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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 579 624 588
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -36
Contract jobs citing ATDD 68 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.061% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.076% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 18 44
Median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £563 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £575
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -30.43%
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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +31 61 £425 -12.82% 24
London -4 38 £418 -20.47% 10
East of England - 15 £478 - 1
Bedfordshire - 10 £490 - 1
Luton - 10 £490 - 1
City of London +27 6 £421 -11.31% 2
South East +18 6 £375 +25.00% 3
South Wales - 6 £475 -
Wales - 6 £475 -
Cardiff - 6 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £475 -
Hampshire +4 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £375 - 2
North West +11 2 £430 +7.50% 2
Newbury - 2 £375 -
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Manchester - 2 £430 - 2
Leeds -2 1 £600 +45.45%
West Yorkshire -3 1 £600 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire -6 1 £600 +45.45% 1
North East - 1 £355 - 5
Glasgow - 1 £500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £355 - 5
Stockport - 1 £420 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Havant - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £355 - 5

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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.

1 124 (99.20%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (90.40%) TDD
3 94 (75.20%) BDD
4 62 (49.60%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (47.20%) Scrum
6 56 (44.80%) C#
7 52 (41.60%) JavaScript
7 52 (41.60%) AngularJS
8 47 (37.60%) Selenium
9 46 (36.80%) HTML
10 44 (35.20%) Jenkins
10 44 (35.20%) DevOps
11 43 (34.40%) Cucumber
11 43 (34.40%) Git (software)
12 42 (33.60%) Test Automation
12 42 (33.60%) Java
12 42 (33.60%) CSS
13 41 (32.80%) HTML5
14 39 (31.20%) .NET
15 37 (29.60%) CSS3
15 37 (29.60%) SpecFlow
16 35 (28.00%) jQuery
17 33 (26.40%) Unit Testing
17 33 (26.40%) NUnit
18 32 (25.60%) WebDriver
18 32 (25.60%) Mentoring
19 31 (24.80%) QA
20 30 (24.00%) JIRA
21 29 (23.20%) Kanban
21 29 (23.20%) Finance

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 15 (12.00%) Confluence
2 13 (10.40%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.60%) Jetty
4 2 (1.60%) Mule
4 2 (1.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.80%) Apache
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.80%) CMS
5 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (11.20%) GitHub
4 13 (10.40%) IaaS
4 13 (10.40%) PaaS
5 11 (8.80%) CloudBees
5 11 (8.80%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.60%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.60%) Google Play
6 2 (1.60%) Heroku
7 1 (0.80%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) AMQP
1 2 (1.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.80%) MongoDB
2 16 (12.80%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.80%) NoSQL
4 10 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (7.20%) Couchbase
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.60%) MySQL
7 2 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.80%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.80%) HBase
8 1 (0.80%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 47 (37.60%) Selenium
2 44 (35.20%) Jenkins
3 43 (34.40%) Cucumber
3 43 (34.40%) Git (software)
4 37 (29.60%) SpecFlow
5 33 (26.40%) NUnit
6 32 (25.60%) WebDriver
7 30 (24.00%) JIRA
8 29 (23.20%) Visual Studio
9 28 (22.40%) JUnit
10 24 (19.20%) Jasmine
11 23 (18.40%) MSTest
12 20 (16.00%) MbUnit
12 20 (16.00%) TeamCity
13 19 (15.20%) Ant
13 19 (15.20%) Maven
13 19 (15.20%) Mocha
14 16 (12.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (12.80%) JBehave
14 16 (12.80%) Protractor
General
1 29 (23.20%) Finance
2 18 (14.40%) Banking
3 13 (10.40%) Retail
4 11 (8.80%) Games
5 4 (3.20%) Wholesale Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.60%) Automotive
8 1 (0.80%) Back Office
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.80%) Legal
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (51.20%) Developer
2 19 (15.20%) Senior Developer
3 17 (13.60%) Agile Developer
4 15 (12.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 14 (11.20%) Test Engineer
6 13 (10.40%) Senior Agile Developer
6 13 (10.40%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (9.60%) Java Developer
7 12 (9.60%) Scrum Master
8 10 (8.00%) Developer in Test
9 9 (7.20%) .NET Developer
10 8 (6.40%) C# Developer
10 8 (6.40%) QA Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Architect
11 6 (4.80%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
12 5 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
12 5 (4.00%) JavaScript Engineer
12 5 (4.00%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.20%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (41.60%) AngularJS
2 46 (36.80%) HTML
3 42 (33.60%) CSS
4 41 (32.80%) HTML5
5 39 (31.20%) .NET
6 37 (29.60%) CSS3
7 35 (28.00%) jQuery
8 29 (23.20%) Web Services
9 23 (18.40%) WCF
10 21 (16.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (16.00%) Gherkin
11 20 (16.00%) KnockoutJS
12 19 (15.20%) Node.js
13 18 (14.40%) JSON
14 15 (12.00%) Sass
15 14 (11.20%) SOAP
16 13 (10.40%) .NET Framework
16 13 (10.40%) Spring
17 12 (9.60%) Velocity
17 12 (9.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) User Experience
2 18 (14.40%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.80%) Algorithms
3 11 (8.80%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.00%) Video on Demand
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.20%) IVR
5 4 (3.20%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.60%) iPhone
7 2 (1.60%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.80%) Android
1 6 (4.80%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (99.20%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (90.40%) TDD
3 94 (75.20%) BDD
4 62 (49.60%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (47.20%) Scrum
6 44 (35.20%) DevOps
7 42 (33.60%) Test Automation
8 33 (26.40%) Unit Testing
9 32 (25.60%) Mentoring
10 29 (23.20%) Kanban
10 29 (23.20%) OO
11 25 (20.00%) Web Development
12 23 (18.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (18.40%) MVC
13 20 (16.00%) Automated Testing
13 20 (16.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (16.00%) OOP
13 20 (16.00%) Test-First Development
14 19 (15.20%) Pair Programming
14 19 (15.20%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.80%) C#
2 52 (41.60%) JavaScript
3 42 (33.60%) Java
4 21 (16.80%) Ruby
5 20 (16.00%) TypeScript
6 13 (10.40%) Python
6 13 (10.40%) SQL
7 10 (8.00%) Perl
8 8 (6.40%) ECMAScript
8 8 (6.40%) ES6
9 7 (5.60%) Scala
10 6 (4.80%) Groovy
11 4 (3.20%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.40%) Clojure
12 3 (2.40%) Go
12 3 (2.40%) Rust
13 2 (1.60%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (4.00%) ISEB
4 4 (3.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (24.80%) QA
2 14 (11.20%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) Ansible
1 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.40%) Puppet
2 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.80%) Kibana
3 1 (0.80%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
1 6 (4.80%) Xamarin
2 4 (3.20%) Oracle
2 4 (3.20%) SAP
2 4 (3.20%) Telerik
3 3 (2.40%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.60%) Apple
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco
4 2 (1.60%) Google
4 2 (1.60%) Infor
4 2 (1.60%) Rally
4 2 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.80%) CA
5 1 (0.80%) Informatica
5 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
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