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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 36 44 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing TDD 2573 2102 1718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.71% 4.11% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 5.64% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1944 1603 1272
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 13
Average hourly rate £59.50 £31.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.40% -20.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £31.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+87.40% -20.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
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 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 2405 £425 +6.25% 988
London +6 1653 £450 +5.88% 493
City of London +6 364 £475 +5.55% 146
South East -6 252 £375 - 154
East of England -8 136 £375 -6.25% 69
North West +14 115 £350 +7.69% 94
South West +14 99 £350 +16.66% 57
Scotland +4 76 £375 -16.66% 35
Yorkshire +2 69 £333 +20.90% 52
Wales +11 64 £450 +52.54% 14
Hampshire -3 61 £381 +6.27% 41
Manchester +2 58 £325 - 49
West Yorkshire +3 50 £340 +26.51% 27
Buckinghamshire -13 50 £425 +13.33% 10
South Wales +13 48 £431 +43.75% 12
Edinburgh +14 47 £400 +18.51% 11
Leeds +4 46 £340 +29.52% 21
Berkshire +6 42 £350 -6.66% 21
Milton Keynes -4 42 £425 +13.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -20 41 £375 -11.76% 22
Somerset +3 36 £313 -3.84% 4
Southampton +13 34 £388 +9.15% 19
West Midlands -8 34 £375 +15.38% 24
Cheshire +9 32 £490 +36.11% 25
East Midlands -25 31 £320 -11.11% 30
Cambridge -1 30 £419 +24.07% 14
Bedfordshire -9 30 £375 +4.89% 11
Kent +14 29 £388 +10.71% 13
Newport +9 28 £450 +33.33% 3
Surrey -21 25 £363 -4.60% 33

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2044 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1964 (39.69%) Java
3 1848 (37.35%) BDD
4 1810 (36.58%) Scrum
5 1756 (35.49%) JavaScript
6 1707 (34.50%) HTML
7 1651 (33.37%) C#
8 1501 (30.34%) .NET
9 1382 (27.93%) CSS
10 1234 (24.94%) MVC
11 1109 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
12 1058 (21.38%) OO
13 1043 (21.08%) SQL
14 931 (18.82%) Web Services
15 841 (17.00%) ASP.NET
16 839 (16.96%) SQL Server
17 833 (16.84%) jQuery
18 808 (16.33%) HTML5
19 765 (15.46%) XML
20 763 (15.42%) Spring
21 640 (12.93%) Finance
22 622 (12.57%) Git (software)
23 606 (12.25%) Ruby
24 573 (11.58%) Linux
25 564 (11.40%) E-Commerce
26 562 (11.36%) CSS3
27 550 (11.12%) ASP.NET MVC
27 550 (11.12%) Cucumber
28 528 (10.67%) Selenium
29 523 (10.57%) Subversion

TDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 268 (5.42%) CMS
1 268 (5.42%) Node.js
2 153 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 123 (2.49%) Apache
4 89 (1.80%) Umbraco
5 88 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 78 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 69 (1.39%) IIS
7 69 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 51 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 48 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
10 47 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
11 46 (0.93%) Confluence
12 44 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 39 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 31 (0.63%) Drupal
15 23 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
16 19 (0.38%) nginx
16 19 (0.38%) GlassFish
17 18 (0.36%) Jetty
Applications
1 147 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 39 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 35 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 18 (0.36%) MS Office
6 10 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.14%) MS Project
8 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.040%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.020%) FastStats
11 1 (0.020%) Mingle
11 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.63%) Google Analytics
3 25 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.16%) RMDS
6 7 (0.14%) Magento
6 7 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 6 (0.12%) ReMetrica
8 5 (0.10%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.040%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.040%) CA Clarity
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.040%) Endur
9 2 (0.040%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.020%) Summit
10 1 (0.020%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 117 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 44 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (0.75%) SaaS
6 30 (0.61%) GitHub
7 29 (0.59%) PaaS
