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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 42 48 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs citing TDD 2399 1717 1480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.26% 3.60% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 4.96% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1770 1260 1036
Average daily rate £413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
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 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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 +4 2260 £403 -4.16% 881
London +9 1534 £425 -5.55% 468
City of London +5 399 £450 - 129
South East -9 209 £366 -2.53% 119
North West +24 154 £375 +16.27% 73
East of England -4 117 £375 -11.76% 73
Yorkshire +10 89 £325 +6.12% 46
South West +14 79 £400 +29.03% 38
West Yorkshire +14 71 £318 +1.60% 28
Leeds +8 70 £315 -3.07% 20
Scotland -3 70 £375 -9.09% 15
Manchester +1 66 £369 +14.34% 51
Wales +27 59 £450 - 11
Cheshire +30 58 £363 -2.02% 11
South Wales +21 45 £450 - 9
Bristol +18 45 £450 +60.00% 13
Berkshire -12 41 £350 -6.66% 14
Buckinghamshire +8 40 £380 +16.92% 11
West Midlands +1 40 £375 +14.50% 35
Essex +9 38 £375 +50.00% 7
Cardiff +14 37 £450 - 4
Hampshire -15 36 £300 -15.49% 23
Swansea - 36 £450 - 2
West Wales - 36 £450 - 2
Chester +14 34 £350 -6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 34 £325 -27.77% 17
East Midlands -15 32 £373 -0.66% 21
Milton Keynes +10 31 £390 +20.00% 4
Edinburgh -7 30 £375 -6.25% 5
Surrey -16 30 £385 +2.60% 37

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 1918 (43.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1734 (39.23%) Java
3 1602 (36.24%) Scrum
4 1589 (35.95%) C#
5 1542 (34.89%) HTML
6 1506 (34.07%) JavaScript
7 1473 (33.33%) BDD
8 1428 (32.31%) .NET
9 1231 (27.85%) CSS
10 1183 (26.76%) MVC
11 979 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
12 955 (21.61%) OO
13 904 (20.45%) SQL
14 839 (18.98%) SQL Server
15 830 (18.78%) jQuery
16 802 (18.14%) Web Services
17 793 (17.94%) ASP.NET
18 722 (16.33%) Spring
19 711 (16.09%) HTML5
20 656 (14.84%) XML
21 620 (14.03%) Git (software)
22 611 (13.82%) Finance
23 568 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
24 521 (11.79%) Ruby
25 502 (11.36%) Oracle
26 501 (11.33%) E-Commerce
27 496 (11.22%) CSS3
28 488 (11.04%) Cucumber
29 471 (10.66%) Linux
30 468 (10.59%) Subversion

TDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 221 (5.00%) Node.js
2 213 (4.82%) CMS
3 171 (3.87%) Tomcat
4 109 (2.47%) Apache
5 93 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 68 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 66 (1.49%) Apache Solr
8 64 (1.45%) Umbraco
9 61 (1.38%) IIS
10 47 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
11 45 (1.02%) Drupal
12 39 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
13 32 (0.72%) Mule
14 30 (0.68%) WebSphere
14 30 (0.68%) Confluence
15 28 (0.63%) NServiceBus
16 23 (0.52%) MQSeries
17 22 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
17 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 159 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.66%) MS Office
3 25 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.36%) MS Project
7 14 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.20%) Mingle
8 9 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.068%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 35 (0.79%) Google Analytics
2 32 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.16%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.16%) Magento
5 6 (0.14%) ReMetrica
6 5 (0.11%) RMDS
7 4 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.045%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.023%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.023%) CA Clarity
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.023%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.023%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.023%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 98 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 48 (1.09%) SaaS
5 33 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.43%) GitHub
7 13 (0.29%) 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 8 (0.18%) PaaS
12 6 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.045%) IaaS
14 1 (0.023%) Office 365
14 1 (0.023%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.023%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.023%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 175 (3.96%) HTTP
2 121 (2.74%) Internet
3 23 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.48%) Intranet
4 21 (0.48%) SSL
5 19 (0.43%) LDAP
6 14 (0.32%) DNS
7 6 (0.14%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.14%) Kerberos
7 6 (0.14%) VPN
8 5 (0.11%) AMQP
8 5 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.090%) FTP
9 4 (0.090%) Broadband
9 4 (0.090%) SMPP
9 4 (0.090%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.068%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.068%) Firewall
10 3 (0.068%) SMTP
10 3 (0.068%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 839 (18.98%) SQL Server
2 352 (7.96%) MySQL
3 260 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 235 (5.32%) Relational Database
5 211 (4.77%) NoSQL
6 186 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 111 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 84 (1.90%) Big Data
9 76 (1.72%) RDBMS
10 74 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 70 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 62 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 62 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 61 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 59 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
15 56 (1.27%) CouchDB
16 53 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
17 52 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
18 43 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
19 40 (0.90%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 620 (14.03%) Git (software)
2 488 (11.04%) Cucumber
3 468 (10.59%) Subversion
4 415 (9.39%) Selenium
5 343 (7.76%) Jenkins
6 334 (7.56%) JUnit
7 317 (7.17%) Maven
8 312 (7.06%) Visual Studio
9 243 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 224 (5.07%) NUnit
11 221 (5.00%) TeamCity
12 218 (4.93%) WebDriver
13 174 (3.94%) Hudson
14 164 (3.71%) JIRA
15 147 (3.33%) Jasmine
16 137 (3.10%) Ant
17 119 (2.69%) SpecFlow
18 101 (2.29%) JBehave
19 99 (2.24%) Eclipse
20 91 (2.06%) Mockito
General
1 611 (13.82%) Finance
2 351 (7.94%) Banking
3 179 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 147 (3.33%) Retail
5 129 (2.92%) Front Office
6 120 (2.71%) Games
7 88 (1.99%) Back Office
8 80 (1.81%) Marketing
9 58 (1.31%) Telecoms
10 57 (1.29%) Publishing
11 47 (1.06%) Legal
12 42 (0.95%) Advertising
13 38 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.61%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.57%) Law
16 20 (0.45%) Electronics
17 18 (0.41%) Multimedia
18 10 (0.23%) Billing
19 8 (0.18%) Automotive
20 6 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3260 (73.76%) Developer
2 742 (16.79%) Java Developer
3 693 (15.68%) .NET Developer
4 526 (11.90%) C# Developer
5 403 (9.12%) Senior Developer
6 274 (6.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 230 (5.20%) Analyst
8 219 (4.95%) Front-End Developer
9 206 (4.66%) Web Developer
10 191 (4.32%) Tester
11 159 (3.60%) PHP Developer
12 155 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
13 149 (3.37%) Software Developer
14 148 (3.35%) Architect
15 136 (3.08%) Software Engineer
16 134 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
17 122 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
18 105 (2.38%) Scala Developer
19 99 (2.24%) Senior .NET Developer
20 98 (2.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1542 (34.89%) HTML
2 1428 (32.31%) .NET
3 1231 (27.85%) CSS
4 830 (18.78%) jQuery
5 802 (18.14%) Web Services
6 793 (17.94%) ASP.NET
7 722 (16.33%) Spring
8 711 (16.09%) HTML5
9 656 (14.84%) XML
10 568 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 496 (11.22%) CSS3
12 421 (9.52%) RESTful
13 419 (9.48%) Hibernate
14 412 (9.32%) WCF
15 404 (9.14%) REST
16 394 (8.91%) Ajax
17 389 (8.80%) .NET Framework
18 366 (8.28%) SOAP
19 352 (7.96%) JSON
20 339 (7.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 293 (6.63%) Open Source
2 163 (3.69%) Mobile App
3 150 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 143 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
5 93 (2.10%) Inversion of Control
6 84 (1.90%) N-Tier
7 81 (1.83%) Derivative
8 67 (1.52%) Social Media
9 59 (1.33%) iPad
10 56 (1.27%) Digital Media
11 52 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (1.06%) Fixed Income
13 45 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 37 (0.84%) Equities
