The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 22 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing TDD 1 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 0.71% 13.75% 8.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 17.19% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
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£300 £488 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +116.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +83.07%
TDD
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
111 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 78.72% 80.00% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 31
Average daily rate £425 £438 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.85 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the West Wales region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

TDD
Contract Job Locations in West Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 4 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea -9 1 £300 -38.46%
TDD
Wales

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Scrum
3 10 (71.43%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
5 6 (42.86%) Scala
6 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 4 (28.57%) QA
7 4 (28.57%) J2EE
7 4 (28.57%) MySQL
7 4 (28.57%) JBoss
7 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
8 3 (21.43%) IVR
8 3 (21.43%) SOA
8 3 (21.43%) Avaya
8 3 (21.43%) VXML
8 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) JSON
8 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (21.43%) jQuery
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 4 (28.57%) JBoss
2 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) Confluence
3 2 (14.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Moq
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Lead Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Scala Developer
5 2 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (7.14%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
1 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) VXML
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) IVR
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Avaya
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle