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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 55 79 74
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing TDD 102 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.15% 1.86% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 2.38% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 31
Median daily rate £401 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.45 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +3.31%
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
2638 1971 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.50% 78.15% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1147 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +10 29 £425 - 11
Coventry 0 27 £370 +5.71% 9
Shropshire - 21 £463 - 3
Staffordshire -1 5 £350 +16.66% 10
Wolverhampton +2 3 £400 +44.14% 1
Solihull 0 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 145 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (49.50%) HTML
3 89 (44.50%) Java
4 88 (44.00%) CSS
5 62 (31.00%) Scrum
6 61 (30.50%) JavaScript
7 60 (30.00%) BDD
8 59 (29.50%) MVC
9 58 (29.00%) .NET
10 56 (28.00%) C#
11 53 (26.50%) SQL Server
12 49 (24.50%) SQL
13 47 (23.50%) Web Services
14 45 (22.50%) Web Development
14 45 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (21.50%) XML
16 37 (18.50%) ASP.NET
16 37 (18.50%) Oracle
17 36 (18.00%) HTML5
18 34 (17.00%) Tomcat
18 34 (17.00%) Spring
19 32 (16.00%) Git (software)
19 32 (16.00%) JSP
20 31 (15.50%) JBoss
20 31 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (15.50%) Java EE
21 29 (14.50%) Selenium
21 29 (14.50%) WebLogic
22 28 (14.00%) DB2
22 28 (14.00%) JMS

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 34 (17.00%) Tomcat
2 31 (15.50%) JBoss
3 29 (14.50%) WebLogic
4 28 (14.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 28 (14.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.00%) CMS
6 7 (3.50%) Confluence
7 5 (2.50%) Apache
7 5 (2.50%) nginx
8 3 (1.50%) Documentum
8 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.50%) WordPress
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.50%) SaaS
3 10 (5.00%) IaaS
3 10 (5.00%) PaaS
4 5 (2.50%) GitHub
5 2 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.00%) Google Play
6 1 (0.50%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.00%) HTTP
2 6 (3.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.00%) DB2
3 20 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.50%) MySQL
5 4 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) HBase
7 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.00%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.00%) Redis
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
8 1 (0.50%) Riak
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 29 (14.50%) Selenium
3 28 (14.00%) Log4j
4 22 (11.00%) Jenkins
5 20 (10.00%) Maven
6 18 (9.00%) Cucumber
7 16 (8.00%) JUnit
8 13 (6.50%) SoapUI
8 13 (6.50%) WebDriver
9 12 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (4.50%) Jasmine
11 9 (4.50%) JIRA
11 9 (4.50%) Visual Studio
12 8 (4.00%) Grunt
13 7 (3.50%) Spock
13 7 (3.50%) TestNG
14 6 (3.00%) Eclipse
14 6 (3.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 28 (14.00%) Back Office
2 19 (9.50%) Finance
3 14 (7.00%) Banking
4 4 (2.00%) Games
5 3 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 127 (63.50%) Developer
2 38 (19.00%) .NET Developer
3 27 (13.50%) Java Developer
4 25 (12.50%) Consultant
5 19 (9.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 19 (9.50%) Technical Consultant
6 17 (8.50%) C# Developer
7 15 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 14 (7.00%) Architect
9 12 (6.00%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (5.50%) Java Architect
10 11 (5.50%) Software Architect
11 10 (5.00%) Java Software Architect
11 10 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Web Developer
13 8 (4.00%) Agile Developer
13 8 (4.00%) UI Developer
14 7 (3.50%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (49.50%) HTML
2 88 (44.00%) CSS
3 58 (29.00%) .NET
4 47 (23.50%) Web Services
5 43 (21.50%) XML
6 37 (18.50%) ASP.NET
7 36 (18.00%) HTML5
8 34 (17.00%) Spring
9 32 (16.00%) JSP
10 31 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (15.50%) Java EE
11 28 (14.00%) JMS
12 27 (13.50%) AngularJS
13 26 (13.00%) jQuery
14 21 (10.50%) .NET Framework
14 21 (10.50%) Sass
15 20 (10.00%) REST
16 17 (8.50%) J2EE
17 16 (8.00%) CSS3
17 16 (8.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.00%) User Experience
2 6 (3.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.00%) iPad
3 2 (1.00%) iPhone
4 1 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.50%) Linux
2 8 (4.00%) Windows
3 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.00%) Android
4 2 (1.00%) Unix
5 1 (0.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.00%) Scrum
3 60 (30.00%) BDD
4 59 (29.50%) MVC
5 45 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (22.50%) Web Development
6 24 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 24 (12.00%) SOLID
7 23 (11.50%) Automated Testing
8 22 (11.00%) Kanban
8 22 (11.00%) OO
9 21 (10.50%) Open Source
10 19 (9.50%) Front End Development
10 19 (9.50%) User Stories
11 18 (9.00%) Microservices
12 16 (8.00%) Process Improvement
12 16 (8.00%) Software Engineering
13 14 (7.00%) Test Automation
14 13 (6.50%) CRM
14 13 (6.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (44.50%) Java
2 61 (30.50%) JavaScript
3 56 (28.00%) C#
4 49 (24.50%) SQL
5 19 (9.50%) Scala
6 11 (5.50%) Python
7 10 (5.00%) PHP
8 7 (3.50%) Groovy
9 6 (3.00%) Ruby
10 5 (2.50%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.00%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.00%) R
12 2 (1.00%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.50%) ES6
13 1 (0.50%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.50%) ISTQB
2 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.50%) ISEB
4 3 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.00%) CITP
5 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) Degree
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) WAI
2 2 (1.00%) WCAG
3 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (8.50%) Puppet
2 12 (6.00%) Graphite
3 9 (4.50%) Consul
4 3 (1.50%) Ansible
5 2 (1.00%) Kibana
5 2 (1.00%) logstash
5 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (18.50%) Oracle
2 28 (14.00%) IBM
2 28 (14.00%) Misys
3 27 (13.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.00%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.00%) Apple
5 4 (2.00%) Pega
6 2 (1.00%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.00%) Google
6 2 (1.00%) Informatica
6 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.50%) Adobe
7 1 (0.50%) Birst
7 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.50%) hybris
7 1 (0.50%) Kony
7 1 (0.50%) SAP
7 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.50%) VMware
7 1 (0.50%) WSO2
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