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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 38 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -10
Contract jobs citing TDD 94 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.96% 1.35% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% 1.80% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 14
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£350 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £307 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +52.56%
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
1761 1779 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.15% 74.91% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 936 582
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 138 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.55 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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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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
Birmingham +25 51 £363 -9.37% 17
Coventry +7 17 £330 -14.83% 7
Warwickshire +7 9 £363 +20.83% 13
Staffordshire -2 4 £340 +3.03% 4
Wolverhampton +4 2 £250 +3.09%
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 106 (73.10%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (60.00%) .NET
3 76 (52.41%) MVC
4 69 (47.59%) Scrum
5 62 (42.76%) C#
6 59 (40.69%) BDD
7 57 (39.31%) SQL Server
8 46 (31.72%) JavaScript
9 43 (29.66%) Git (software)
10 40 (27.59%) ASP.NET
11 39 (26.90%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (22.07%) CSS
12 32 (22.07%) Subversion
13 31 (21.38%) HTML
14 29 (20.00%) Linux
14 29 (20.00%) RESTful
15 27 (18.62%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (17.93%) .NET Framework
16 26 (17.93%) Python
17 25 (17.24%) Mentoring
18 23 (15.86%) WCF
19 22 (15.17%) Django
19 22 (15.17%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (15.17%) Flask
20 21 (14.48%) PostgreSQL
20 21 (14.48%) SOA
20 21 (14.48%) SQL
21 19 (13.10%) Debian
21 19 (13.10%) Ubuntu
22 18 (12.41%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (5.52%) NServiceBus
2 7 (4.83%) CMS
3 4 (2.76%) JBoss
3 4 (2.76%) Node.js
4 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (39.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.48%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (9.66%) NoSQL
4 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.45%) Couchbase
7 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.07%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.38%) OLAP
10 2 (1.38%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (29.66%) Git (software)
2 32 (22.07%) Subversion
3 22 (15.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (11.72%) Selenium
5 7 (4.83%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.76%) JUnit
6 4 (2.76%) NUnit
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.38%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.38%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (1.38%) Moq
8 2 (1.38%) JIRA
9 1 (0.69%) Mockito
9 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.69%) Maven
9 1 (0.69%) Grunt
9 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.69%) Spock
9 1 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Games
3 5 (3.45%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.38%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (81.38%) Developer
2 43 (29.66%) .NET Developer
3 24 (16.55%) Python Developer
4 19 (13.10%) C# Developer
5 15 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 14 (9.66%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.52%) C++ Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Senior Python Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Agile .NET Developer
11 5 (3.45%) C# Programmer
11 5 (3.45%) Architect
11 5 (3.45%) Programmer
11 5 (3.45%) .NET Programmer
11 5 (3.45%) Transition Manager
11 5 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
11 5 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
12 4 (2.76%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (2.76%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (60.00%) .NET
2 40 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 32 (22.07%) CSS
4 31 (21.38%) HTML
5 29 (20.00%) RESTful
6 27 (18.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (17.93%) .NET Framework
8 23 (15.86%) WCF
9 22 (15.17%) Django
9 22 (15.17%) Flask
10 16 (11.03%) Entity Framework
11 15 (10.34%) AngularJS
11 15 (10.34%) Ajax
12 14 (9.66%) jQuery
12 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (8.97%) Spring
13 13 (8.97%) XML
14 12 (8.28%) WPF
14 12 (8.28%) CSS3
15 11 (7.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.07%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.69%) iPhone
3 1 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.69%) iPad
3 1 (0.69%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.00%) Linux
2 19 (13.10%) Debian
2 19 (13.10%) Ubuntu
3 7 (4.83%) Windows
4 3 (2.07%) UNIX
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (73.10%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (52.41%) MVC
3 69 (47.59%) Scrum
4 59 (40.69%) BDD
5 39 (26.90%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 21 (14.48%) SOA
8 18 (12.41%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (10.34%) OO
11 13 (8.97%) CRM
11 13 (8.97%) Unit Testing
11 13 (8.97%) Microservices
11 13 (8.97%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
12 12 (8.28%) TOGAF
13 11 (7.59%) Coaching
14 10 (6.90%) DevOps
14 10 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (6.90%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.52%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (42.76%) C#
2 46 (31.72%) JavaScript
3 26 (17.93%) Python
4 21 (14.48%) SQL
5 16 (11.03%) Java
6 11 (7.59%) T-SQL
7 9 (6.21%) C++
8 5 (3.45%) VBScript
8 5 (3.45%) Ruby
9 2 (1.38%) VB6
9 2 (1.38%) VB
9 2 (1.38%) PHP
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) XPath
10 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.69%) SCOM
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.14%) Oracle
3 3 (2.07%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.69%) hybris
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