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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 550 552 584
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +32
Contract jobs citing ATDD 56 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.042% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.056% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 6
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£475 £500 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £374 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £425 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +24.08%
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
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -4 55 £475 -5.00% 13
London +24 34 £475 -19.49% 6
Yorkshire - 13 £575 -
West Yorkshire - 11 £575 -
North West - 4 £305 - 2
West Midlands -12 2 - - 4
Cheshire - 2 £335 -
Coventry -9 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Sheffield - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £363 - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 110 (95.65%) TDD
2 107 (93.04%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (66.96%) BDD
4 74 (64.35%) Scrum
5 72 (62.61%) Java
6 67 (58.26%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (48.70%) Software Engineering
8 53 (46.09%) OO
9 46 (40.00%) Ruby
10 43 (37.39%) Cucumber
11 41 (35.65%) Pair Programming
12 38 (33.04%) Test Automation
13 37 (32.17%) C#
14 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
14 31 (26.96%) Refactoring
15 29 (25.22%) User Stories
16 27 (23.48%) Python
17 25 (21.74%) Unit Testing
18 24 (20.87%) Functional Programming
19 21 (18.26%) Android
19 21 (18.26%) Calabash
19 21 (18.26%) Computer Science
19 21 (18.26%) Derivative
19 21 (18.26%) Equity Derivative
20 20 (17.39%) Equities
20 20 (17.39%) Front Office
20 20 (17.39%) Mobile App
21 18 (15.65%) Automated Testing
22 17 (14.78%) Test Scripting
22 17 (14.78%) Selenium

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.48%) Confluence
1 4 (3.48%) Node.js
2 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) GitHub
2 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.87%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.96%) Couchbase
3 8 (6.96%) CouchDB
3 8 (6.96%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.61%) MySQL
5 2 (1.74%) SQLite
5 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.87%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (37.39%) Cucumber
2 21 (18.26%) Calabash
3 17 (14.78%) Selenium
4 15 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 11 (9.57%) JIRA
6 9 (7.83%) Subversion
6 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.09%) MSTest
7 7 (6.09%) WebDriver
8 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.35%) Ant
9 5 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.35%) Hudson
10 4 (3.48%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.48%) NUnit
10 4 (3.48%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.61%) Xcode
11 3 (2.61%) Maven
11 3 (2.61%) Gradle
11 3 (2.61%) Capybara
General
1 20 (17.39%) Front Office
2 7 (6.09%) Back Office
2 7 (6.09%) Games
3 6 (5.22%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Finance
5 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.61%) Publishing
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (49.57%) Developer
2 25 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 21 (18.26%) Agile Coach
4 16 (13.91%) Python Developer
5 14 (12.17%) Scala Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Tester
7 10 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
8 9 (7.83%) Automation Tester
8 9 (7.83%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) ScrumMaster
11 5 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.61%) Integration Engineer
13 2 (1.74%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) .NET
2 14 (12.17%) Web Services
2 14 (12.17%) HTML
3 12 (10.43%) ASP.NET
3 12 (10.43%) CSS
4 11 (9.57%) Spring
5 10 (8.70%) XML
6 9 (7.83%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.83%) RESTful
6 9 (7.83%) REST
7 8 (6.96%) Spring MVC
7 8 (6.96%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (6.09%) SOAP
8 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.22%) jQuery
9 6 (5.22%) HTML5
9 6 (5.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (5.22%) JSON
9 6 (5.22%) AngularJS
10 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.26%) Derivative
1 21 (18.26%) Equity Derivative
1 21 (18.26%) Computer Science
2 20 (17.39%) Equities
2 20 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.96%) Open Source
4 5 (4.35%) Streaming Video
4 5 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.48%) STB
6 3 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.61%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.74%) Kindle
7 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.87%) Xbox
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) Blog
8 1 (0.87%) Tandem
8 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.87%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Android
2 9 (7.83%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.96%) UNIX
3 8 (6.96%) Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (95.65%) TDD
2 107 (93.04%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (66.96%) BDD
4 74 (64.35%) Scrum
5 67 (58.26%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (48.70%) Software Engineering
7 53 (46.09%) OO
8 41 (35.65%) Pair Programming
9 38 (33.04%) Test Automation
10 31 (26.96%) Refactoring
11 29 (25.22%) User Stories
12 25 (21.74%) Unit Testing
13 24 (20.87%) Functional Programming
14 18 (15.65%) Automated Testing
15 17 (14.78%) Test Scripting
16 15 (13.04%) Kanban
16 15 (13.04%) MVC
17 12 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (9.57%) Coaching
19 10 (8.70%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (62.61%) Java
2 46 (40.00%) Ruby
3 37 (32.17%) C#
4 31 (26.96%) JavaScript
5 27 (23.48%) Python
6 15 (13.04%) Scala
7 14 (12.17%) Objective-C
8 12 (10.43%) Groovy
9 9 (7.83%) SQL
10 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.48%) PHP
11 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.74%) C
12 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.87%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) Degree
2 5 (4.35%) ISEB
3 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle
3 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.74%) JBoss
5 1 (0.87%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.87%) SAP
5 1 (0.87%) Kofax
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