The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 43 48 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +22
Contract jobs citing TDD 2348 1722 1478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.30% 3.61% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.86% 4.98% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1261 1054
Average daily rate £413 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 1
Average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TDD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD within the UK.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD within the UK.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TDD
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

TDD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TDD
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 TDD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +8 2206 £413 -0.60% 514
London +9 1497 £425 -5.55% 260
City of London +5 381 £440 +1.14% 55
South East -7 203 £375 - 83
North West +23 153 £388 +20.15% 37
East of England -3 114 £375 -11.76% 40
Yorkshire +8 87 £325 +11.11% 32
South West +24 76 £400 +29.03% 23
West Yorkshire +8 70 £325 +8.33% 22
Leeds +9 69 £315 +5.00% 19
Wales +25 68 £450 - 10
Scotland -8 66 £375 -11.76% 11
Manchester +1 63 £375 +16.27% 23
Cheshire +34 54 £363 -2.02% 10
South Wales +26 52 £450 - 8
Bristol +19 45 £450 +60.00% 8
Berkshire -18 41 £350 -6.66% 13
West Midlands -2 40 £375 +15.38% 14
Buckinghamshire +10 39 £380 +16.92% 10
Essex +15 38 £375 +50.00% 5
Cardiff +13 37 £450 - 5
Swansea - 37 £450 - 2
West Wales - 37 £450 - 2
Hampshire -10 35 £300 -14.89% 16
Cambridgeshire -3 32 £319 -29.16% 11
Chester +13 31 £350 -6.66%
Newport - 31 £450 - 2
Milton Keynes +6 30 £390 +20.00% 4
Lancashire +3 29 £406 +65.81% 2
Edinburgh -6 29 £375 -6.25% 2

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TDD 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 TDD.

1 1889 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1730 (39.62%) Java
3 1592 (36.46%) Scrum
4 1561 (35.75%) C#
5 1522 (34.86%) HTML
6 1488 (34.08%) JavaScript
7 1473 (33.74%) BDD
8 1402 (32.11%) .NET
9 1216 (27.85%) CSS
10 1164 (26.66%) MVC
11 968 (22.17%) Continuous Integration
12 943 (21.60%) OO
13 879 (20.13%) SQL
14 819 (18.76%) SQL Server
15 815 (18.67%) jQuery
16 797 (18.25%) Web Services
17 784 (17.96%) ASP.NET
18 714 (16.35%) Spring
19 699 (16.01%) HTML5
20 644 (14.75%) XML
21 612 (14.02%) Git (software)
22 598 (13.70%) Finance
23 560 (12.83%) ASP.NET MVC
24 519 (11.89%) Ruby
25 500 (11.45%) E-Commerce
26 489 (11.20%) Oracle
27 488 (11.18%) CSS3
28 485 (11.11%) Cucumber
29 466 (10.67%) Subversion
30 465 (10.65%) Linux

TDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TDD 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 TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 216 (4.95%) Node.js
2 213 (4.88%) CMS
3 166 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 106 (2.43%) Apache
5 98 (2.24%) SharePoint
6 68 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 65 (1.49%) Umbraco
7 65 (1.49%) Apache Solr
8 60 (1.37%) IIS
9 48 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
10 43 (0.98%) Drupal
11 39 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
13 30 (0.69%) Mule
14 29 (0.66%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.64%) Confluence
16 25 (0.57%) NServiceBus
17 24 (0.55%) MQSeries
18 21 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
19 20 (0.46%) GlassFish
Applications
1 156 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.66%) MS Office
3 26 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.37%) MS Project
7 14 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.16%) Mingle
10 3 (0.069%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (0.80%) Google Analytics
2 31 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) Magento
4 7 (0.16%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 6 (0.14%) ReMetrica
6 5 (0.11%) RMDS
7 4 (0.092%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.046%) CA Clarity
8 2 (0.046%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.023%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.023%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.023%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 98 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
4 46 (1.05%) SaaS
5 33 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 17 (0.39%) GitHub
7 13 (0.30%) Heroku
8 12 (0.27%) Joyent
9 11 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.21%) PaaS
12 6 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.046%) IaaS
