The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 55 41 83
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +42
Contract jobs citing TDD 89 100 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.17% 3.92% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 5.14% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 67 25
Median daily rate £411 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
TDD
England

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
2288 1945 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.48% 76.27% 75.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1209 932
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 89 108
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the West Midlands region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 26 £375 +7.14% 8
Coventry +1 22 £450 +38.46% 7
Shropshire -33 13 £488 -18.75% 1
Warwickshire -7 8 £325 - 4
Staffordshire +8 5 £330 +5.51% 9
Worcestershire - 2 £275 - 3
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for TDD.

1 126 (81.29%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (41.94%) C#
3 59 (38.06%) JavaScript
4 58 (37.42%) HTML
5 56 (36.13%) .NET
6 52 (33.55%) Java
7 48 (30.97%) Scrum
8 47 (30.32%) CSS
9 43 (27.74%) AngularJS
10 38 (24.52%) MVC
11 35 (22.58%) SQL
11 35 (22.58%) BDD
12 32 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (18.71%) HTML5
14 27 (17.42%) SQL Server
15 25 (16.13%) Web Services
15 25 (16.13%) jQuery
15 25 (16.13%) SOLID
16 24 (15.48%) CSS3
16 24 (15.48%) Spring
16 24 (15.48%) OO
17 23 (14.84%) Microsoft
18 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET
18 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
19 18 (11.61%) Hibernate
20 17 (10.97%) Open Source
20 17 (10.97%) Backbone.js
20 17 (10.97%) Front End Development
21 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
21 16 (10.32%) DevOps

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.39%) Node.js
2 6 (3.87%) JBoss
3 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.58%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.58%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.94%) CMS
5 3 (1.94%) Confluence
6 2 (1.29%) IIS
6 2 (1.29%) Liferay
6 2 (1.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) BigMachines
1 2 (1.29%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.16%) GitHub
3 6 (3.87%) SaaS
4 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.94%) Google Play
5 2 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Office 365
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.52%) HTTP
2 6 (3.87%) Internet
3 3 (1.94%) Network Security
4 1 (0.65%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.32%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.87%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.23%) MySQL
5 4 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.58%) DB2
5 4 (2.58%) Redis
6 3 (1.94%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.29%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.65%) Big Data
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.74%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.10%) Grunt
3 11 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (5.16%) JIRA
4 8 (5.16%) Maven
4 8 (5.16%) NUnit
5 7 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (4.52%) Selenium
5 7 (4.52%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.87%) gulp
6 6 (3.87%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.23%) Log4j
7 5 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (2.58%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.58%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.58%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.94%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.29%) Gatling
10 2 (1.29%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (7.74%) Finance
2 4 (2.58%) Back Office
3 3 (1.94%) Automotive
3 3 (1.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.29%) Electronics
4 2 (1.29%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (61.94%) Developer
2 24 (15.48%) .NET Developer
3 21 (13.55%) Java Developer
4 17 (10.97%) C# Developer
4 17 (10.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (7.74%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (7.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.45%) Architect
8 9 (5.81%) Agile Developer
8 9 (5.81%) Angular Developer
9 8 (5.16%) UI Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Software Architect
11 6 (3.87%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Java Architect
11 6 (3.87%) Java Software Architect
11 6 (3.87%) Senior Architect
11 6 (3.87%) Senior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (37.42%) HTML
2 56 (36.13%) .NET
3 47 (30.32%) CSS
4 43 (27.74%) AngularJS
5 29 (18.71%) HTML5
6 25 (16.13%) jQuery
6 25 (16.13%) Web Services
7 24 (15.48%) CSS3
7 24 (15.48%) Spring
8 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET
9 18 (11.61%) Hibernate
10 17 (10.97%) Backbone.js
11 16 (10.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (10.32%) J2EE
12 15 (9.68%) Sass
12 15 (9.68%) WCF
13 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (9.03%) XML
14 13 (8.39%) RabbitMQ
14 13 (8.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.23%) Client/Server
1 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (3.23%) User Experience
2 3 (1.94%) Digital Media
2 3 (1.94%) Fintech
2 3 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (1.94%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.45%) Linux
2 8 (5.16%) Windows
3 5 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.94%) Android
5 2 (1.29%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (81.29%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (30.97%) Scrum
3 38 (24.52%) MVC
4 35 (22.58%) BDD
5 32 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (16.13%) SOLID
7 24 (15.48%) OO
8 17 (10.97%) Front End Development
8 17 (10.97%) Open Source
9 16 (10.32%) DevOps
9 16 (10.32%) Web Development
10 14 (9.03%) Configuration Management
10 14 (9.03%) Kanban
11 11 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (7.10%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (7.10%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.81%) Automated Testing
12 9 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.16%) Pair Programming
13 8 (5.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 65 (41.94%) C#
2 59 (38.06%) JavaScript
3 52 (33.55%) Java
4 35 (22.58%) SQL
5 8 (5.16%) PHP
6 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.58%) Scala
8 3 (1.94%) C
8 3 (1.94%) Groovy
8 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.94%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.29%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.29%) Perl
9 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.65%) ES6
10 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.52%) ISEB
2 5 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Degree
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (5.81%) Puppet
2 7 (4.52%) Graphite
3 2 (1.29%) Ansible
3 2 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.65%) Kibana
4 1 (0.65%) logstash
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
4 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.68%) Oracle
3 5 (3.23%) Google
4 4 (2.58%) IBM
4 4 (2.58%) Misys
4 4 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.29%) Apigee
5 2 (1.29%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.29%) hybris
5 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.29%) Siebel
5 2 (1.29%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.65%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Pega
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) VMware
6 1 (0.65%) WSO2
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £301 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago