The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 9 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 8 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 10.81% 14.93% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.69% 19.23% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
51 52 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 68.92% 77.61% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 22
Average daily rate £375 £355 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (88.89%) XML Schema
2 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (66.67%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
4 5 (55.56%) Spring
4 5 (55.56%) Hibernate
4 5 (55.56%) FitNesse
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (44.44%) iBATIS
5 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) JUnit
5 4 (44.44%) JDBC
5 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (44.44%) JMS
6 3 (33.33%) SOA
6 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 3 (33.33%) Ant
6 3 (33.33%) Maven
6 3 (33.33%) XPath
6 3 (33.33%) JSON
6 3 (33.33%) HTML
6 3 (33.33%) RESTful
6 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) FitNesse
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (33.33%) Maven
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) Ant
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 8 (88.89%) XML Schema
3 5 (55.56%) Hibernate
3 5 (55.56%) Spring
4 4 (44.44%) JMS
4 4 (44.44%) JDBC
4 4 (44.44%) iBATIS
5 3 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 3 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Pair Programming
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA