The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 37 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing TDD 2611 2259 1895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.71% 4.25% 3.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.36% 5.79% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1960 1734 1388
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
Average hourly rate £65.25 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.76% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £35.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.25 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+100.76% -13.33%

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 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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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 +8 2427 £415 +3.75% 968
London +5 1627 £440 +3.52% 502
City of London +4 340 £455 -4.21% 139
South East +11 290 £375 - 152
East of England -13 148 £375 -6.25% 43
North West +10 121 £350 +7.69% 97
Scotland +5 82 £394 -12.50% 29
Hampshire 0 75 £375 +5.63% 38
South West -10 75 £350 +16.66% 52
Manchester +5 71 £325 - 53
Yorkshire -8 71 £350 +16.66% 64
Wales +22 59 £420 +30.94% 11
Edinburgh +18 52 £388 +0.64% 14
Berkshire +12 48 £350 +1.44% 24
Buckinghamshire 0 48 £438 +16.66% 13
Southampton +22 46 £381 +7.39% 8
South Wales +21 44 £418 +26.03% 9
West Midlands +1 44 £370 +12.12% 23
West Yorkshire -14 43 £375 +25.00% 26
Cambridgeshire -19 41 £373 -15.34% 18
Kent +7 39 £400 +14.28% 6
Milton Keynes +1 39 £450 +20.00% 5
Leeds -6 39 £375 +25.00% 21
Cheshire +2 32 £493 +64.16% 30
Cambridge -6 31 £413 +17.85% 12
East Midlands -33 31 £325 -7.14% 23
Bedfordshire -14 29 £393 +22.65% 6
East Sussex +7 24 £200 -44.82% 12
Tunbridge Wells +3 24 £350 +9.37%
Somerset +2 24 £325 -7.14% 7

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 2078 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2039 (40.23%) Java
3 1902 (37.53%) BDD
4 1820 (35.91%) Scrum
5 1772 (34.96%) JavaScript
6 1706 (33.66%) HTML
7 1644 (32.44%) C#
8 1493 (29.46%) .NET
9 1387 (27.37%) CSS
10 1283 (25.32%) MVC
11 1154 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
12 1111 (21.92%) OO
13 1057 (20.86%) SQL
14 960 (18.94%) Web Services
15 849 (16.75%) HTML5
16 838 (16.54%) jQuery
17 832 (16.42%) ASP.NET
18 831 (16.40%) SQL Server
19 799 (15.77%) Spring
20 793 (15.65%) XML
21 658 (12.98%) Finance
22 652 (12.87%) Git (software)
23 617 (12.17%) Linux
24 615 (12.13%) Ruby
25 591 (11.66%) CSS3
26 580 (11.44%) Cucumber
27 565 (11.15%) E-Commerce
28 557 (10.99%) AngularJS
29 544 (10.73%) Selenium
30 543 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC

TDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 305 (6.02%) Node.js
2 275 (5.43%) CMS
3 153 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 143 (2.82%) Apache
5 85 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 84 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 74 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
8 72 (1.42%) IIS
9 68 (1.34%) Umbraco
10 58 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
11 51 (1.01%) Confluence
12 50 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
13 44 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 43 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
15 39 (0.77%) Apache Solr
16 25 (0.49%) Drupal
17 23 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
18 20 (0.39%) FileNet
19 19 (0.37%) nginx
19 19 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 156 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 41 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 34 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 27 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 17 (0.34%) MS Office
6 9 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.099%) MS Project
8 4 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.059%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.020%) SPSS
11 1 (0.020%) FastStats
11 1 (0.020%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 45 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.22%) RMDS
4 11 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.18%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.16%) Magento
7 7 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.099%) ReMetrica
9 4 (0.079%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.039%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.039%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.039%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.039%) CA Clarity
10 2 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.039%) Endur
