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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 30 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 3180 2555 2255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.44% 4.57% 4.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.96% 6.02% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 1907 1717
Average daily rate
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£438 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £56.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% +74.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £30.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £56.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.11% +74.61%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +6 3002 £438 +4.16% 1187
London +3 1826 £475 +5.55% 521
South East +19 443 £400 +6.66% 195
City of London +10 419 £500 +11.11% 132
North West +11 172 £378 +16.15% 131
Yorkshire +22 168 £400 +14.28% 72
West Yorkshire +29 136 £400 +6.66% 39
East of England -6 130 £413 +3.12% 73
Leeds +23 128 £400 +6.66% 29
South West +32 115 £375 +7.14% 82
Scotland +6 104 £375 -3.22% 42
Berkshire +41 98 £365 +4.28% 29
Manchester -6 94 £375 +15.38% 74
Surrey +47 85 £400 +23.07% 29
Oxfordshire +26 81 £423 +20.71% 23
West Midlands +21 64 £350 +6.87% 49
North East +8 62 £425 +30.76% 20
Reading +29 58 £420 -1.17% 9
Hampshire -14 57 £350 -6.66% 40
Bristol +28 55 £400 +6.66% 21
Oxford +14 55 £425 +21.42% 9
Tyne and Wear +13 55 £425 +30.76% 15
Edinburgh -8 55 £388 - 15
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 51 £428 +31.53% 14
Buckinghamshire -10 50 £425 +0.29% 9
Wales -16 47 £375 -10.71% 15
South Wales -2 44 £383 -7.83% 15
Cambridgeshire +5 43 £388 +3.33% 26
Suffolk +17 40 £413 +5.43% 2
East Midlands -4 35 £375 - 44

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4713 (80.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2347 (39.91%) JavaScript
3 2336 (39.72%) Java
4 2154 (36.63%) BDD
5 2110 (35.88%) Scrum
6 1969 (33.48%) HTML
7 1733 (29.47%) C#
8 1648 (28.02%) CSS
9 1620 (27.55%) .NET
10 1601 (27.22%) Continuous Integration
11 1375 (23.38%) MVC
12 1224 (20.81%) SQL
13 1148 (19.52%) Web Services
14 1110 (18.87%) HTML5
15 1073 (18.25%) Git (software)
16 1065 (18.11%) OO
17 1017 (17.29%) AngularJS
18 986 (16.77%) SQL Server
19 890 (15.13%) jQuery
20 835 (14.20%) Spring
21 793 (13.48%) ASP.NET
22 789 (13.42%) REST
23 775 (13.18%) Finance
24 759 (12.91%) RESTful
25 732 (12.45%) XML
26 713 (12.12%) Linux
27 708 (12.04%) CSS3
28 697 (11.85%) Jenkins
29 643 (10.93%) E-Commerce
30 628 (10.68%) Unit Testing

TDD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 517 (8.79%) Node.js
2 231 (3.93%) Apache
2 231 (3.93%) Tomcat
3 196 (3.33%) JBoss
4 171 (2.91%) Confluence
5 154 (2.62%) CMS
6 131 (2.23%) WebSphere
7 85 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
8 84 (1.43%) SharePoint
9 80 (1.36%) IIS
10 74 (1.26%) Jetty
11 70 (1.19%) Apache Spark
12 67 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
13 63 (1.07%) WebLogic
14 61 (1.04%) Umbraco
15 59 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 44 (0.75%) Apache Solr
16 44 (0.75%) Mule
17 43 (0.73%) nginx
18 35 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 100 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.44%) MS Office
3 16 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.14%) Mingle
7 5 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.085%) MS Project
8 4 (0.068%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.051%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.051%) FastStats
9 3 (0.051%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 43 (0.73%) Magento
2 37 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.10%) BigMachines
6 6 (0.10%) RMDS
7 4 (0.068%) Endur
8 3 (0.051%) Adaptiv
8 3 (0.051%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.034%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.017%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.017%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.017%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle FAH
10 1 (0.017%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 363 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (1.28%) GitHub
4 53 (0.90%) SaaS
5 43 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 34 (0.58%) Amazon S3
7 27 (0.46%) Heroku
8 25 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.32%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (0.27%) PaaS
13 14 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.15%) IaaS
15 6 (0.10%) Route 53
16 5 (0.085%) Office 365
17 4 (0.068%) Engine Yard
18 2 (0.034%) Basecamp
18 2 (0.034%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 276 (4.69%) HTTP
2 167 (2.84%) Internet
3 63 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 44 (0.75%) SSL
5 28 (0.48%) Firewall
6 17 (0.29%) Intranet
6 17 (0.29%) AMQP
7 11 (0.19%) VPN
8 10 (0.17%) SMTP
8 10 (0.17%) FTP
9 9 (0.15%) SAN
10 8 (0.14%) DMZ
10 8 (0.14%) DVB
11 7 (0.12%) DNS
12 6 (0.10%) SNMP
12 6 (0.10%) Wireless
12 6 (0.10%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.068%) DSL
13 4 (0.068%) Network Security
14 3 (0.051%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 986 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 548 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 522 (8.88%) NoSQL
4 388 (6.60%) MySQL
5 283 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 224 (3.81%) Hadoop
7 217 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 214 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 195 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 180 (3.06%) Big Data
11 126 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 124 (2.11%) Oracle Database
13 104 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 92 (1.56%) Redis
15 82 (1.39%) RDBMS
16 80 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 78 (1.33%) HBase
18 74 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
19 69 (1.17%) DB2
20 54 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1073 (18.25%) Git (software)
2 697 (11.85%) Jenkins
3 561 (9.54%) Selenium
4 537 (9.13%) Subversion
5 530 (9.01%) Cucumber
6 408 (6.94%) Maven
7 371 (6.31%) JUnit
8 343 (5.83%) JIRA
9 297 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 244 (4.15%) NUnit
11 223 (3.79%) Visual Studio
12 206 (3.50%) Jasmine
13 194 (3.30%) WebDriver
14 192 (3.26%) TeamCity
15 183 (3.11%) Mockito
16 159 (2.70%) SpecFlow
17 154 (2.62%) Hudson
18 153 (2.60%) Grunt
19 140 (2.38%) Ant
20 128 (2.18%) Eclipse
General
1 775 (13.18%) Finance
2 431 (7.33%) Banking
3 251 (4.27%) Front Office
4 215 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 172 (2.92%) Retail
6 123 (2.09%) Publishing
6 123 (2.09%) Games
7 89 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 76 (1.29%) Marketing
9 57 (0.97%) Back Office
10 31 (0.53%) Legal
11 30 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.48%) Electronics
13 22 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.19%) Advertising
14 11 (0.19%) Automotive
15 10 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.12%) Law
17 6 (0.10%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.085%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4443 (75.55%) Developer
2 1215 (20.66%) Java Developer
3 761 (12.94%) .NET Developer
4 671 (11.41%) Senior Developer
5 516 (8.77%) C# Developer
6 283 (4.81%) Analyst
7 267 (4.54%) Front-End Developer
8 266 (4.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 240 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 236 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 228 (3.88%) Architect
12 197 (3.35%) Software Engineer
13 181 (3.08%) Web Developer
14 142 (2.41%) PHP Developer
14 142 (2.41%) Python Developer
15 141 (2.40%) iOS Developer
16 129 (2.19%) Android Developer
17 128 (2.18%) Tester
18 123 (2.09%) Test Analyst
19 122 (2.07%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1969 (33.48%) HTML
2 1648 (28.02%) CSS
3 1620 (27.55%) .NET
4 1148 (19.52%) Web Services
5 1110 (18.87%) HTML5
6 1017 (17.29%) AngularJS
7 890 (15.13%) jQuery
8 835 (14.20%) Spring
9 793 (13.48%) ASP.NET
10 789 (13.42%) REST
11 759 (12.91%) RESTful
12 732 (12.45%) XML
13 708 (12.04%) CSS3
14 546 (9.28%) JSON
15 523 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
16 498 (8.47%) SOAP
17 450 (7.65%) Hibernate
18 448 (7.62%) .NET Framework
19 446 (7.58%) J2EE
20 435 (7.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 334 (5.68%) User Experience
2 230 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 214 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 123 (2.09%) Computer Science
5 121 (2.06%) Derivative
6 110 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 82 (1.39%) N-Tier
8 75 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 72 (1.22%) Inversion of Control
9 72 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
10 65 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 62 (1.05%) iPad
12 61 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 53 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 53 (0.90%) iPhone
14 50 (0.85%) Digital Media
15 47 (0.80%) Fixed Income
16 41 (0.70%) Credit Risk
17 38 (0.65%) Equities
18 36 (0.61%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 713 (12.12%) Linux
2 408 (6.94%) UNIX
3 268 (4.56%) Apple iOS
4 248 (4.22%) Android
5 238 (4.05%) Windows
6 88 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 76 (1.29%) CentOS
8 72 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 38 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (0.49%) Solaris
11 19 (0.32%) Debian
12 17 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.27%) AIX
14 13 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.15%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 7
17 8 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.10%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4713 (80.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2154 (36.63%) BDD
3 2110 (35.88%) Scrum
4 1601 (27.22%) Continuous Integration
5 1375 (23.38%) MVC
6 1065 (18.11%) OO
7 643 (10.93%) E-Commerce
8 628 (10.68%) Unit Testing
9 616 (10.47%) Software Engineering
10 602 (10.24%) Pair Programming
11 551 (9.37%) Kanban
12 478 (8.13%) SOA
13 439 (7.46%) Open Source
14 420 (7.14%) Web Development
15 411 (6.99%) SDLC
16 364 (6.19%) Test Automation
17 359 (6.10%) DevOps
18 323 (5.49%) Mentoring
19 319 (5.42%) OOP
20 314 (5.34%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2347 (39.91%) JavaScript
2 2336 (39.72%) Java
3 1733 (29.47%) C#
4 1224 (20.81%) SQL
5 587 (9.98%) Ruby
6 486 (8.26%) Python
7 431 (7.33%) Scala
8 361 (6.14%) PHP
9 228 (3.88%) C++
10 185 (3.15%) Groovy
11 168 (2.86%) Objective-C
12 154 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 135 (2.30%) PL/SQL
14 99 (1.68%) Perl
15 90 (1.53%) PowerShell
16 80 (1.36%) C
17 76 (1.29%) Bash Shell
18 74 (1.26%) Apple Swift
19 62 (1.05%) Clojure
20 58 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 326 (5.54%) Security Cleared
2 234 (3.98%) Degree
3 174 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 55 (0.94%) DV Cleared
4 55 (0.94%) ISEB
5 32 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 24 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 10 (0.17%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.068%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.068%) MCITP
10 4 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.051%) PMP
12 2 (0.034%) MCPD
12 2 (0.034%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.034%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.034%) MCAD
12 2 (0.034%) MCSD
13 1 (0.017%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 426 (7.24%) QA
2 23 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.31%) SLA
4 12 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.10%) WAI
5 6 (0.10%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.068%) HL7
7 1 (0.017%) CDISC
7 1 (0.017%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.017%) MiFID
7 1 (0.017%) WCAG
7 1 (0.017%) EMIR
System Software
1 118 (2.01%) Docker
2 35 (0.60%) Varnish
3 32 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.37%) HDFS
5 15 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 13 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 13 (0.22%) GridGain
7 12 (0.20%) vCloud
8 8 (0.14%) vSphere
9 7 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.068%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.068%) Squid
11 3 (0.051%) Snort
12 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.017%) Xen
12 1 (0.017%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.017%) Samba
12 1 (0.017%) KVM
Systems Management
1 229 (3.89%) Puppet
2 183 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (1.50%) Ansible
4 57 (0.97%) Vagrant
5 39 (0.66%) Salt
6 28 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (0.48%) Capistrano
7 21 (0.36%) yum
7 21 (0.36%) Graphite
8 18 (0.31%) Mesos
9 13 (0.22%) Oozie
9 13 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.20%) Nagios
10 12 (0.20%) Graylog
11 11 (0.19%) Rundeck
12 7 (0.12%) Apache Shiro
12 7 (0.12%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.12%) logstash
13 5 (0.085%) Kibana
13 5 (0.085%) Ambari
Vendors
1 517 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 474 (8.06%) Oracle
3 93 (1.58%) Google
4 78 (1.33%) IBM
5 72 (1.22%) Atlassian
6 70 (1.19%) Zend
7 69 (1.17%) Sybase
7 69 (1.17%) Adobe
8 63 (1.07%) Red Hat
9 56 (0.95%) Sitecore
10 55 (0.94%) Apple
11 49 (0.83%) VMware
11 49 (0.83%) Twitter
12 42 (0.71%) hybris
13 41 (0.70%) EPiServer
13 41 (0.70%) TIBCO
14 40 (0.68%) New Relic
15 31 (0.53%) SAP
16 29 (0.49%) HP
17 28 (0.48%) Perforce
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Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: Up to £550 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 per day
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Amiqus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £430.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 21 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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