14 37 (0.84%) iPhone
14 37 (0.84%) Mathematics
15 36 (0.81%) Credit Risk
16 35 (0.79%) IPTV
17 32 (0.72%) Visualisation
17 32 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 471 (10.66%) Linux
2 330 (7.47%) Windows
3 241 (5.45%) UNIX
4 175 (3.96%) Android
5 161 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 60 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 44 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (0.88%) Solaris
10 23 (0.52%) CentOS
11 21 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 18 (0.41%) AIX
13 16 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.18%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
17 7 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1918 (43.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1602 (36.24%) Scrum
3 1473 (33.33%) BDD
4 1183 (26.76%) MVC
5 979 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
6 955 (21.61%) OO
7 501 (11.33%) E-Commerce
8 436 (9.86%) Software Engineering
9 419 (9.48%) Unit Testing
10 386 (8.73%) Pair Programming
11 357 (8.08%) SOA
12 353 (7.99%) Kanban
13 346 (7.83%) Test Automation
14 336 (7.60%) Web Development
15 289 (6.54%) OOP
16 259 (5.86%) Multithreading
17 229 (5.18%) Automated Testing
18 191 (4.32%) User Stories
19 176 (3.98%) Responsive Web Design
20 161 (3.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1734 (39.23%) Java
2 1589 (35.95%) C#
3 1506 (34.07%) JavaScript
4 904 (20.45%) SQL
5 521 (11.79%) Ruby
6 363 (8.21%) PHP
7 265 (6.00%) Python
8 258 (5.84%) Scala
9 209 (4.73%) C++
10 151 (3.42%) T-SQL
11 134 (3.03%) Groovy
12 116 (2.62%) PL/SQL
13 97 (2.19%) Perl
14 85 (1.92%) Objective-C
15 67 (1.52%) C
16 60 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 46 (1.04%) VB.NET
18 45 (1.02%) Bash Shell
19 41 (0.93%) PHP5
20 37 (0.84%) XAML
Qualifications
1 316 (7.15%) Degree
2 79 (1.79%) Security Cleared
3 65 (1.47%) ISEB
4 59 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 31 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 27 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.32%) MCP
8 11 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 9 (0.20%) MCTS
10 8 (0.18%) MCSD
11 7 (0.16%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.14%) MCPD
13 5 (0.11%) MBA
14 4 (0.090%) CCA
15 3 (0.068%) MCAD
16 2 (0.045%) MCSE
16 2 (0.045%) MCITP
16 2 (0.045%) CFA
16 2 (0.045%) CBAP
17 1 (0.023%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 353 (7.99%) QA
2 9 (0.20%) Basel III
3 8 (0.18%) WCAG
4 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.11%) COREP
4 5 (0.11%) FINREP
4 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.068%) FATCA
5 3 (0.068%) EMIR
5 3 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.023%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.023%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.023%) WAI
7 1 (0.023%) MiFID
7 1 (0.023%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (0.38%) Varnish
2 8 (0.18%) Squid
3 6 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.090%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.068%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.045%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.023%) vCloud
7 1 (0.023%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 74 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (1.38%) Puppet
3 45 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.45%) 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 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.090%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.068%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.068%) StatsD
11 3 (0.068%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.045%) Control-M
12 2 (0.045%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.023%) HP SiteScope
13 1 (0.023%) Oozie
Vendors
1 502 (11.36%) Oracle
2 440 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 141 (3.19%) JBoss
4 121 (2.74%) Zend
5 90 (2.04%) Sybase
5 90 (2.04%) Google
6 65 (1.47%) Twitter
7 51 (1.15%) Facebook
8 45 (1.02%) Adobe
9 36 (0.81%) Sitecore
10 35 (0.79%) TIBCO
11 33 (0.75%) hybris
12 31 (0.70%) ATG
13 29 (0.66%) Venda
14 28 (0.63%) HP
15 27 (0.61%) Perforce
16 25 (0.57%) Business Objects
17 24 (0.54%) Endeca
18 23 (0.52%) Apple
19 22 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Posted: 20 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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