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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 56 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing TDD 67 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.67% 1.81% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 2.50% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 23
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.13% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +118.46%
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
1871 1840 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.60% 72.56% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Birmingham +19 26 £375 -6.25% 15
Coventry -2 15 £370 +15.62% 10
Warwickshire +1 8 £334 +2.69% 14
Staffordshire -2 6 £300 - 5
Solihull -1 3 £350 +6.06% 1
Wolverhampton +5 2 £278 +14.43% 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 121 (76.10%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (54.09%) .NET
3 79 (49.69%) MVC
4 68 (42.77%) BDD
5 66 (41.51%) Scrum
6 56 (35.22%) C#
7 55 (34.59%) JavaScript
8 52 (32.70%) SQL Server
9 45 (28.30%) Git (software)
10 38 (23.90%) HTML
11 37 (23.27%) CSS
12 35 (22.01%) ASP.NET
13 34 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (18.87%) Subversion
15 29 (18.24%) Java
16 27 (16.98%) Linux
16 27 (16.98%) Python
16 27 (16.98%) RESTful
17 26 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (16.35%) Mentoring
18 23 (14.47%) Selenium
19 22 (13.84%) Django
19 22 (13.84%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (13.84%) .NET Framework
19 22 (13.84%) Flask
20 21 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
21 19 (11.95%) Debian
21 19 (11.95%) Ubuntu
21 19 (11.95%) WCF
21 19 (11.95%) SOA

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (8.18%) NServiceBus
2 10 (6.29%) CMS
3 5 (3.14%) Node.js
3 5 (3.14%) JBoss
4 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.40%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (32.70%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (10.06%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.52%) Couchbase
6 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.26%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.26%) OLAP
7 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.26%) MySQL
7 2 (1.26%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (28.30%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.87%) Subversion
3 23 (14.47%) Selenium
4 22 (13.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.14%) PHPUnit
5 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.52%) JUnit
6 4 (2.52%) NUnit
7 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.26%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.26%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (1.26%) Moq
8 1 (0.63%) Mockito
8 1 (0.63%) Phing
8 1 (0.63%) Grunt
8 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.63%) Spock
8 1 (0.63%) JIRA
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (9.43%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Games
3 5 (3.14%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.26%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 134 (84.28%) Developer
2 50 (31.45%) .NET Developer
3 24 (15.09%) Python Developer
4 21 (13.21%) Java Developer
5 16 (10.06%) Senior Developer
5 16 (10.06%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.03%) C++ Developer
6 8 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (4.40%) Senior Python Developer
7 7 (4.40%) Agile .NET Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Programmer
8 6 (3.77%) Web Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.14%) Transition Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.52%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (2.52%) Programme Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.52%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.52%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (54.09%) .NET
2 38 (23.90%) HTML
3 37 (23.27%) CSS
4 35 (22.01%) ASP.NET
5 27 (16.98%) RESTful
6 26 (16.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (13.84%) Django
7 22 (13.84%) .NET Framework
7 22 (13.84%) Flask
8 19 (11.95%) WCF
9 18 (11.32%) Spring
10 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
11 16 (10.06%) Ajax
11 16 (10.06%) HTML5
12 15 (9.43%) jQuery
12 15 (9.43%) CSS3
13 14 (8.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (8.18%) Entity Framework
14 13 (8.18%) XML
15 12 (7.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.66%) N-Tier
2 7 (4.40%) Linked Data
3 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.89%) User Experience
3 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.63%) PlayStation
4 1 (0.63%) Xbox
4 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.63%) iPhone
4 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.98%) Linux
2 19 (11.95%) Debian
2 19 (11.95%) Ubuntu
3 5 (3.14%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.52%) Android
5 3 (1.89%) Windows
6 2 (1.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (76.10%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (49.69%) MVC
3 68 (42.77%) BDD
4 66 (41.51%) Scrum
5 34 (21.38%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (16.35%) Mentoring
7 19 (11.95%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (11.95%) SOA
8 18 (11.32%) Unit Testing
8 18 (11.32%) Test Automation
9 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.81%) CRM
11 13 (8.18%) OO
11 13 (8.18%) Microservices
11 13 (8.18%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 12 (7.55%) TOGAF
13 11 (6.92%) Coaching
14 9 (5.66%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (5.03%) DevOps
15 8 (5.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 56 (35.22%) C#
2 55 (34.59%) JavaScript
3 29 (18.24%) Java
4 27 (16.98%) Python
5 18 (11.32%) SQL
6 12 (7.55%) PHP
7 11 (6.92%) C++
8 7 (4.40%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.40%) Ruby
9 4 (2.52%) Scala
10 3 (1.89%) VBScript
11 1 (0.63%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.63%) Go
11 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.63%) XPath
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Degree
Systems Management
1 13 (8.18%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.63%) SCOM
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle
3 1 (0.63%) hybris
3 1 (0.63%) Facebook
3 1 (0.63%) Twitter
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