13 2 (0.046%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.023%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.023%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.023%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.023%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 171 (3.92%) HTTP
2 120 (2.75%) Internet
3 23 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.48%) Intranet
5 19 (0.44%) SSL
5 19 (0.44%) LDAP
6 14 (0.32%) DNS
7 6 (0.14%) VPN
7 6 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.11%) AMQP
9 4 (0.092%) FTP
9 4 (0.092%) Broadband
9 4 (0.092%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.092%) DVB
9 4 (0.092%) SMPP
10 3 (0.069%) Firewall
10 3 (0.069%) SMTP
10 3 (0.069%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 819 (18.76%) SQL Server
2 352 (8.06%) MySQL
3 255 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 227 (5.20%) Relational Database
5 212 (4.86%) NoSQL
6 185 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 104 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 82 (1.88%) Big Data
9 74 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 70 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 69 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 62 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 61 (1.40%) Hadoop
14 58 (1.33%) CouchDB
14 58 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 56 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 52 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
17 51 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
18 40 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
19 37 (0.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 612 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 485 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 466 (10.67%) Subversion
4 420 (9.62%) Selenium
5 346 (7.92%) Jenkins
6 333 (7.63%) JUnit
7 320 (7.33%) Maven
8 305 (6.99%) Visual Studio
9 244 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 228 (5.22%) WebDriver
11 219 (5.02%) TeamCity
12 218 (4.99%) NUnit
13 171 (3.92%) JIRA
14 170 (3.89%) Hudson
15 145 (3.32%) Jasmine
15 145 (3.32%) Ant
16 117 (2.68%) SpecFlow
17 100 (2.29%) JBehave
18 98 (2.24%) Eclipse
19 91 (2.08%) Mockito
General
1 598 (13.70%) Finance
2 347 (7.95%) Banking
3 177 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 147 (3.37%) Retail
5 129 (2.95%) Front Office
6 121 (2.77%) Games
7 89 (2.04%) Back Office
8 80 (1.83%) Marketing
9 57 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 53 (1.21%) Publishing
11 43 (0.98%) Legal
12 40 (0.92%) Advertising
13 36 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 28 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 24 (0.55%) Law
16 19 (0.44%) Electronics
17 15 (0.34%) Multimedia
18 10 (0.23%) Billing
19 8 (0.18%) Automotive
20 6 (0.14%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 3214 (73.61%) Developer
2 743 (17.02%) Java Developer
3 677 (15.51%) .NET Developer
4 507 (11.61%) C# Developer
5 398 (9.12%) Senior Developer
6 266 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 234 (5.36%) Analyst
8 220 (5.04%) Front-End Developer
9 202 (4.63%) Web Developer
10 193 (4.42%) Tester
11 159 (3.64%) PHP Developer
12 152 (3.48%) ASP.NET Developer
13 145 (3.32%) Architect
14 143 (3.28%) Software Developer
15 133 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
16 125 (2.86%) Software Engineer
17 119 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
18 107 (2.45%) Scala Developer
19 98 (2.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 98 (2.24%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1522 (34.86%) HTML
2 1402 (32.11%) .NET
3 1216 (27.85%) CSS
4 815 (18.67%) jQuery
5 797 (18.25%) Web Services
6 784 (17.96%) ASP.NET
7 714 (16.35%) Spring
8 699 (16.01%) HTML5
9 644 (14.75%) XML
10 560 (12.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 488 (11.18%) CSS3
12 416 (9.53%) Hibernate
13 413 (9.46%) RESTful
14 394 (9.02%) WCF
15 392 (8.98%) REST
16 387 (8.86%) Ajax
17 384 (8.80%) .NET Framework
18 358 (8.20%) SOAP
19 347 (7.95%) JSON
20 338 (7.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 296 (6.78%) Open Source
2 163 (3.73%) Mobile App
3 146 (3.34%) Computer Science
4 144 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 91 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
6 83 (1.90%) Derivative
7 82 (1.88%) N-Tier
8 63 (1.44%) Social Media
9 59 (1.35%) iPad
10 57 (1.31%) Digital Media
11 52 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 43 (0.98%) Fixed Income
13 40 (0.92%) Equities
13 40 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 39 (0.89%) Client/Server
15 37 (0.85%) Credit Risk
15 37 (0.85%) iPhone
16 36 (0.82%) Mathematics
17 35 (0.80%) IPTV
18 32 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 465 (10.65%) Linux