11 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.020%) Summit
11 1 (0.020%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 123 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 45 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (0.69%) GitHub
6 33 (0.65%) SaaS
7 32 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 28 (0.55%) PaaS
9 16 (0.32%) Heroku
10 12 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (0.16%) IaaS
11 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.099%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.079%) Office 365
15 3 (0.059%) Joyent
16 2 (0.039%) AWS Data Pipeline
17 1 (0.020%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 1 (0.020%) Force.com
17 1 (0.020%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 180 (3.55%) HTTP
2 141 (2.78%) Internet
3 31 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 30 (0.59%) LDAP
5 12 (0.24%) VoIP
5 12 (0.24%) DNS
5 12 (0.24%) SSH
6 11 (0.22%) Intranet
7 8 (0.16%) SSL
8 7 (0.14%) DVB
8 7 (0.14%) Wireshark
8 7 (0.14%) AMQP
9 6 (0.12%) SMTP
9 6 (0.12%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.099%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.099%) MVNO
11 4 (0.079%) WAN
11 4 (0.079%) ATM
11 4 (0.079%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.079%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 831 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 448 (8.84%) MySQL
3 358 (7.06%) NoSQL
4 339 (6.69%) MongoDB
5 256 (5.05%) Relational Database
6 176 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 143 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 123 (2.43%) Big Data
9 120 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 92 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 86 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 86 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 85 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 85 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
13 75 (1.48%) Hadoop
13 75 (1.48%) CouchDB
14 74 (1.46%) Redis
15 58 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
16 46 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
17 44 (0.87%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 652 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 580 (11.44%) Cucumber
3 544 (10.73%) Selenium
4 525 (10.36%) Subversion
5 394 (7.77%) Jenkins
6 355 (7.00%) JUnit
7 352 (6.95%) Maven
8 280 (5.52%) Visual Studio
9 269 (5.31%) WebDriver
10 238 (4.70%) TeamCity
11 234 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 229 (4.52%) JIRA
13 217 (4.28%) Jasmine
14 216 (4.26%) NUnit
15 173 (3.41%) Hudson
16 147 (2.90%) SpecFlow
17 134 (2.64%) Ant
18 126 (2.49%) Mockito
19 117 (2.31%) Eclipse
20 106 (2.09%) JBehave
General
1 658 (12.98%) Finance
2 358 (7.06%) Banking
3 223 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 187 (3.69%) Front Office
5 145 (2.86%) Retail
6 123 (2.43%) Games
7 109 (2.15%) Marketing
8 90 (1.78%) Back Office
9 81 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 56 (1.10%) Publishing
11 48 (0.95%) Advertising
12 43 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 34 (0.67%) Electronics
14 31 (0.61%) Legal
15 26 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.28%) Law
17 9 (0.18%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.12%) Local Government
19 5 (0.099%) French Language
19 5 (0.099%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3748 (73.95%) Developer
2 940 (18.55%) Java Developer
3 717 (14.15%) .NET Developer
4 522 (10.30%) C# Developer
5 487 (9.61%) Senior Developer
6 290 (5.72%) C# .NET Developer
7 252 (4.97%) Analyst
8 226 (4.46%) Web Developer
9 223 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
10 222 (4.38%) PHP Developer
11 212 (4.18%) Tester
12 198 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 151 (2.98%) Software Engineer
14 142 (2.80%) Architect
15 136 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
16 124 (2.45%) Python Developer
17 122 (2.41%) Test Analyst
18 116 (2.29%) Lead Developer
18 116 (2.29%) ASP.NET Developer
19 108 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1706 (33.66%) HTML
2 1493 (29.46%) .NET
3 1387 (27.37%) CSS
4 960 (18.94%) Web Services
5 849 (16.75%) HTML5
6 838 (16.54%) jQuery
7 832 (16.42%) ASP.NET
8 799 (15.77%) Spring
9 793 (15.65%) XML
10 591 (11.66%) CSS3
11 557 (10.99%) AngularJS
12 543 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 531 (10.48%) RESTful
14 476 (9.39%) REST
15 447 (8.82%) .NET Framework
16 441 (8.70%) Ajax
17 436 (8.60%) JSON
18 424 (8.37%) WCF
19 403 (7.95%) Hibernate
20 362 (7.14%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 436 (8.60%) Open Source
2 235 (4.64%) Mobile App