8 24 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.28%) Heroku
10 10 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.18%) IaaS
11 9 (0.18%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.12%) Joyent
12 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.10%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.081%) Office 365
15 1 (0.020%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.020%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.020%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 173 (3.50%) HTTP
2 128 (2.59%) Internet
3 29 (0.59%) LDAP
4 25 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.26%) DNS
6 10 (0.20%) SSL
7 9 (0.18%) SSH
7 9 (0.18%) AMQP
8 8 (0.16%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.16%) SMTP
9 7 (0.14%) DVB
10 6 (0.12%) Intranet
10 6 (0.12%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.12%) VoIP
10 6 (0.12%) Bluetooth
11 4 (0.081%) MVNO
12 3 (0.061%) ZigBee
12 3 (0.061%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.040%) FTP
13 2 (0.040%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 839 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 427 (8.63%) MySQL
3 342 (6.91%) NoSQL
4 327 (6.61%) MongoDB
5 253 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 191 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 141 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 116 (2.34%) Big Data
9 112 (2.26%) Oracle Database
10 94 (1.90%) RDBMS
11 90 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 88 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 88 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
13 78 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 75 (1.52%) Redis
15 69 (1.39%) Hadoop
15 69 (1.39%) CouchDB
16 62 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
17 48 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
18 45 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 622 (12.57%) Git (software)
2 550 (11.12%) Cucumber
3 528 (10.67%) Selenium
4 523 (10.57%) Subversion
5 367 (7.42%) Jenkins
6 352 (7.11%) JUnit
7 346 (6.99%) Maven
8 285 (5.76%) Visual Studio
9 264 (5.34%) WebDriver
10 247 (4.99%) TeamCity
11 225 (4.55%) JIRA
12 221 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
13 220 (4.45%) NUnit
14 194 (3.92%) Jasmine
15 164 (3.31%) Hudson
16 133 (2.69%) SpecFlow
17 126 (2.55%) Ant
18 123 (2.49%) Mockito
19 115 (2.32%) JBehave
20 114 (2.30%) Eclipse
General
1 640 (12.93%) Finance
2 359 (7.26%) Banking
3 213 (4.30%) Investment Banking
4 183 (3.70%) Front Office
5 143 (2.89%) Retail
6 118 (2.38%) Games
7 96 (1.94%) Back Office
8 95 (1.92%) Marketing
9 76 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 50 (1.01%) Publishing
11 45 (0.91%) Advertising
12 43 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 32 (0.65%) Electronics
14 30 (0.61%) Legal
15 26 (0.53%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.28%) Law
17 8 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.14%) Billing
18 7 (0.14%) Local Government
19 6 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3662 (74.01%) Developer
2 897 (18.13%) Java Developer
3 723 (14.61%) .NET Developer
4 521 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 474 (9.58%) Senior Developer
6 299 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 241 (4.87%) Analyst
8 226 (4.57%) Front-End Developer
9 220 (4.45%) Web Developer
10 215 (4.35%) Tester
11 212 (4.28%) PHP Developer
12 193 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
13 152 (3.07%) Architect
14 140 (2.83%) Software Engineer
15 131 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
16 126 (2.55%) ASP.NET Developer
17 116 (2.34%) Test Analyst
18 115 (2.32%) Python Developer
19 114 (2.30%) Senior .NET Developer
20 108 (2.18%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1707 (34.50%) HTML
2 1501 (30.34%) .NET
3 1382 (27.93%) CSS
4 931 (18.82%) Web Services
5 841 (17.00%) ASP.NET
6 833 (16.84%) jQuery
7 808 (16.33%) HTML5
8 765 (15.46%) XML
9 763 (15.42%) Spring
10 562 (11.36%) CSS3
11 550 (11.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 520 (10.51%) AngularJS
13 478 (9.66%) RESTful
14 470 (9.50%) REST
15 447 (9.03%) .NET Framework
16 440 (8.89%) Ajax
17 431 (8.71%) JSON
18 415 (8.39%) WCF
19 398 (8.04%) Hibernate
20 347 (7.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 430 (8.69%) Open Source
2 222 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 167 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 140 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 97 (1.96%) Derivative
6 93 (1.88%) Social Media
7 92 (1.86%) iPad
8 83 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 80 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