2 322 (7.38%) Windows
3 239 (5.47%) UNIX
4 170 (3.89%) Android
5 157 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 60 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 44 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (0.89%) Solaris
10 22 (0.50%) CentOS
11 20 (0.46%) Windows Phone
12 18 (0.41%) AIX
13 16 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.18%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
18 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1889 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1592 (36.46%) Scrum
3 1473 (33.74%) BDD
4 1164 (26.66%) MVC
5 968 (22.17%) Continuous Integration
6 943 (21.60%) OO
7 500 (11.45%) E-Commerce
8 425 (9.73%) Software Engineering
9 410 (9.39%) Unit Testing
10 387 (8.86%) Pair Programming
11 358 (8.20%) Kanban
12 344 (7.88%) SOA
13 341 (7.81%) Test Automation
14 327 (7.49%) Web Development
15 284 (6.50%) OOP
16 253 (5.79%) Multithreading
17 231 (5.29%) Automated Testing
18 191 (4.37%) User Stories
19 173 (3.96%) Responsive Web Design
20 164 (3.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1730 (39.62%) Java
2 1561 (35.75%) C#
3 1488 (34.08%) JavaScript
4 879 (20.13%) SQL
5 519 (11.89%) Ruby
6 359 (8.22%) PHP
7 266 (6.09%) Python
8 264 (6.05%) Scala
9 208 (4.76%) C++
10 149 (3.41%) T-SQL
11 132 (3.02%) Groovy
12 109 (2.50%) PL/SQL
13 98 (2.24%) Perl
14 84 (1.92%) Objective-C
15 67 (1.53%) C
16 58 (1.33%) Shell Script
17 45 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 43 (0.98%) Bash Shell
19 41 (0.94%) PHP5
20 39 (0.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 300 (6.87%) Degree
2 86 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 73 (1.67%) ISEB
4 64 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 38 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 22 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.30%) MCP
8 12 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.16%) MCTS
9 7 (0.16%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.14%) MCPD
11 5 (0.11%) MBA
11 5 (0.11%) MCSD
12 4 (0.092%) CCA
13 2 (0.046%) MCAD
13 2 (0.046%) CBAP
13 2 (0.046%) CFA
14 1 (0.023%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.023%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.023%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (7.97%) QA
2 9 (0.21%) Basel III
3 8 (0.18%) WCAG
4 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.11%) COREP
4 5 (0.11%) FINREP
5 3 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.069%) FATCA
5 3 (0.069%) EMIR
6 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.023%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.023%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.023%) SLA
7 1 (0.023%) WAI
7 1 (0.023%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (0.39%) Varnish
2 7 (0.16%) Squid
3 6 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.092%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.069%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.069%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.023%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.023%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (1.40%) Puppet
3 52 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.46%) Capistrano
5 14 (0.32%) Nagios
6 10 (0.23%) Vagrant
7 8 (0.18%) SCCM
8 7 (0.16%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.11%) MOM
10 4 (0.092%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.069%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.069%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.069%) StatsD
12 2 (0.046%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.046%) Control-M
12 2 (0.046%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.023%) Oozie
13 1 (0.023%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 489 (11.20%) Oracle
2 431 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 142 (3.25%) JBoss
4 121 (2.77%) Zend
5 91 (2.08%) Sybase
6 90 (2.06%) Google
7 61 (1.40%) Twitter
8 46 (1.05%) Facebook
9 45 (1.03%) Adobe
10 37 (0.85%) Sitecore
11 35 (0.80%) TIBCO
12 31 (0.71%) hybris
13 29 (0.66%) Venda
14 28 (0.64%) HP
14 28 (0.64%) ATG
15 26 (0.60%) Perforce
16 25 (0.57%) Business Objects
17 23 (0.53%) Endeca
18 22 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
18 22 (0.50%) Apple
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day flexible based on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Gonnadoo
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Consol Partners
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + £500 - £550 / Day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
St. Austell, Cornwall
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£340
Posted: 15 hours ago