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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 63 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 64 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.38% 1.67% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.36% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £309 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £493 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
1952 1696 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.46% 70.96% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 885 605
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 99 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Staffordshire -1 12 £301 -14.75% 6
Birmingham -2 12 £350 -12.50% 10
Shropshire -2 12 £600 +60.00%
Coventry -5 12 £320 -6.90% 4
Warwickshire +3 10 £325 - 8
Wolverhampton +6 3 £220 -16.98%
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 51 (60.71%) .NET
2 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (53.57%) C#
4 34 (40.48%) JavaScript
5 31 (36.90%) MVC
6 30 (35.71%) Scrum
7 29 (34.52%) ASP.NET
8 23 (27.38%) SQL Server
9 21 (25.00%) CSS
10 20 (23.81%) HTML
11 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
11 19 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (20.24%) SQL
13 15 (17.86%) Java
13 15 (17.86%) AngularJS
14 14 (16.67%) BDD
14 14 (16.67%) jQuery
15 13 (15.48%) WCF
15 13 (15.48%) Ajax
16 12 (14.29%) OO
16 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (13.10%) Coaching
17 11 (13.10%) Spring
17 11 (13.10%) Unit Testing
18 10 (11.90%) Web Services
18 10 (11.90%) XML
18 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
19 9 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
19 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
19 9 (10.71%) WPF

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (4.76%) NServiceBus
2 3 (3.57%) JBoss
2 3 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.38%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.19%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.38%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.38%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.95%) Subversion
3 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.57%) JUnit
4 3 (3.57%) Maven
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
5 2 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.38%) Grunt
5 2 (2.38%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.38%) Bower
6 1 (1.19%) Hudson
6 1 (1.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.19%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.19%) Ant
6 1 (1.19%) JIRA
6 1 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Automotive
3 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (71.43%) Developer
2 23 (27.38%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 14 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Transition Manager
8 4 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (4.76%) Programmer
8 4 (4.76%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) C# Programmer
9 3 (3.57%) Service Transition Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (60.71%) .NET
2 29 (34.52%) ASP.NET
3 21 (25.00%) CSS
4 20 (23.81%) HTML
5 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
6 15 (17.86%) AngularJS
7 14 (16.67%) jQuery
8 13 (15.48%) WCF
8 13 (15.48%) Ajax
9 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (13.10%) Spring
11 10 (11.90%) Web Services
11 10 (11.90%) XML
12 9 (10.71%) WPF
13 8 (9.52%) CSS3
14 7 (8.33%) RESTful
14 7 (8.33%) J2EE
14 7 (8.33%) WinForms
15 6 (7.14%) Hibernate
15 6 (7.14%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.76%) Open Source
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.90%) MVC
3 30 (35.71%) Scrum
4 19 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (16.67%) BDD
6 12 (14.29%) OO
7 11 (13.10%) Coaching
7 11 (13.10%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (9.52%) SOA
10 7 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 6 (7.14%) CRM
11 6 (7.14%) DevOps
12 5 (5.95%) Kanban
12 5 (5.95%) Web Development
13 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (4.76%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (53.57%) C#
2 34 (40.48%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.24%) SQL
4 15 (17.86%) Java
5 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.76%) VBScript
7 2 (2.38%) VB6
7 2 (2.38%) VB
7 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (3.57%) TIBCO
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter
4 1 (1.19%) Motorola
4 1 (1.19%) HP
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