3 172 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 125 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 98 (1.93%) iPad
6 97 (1.91%) Social Media
7 92 (1.82%) Derivative
8 88 (1.74%) Digital Media
9 85 (1.68%) Inversion of Control
10 83 (1.64%) N-Tier
10 83 (1.64%) Fixed Income
11 71 (1.40%) iPhone
12 67 (1.32%) Credit Risk
13 64 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 52 (1.03%) Visualisation
15 51 (1.01%) Client/Server
16 43 (0.85%) Wiki
17 41 (0.81%) DTV
18 39 (0.77%) Online Games
19 38 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 617 (12.17%) Linux
2 299 (5.90%) UNIX
3 261 (5.15%) Windows
4 222 (4.38%) Android
5 211 (4.16%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 42 (0.83%) Solaris
8 34 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (0.55%) AIX
10 24 (0.47%) CentOS
11 12 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.16%) Windows NT
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.14%) Fedora
15 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2078 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1902 (37.53%) BDD
3 1820 (35.91%) Scrum
4 1283 (25.32%) MVC
5 1154 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
6 1111 (21.92%) OO
7 565 (11.15%) E-Commerce
8 478 (9.43%) Unit Testing
9 463 (9.14%) Pair Programming
10 461 (9.10%) Software Engineering
11 428 (8.45%) Kanban
12 400 (7.89%) SOA
13 398 (7.85%) Test Automation
14 360 (7.10%) Web Development
15 328 (6.47%) OOP
16 301 (5.94%) Automated Testing
17 299 (5.90%) User Stories
18 226 (4.46%) Multithreading
19 191 (3.77%) Responsive Web Design
20 168 (3.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2039 (40.23%) Java
2 1772 (34.96%) JavaScript
3 1644 (32.44%) C#
4 1057 (20.86%) SQL
5 615 (12.13%) Ruby
6 453 (8.94%) PHP
7 380 (7.50%) Python
8 346 (6.83%) Scala
9 254 (5.01%) C++
10 192 (3.79%) Groovy
11 159 (3.14%) T-SQL
12 117 (2.31%) Objective-C
13 114 (2.25%) PL/SQL
14 83 (1.64%) Perl
15 82 (1.62%) C
15 82 (1.62%) PHP5
16 65 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 55 (1.09%) Clojure
18 49 (0.97%) VB.NET
19 43 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 310 (6.12%) Degree
2 164 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 124 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 78 (1.54%) ISEB
5 40 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 26 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.24%) MCITP
9 10 (0.20%) MCSD
10 8 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.099%) MBA
12 5 (0.099%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.079%) MCSE
13 4 (0.079%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.059%) MCTS
14 3 (0.059%) MCP
14 3 (0.059%) MCAD
14 3 (0.059%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.039%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (8.88%) QA
2 12 (0.24%) Basel III
3 6 (0.12%) SLA
4 3 (0.059%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.039%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.020%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (0.24%) Varnish
2 9 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.16%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.14%) vCloud
5 6 (0.12%) Docker
6 4 (0.079%) HDFS
7 3 (0.059%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.020%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.020%) RHEV
8 1 (0.020%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 83 (1.64%) Puppet
2 79 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (0.45%) Capistrano
4 23 (0.45%) Salt
5 21 (0.41%) Vagrant
6 16 (0.32%) Ansible
7 9 (0.18%) SCCM
8 8 (0.16%) Nagios
9 6 (0.12%) Oozie
10 5 (0.099%) Control-M
11 4 (0.079%) logstash
11 4 (0.079%) Graylog2
12 3 (0.059%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.039%) Kibana
13 2 (0.039%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.039%) WebInspect
14 1 (0.020%) WMI
14 1 (0.020%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.020%) Cacti
Vendors
1 510 (10.06%) Oracle
2 437 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 185 (3.65%) JBoss
4 149 (2.94%) Zend
5 110 (2.17%) Google
6 85 (1.68%) Sybase
7 72 (1.42%) Sitecore
8 71 (1.40%) Twitter
9 64 (1.26%) Facebook
10 55 (1.09%) TIBCO
11 49 (0.97%) Adobe
12 42 (0.83%) ATG
13 41 (0.81%) Perforce
14 39 (0.77%) Endeca
15 37 (0.73%) EPiServer
16 35 (0.69%) hybris
17 34 (0.67%) SAP
18 28 (0.55%) IBM
18 28 (0.55%) HP
18 28 (0.55%) Atlassian
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 22 minutes ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £430 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450pd
Posted: 7 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £360 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago