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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 9 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing TDD 6 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 9.38% 8.45% 24.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.77% 10.91% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 18
Average daily rate £388 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
TDD
Scotland

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
47 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 73.44% 77.46% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 35
Average daily rate £388 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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

TDD
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

TDD
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Livingston +3 6 £388 +3.33%
TDD
Scotland

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XML Schema
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (20.00%) RESTful
5 2 (20.00%) XPath
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) iBATIS
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (20.00%) Ant
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) REST
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (20.00%) iBATIS
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) JDBC
2 2 (20.00%) JMS
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
1 6 (60.00%) SDLC
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle