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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 548 557 584
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +27
Contract jobs citing ATDD 58 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.042% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.057% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 4
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£463 £463 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £638 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £403 £343
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +17.51%
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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 August 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 +17 57 £463 - 9
London +44 40 £450 -18.18% 2
Yorkshire - 12 £575 - 4
West Yorkshire - 11 £575 - 4
City of London +25 9 £490 +12.00%
North West - 3 £335 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £335 -
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -

ATDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 118 (95.93%) TDD
2 81 (65.85%) Scrum
3 79 (64.23%) Java
3 79 (64.23%) BDD
4 74 (60.16%) Continuous Integration
4 74 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (49.59%) Software Engineering
6 55 (44.72%) Ruby
7 53 (43.09%) OO
8 51 (41.46%) Cucumber
9 42 (34.15%) Test Automation
10 41 (33.33%) C#
10 41 (33.33%) Pair Programming
11 34 (27.64%) User Stories
12 33 (26.83%) Refactoring
13 32 (26.02%) JavaScript
14 29 (23.58%) Python
15 24 (19.51%) Calabash
15 24 (19.51%) Unit Testing
15 24 (19.51%) Functional Programming
16 23 (18.70%) Mobile App
17 22 (17.89%) Android
18 21 (17.07%) Computer Science
18 21 (17.07%) Derivative
18 21 (17.07%) Equity Derivative
19 20 (16.26%) Equities
19 20 (16.26%) Front Office
20 19 (15.45%) Automated Testing
21 18 (14.63%) Selenium
21 18 (14.63%) Test Scripting

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.25%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.25%) Node.js
2 3 (2.44%) Confluence
3 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.63%) GitHub
2 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.50%) Couchbase
3 8 (6.50%) CouchDB
3 8 (6.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.63%) SQLite
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (41.46%) Cucumber
2 24 (19.51%) Calabash
3 18 (14.63%) Selenium
4 16 (13.01%) Git (software)
5 10 (8.13%) JIRA
5 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.32%) WebDriver
7 8 (6.50%) Subversion
8 7 (5.69%) MSTest
9 6 (4.88%) Hudson
9 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
10 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (4.07%) FitNesse
10 5 (4.07%) Ant
11 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.25%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.25%) Xcode
11 4 (3.25%) NUnit
12 3 (2.44%) Maven
12 3 (2.44%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (16.26%) Front Office
2 8 (6.50%) Games
3 7 (5.69%) Back Office
4 6 (4.88%) Banking
5 4 (3.25%) Finance
6 3 (2.44%) Publishing
6 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 3 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Electronics
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (45.53%) Developer
2 26 (21.14%) Agile Coach
3 25 (20.33%) Java Developer
4 16 (13.01%) Python Developer
5 14 (11.38%) Scala Developer
6 13 (10.57%) Tester
7 11 (8.94%) Test Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) Software Engineer
8 10 (8.13%) Agile Java Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Automation Tester
10 7 (5.69%) ScrumMaster
10 7 (5.69%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (5.69%) Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Test Analyst
12 5 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
13 3 (2.44%) C# Developer
13 3 (2.44%) Integration Engineer
14 2 (1.63%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.20%) .NET
2 14 (11.38%) Web Services
3 13 (10.57%) HTML
4 11 (8.94%) Spring
4 11 (8.94%) ASP.NET
4 11 (8.94%) CSS
5 10 (8.13%) XML
6 8 (6.50%) ActiveMQ
6 8 (6.50%) .NET Framework
6 8 (6.50%) Spring MVC
6 8 (6.50%) RESTful
6 8 (6.50%) REST
7 7 (5.69%) SOAP
8 6 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.88%) JSON
8 6 (4.88%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.07%) CSS3
9 5 (4.07%) WCF
9 5 (4.07%) jQuery
9 5 (4.07%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Mobile App
2 21 (17.07%) Derivative
2 21 (17.07%) Equity Derivative
2 21 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 20 (16.26%) Equities
4 9 (7.32%) Open Source
5 6 (4.88%) STB
6 4 (3.25%) Streaming Video
7 3 (2.44%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (2.44%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.63%) Kindle
9 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.81%) Blog
9 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.81%) DTV
9 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.81%) Tandem
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.89%) Android
2 10 (8.13%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.50%) UNIX
3 8 (6.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (95.93%) TDD
2 81 (65.85%) Scrum
3 79 (64.23%) BDD
4 74 (60.16%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (60.16%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (49.59%) Software Engineering
6 53 (43.09%) OO
7 42 (34.15%) Test Automation
8 41 (33.33%) Pair Programming
9 34 (27.64%) User Stories
10 33 (26.83%) Refactoring
11 24 (19.51%) Unit Testing
11 24 (19.51%) Functional Programming
12 19 (15.45%) Automated Testing
13 18 (14.63%) Test Scripting
14 17 (13.82%) Kanban
15 16 (13.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (11.38%) MVC
17 12 (9.76%) Release Management
18 11 (8.94%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (64.23%) Java
2 55 (44.72%) Ruby
3 41 (33.33%) C#
4 32 (26.02%) JavaScript
5 29 (23.58%) Python
6 15 (12.20%) Objective-C
6 15 (12.20%) Scala
7 14 (11.38%) Groovy
8 8 (6.50%) SQL
9 4 (3.25%) PHP
10 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.63%) VB
11 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.63%) C
12 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) ISEB
3 3 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.88%) Oracle
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
2 2 (1.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.81%) Red Gate
3 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.81%) Kofax
3 1 (0.81%) SAP
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago