The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 52 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing TDD 13 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.88% 1.79% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.45% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £396 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £483 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
TDD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
509 368 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 73.66% 73.16% 72.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 208 202
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +83.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Wales

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
South Wales -10 11 £350 -12.50% 9
West Wales -7 2 £315 -28.00%
North Wales - - - - 1
Mid Wales - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 93 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (79.80%) Scrum
3 60 (60.61%) Java
4 50 (50.51%) Open Source
5 47 (47.47%) Jenkins
6 45 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (44.44%) Spring
8 42 (42.42%) Subversion
9 36 (36.36%) SOAP
9 36 (36.36%) MongoDB
10 35 (35.35%) SQL Server
11 34 (34.34%) MVC
12 33 (33.33%) Web Services
12 33 (33.33%) JIRA
13 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
14 31 (31.31%) Microsoft
15 30 (30.30%) XML
15 30 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
16 29 (29.29%) BDD
16 29 (29.29%) SC Cleared
17 28 (28.28%) .NET
18 27 (27.27%) OO
18 27 (27.27%) REST
19 26 (26.26%) Maven
20 25 (25.25%) C#
20 25 (25.25%) DevOps
21 24 (24.24%) HTML
21 24 (24.24%) AngularJS
22 23 (23.23%) Hibernate
23 22 (22.22%) SQL

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 20 (20.20%) SharePoint
2 19 (19.19%) FileNet
3 18 (18.18%) Confluence
4 7 (7.07%) JBoss
4 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.04%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (4.04%) ArcGIS
6 3 (3.03%) Apache
6 3 (3.03%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.02%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.02%) CMS
7 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.01%) IIS
8 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.01%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.01%) Zope
8 1 (1.01%) Mule
8 1 (1.01%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.14%) GitHub
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.16%) AMQP
2 9 (9.09%) HTTP
3 2 (2.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.01%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 35 (35.35%) SQL Server
3 18 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 18 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 14 (14.14%) RDBMS
4 14 (14.14%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.04%) InterBase
6 4 (4.04%) Firebird
6 4 (4.04%) MS Access
7 2 (2.02%) MySQL
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.01%) Jackrabbit
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 47 (47.47%) Jenkins
2 42 (42.42%) Subversion
3 33 (33.33%) JIRA
4 30 (30.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (26.26%) Maven
6 21 (21.21%) Selenium
7 19 (19.19%) Hudson
8 16 (16.16%) WebDriver
9 15 (15.15%) GitLab
10 14 (14.14%) Bugzilla
10 14 (14.14%) TortoiseSVN
11 11 (11.11%) JUnit
12 9 (9.09%) Visual Studio
13 8 (8.08%) Ant
14 7 (7.07%) JMeter
14 7 (7.07%) TestNG
14 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
15 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
16 4 (4.04%) Eclipse
17 2 (2.02%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.01%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.01%) Legal
2 1 (1.01%) Publishing
2 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (61.62%) Developer
2 28 (28.28%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.11%) Tester
4 9 (9.09%) Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Architect
4 9 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 9 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.07%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Automation Tester
8 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Perl Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.03%) Java Architect
9 2 (2.02%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.02%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (44.44%) Spring
2 36 (36.36%) SOAP
3 33 (33.33%) Web Services
4 30 (30.30%) XML
5 28 (28.28%) .NET
6 27 (27.27%) REST
7 24 (24.24%) HTML
7 24 (24.24%) AngularJS
8 23 (23.23%) Hibernate
9 21 (21.21%) J2EE
9 21 (21.21%) JSON
10 19 (19.19%) XSLT
10 19 (19.19%) CSS
10 19 (19.19%) JSF
11 18 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (16.16%) jQuery
12 16 (16.16%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (15.15%) ASP.NET
14 14 (14.14%) .NET Framework
14 14 (14.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (50.51%) Open Source
2 15 (15.15%) Client/Server
3 6 (6.06%) NHS
4 5 (5.05%) User Experience
5 3 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.01%) Replication
7 1 (1.01%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.01%) W3C
7 1 (1.01%) GIS
7 1 (1.01%) Social Network
7 1 (1.01%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.01%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.01%) New Media
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.10%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) UNIX
3 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (79.80%) Scrum
3 45 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (34.34%) MVC
5 29 (29.29%) BDD
6 27 (27.27%) OO
7 25 (25.25%) DevOps
8 20 (20.20%) Configuration Management
9 19 (19.19%) Pair Programming
9 19 (19.19%) Release Management
9 19 (19.19%) Kanban
10 18 (18.18%) SOA
10 18 (18.18%) RUP
10 18 (18.18%) DSDM
11 17 (17.17%) OOA/OOD
12 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
13 14 (14.14%) Software Testing
13 14 (14.14%) Load Testing
13 14 (14.14%) Test Management
14 13 (13.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 60 (60.61%) Java
2 25 (25.25%) C#
3 22 (22.22%) SQL
4 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.09%) Scala
6 5 (5.05%) Ruby
7 4 (4.04%) Python
7 4 (4.04%) Perl
7 4 (4.04%) Delphi
8 3 (3.03%) PHP
9 2 (2.02%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.01%) C
10 1 (1.01%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
2 29 (29.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.14%) ISEB
3 14 (14.14%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (31.31%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) IBM
3 17 (17.17%) Twitter
4 5 (5.05%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle
6 2 (2.02%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.02%) HP
6 2 (2.02%) ILOG
7 1 (1.01%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.01%) Adobe
7 1 (1.01%) Perforce
7 1 (1.01%) Kofax
7 1 (1.01%) Zend
7 1 (1.01%) Splunk
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