Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for TDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TDD over the 6 months to 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 29 23
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 +17
Contract jobs citing TDD 62 66 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.57% 5.35% 7.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.33% 6.36% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 59 104
Cheshire median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £340 £313
90th Percentile £475 £475 £498
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £50.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £50.00 -

TDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,164 1,038 1,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.78% 84.12% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 727 1,095
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £266 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 48 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +71.43% -9.04%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £51.50 £44.95
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TDD in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TDD in Cheshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 17 £423 -2.03% 17
Crewe -9 11 £425 +30.77% 2
Knutsford -16 8 £395 -1.25% 5
Warrington -6 4 £480 +32.41% 6
Wilmslow -4 2 £363 +7.41% 2
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for TDD.

1 33 (53.23%) Java
2 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) .NET
4 22 (35.48%) C#
4 22 (35.48%) Python
4 22 (35.48%) AngularJS
5 19 (30.65%) JavaScript
6 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
6 17 (27.42%) DevOps
7 16 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (24.19%) SQL
9 13 (20.97%) Scrum
9 13 (20.97%) Spring
10 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
10 12 (19.35%) Java 8
11 11 (17.74%) Finance
12 10 (16.13%) SOAP
12 10 (16.13%) Unix
12 10 (16.13%) Scala
12 10 (16.13%) Microservices
13 9 (14.52%) Spring Boot
13 9 (14.52%) Angular 2
13 9 (14.52%) SaltStack
13 9 (14.52%) Salt
13 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (14.52%) .NET Framework
13 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
13 9 (14.52%) Migration
13 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.90%) MVC

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Apache Solr
3 3 (4.84%) CMS
3 3 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.84%) JBoss
3 3 (4.84%) NServiceBus
3 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.29%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (11.29%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.23%) npm
6 1 (1.61%) GitHub
6 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) DSL
1 1 (1.61%) HTTP
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
2 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.90%) JIRA
3 8 (12.90%) TeamCity
4 7 (11.29%) CA Release Automation
4 7 (11.29%) Selenium
5 6 (9.68%) gulp
5 6 (9.68%) JUnit
6 5 (8.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
7 4 (6.45%) Protractor
7 4 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.84%) Gradle
9 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
9 2 (3.23%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
9 2 (3.23%) JMeter
9 2 (3.23%) Mocha
9 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Law
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (87.10%) Developer
2 21 (33.87%) Java Developer
3 15 (24.19%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (8.06%) C# Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Integration Developer
6 3 (4.84%) AWS Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Java Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.84%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.84%) React Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.23%) CRM Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Developer in Test
7 2 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) .NET
2 22 (35.48%) AngularJS
3 13 (20.97%) Spring
4 10 (16.13%) SOAP
5 9 (14.52%) .NET Framework
5 9 (14.52%) Angular 2
5 9 (14.52%) Spring Boot
6 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (12.90%) Hibernate
6 8 (12.90%) Node.js
6 8 (12.90%) REST
7 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
7 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (11.29%) Web Services
8 6 (9.68%) Entity Framework
8 6 (9.68%) React
9 5 (8.06%) Dropwizard
9 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
9 5 (8.06%) HTML
9 5 (8.06%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) Fintech
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Unix
2 7 (11.29%) Linux
3 5 (8.06%) Windows
4 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) DevOps
3 13 (20.97%) Scrum
4 10 (16.13%) Microservices
5 9 (14.52%) Migration
6 8 (12.90%) BDD
6 8 (12.90%) MVC
6 8 (12.90%) OO
6 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.68%) CRM
8 6 (9.68%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (6.45%) OOD
10 4 (6.45%) Refactoring
10 4 (6.45%) SDLC
10 4 (6.45%) Software Delivery
10 4 (6.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) C#
2 22 (35.48%) Python
3 19 (30.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (24.19%) SQL
5 12 (19.35%) Java 8
6 10 (16.13%) Scala
7 8 (12.90%) TypeScript
8 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.45%) Groovy
9 3 (4.84%) C
9 3 (4.84%) C++
9 3 (4.84%) Go
9 3 (4.84%) PHP
9 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.84%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) ES6
10 1 (1.61%) Perl
10 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) QEMU
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (14.52%) Salt
3 3 (4.84%) logstash
4 1 (1.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
1 9 (14.52%) SaltStack
2 3 (4.84%) Ab Initio
2 3 (4.84%) VMware
3 2 (3.23%) Google
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Splunk
3 2 (3.23%) Twitter
4 1 (1.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.61%) Sybase