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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 13 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing TDD 13 40 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 10.74% 28.78% 5.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.83% 35.71% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 2
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£456 £450 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
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
94 112 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 77.69% 80.58% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 98 13
Average daily rate £425 £425 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.87 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea -5 13 £456 +1.38%
TDD
Wales

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (40.00%) Scala
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
7 4 (26.67%) QA
7 4 (26.67%) J2EE
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) JBoss
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) XML
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (20.00%) Avaya
8 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 3 (20.00%) SOA
8 3 (20.00%) VXML
8 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (20.00%) JSON
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) IVR
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (13.33%) Open Source

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (26.67%) JBoss
2 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (13.33%) Confluence
3 2 (13.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) InterBase
3 2 (13.33%) Firebird
3 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Scala Developer
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
2 3 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) VXML
2 3 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) MSF
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Scala
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Delphi
5 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Avaya
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle