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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 68 82 66
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing TDD 47 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 0.98% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 1.43% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 34
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £238 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+15.90% -15.38%
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
1658 1402 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.65% 68.86% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 784 700
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 63 130
Average hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 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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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
Coventry +14 21 £385 -26.66% 3
Birmingham +1 10 £375 -16.66% 10
Warwickshire -5 5 £375 +66.66% 8
Staffordshire -2 3 £320 -26.01% 7
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 54 (58.06%) .NET
2 50 (53.76%) C#
3 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (39.78%) JavaScript
5 32 (34.41%) SQL Server
5 32 (34.41%) ASP.NET
5 32 (34.41%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (33.33%) MVC
7 27 (29.03%) CSS
8 26 (27.96%) HTML
9 25 (26.88%) BDD
10 23 (24.73%) .NET Framework
10 23 (24.73%) Web Services
10 23 (24.73%) Scrum
11 22 (23.66%) SQL
11 22 (23.66%) Microsoft
12 20 (21.51%) NUnit
12 20 (21.51%) Ajax
13 19 (20.43%) Java
13 19 (20.43%) Oracle
14 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (17.20%) ATDD
15 16 (17.20%) WCF
15 16 (17.20%) HTTP
16 15 (16.13%) OO
16 15 (16.13%) CRM
16 15 (16.13%) jQuery
16 15 (16.13%) MSBuild
17 14 (15.05%) Dynamics CRM
18 12 (12.90%) CSS3

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.60%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.38%) Node.js
4 4 (4.30%) CICS
4 4 (4.30%) TPMS
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.08%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.08%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.08%) CMS
6 1 (1.08%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) HTTP
2 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.30%) ATM
2 4 (4.30%) LAN
2 4 (4.30%) VoIP
2 4 (4.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.53%) MySQL
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.30%) DB2
5 4 (4.30%) Informix
5 4 (4.30%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.15%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.15%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (21.51%) NUnit
2 15 (16.13%) MSBuild
3 12 (12.90%) SpecFlow
4 11 (11.83%) ReSharper
4 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
4 11 (11.83%) NCover
4 11 (11.83%) StyleCop
4 11 (11.83%) MSTest
4 11 (11.83%) NDepend
5 10 (10.75%) Maven
6 9 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (9.68%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
8 7 (7.53%) JMeter
9 6 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (5.38%) NuGet
11 4 (4.30%) Hudson
12 3 (3.23%) Ant
13 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
13 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 5 (5.38%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.23%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Back Office
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Automotive
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (63.44%) Developer
2 19 (20.43%) .NET Developer
3 18 (19.35%) C# Developer
4 16 (17.20%) Architect
5 10 (10.75%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.38%) CRM Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Agile Project Manager
9 3 (3.23%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.23%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Consultant
10 2 (2.15%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (58.06%) .NET
2 32 (34.41%) ASP.NET
3 27 (29.03%) CSS
4 26 (27.96%) HTML
5 23 (24.73%) Web Services
5 23 (24.73%) .NET Framework
6 20 (21.51%) Ajax
7 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (17.20%) WCF
9 15 (16.13%) jQuery
10 12 (12.90%) Spring
10 12 (12.90%) XML
10 12 (12.90%) CSS3
10 12 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 11 (11.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (10.75%) Semantic HTML
12 10 (10.75%) Razor View Engine
12 10 (10.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (10.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.60%) Open Source
3 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.08%) Wiki
6 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Windows
2 6 (6.45%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) UNIX
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.08%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.41%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (33.33%) MVC
4 25 (26.88%) BDD
5 23 (24.73%) Scrum
6 16 (17.20%) ATDD
7 15 (16.13%) OO
7 15 (16.13%) CRM
8 11 (11.83%) Domain-Driven Design
9 10 (10.75%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (10.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (10.75%) Functional Programming
10 9 (9.68%) Low Latency
10 9 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (8.60%) Pair Programming
12 7 (7.53%) Waterfall
13 6 (6.45%) Memory Management
13 6 (6.45%) User Stories
13 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 6 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.76%) C#
2 37 (39.78%) JavaScript
3 22 (23.66%) SQL
4 19 (20.43%) Java
5 12 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 11 (11.83%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.38%) Ruby
8 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.23%) VB
9 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.23%) VB6
9 3 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) MCITP
2 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.15%) ISSAP
3 1 (1.08%) MCTS
3 1 (1.08%) MCP
3 1 (1.08%) MCAD
3 1 (1.08%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.43%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) HP
4 4 (4.30%) Sybase
5 2 (2.15%) CA
5 2 (2.15%) Motorola
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.08%) CODA
6 1 (1.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.08%) Facebook
6 1 (1.08%) Twitter
6 1 (1.08%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago