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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 27 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9  
Contract jobs citing TDD 32 71 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.68% 6.43% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 7.55% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 34
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.68% +3.52%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 940 863
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.42% 85.14% 86.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 642 546
Median daily rate £405 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 38
Median hourly rate £43.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.87% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing TDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Cheshire

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Cheshire

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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

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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 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 11 £438 +9.37% 1
Knutsford -8 6 £388 -8.82% 5
Warrington +28 3 £348 -0.50% 4
Macclesfield +3 2 £415 +23.88% 1
Northwich - 1 £420 - 1
Sandbach - 1 £370 -
Wilmslow - 1 £338 - 2
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for TDD.

1 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (68.42%) Java
3 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
4 24 (42.11%) OO
5 22 (38.60%) Spring
6 20 (35.09%) Scrum
7 19 (33.33%) Finance
8 18 (31.58%) SQL
8 18 (31.58%) Web Services
9 16 (28.07%) CSS
9 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
10 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (26.32%) HTML
10 15 (26.32%) Banking
11 14 (24.56%) Unit Testing
11 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
12 13 (22.81%) MVC
13 12 (21.05%) J2EE
13 12 (21.05%) BDD
13 12 (21.05%) RESTful
14 11 (19.30%) C#
15 10 (17.54%) Python
15 10 (17.54%) jQuery
15 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
16 9 (15.79%) CSS3
16 9 (15.79%) HTML5
16 9 (15.79%) JSON
16 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
16 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
16 9 (15.79%) Hibernate

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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 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) CMS
2 3 (5.26%) GlassFish
2 3 (5.26%) JBoss
2 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.51%) Confluence
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
3 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.75%) DB2
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.04%) Selenium
4 7 (12.28%) JUnit
5 6 (10.53%) Gradle
5 6 (10.53%) JIRA
6 5 (8.77%) Maven
7 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
7 4 (7.02%) Grunt
7 4 (7.02%) gulp
7 4 (7.02%) IntelliJ
7 4 (7.02%) JProfiler
7 4 (7.02%) SonarQube
8 3 (5.26%) Ant
9 2 (3.51%) CruiseControl
9 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.51%) Mockito
9 2 (3.51%) Moq
9 2 (3.51%) NUnit
9 2 (3.51%) Subversion
General
1 19 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (26.32%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) Developer
2 18 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Architect
3 7 (12.28%) Java Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Leader
5 5 (8.77%) Java Technical Architect
5 5 (8.77%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Lead Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Angular Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (38.60%) Spring
2 18 (31.58%) Web Services
3 16 (28.07%) CSS
4 15 (26.32%) HTML
5 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
6 12 (21.05%) J2EE
6 12 (21.05%) RESTful
7 10 (17.54%) jQuery
8 9 (15.79%) CSS3
8 9 (15.79%) Hibernate
8 9 (15.79%) HTML5
8 9 (15.79%) JSON
9 8 (14.04%) .NET
9 8 (14.04%) JPA
9 8 (14.04%) REST
10 7 (12.28%) Apache Camel
10 7 (12.28%) SOAP
11 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Derivative
2 7 (12.28%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) DataPower
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.11%) OO
3 20 (35.09%) Scrum
4 15 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (24.56%) Unit Testing
6 13 (22.81%) MVC
7 12 (21.05%) BDD
8 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
9 8 (14.04%) OOP
10 7 (12.28%) Microservices
10 7 (12.28%) Web Development
11 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
11 5 (8.77%) Content Management
11 5 (8.77%) DevOps
11 5 (8.77%) High Availability
11 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
12 4 (7.02%) Dependency Injection
12 4 (7.02%) RAD
12 4 (7.02%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) Java
2 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
3 18 (31.58%) SQL
4 11 (19.30%) C#
5 10 (17.54%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) ISEB
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) Capistrano
2 2 (3.51%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.75%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
1 6 (10.53%) Perforce
2 4 (7.02%) hybris
3 3 (5.26%) Google
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) ATG
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) Kony
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) Yahoo!
Crewe, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
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