The table below looks at the statistics for ATDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
Rank 135 123 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing ATDD 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.073% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.043% 0.097% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £525 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2343 2060 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.99% 75.62% 74.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1239 932
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 104 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

ATDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ATDD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ATDD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ATDD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ATDD
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing ATDD 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 ATDD.

1 4 (100.00%) Games
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) User Stories
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) VersionOne
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Velocity
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian

ATDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing ATDD 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 ATDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) VersionOne
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum Master
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 4 (100.00%) Kanban
1 4 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian