The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 548 541 559
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing ATDD 41 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.043% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.059% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 7
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£450 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £638 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £380 £330
% change year-on-year
-11.84% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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 +11 41 £450 - 5
London +22 38 £450 -25.00% 2
City of London +30 7 £475 -
North West - 2 £335 -
South West - 1 - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Woking - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 114 (99.13%) TDD
2 81 (70.43%) Scrum
3 72 (62.61%) Java
4 67 (58.26%) BDD
5 64 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (45.22%) Software Engineering
8 47 (40.87%) OO
9 46 (40.00%) Cucumber
10 44 (38.26%) Ruby
11 35 (30.43%) Test Automation
12 34 (29.57%) C#
13 33 (28.70%) Pair Programming
14 29 (25.22%) Python
15 24 (20.87%) JavaScript
15 24 (20.87%) Unit Testing
15 24 (20.87%) User Stories
16 21 (18.26%) Mobile App
16 21 (18.26%) Calabash
16 21 (18.26%) Kanban
16 21 (18.26%) Test Scripting
16 21 (18.26%) Derivative
16 21 (18.26%) Equity Derivative
16 21 (18.26%) Refactoring
16 21 (18.26%) Automated Testing
17 20 (17.39%) Equities
17 20 (17.39%) Front Office
17 20 (17.39%) Computer Science
18 17 (14.78%) Android
19 16 (13.91%) Scala

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 8 (6.96%) Tomcat
1 8 (6.96%) GlassFish
2 4 (3.48%) Node.js
3 3 (2.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.87%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) IPv4
2 1 (0.87%) IPv6
2 1 (0.87%) SAN
2 1 (0.87%) Firewall
2 1 (0.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) CouchDB
2 5 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.35%) Couchbase
2 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 21 (18.26%) Calabash
3 14 (12.17%) Hudson
4 13 (11.30%) Selenium
5 12 (10.43%) Subversion
6 11 (9.57%) Git (software)
7 10 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 10 (8.70%) Maven
7 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
8 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (6.96%) JIRA
10 5 (4.35%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.61%) Ant
11 3 (2.61%) Gradle
11 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.61%) NUnit
11 3 (2.61%) Capybara
12 2 (1.74%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.74%) Cobertura
12 2 (1.74%) CodeNarc
General
1 20 (17.39%) Front Office
2 11 (9.57%) Back Office
3 10 (8.70%) Games
4 5 (4.35%) Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Finance
5 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 2 (1.74%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (47.83%) Developer
2 28 (24.35%) Java Developer
3 21 (18.26%) Agile Coach
4 16 (13.91%) Python Developer
5 14 (12.17%) Scala Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Senior Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Tester
7 10 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (6.96%) ScrumMaster
8 8 (6.96%) Test Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) QA Engineer
12 4 (3.48%) Senior Test Engineer
13 3 (2.61%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.17%) .NET
1 14 (12.17%) Spring
2 13 (11.30%) Web Services
3 11 (9.57%) XML
4 9 (7.83%) SOAP
5 8 (6.96%) Hibernate
5 8 (6.96%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.96%) Gherkin
6 7 (6.09%) RESTful
6 7 (6.09%) JMS
6 7 (6.09%) CSS
6 7 (6.09%) J2EE
6 7 (6.09%) HTML
7 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.22%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (4.35%) Android SDK
8 5 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.35%) Spring MVC
9 4 (3.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Derivative
1 21 (18.26%) Equity Derivative
1 21 (18.26%) Mobile App
2 20 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 20 (17.39%) Equities
3 10 (8.70%) Open Source
4 7 (6.09%) STB
5 5 (4.35%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.48%) Smartcard
7 3 (2.61%) IVR
7 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.61%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.74%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.74%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.87%) Blog
9 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.87%) DTV
9 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.87%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Android
2 6 (5.22%) Linux
3 5 (4.35%) UNIX
4 4 (3.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (99.13%) TDD
2 81 (70.43%) Scrum
3 67 (58.26%) BDD
4 64 (55.65%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (45.22%) Software Engineering
7 47 (40.87%) OO
8 35 (30.43%) Test Automation
9 33 (28.70%) Pair Programming
10 24 (20.87%) Unit Testing
10 24 (20.87%) User Stories
11 21 (18.26%) Test Scripting
11 21 (18.26%) Kanban
11 21 (18.26%) Automated Testing
11 21 (18.26%) Refactoring
12 16 (13.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (10.43%) Release Management
13 12 (10.43%) SOA
13 12 (10.43%) MVC
14 11 (9.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (62.61%) Java
2 44 (38.26%) Ruby
3 34 (29.57%) C#
4 29 (25.22%) Python
5 24 (20.87%) JavaScript
6 16 (13.91%) Scala
7 11 (9.57%) Groovy
7 11 (9.57%) SQL
8 10 (8.70%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.48%) PHP
10 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.74%) VB
11 2 (1.74%) C
12 1 (0.87%) Clojure
12 1 (0.87%) Golang
12 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) Degree
2 5 (4.35%) ISEB
2 5 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Puppet
2 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (6.96%) JBoss
2 4 (3.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.48%) HP
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle
4 2 (1.74%) BT
5 1 (0.87%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com