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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 84 79 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 44 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.71% 1.52% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 2.22% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £233 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £371 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.72%
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
1778 1443 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.16% 68.36% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 765 818
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 59 91
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £9.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 13 £320 +137.03% 2
Birmingham -4 13 £400 +11.11% 5
Warwickshire +1 10 £325 +44.44% 6
Staffordshire -5 2 £290 -3.33% 5
Solihull +9 1 £330 +24.52% 3
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (65.79%) C#
2 47 (61.84%) .NET
3 44 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 39 (51.32%) ASP.NET
5 37 (48.68%) MVC
5 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (46.05%) SQL Server
7 34 (44.74%) HTML
8 32 (42.11%) CSS
9 25 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (31.58%) Ajax
11 23 (30.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (26.32%) jQuery
12 20 (26.32%) SQL
13 17 (22.37%) Scrum
14 15 (19.74%) .NET Framework
14 15 (19.74%) CSS3
14 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 14 (18.42%) Java
15 14 (18.42%) Oracle
16 13 (17.11%) HTTP
16 13 (17.11%) BDD
16 13 (17.11%) WCF
17 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
17 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (15.79%) T-SQL
17 12 (15.79%) Windows
18 11 (14.47%) Relational Database
18 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
19 10 (13.16%) Functional Programming

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.58%) Node.js
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.26%) TPMS
2 4 (5.26%) CICS
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) HTTP
2 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.26%) ATM
2 4 (5.26%) LAN
2 4 (5.26%) VoIP
2 4 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (46.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (14.47%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.89%) MySQL
5 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.26%) Informix
5 4 (5.26%) DB2
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.63%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.32%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.21%) JMeter
2 7 (9.21%) NUnit
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (6.58%) Maven
4 4 (5.26%) MSBuild
4 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) Selenium
5 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.95%) JIRA
6 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.32%) Subversion
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.32%) NBehave
7 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.32%) Moq
7 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (5.26%) Games
2 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
3 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (72.37%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) .NET Developer
3 18 (23.68%) C# Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Architect
5 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.58%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.63%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.63%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (61.84%) .NET
2 39 (51.32%) ASP.NET
3 34 (44.74%) HTML
4 32 (42.11%) CSS
5 24 (31.58%) Ajax
6 23 (30.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (26.32%) jQuery
8 15 (19.74%) .NET Framework
8 15 (19.74%) CSS3
8 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 13 (17.11%) WCF
10 11 (14.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (13.16%) Semantic HTML
11 10 (13.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (13.16%) Razor View Engine
11 10 (13.16%) Web Services
12 9 (11.84%) XML
13 7 (9.21%) Spring
13 7 (9.21%) WPF
14 6 (7.89%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) N-Tier
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.95%) WURFL
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.32%) Open Source
5 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) UNIX
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Vista
4 4 (5.26%) Android
5 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.95%) BlackBerry OS
5 3 (3.95%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.32%) HPUX
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) MVC
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.89%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (22.37%) Scrum
4 13 (17.11%) BDD
5 10 (13.16%) Functional Programming
5 10 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (13.16%) OO
6 6 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.89%) Low Latency
7 5 (6.58%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (6.58%) SOA
7 5 (6.58%) Web Development
8 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.26%) AOP
8 4 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 4 (5.26%) Memory Management
8 4 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (65.79%) C#
2 44 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 20 (26.32%) SQL
4 14 (18.42%) Java
5 12 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.58%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.58%) Ruby
7 2 (2.63%) VB
7 2 (2.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.63%) VB6
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) ISSAP
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) MCAD
3 1 (1.32%) MCSD
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) MCTS
3 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.58%) HP
4 4 (5.26%) Sybase
5 3 (3.95%) AccuRev
6 2 (2.63%) hybris
6 2 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Motorola
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Facebook
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