10 74 (1.50%) Digital Media
11 68 (1.37%) Fixed Income
12 65 (1.31%) iPhone
13 64 (1.29%) Credit Risk
14 58 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 52 (1.05%) Client/Server
16 50 (1.01%) Visualisation
17 41 (0.83%) Wiki
17 41 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
18 38 (0.77%) Online Games
18 38 (0.77%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 573 (11.58%) Linux
2 281 (5.68%) Windows
3 278 (5.62%) UNIX
4 215 (4.35%) Android
5 207 (4.18%) Apple iOS
6 51 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 49 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (0.77%) Solaris
9 27 (0.55%) AIX
10 24 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.40%) CentOS
12 12 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.12%) Fedora
17 5 (0.10%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.081%) Windows NT
18 4 (0.081%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2044 (41.31%) Agile Software Development
2 1848 (37.35%) BDD
3 1810 (36.58%) Scrum
4 1234 (24.94%) MVC
5 1109 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
6 1058 (21.38%) OO
7 564 (11.40%) E-Commerce
8 479 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 442 (8.93%) Pair Programming
10 433 (8.75%) Kanban
11 428 (8.65%) Software Engineering
12 408 (8.25%) SOA
13 392 (7.92%) Test Automation
14 381 (7.70%) Web Development
15 308 (6.22%) OOP
16 287 (5.80%) Automated Testing
17 282 (5.70%) User Stories
18 218 (4.41%) Multithreading
19 197 (3.98%) Responsive Web Design
20 157 (3.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1964 (39.69%) Java
2 1756 (35.49%) JavaScript
3 1651 (33.37%) C#
4 1043 (21.08%) SQL
5 606 (12.25%) Ruby
6 425 (8.59%) PHP
7 339 (6.85%) Python
8 335 (6.77%) Scala
9 232 (4.69%) C++
10 179 (3.62%) Groovy
11 160 (3.23%) T-SQL
12 112 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 110 (2.22%) Objective-C
14 82 (1.66%) Perl
15 74 (1.50%) PHP5
16 68 (1.37%) C
17 54 (1.09%) Clojure
18 52 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 46 (0.93%) VB.NET
20 40 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 294 (5.94%) Degree
2 160 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 120 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 87 (1.76%) ISEB
5 47 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 26 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.20%) MCSD
9 9 (0.18%) MCITP
10 7 (0.14%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.12%) MCTS
11 6 (0.12%) MCP
11 6 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.10%) MBA
13 4 (0.081%) MCSE
13 4 (0.081%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.061%) MCPD
14 3 (0.061%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.061%) MCAD
14 3 (0.061%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (8.43%) QA
2 13 (0.26%) Basel III
3 7 (0.14%) SLA
4 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.061%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.040%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.040%) COREP
6 2 (0.040%) FINREP
7 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 15 (0.30%) Varnish
2 8 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.14%) HDFS
4 6 (0.12%) vCloud
5 5 (0.10%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.081%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.040%) Docker
8 1 (0.020%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.020%) Squid
Systems Management
1 88 (1.78%) Puppet
2 78 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (0.59%) Capistrano
5 20 (0.40%) Vagrant
5 20 (0.40%) Salt
6 12 (0.24%) Ansible
7 11 (0.22%) Nagios
8 9 (0.18%) SCCM
9 6 (0.12%) Oozie
10 5 (0.10%) Control-M
11 4 (0.081%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.061%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.061%) Graylog2
13 2 (0.040%) logstash
13 2 (0.040%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.040%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 1 (0.020%) WebInspect
14 1 (0.020%) WMI
14 1 (0.020%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 497 (10.04%) Oracle
2 431 (8.71%) Microsoft
3 188 (3.80%) JBoss
4 135 (2.73%) Zend
5 119 (2.41%) Google
6 86 (1.74%) Sybase
7 61 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 61 (1.23%) Twitter
8 56 (1.13%) Facebook
9 52 (1.05%) TIBCO
10 51 (1.03%) Adobe
11 39 (0.79%) ATG
12 38 (0.77%) Perforce
12 38 (0.77%) hybris
13 36 (0.73%) Endeca
14 31 (0.63%) SAP
15 29 (0.59%) HP
15 29 (0.59%) EPiServer
16 27 (0.55%) IBM
16 27 (0.55%) Red Hat
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £370 - £400 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday