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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 71 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing TDD 50 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.00% 1.53% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 2.23% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 24
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£338 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £265 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
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
1702 1436 1568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.94% 68.81% 69.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 775 815
Average daily rate £375 £357 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 51 105
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +10 14 £320 - 1
Birmingham -8 13 £400 +11.11% 7
Warwickshire +2 10 £325 +44.44% 7
Staffordshire -6 2 £290 -3.33% 7
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 3
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (64.29%) .NET
2 51 (60.71%) C#
3 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (52.38%) JavaScript
5 39 (46.43%) ASP.NET
6 35 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 35 (41.67%) MVC
7 33 (39.29%) HTML
8 32 (38.10%) CSS
9 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (27.38%) Ajax
10 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (23.81%) .NET Framework
11 20 (23.81%) SQL
12 19 (22.62%) BDD
13 18 (21.43%) jQuery
13 18 (21.43%) Scrum
14 16 (19.05%) Web Services
14 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
15 15 (17.86%) Oracle
15 15 (17.86%) CSS3
15 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 14 (16.67%) WCF
16 14 (16.67%) Java
17 13 (15.48%) Windows
17 13 (15.48%) HTTP
17 13 (15.48%) NUnit
18 12 (14.29%) T-SQL
18 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (14.29%) Relational Database

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (5.95%) WebSphere
1 5 (5.95%) Node.js
1 5 (5.95%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (4.76%) CICS
2 4 (4.76%) TPMS
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) HTTP
2 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.76%) ATM
2 4 (4.76%) LAN
2 4 (4.76%) VoIP
2 4 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.33%) MySQL
4 5 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.76%) DB2
5 4 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.76%) Informix
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.19%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) NUnit
2 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.90%) MSBuild
4 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (9.52%) JMeter
6 7 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 7 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (7.14%) NCover
7 6 (7.14%) StyleCop
7 6 (7.14%) MSTest
7 6 (7.14%) NDepend
7 6 (7.14%) ReSharper
7 6 (7.14%) Maven
8 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.57%) JIRA
9 3 (3.57%) Selenium
9 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (5.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Games
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 56 (66.67%) Developer
2 25 (29.76%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.95%) CRM Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Node.js Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (64.29%) .NET
2 39 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 33 (39.29%) HTML
4 32 (38.10%) CSS
5 23 (27.38%) Ajax
5 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (23.81%) .NET Framework
7 18 (21.43%) jQuery
8 16 (19.05%) Web Services
9 15 (17.86%) CSS3
9 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 14 (16.67%) WCF
11 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (11.90%) XML
12 10 (11.90%) Razor View Engine
12 10 (11.90%) Semantic HTML
12 10 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (8.33%) WPF
13 7 (8.33%) Spring
13 7 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) N-Tier
2 7 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.57%) WURFL
5 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.38%) User Experience
6 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.19%) Open Source
7 1 (1.19%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) UNIX
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 3 (3.57%) Android
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.57%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) MVC
3 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (22.62%) BDD
5 18 (21.43%) Scrum
6 11 (13.10%) OO
7 10 (11.90%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (11.90%) Functional Programming
8 9 (10.71%) CRM
9 8 (9.52%) ATDD
10 7 (8.33%) Low Latency
11 6 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 5 (5.95%) Web Development
12 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (5.95%) Memory Management
12 5 (5.95%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.71%) C#
2 44 (52.38%) JavaScript
3 20 (23.81%) SQL
4 14 (16.67%) Java
5 12 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.95%) Ruby
7 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.57%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) VB6
9 2 (2.38%) VB
10 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) MCITP
3 2 (2.38%) ISSAP
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) MCTS
4 1 (1.19%) MCP
4 1 (1.19%) MCAD
4 1 (1.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.86%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) Sybase
5 3 (3.57%) AccuRev
6 2 (2.38%) CA
7 1 (1.19%) Facebook
7 1 (1.19%) hybris
7 1 (1.19%) Motorola
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) VMware
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