Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ATDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ATDD over the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 680 729 784
Rank change year-on-year +49 +55 -53
Contract jobs citing ATDD 179 144 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.17% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 99 56
England median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +13.10%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £333
90th Percentile £650 £678 £569
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £488
% change year-on-year -5.26% -2.56% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

ATDD 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

ATDD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ATDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ATDD in England

ATDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ATDD in England

ATDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ATDD in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ATDD in England

ATDD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
London +24 125 £450 +2.56% 6
East of England -37 21 £384 -19.21%
South East +18 19 £525 +40.00% 2
North of England +60 10 £450 -18.18% 2
Yorkshire +23 6 £450 -27.71%
North West +21 4 £600 +21.21% 2
South West -6 3 - -
Midlands - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
ATDD
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ATDD 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 England region with a requirement for ATDD.

1 170 (94.97%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (84.92%) TDD
3 144 (80.45%) BDD
4 114 (63.69%) Scrum
5 105 (58.66%) Test Automation
6 82 (45.81%) Kanban
7 80 (44.69%) Java
8 77 (43.02%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (43.02%) Cucumber
9 69 (38.55%) User Stories
10 65 (36.31%) JIRA
11 61 (34.08%) Jenkins
12 56 (31.28%) RESTful
13 53 (29.61%) Confluence
13 53 (29.61%) Git (software)
14 50 (27.93%) Selenium
15 49 (27.37%) Gherkin
16 48 (26.82%) Web Services
17 47 (26.26%) JSON
18 45 (25.14%) XML
19 38 (21.23%) JavaScript
20 37 (20.67%) Ruby
21 36 (20.11%) Velocity
22 34 (18.99%) AngularJS
22 34 (18.99%) Scrum-ban
23 32 (17.88%) Functional Testing
23 32 (17.88%) Continuous Delivery
23 32 (17.88%) Degree
23 32 (17.88%) WebDriver
24 31 (17.32%) Mobile App

ATDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 53 (29.61%) Confluence
2 23 (12.85%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.03%) Apache
4 8 (4.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (3.91%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Pig
7 4 (2.23%) Jetty
8 2 (1.12%) Mule
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.15%) PaaS
3 10 (5.59%) npm
4 8 (4.47%) GitHub
5 7 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (3.35%) IaaS
7 5 (2.79%) CloudBees
7 5 (2.79%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.12%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.56%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.91%) HTTP
2 4 (2.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.59%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.59%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.91%) Big Data
4 7 (3.91%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.35%) MySQL
5 6 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.79%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.68%) DB2
7 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.12%) HBase
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.56%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (43.02%) Cucumber
2 65 (36.31%) JIRA
3 61 (34.08%) Jenkins
4 53 (29.61%) Git (software)
5 50 (27.93%) Selenium
6 32 (17.88%) WebDriver
7 30 (16.76%) Appium
8 29 (16.20%) JUnit
8 29 (16.20%) Maven
8 29 (16.20%) TeamCity
9 27 (15.08%) Calabash
10 24 (13.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 23 (12.85%) SpecFlow
12 22 (12.29%) Xcode
13 21 (11.73%) Jasmine
14 18 (10.06%) SoapUI
15 17 (9.50%) JBehave
15 17 (9.50%) Subversion
16 16 (8.94%) Bitbucket
16 16 (8.94%) Gradle
General
1 27 (15.08%) Finance
2 25 (13.97%) Banking
3 24 (13.41%) Retail
4 20 (11.17%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.82%) Games
6 4 (2.23%) Prime Brokerage
7 3 (1.68%) Law
8 2 (1.12%) Back Office
8 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Military
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (53.63%) Developer
2 35 (19.55%) Developer in Test
3 25 (13.97%) Scrum Master
3 25 (13.97%) Senior Developer
4 17 (9.50%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.50%) Test Engineer
5 15 (8.38%) Scala Developer
6 13 (7.26%) Ruby Developer
7 11 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (6.15%) Tester
8 9 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.03%) Agile Scrum Master
9 8 (4.47%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (4.47%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Analyst
10 7 (3.91%) Azure Developer
10 7 (3.91%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.35%) Angular Developer
11 6 (3.35%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (31.28%) RESTful
2 49 (27.37%) Gherkin
3 48 (26.82%) Web Services
4 47 (26.26%) JSON
5 45 (25.14%) XML
6 36 (20.11%) Velocity
7 34 (18.99%) AngularJS
8 27 (15.08%) HTML
9 25 (13.97%) .NET
9 25 (13.97%) CSS
9 25 (13.97%) Spring
10 23 (12.85%) React
11 21 (11.73%) Node.js
12 20 (11.17%) CSS3
12 20 (11.17%) HTML5
13 19 (10.61%) REST
14 16 (8.94%) Hibernate
14 16 (8.94%) Sass
15 11 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.32%) Mobile App
2 24 (13.41%) Video on Demand
3 22 (12.29%) Video\Live Streaming
4 13 (7.26%) Algorithms
5 10 (5.59%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.91%) User Experience
6 7 (3.91%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.35%) RIA
8 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.23%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.68%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.68%) Equities
10 3 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.68%) PMI
10 3 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.12%) FMCG
12 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.85%) Unix
2 16 (8.94%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.26%) Android
4 11 (6.15%) Windows
5 10 (5.59%) Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (94.97%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (84.92%) TDD
3 144 (80.45%) BDD
4 114 (63.69%) Scrum
5 105 (58.66%) Test Automation
6 82 (45.81%) Kanban
7 77 (43.02%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (38.55%) User Stories
9 34 (18.99%) Scrum-ban
10 32 (17.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 32 (17.88%) Functional Testing
11 31 (17.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (15.08%) Acceptance Criteria
12 27 (15.08%) Manual Testing
12 27 (15.08%) Open Source
13 26 (14.53%) Feature Driven Development
14 24 (13.41%) DevOps
15 23 (12.85%) Mentoring
16 19 (10.61%) Coaching
16 19 (10.61%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (44.69%) Java
2 38 (21.23%) JavaScript
3 37 (20.67%) Ruby
4 28 (15.64%) C#
4 28 (15.64%) Python
5 24 (13.41%) Scala
6 22 (12.29%) Apple Swift
6 22 (12.29%) SQL
7 14 (7.82%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.03%) C++
9 7 (3.91%) Perl
10 5 (2.79%) ES6
11 4 (2.23%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.23%) PHP
12 3 (1.68%) Go
12 3 (1.68%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.12%) Groovy
14 1 (0.56%) C
14 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (17.88%) Degree
2 15 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.23%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.68%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (1.68%) CISSP
5 3 (1.68%) CITP
5 3 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.68%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.08%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (6.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.12%) HDFS
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.23%) Grafana
1 4 (2.23%) Graphite
1 4 (2.23%) HP SiteScope
1 4 (2.23%) Nagios
1 4 (2.23%) ZABBIX
2 3 (1.68%) Ansible
2 3 (1.68%) Mesos
3 2 (1.12%) Kibana
4 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (12.29%) Atlassian
2 12 (6.70%) Xamarin
3 10 (5.59%) Cisco
4 7 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.79%) HP
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle
6 4 (2.23%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.68%) Sonatype
7 3 (1.68%) Twitter
8 2 (1.12%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.12%) Telerik
9 1 (0.56%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.56%) Databricks
9 1 (0.56%) Neustar
9 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.56%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.56%) VMware