Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 23 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +17 -11
Contract jobs citing TDD 67 145 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.41% 7.69% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.50% 9.00% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 107 49
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £299
90th Percentile £475 £500 £426
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 1030 1612 1668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.13% 85.52% 86.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 1105 1028
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £281
90th Percentile £525 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 69
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% - -41.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £44.95 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £27.50
% change year-on-year +24.20% +2.47% +27.91%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 +5 17 £413 +4.43% 9
Knutsford -7 15 £400 -5.88% 6
Warrington +15 12 £363 -3.33% 4
Macclesfield +4 5 £425 +31.27%
Crewe - 2 £325 - 1
Northwich +2 1 £420 +29.23%
Sandbach - 1 £370 -
Wilmslow - 1 £338 - 1
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) SQL
3 34 (50.75%) Java
4 32 (47.76%) JavaScript
5 29 (43.28%) Finance
6 26 (38.81%) Git (software)
7 24 (35.82%) Spring
7 24 (35.82%) Banking
8 23 (34.33%) OO
9 22 (32.84%) MVC
10 21 (31.34%) AngularJS
11 20 (29.85%) Scrum
11 20 (29.85%) C#
12 19 (28.36%) CSS
12 19 (28.36%) Web Services
13 18 (26.87%) .NET
13 18 (26.87%) REST
14 17 (25.37%) Unit Testing
14 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (23.88%) SQL Server
15 16 (23.88%) HTML
15 16 (23.88%) Hibernate
16 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
16 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (20.90%) jQuery
17 14 (20.90%) RESTful
17 14 (20.90%) JPA
18 13 (19.40%) Perforce
18 13 (19.40%) JSON
19 12 (17.91%) .NET Framework

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 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.96%) Confluence
3 5 (7.46%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.97%) CMS
5 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.99%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (2.99%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.99%) WordPress
7 1 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.49%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) RDBMS
2 10 (14.93%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.94%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.94%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.99%) Big Data
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (38.81%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.42%) JUnit
3 10 (14.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (14.93%) JIRA
4 8 (11.94%) Gradle
5 7 (10.45%) gulp
6 6 (8.96%) Eclipse
6 6 (8.96%) IntelliJ
6 6 (8.96%) JProfiler
6 6 (8.96%) Maven
6 6 (8.96%) SonarQube
6 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (5.97%) Moq
8 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.48%) NUnit
8 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.48%) webpack
9 2 (2.99%) Grunt
9 2 (2.99%) Selenium
9 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 24 (35.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (85.07%) Developer
2 24 (35.82%) Java Developer
3 14 (20.90%) .NET Developer
4 12 (17.91%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Agile Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (7.46%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (7.46%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Architect
9 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (35.82%) Spring
2 21 (31.34%) AngularJS
3 19 (28.36%) CSS
3 19 (28.36%) Web Services
4 18 (26.87%) .NET
4 18 (26.87%) REST
5 16 (23.88%) Hibernate
5 16 (23.88%) HTML
6 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
6 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (20.90%) JPA
7 14 (20.90%) jQuery
7 14 (20.90%) RESTful
8 13 (19.40%) JSON
9 12 (17.91%) .NET Framework
10 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (16.42%) SOAP
11 10 (14.93%) Entity Framework
11 10 (14.93%) Spring Boot
12 9 (13.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.48%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Derivative
3 2 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.99%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Unix
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
2 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (71.64%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) OO
3 22 (32.84%) MVC
4 20 (29.85%) Scrum
5 17 (25.37%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (25.37%) Unit Testing
6 12 (17.91%) BDD
7 11 (16.42%) DevOps
7 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
8 9 (13.43%) Data Modelling
8 9 (13.43%) Data Protection
9 8 (11.94%) Front End Development
10 7 (10.45%) User Stories
11 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
11 6 (8.96%) Microservices
12 4 (5.97%) High Availability
12 4 (5.97%) Kanban
12 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (4.48%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) SQL
2 34 (50.75%) Java
3 32 (47.76%) JavaScript
4 20 (29.85%) C#
5 9 (13.43%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.96%) PHP
7 3 (4.48%) Python
7 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) C++
8 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) ISEB
1 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Perforce
2 12 (17.91%) Oracle
3 11 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.96%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.99%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) Sage
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