The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 14 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TDD 25 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.72% - 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.12% - 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 1
Median daily rate £600 - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £45.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.75% +27.08%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 274 272 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.57% 80.71% 76.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 181 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in Merseyside

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Merseyside over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Merseyside

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Liverpool - 24 £600 - 2
Southport - 1 - - 1
TDD
North West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for TDD.

1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 17 (53.13%) Scrum
4 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 13 (40.63%) BDD
5 12 (37.50%) DevOps
5 12 (37.50%) HTML
5 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 11 (34.38%) Spring
6 11 (34.38%) .NET
6 11 (34.38%) Oracle
6 11 (34.38%) API Design
6 11 (34.38%) Microservices
7 10 (31.25%) Front End Development
7 10 (31.25%) CSS
7 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 9 (28.13%) RESTful
8 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
9 8 (25.00%) Open Source
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
10 7 (21.88%) MySQL
10 7 (21.88%) Kanban
10 7 (21.88%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (21.88%) Spring Boot
10 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
10 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
11 6 (18.75%) Coaching
11 6 (18.75%) OOD
11 6 (18.75%) VMware

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (9.38%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.13%) DNN
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
3 1 (3.13%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.13%) Immediacy CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Kentico
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Sitefinity
3 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MongoDB
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
1 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Grunt
3 2 (6.25%) gulp
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Developer
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 9 (28.13%) Senior Developer
4 9 (28.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 8 (25.00%) Senior Agile Developer
5 8 (25.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 6 (18.75%) Principal Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Java Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Principal .NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Principal Java Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Coach
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
8 2 (6.25%) PHP Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Scrum Master
8 2 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) HTML
2 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) Spring
3 10 (31.25%) CSS
4 9 (28.13%) RESTful
5 7 (21.88%) Spring Boot
6 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
6 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 4 (12.50%) HTML5
7 4 (12.50%) J2EE
8 2 (6.25%) CSS3
8 2 (6.25%) jQuery
8 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (6.25%) Laravel
8 2 (6.25%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
9 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Fintech
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Scrum
3 13 (40.63%) BDD
4 12 (37.50%) DevOps
5 11 (34.38%) API Design
5 11 (34.38%) Microservices
6 10 (31.25%) Front End Development
7 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.00%) Open Source
9 7 (21.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (21.88%) Kanban
10 6 (18.75%) Coaching
10 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
10 6 (18.75%) OOD
11 5 (15.63%) MVC
11 5 (15.63%) Pair Programming
12 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
13 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (6.25%) High Availability
13 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Alterian
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Sitecore
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