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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 49 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Contract jobs citing TDD 72 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.99% 1.55% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 2.07% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 24
Average daily rate
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£363 £370 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £65.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-38.69% +100.76%
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
1806 1832 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.06% 74.62% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 984 690
Average daily rate £391 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 129 62
Average hourly rate £28.69 £28.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 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 3 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 +26 31 £375 -4.76% 12
Coventry -1 19 £350 -5.40% 8
Staffordshire -2 6 £300 -9.09% 6
Warwickshire +1 5 £350 +7.69% 7
Wolverhampton 0 2 £215 -11.34%
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 120 (74.53%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (60.25%) .NET
3 80 (49.69%) MVC
4 69 (42.86%) Scrum
5 67 (41.61%) C#
6 62 (38.51%) BDD
7 57 (35.40%) SQL Server
8 50 (31.06%) JavaScript
9 45 (27.95%) Git (software)
10 40 (24.84%) ASP.NET
11 38 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (21.12%) CSS
13 33 (20.50%) HTML
13 33 (20.50%) Subversion
14 30 (18.63%) RESTful
15 29 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 29 (18.01%) Linux
16 27 (16.77%) .NET Framework
16 27 (16.77%) WCF
17 26 (16.15%) Mentoring
17 26 (16.15%) Python
18 24 (14.91%) SQL
19 22 (13.66%) Flask
19 22 (13.66%) Django
19 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
20 21 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
20 21 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
21 20 (12.42%) Java
21 20 (12.42%) SOA
22 19 (11.80%) Debian

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (8.07%) NServiceBus
2 8 (4.97%) CMS
3 5 (3.11%) JBoss
3 5 (3.11%) Node.js
4 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (35.40%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (9.32%) NoSQL
3 15 (9.32%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.11%) Couchbase
6 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.86%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.24%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.24%) OLAP
9 2 (1.24%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (27.95%) Git (software)
2 33 (20.50%) Subversion
3 22 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (10.56%) Selenium
5 7 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.48%) JUnit
6 4 (2.48%) NUnit
7 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.24%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.24%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (1.24%) Moq
9 1 (0.62%) Mockito
9 1 (0.62%) Phing
9 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.62%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.62%) Ant
9 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 17 (10.56%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Games
3 5 (3.11%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.48%) Retail
5 2 (1.24%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (81.37%) Developer
2 50 (31.06%) .NET Developer
3 24 (14.91%) Python Developer
4 21 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 18 (11.18%) Java Developer
6 15 (9.32%) Senior Developer
7 12 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.59%) Programmer
9 8 (4.97%) C++ Developer
9 8 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) .NET Programmer
10 7 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
10 7 (4.35%) C# Programmer
10 7 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Senior Python Developer
10 7 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
11 5 (3.11%) Transition Manager
11 5 (3.11%) Architect
12 4 (2.48%) Programme Manager
12 4 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (60.25%) .NET
2 40 (24.84%) ASP.NET
3 34 (21.12%) CSS
4 33 (20.50%) HTML
5 30 (18.63%) RESTful
6 29 (18.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (16.77%) WCF
7 27 (16.77%) .NET Framework
8 22 (13.66%) Django
8 22 (13.66%) Flask
9 19 (11.80%) Entity Framework
10 17 (10.56%) Spring
11 16 (9.94%) XML
11 16 (9.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (9.32%) AngularJS
12 15 (9.32%) jQuery
13 14 (8.70%) WPF
13 14 (8.70%) Ajax
13 14 (8.70%) Web Services
14 12 (7.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.62%) User Experience
3 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.62%) iPhone
3 1 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.62%) iPad
3 1 (0.62%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.01%) Linux
2 19 (11.80%) Debian
2 19 (11.80%) Ubuntu
3 8 (4.97%) Windows
4 3 (1.86%) UNIX
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (74.53%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (49.69%) MVC
3 69 (42.86%) Scrum
4 62 (38.51%) BDD
5 38 (23.60%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (16.15%) Mentoring
7 21 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (12.42%) SOA
9 18 (11.18%) OO
9 18 (11.18%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.18%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.94%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.70%) CRM
12 13 (8.07%) Microservices
12 13 (8.07%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 12 (7.45%) TOGAF
14 11 (6.83%) Coaching
15 10 (6.21%) DevOps
15 10 (6.21%) Responsive Web Design
16 8 (4.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 67 (41.61%) C#
2 50 (31.06%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.15%) Python
4 24 (14.91%) SQL
5 20 (12.42%) Java
6 13 (8.07%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.59%) C++
8 7 (4.35%) VBScript
9 6 (3.73%) Ruby
10 3 (1.86%) Scala
11 2 (1.24%) VB6
11 2 (1.24%) VB
11 2 (1.24%) PHP
12 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.62%) XPath
12 1 (0.62%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.24%) Degree
4 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (8.07%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.62%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.62%) SCOM
2 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.35%) Oracle
3 3 (1.86%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.62%) hybris
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