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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 82 63 77
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 34 50 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 2.29% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 3.22% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 16
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
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
1589 1555 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.33% 71.23% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 807 611
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 80 100
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Staffordshire 0 11 £300 -25.40% 6
Warwickshire -2 8 £325 - 3
Birmingham -11 5 £350 -21.12% 8
Coventry -16 4 £373 +14.61% 9
Shropshire -12 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 43 (55.84%) C#
3 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (35.06%) JavaScript
4 27 (35.06%) .NET Framework
5 22 (28.57%) Web Services
6 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 21 (27.27%) SQL
7 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (23.38%) BDD
8 18 (23.38%) Scrum
9 17 (22.08%) MVC
9 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
9 17 (22.08%) CSS
10 16 (20.78%) OO
10 16 (20.78%) HTML
10 16 (20.78%) WCF
11 15 (19.48%) ATDD
11 15 (19.48%) Java
11 15 (19.48%) CRM
12 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 14 (18.18%) NUnit
12 14 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
13 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (15.58%) SpecFlow
14 12 (15.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (15.58%) Oracle
14 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
15 11 (14.29%) XML
15 11 (14.29%) MSBuild

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (6.49%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Node.js
4 1 (1.30%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.60%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) MySQL
6 2 (2.60%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.60%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) NUnit
2 12 (15.58%) SpecFlow
2 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
3 11 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 11 (14.29%) NCover
3 11 (14.29%) StyleCop
3 11 (14.29%) MSTest
3 11 (14.29%) NDepend
3 11 (14.29%) ReSharper
4 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (7.79%) Maven
6 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.49%) NuGet
7 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.19%) Hudson
8 3 (3.90%) Subversion
8 3 (3.90%) Ant
9 2 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (2.60%) JMeter
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Automotive
3 2 (2.60%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (64.94%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 12 (15.58%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.58%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.49%) CRM Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Programmer
7 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (5.19%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) C# Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) C# Programmer
8 3 (3.90%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.90%) CRM Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.90%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (63.64%) .NET
2 27 (35.06%) .NET Framework
3 22 (28.57%) Web Services
4 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 17 (22.08%) CSS
6 16 (20.78%) HTML
6 16 (20.78%) WCF
7 12 (15.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (14.29%) XML
9 10 (12.99%) jQuery
9 10 (12.99%) AngularJS
10 9 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.69%) Spring
11 8 (10.39%) Ajax
11 8 (10.39%) NHibernate
11 8 (10.39%) WPF
12 7 (9.09%) CSS3
12 7 (9.09%) WinForms
13 6 (7.79%) Hibernate
14 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (11.69%) Open Source
3 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.19%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.30%) Wiki
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
3 2 (2.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (23.38%) BDD
3 18 (23.38%) Scrum
4 17 (22.08%) MVC
5 16 (20.78%) OO
6 15 (19.48%) ATDD
6 15 (19.48%) CRM
7 11 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 11 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.79%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (7.79%) SOA
9 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.79%) Pair Programming
9 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.49%) AOP
10 5 (6.49%) Workflow
11 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) C#
2 27 (35.06%) JavaScript
3 21 (27.27%) SQL
4 15 (19.48%) Java
5 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.19%) VBScript
8 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) VB
9 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.60%) VB6
10 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) VCP4
2 3 (3.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.60%) Motorola
4 2 (2.60%) HP
4 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.30%) Twitter
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) CODA
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