The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 78 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing TDD 40 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.68% 1.31% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.91% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 21
Average daily rate £375 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £438 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +8 17 £344 +154.62% 1
Birmingham -6 13 £400 +14.28% 15
Warwickshire +4 7 £325 - 6
Staffordshire -1 3 £353 +6.81% 5
Shropshire - 3 £375 - 1
Wolverhampton -12 2 £265 -3.63% 2
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 55 (67.07%) C#
2 49 (59.76%) .NET
3 46 (56.10%) ASP.NET
3 46 (56.10%) MVC
4 38 (46.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (40.24%) SQL Server
6 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
6 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (35.37%) HTML
8 24 (29.27%) CSS
8 24 (29.27%) jQuery
9 21 (25.61%) Visual Studio
10 19 (23.17%) Scrum
10 19 (23.17%) BDD
11 18 (21.95%) .NET Framework
12 17 (20.73%) NHibernate
12 17 (20.73%) SQL
13 16 (19.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
16 13 (15.85%) Java
17 12 (14.63%) OOP
17 12 (14.63%) WPF
18 11 (13.41%) HTML5
19 10 (12.20%) REST
19 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
19 10 (12.20%) SOA
19 10 (12.20%) Ajax
20 9 (10.98%) Windows
20 9 (10.98%) Web Services

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.88%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) CMS
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) Intranet
1 6 (7.32%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.66%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.54%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.66%) Subversion
5 3 (3.66%) JUnit
5 3 (3.66%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.66%) QUnit
5 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.44%) MSTest
6 2 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (2.44%) JIRA
6 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.44%) Ant
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.44%) NUnit
6 2 (2.44%) Maven
7 1 (1.22%) RubyGems
7 1 (1.22%) Grunt
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Retail
2 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Automotive
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (86.59%) Developer
2 25 (30.49%) .NET Developer
3 20 (24.39%) C# Developer
4 14 (17.07%) Software Developer
5 10 (12.20%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (8.54%) PHP Developer
6 7 (8.54%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Architect
8 5 (6.10%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) PHP Programmer
10 3 (3.66%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (59.76%) .NET
2 46 (56.10%) ASP.NET
3 38 (46.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (35.37%) HTML
5 24 (29.27%) CSS
5 24 (29.27%) jQuery
6 18 (21.95%) .NET Framework
7 17 (20.73%) NHibernate
8 16 (19.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 12 (14.63%) WPF
10 11 (13.41%) HTML5
11 10 (12.20%) REST
11 10 (12.20%) Ajax
12 9 (10.98%) Web Services
12 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (10.98%) WCF
13 8 (9.76%) Symfony
14 7 (8.54%) Spring
14 7 (8.54%) XML
14 7 (8.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.66%) W3C
2 3 (3.66%) Open Source
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) SCADA
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Android
3 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.22%) Fedora
4 1 (1.22%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) MVC
2 32 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.17%) Scrum
3 19 (23.17%) BDD
4 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (14.63%) OOP
6 10 (12.20%) SOA
7 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.54%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.10%) AOP
10 5 (6.10%) OO
10 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.88%) User Stories
11 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.88%) Workflow
11 4 (4.88%) Test-First Development
12 3 (3.66%) Pair Programming
12 3 (3.66%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 55 (67.07%) C#
2 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.73%) SQL
4 13 (15.85%) Java
5 9 (10.98%) PHP
6 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.88%) Scala
8 3 (3.66%) C++
9 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.22%) Ruby
10 1 (1.22%) VBScript
10 1 (1.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.22%) ISEB
2 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
1 3 (3.66%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 3 (3.66%) hybris
4 2 (2.44%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.22%) Alterian
5 1 (1.22%) JBoss
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) HP
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