Period
to 26 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 February 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 21 18
Rank change year-on-year -18 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing TDD 98 192 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.09% 6.55% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 7.70% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 128 160
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.77% -1.52%
10th Percentile £350 £334 £310
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £463 £450 £394
% change year-on-year +2.78% +14.29% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +1.18%

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,979 2,493 2,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.60% 85.00% 84.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,317 1,627 1,484
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 95 88
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £13.84 £12.85 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.00 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £27.42 £25.00 £24.78
% change year-on-year +9.66% +0.89% -4.22%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Manchester

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in Manchester

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Manchester

TDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TDD in Manchester

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 26 February 2020. 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
Salford +13 4 £438 -23.91% 8
Altrincham -3 3 £440 +10.00% 3
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for TDD.

1 69 (70.41%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (56.12%) JavaScript
3 34 (34.69%) Java
4 30 (30.61%) CSS
4 30 (30.61%) MySQL
5 29 (29.59%) AWS
6 28 (28.57%) HTML
7 26 (26.53%) Node.js
8 25 (25.51%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (24.49%) AngularJS
9 24 (24.49%) RESTful
9 24 (24.49%) Pair Programming
10 23 (23.47%) Git (software)
11 22 (22.45%) DevOps
12 21 (21.43%) React
12 21 (21.43%) OO
12 21 (21.43%) BDD
13 20 (20.41%) Spring
14 19 (19.39%) HTML5
14 19 (19.39%) Microservices
15 18 (18.37%) GitLab
15 18 (18.37%) ES6
16 17 (17.35%) Azure
16 17 (17.35%) OOP
17 16 (16.33%) .NET
18 15 (15.31%) PHP
18 15 (15.31%) Mentoring
19 14 (14.29%) Spring Boot
19 14 (14.29%) Serverless
19 14 (14.29%) SOA

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (5.10%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (3.06%) Commerce Server
2 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) Camunda
3 1 (1.02%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.59%) AWS
2 17 (17.35%) Azure
3 14 (14.29%) GitHub
3 14 (14.29%) Serverless
4 13 (13.27%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (12.24%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (12.24%) GCP
6 4 (4.08%) SaaS
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.02%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) DNS
1 2 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) MySQL
2 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.18%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.12%) Neo4j
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (23.47%) Git (software)
2 18 (18.37%) GitLab
3 12 (12.24%) JIRA
4 6 (6.12%) JUnit
5 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.06%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.06%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.06%) webpack
7 2 (2.04%) Babel
7 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.04%) GoCD
7 2 (2.04%) Selenium
7 2 (2.04%) Subversion
7 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (1.02%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.02%) Gradle
8 1 (1.02%) Grunt
8 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 7 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
2 4 (4.08%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Law
3 3 (3.06%) Automotive
4 2 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (87.76%) Developer
2 22 (22.45%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.31%) Senior Developer
4 13 (13.27%) PHP Developer
5 12 (12.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (11.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (11.22%) Software Engineer
7 10 (10.20%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (9.18%) .NET Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Java Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Software Developer
11 6 (6.12%) C# Developer
11 6 (6.12%) Java Software Developer
12 5 (5.10%) Senior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.61%) CSS
2 28 (28.57%) HTML
3 26 (26.53%) Node.js
4 24 (24.49%) AngularJS
4 24 (24.49%) RESTful
5 21 (21.43%) React
6 20 (20.41%) Spring
7 19 (19.39%) HTML5
8 16 (16.33%) .NET
9 14 (14.29%) Laravel
9 14 (14.29%) Spring Boot
10 13 (13.27%) React Native
11 10 (10.20%) Web Services
12 9 (9.18%) Vue.js
13 8 (8.16%) .NET Core
13 8 (8.16%) REST
14 7 (7.14%) CSS3
14 7 (7.14%) Sass
15 4 (4.08%) jQuery
15 4 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.51%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.14%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.06%) New Media
4 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.06%) User Experience
5 2 (2.04%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.06%) Android
2 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (70.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.49%) Pair Programming
3 22 (22.45%) DevOps
4 21 (21.43%) BDD
4 21 (21.43%) OO
5 19 (19.39%) Microservices
6 17 (17.35%) OOP
7 15 (15.31%) Mentoring
8 14 (14.29%) SOA
8 14 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 13 (13.27%) Coaching
9 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (13.27%) Front End Development
9 13 (13.27%) Scrum
9 13 (13.27%) Software Delivery
10 12 (12.24%) MVC
10 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (10.20%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.20%) SOLID
12 8 (8.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 55 (56.12%) JavaScript
2 34 (34.69%) Java
3 18 (18.37%) ES6
4 15 (15.31%) PHP
5 14 (14.29%) C#
6 11 (11.22%) ES7
7 9 (9.18%) ES8
8 5 (5.10%) Scala
9 3 (3.06%) Java 8
9 3 (3.06%) Python
9 3 (3.06%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.04%) Clojure
10 2 (2.04%) Groovy
11 1 (1.02%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.02%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.02%) Ruby
11 1 (1.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.02%) Grafana
3 1 (1.02%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft