The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 for the Wales region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +15
Contract jobs citing TDD 64 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.34% 3.46% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.57% 4.96% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 5
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£450 £296 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.89% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £212 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £338 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
553 363 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 72.10% 69.81% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 226 239
Average daily rate £390 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 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
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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 +12 47 £450 +46.81% 15
West Wales +1 18 £488 +90.24%
North Wales - - - - 1
Mid Wales - - - -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 110 (83.33%) Java
2 108 (81.82%) BDD
3 74 (56.06%) Web Services
4 60 (45.45%) Scala
5 51 (38.64%) OO
6 50 (37.88%) Scrum
7 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (31.82%) Subversion
9 41 (31.06%) Play Framework
10 40 (30.30%) Akka
11 38 (28.79%) SQL
12 37 (28.03%) Process Management
12 37 (28.03%) Web Development
12 37 (28.03%) Security Cleared
13 36 (27.27%) Selenium
13 36 (27.27%) .NET
14 35 (26.52%) JUnit
15 34 (25.76%) SVG
15 34 (25.76%) Batik
15 34 (25.76%) CouchDB
15 34 (25.76%) Cloud Computing
15 34 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
16 31 (23.48%) SC Cleared
16 31 (23.48%) XML
17 30 (22.73%) C#
17 30 (22.73%) Spring
18 24 (18.18%) XSLT
18 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
19 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
20 22 (16.67%) Jenkins

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 24 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 18 (13.64%) FileNet
3 16 (12.12%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.82%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (6.82%) CMS
4 9 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.79%) Lync
5 5 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (25.76%) Cloud Computing
1 34 (25.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.03%) HTTP
2 3 (2.27%) SSL
2 3 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.76%) CouchDB
2 13 (9.85%) MongoDB
3 12 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (31.82%) Subversion
2 36 (27.27%) Selenium
3 35 (26.52%) JUnit
4 23 (17.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (16.67%) Maven
5 22 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 21 (15.91%) JIRA
7 20 (15.15%) Ant
8 18 (13.64%) WebDriver
9 15 (11.36%) TestNG
9 15 (11.36%) JMeter
9 15 (11.36%) Bugzilla
9 15 (11.36%) TortoiseSVN
10 10 (7.58%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.79%) Mercurial
11 5 (3.79%) Hudson
11 5 (3.79%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
12 4 (3.03%) JBehave
12 4 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Legal
3 3 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 79 (59.85%) Developer
2 38 (28.79%) Java Developer
3 28 (21.21%) Scala Developer
4 19 (14.39%) Architect
5 17 (12.88%) Java Architect
6 15 (11.36%) .NET Developer
7 11 (8.33%) Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) Perl Developer
9 9 (6.82%) Junior
9 9 (6.82%) Junior Developer
9 9 (6.82%) Junior Java Developer
9 9 (6.82%) Junior .NET Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Tester
11 6 (4.55%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.55%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.79%) Test Analyst
13 4 (3.03%) Test Engineer
14 3 (2.27%) ScrumMaster
14 3 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
14 3 (2.27%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (56.06%) Web Services
2 41 (31.06%) Play Framework
3 40 (30.30%) Akka
4 36 (27.27%) .NET
5 34 (25.76%) SVG
5 34 (25.76%) Batik
6 31 (23.48%) XML
7 30 (22.73%) Spring
8 24 (18.18%) XSLT
9 21 (15.91%) .NET Framework
10 20 (15.15%) REST
11 19 (14.39%) Java SE
11 19 (14.39%) J2EE
12 16 (12.12%) SOAP
12 16 (12.12%) Struts
12 16 (12.12%) HTML
12 16 (12.12%) MyBatis
13 15 (11.36%) jQuery
14 13 (9.85%) RESTful
14 13 (9.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.91%) Open Source
2 14 (10.61%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.79%) GIS
4 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) AS400
5 1 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.85%) UNIX
2 4 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (1.52%) Linux
3 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (81.82%) BDD
2 51 (38.64%) OO
3 50 (37.88%) Scrum
4 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (28.03%) Web Development
5 37 (28.03%) Process Management
6 19 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (13.64%) Kanban
7 18 (13.64%) Test Management
7 18 (13.64%) Test Scripting
7 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
8 16 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 16 (12.12%) Automated Testing
9 15 (11.36%) SOA
9 15 (11.36%) Load Testing
10 14 (10.61%) MVC
11 13 (9.85%) Software Engineering
12 11 (8.33%) Pair Programming
12 11 (8.33%) Configuration Management
13 9 (6.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 110 (83.33%) Java
2 60 (45.45%) Scala
3 38 (28.79%) SQL
4 30 (22.73%) C#
5 12 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 10 (7.58%) Perl
7 7 (5.30%) Groovy
8 6 (4.55%) XPath
9 3 (2.27%) XQuery
9 3 (2.27%) Ruby
9 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.76%) Python
10 1 (0.76%) C++
10 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (28.03%) Security Cleared
2 31 (23.48%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.36%) ISEB
3 15 (11.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.27%) MCSD
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 18 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (14.39%) IBM
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.82%) Sitecore
4 7 (5.30%) Oracle
5 3 (2.27%) Zend
5 3 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (1.52%) Twitter
7 1 (0.76%) Informatica
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
The Creative Emporium Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago