds - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 108 (90.76%) TDD
2 105 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (66.39%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (63.03%) BDD
5 62 (52.10%) Java
6 46 (38.66%) Scrum
7 44 (36.97%) Cucumber
8 37 (31.09%) Ruby
8 37 (31.09%) C#
9 32 (26.89%) Refactoring
10 30 (25.21%) Test Automation
10 30 (25.21%) Web Services
10 30 (25.21%) User Stories
11 29 (24.37%) .NET
12 28 (23.53%) Software Engineering
13 25 (21.01%) Git (software)
14 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
15 23 (19.33%) Selenium
16 22 (18.49%) OO
17 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
17 21 (17.65%) SpecFlow
18 20 (16.81%) Feature Driven Development
18 20 (16.81%) SQL
18 20 (16.81%) Automated Testing
18 20 (16.81%) Pair Programming
19 19 (15.97%) MVC
19 19 (15.97%) HTML
19 19 (15.97%) QA
20 18 (15.13%) REST
20 18 (15.13%) Visual Studio

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (3.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.36%) Node.js
2 2 (1.68%) uiautomator
2 2 (1.68%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.68%) JBoss
2 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.20%) GitHub
3 4 (3.36%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.84%) PaaS
5 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.84%) AMQP
2 1 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 13 (10.92%) Couchbase
4 11 (9.24%) NoSQL
4 11 (9.24%) CouchDB
5 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.88%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.04%) SSDT
7 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (5.04%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.36%) Big Data
10 3 (2.52%) SQLite
10 3 (2.52%) MySQL
10 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 44 (36.97%) Cucumber
2 25 (21.01%) Git (software)
3 23 (19.33%) Selenium
4 21 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 18 (15.13%) Visual Studio
5 18 (15.13%) Jenkins
6 17 (14.29%) Calabash
7 16 (13.45%) MSTest
7 16 (13.45%) JIRA
8 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 12 (10.08%) NUnit
9 12 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (10.08%) ReSharper
9 12 (10.08%) MSBuild
9 12 (10.08%) NCover
9 12 (10.08%) NDepend
9 12 (10.08%) StyleCop
9 12 (10.08%) Appium
10 11 (9.24%) SoapUI
11 10 (8.40%) Hudson
General
1 13 (10.92%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Games
3 3 (2.52%) Retail
3 3 (2.52%) Publishing
4 2 (1.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Front Office
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (34.45%) Developer
2 19 (15.97%) Agile Coach
3 16 (13.45%) ScrumMaster
4 15 (12.61%) Java Developer
5 12 (10.08%) Tester
6 8 (6.72%) Automation Tester
7 7 (5.88%) Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.04%) ETL Developer
8 6 (5.04%) Architect
9 5 (4.20%) CRM Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.52%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) Senior Software Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.52%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.21%) Web Services
2 29 (24.37%) .NET
3 19 (15.97%) HTML
4 18 (15.13%) REST
5 15 (12.61%) .NET Framework
5 15 (12.61%) Spring
6 13 (10.92%) CSS
7 11 (9.24%) Spring MVC
7 11 (9.24%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (8.40%) ASP.NET
8 10 (8.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (7.56%) RESTful
10 8 (6.72%) SOAP
10 8 (6.72%) HTML5
11 7 (5.88%) CSS3
11 7 (5.88%) jQuery
12 6 (5.04%) Ajax
12 6 (5.04%) XML
12 6 (5.04%) WCF
12 6 (5.04%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (7.56%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.72%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.04%) Open Source
6 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.36%) Kindle
8 3 (2.52%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.52%) Clustering
9 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.68%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.84%) Derivative
10 1 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.84%) DTV
10 1 (0.84%) Equities
10 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.84%) User Experience
10 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Android
2 12 (10.08%) Linux
3 11 (9.24%) Apple iOS
3 11 (9.24%) UNIX
4 1 (0.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (90.76%) TDD
2 105 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (66.39%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (63.03%) BDD
5 46 (38.66%) Scrum
6 32 (26.89%) Refactoring
7 30 (25.21%) Test Automation
7 30 (25.21%) User Stories
8 28 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 22 (18.49%) OO
10 20 (16.81%) Feature Driven Development
10 20 (16.81%) Automated Testing
10 20 (16.81%) Pair Programming
11 19 (15.97%) MVC
12 16 (13.45%) Kanban
13 13 (10.92%) Mentoring
14 12 (10.08%) CRM
14 12 (10.08%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (10.08%) Test Scripting
15 10 (8.40%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 62 (52.10%) Java
2 37 (31.09%) Ruby
2 37 (31.09%) C#
3 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.81%) SQL
5 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
5 12 (10.08%) Groovy
6 10 (8.40%) Scala
7 9 (7.56%) Objective-C
8 6 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) ISEB
2 9 (7.56%) Degree
2 9 (7.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) PMP
4 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle
3 3 (2.52%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.52%) SAP
3 3 (2.52%) ATG
4 2 (1.68%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.84%) CODA
5 1 (0.84%) HP
5 1 (0.84%) Kofax
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