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 22 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 34 38
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4  
Contract jobs citing TDD 39 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 11.75% 2.41% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.50% 2.91% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £325 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% +1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.81% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88%  

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 269 275 272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.02% 82.83% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 161 131
Median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Merseyside

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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 22 June 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 +15 25 £413 +26.92% 5
TDD
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 57 (89.06%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (67.19%) Java
3 38 (59.38%) JavaScript
3 38 (59.38%) Git (software)
4 37 (57.81%) HTML
5 36 (56.25%) Scrum
5 36 (56.25%) BDD
6 33 (51.56%) Jenkins
7 30 (46.88%) CSS
8 28 (43.75%) Microservices
9 26 (40.63%) RESTful
9 26 (40.63%) Spring
9 26 (40.63%) Kanban
10 25 (39.06%) MySQL
10 25 (39.06%) Oracle
10 25 (39.06%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (37.50%) Linux
11 24 (37.50%) MongoDB
12 22 (34.38%) Coaching
13 21 (32.81%) React
13 21 (32.81%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (31.25%) Spring Boot
14 20 (31.25%) Ember.js
14 20 (31.25%) DevOps
15 18 (28.13%) Open Source
15 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (23.44%) Oracle Database
17 13 (20.31%) Front End Development
18 11 (17.19%) OOD
18 11 (17.19%) SQL

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Co-occurring 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 8 (12.50%) CMS
2 6 (9.38%) Drupal
3 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.56%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.56%) CloudFront
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.06%) MySQL
2 24 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 15 (23.44%) Oracle Database
4 8 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (59.38%) Git (software)
2 33 (51.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.69%) Grunt
3 3 (4.69%) gulp
4 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.56%) Mocha
5 1 (1.56%) Moq
5 1 (1.56%) MSTest
5 1 (1.56%) NUnit
5 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.56%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (1.56%) webpack
General
1 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (81.25%) Developer
2 30 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 22 (34.38%) Senior Developer
3 22 (34.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 20 (31.25%) Agile Developer
4 20 (31.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 17 (26.56%) Senior Agile Developer
5 17 (26.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 9 (14.06%) PHP Developer
7 7 (10.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Drupal Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Java Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 5 (7.81%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 5 (7.81%) Principal Developer
10 4 (6.25%) .NET Developer
10 4 (6.25%) Scrum Master
11 3 (4.69%) Senior Java Engineer
11 3 (4.69%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (57.81%) HTML
2 30 (46.88%) CSS
3 26 (40.63%) RESTful
3 26 (40.63%) Spring
4 21 (32.81%) React
5 20 (31.25%) Ember.js
5 20 (31.25%) Spring Boot
6 10 (15.63%) HTML5
7 8 (12.50%) .NET
8 7 (10.94%) J2EE
9 6 (9.38%) Laravel
10 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
11 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
11 4 (6.25%) Hibernate
12 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
12 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (4.69%) CSS3
13 2 (3.13%) Node.js
13 2 (3.13%) REST
13 2 (3.13%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.81%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Fintech
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (89.06%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (56.25%) BDD
2 36 (56.25%) Scrum
3 28 (43.75%) Microservices
4 26 (40.63%) Kanban
5 25 (39.06%) Continuous Delivery
6 22 (34.38%) Coaching
7 20 (31.25%) DevOps
8 18 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (28.13%) Open Source
9 13 (20.31%) Front End Development
10 11 (17.19%) OOD
11 10 (15.63%) API Design
12 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
13 5 (7.81%) MVC
14 4 (6.25%) Pair Programming
14 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 4 (6.25%) Wireframes
15 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 3 (4.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (67.19%) Java
2 38 (59.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.19%) SQL
4 10 (15.63%) PHP
5 3 (4.69%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) PHP 5
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) VMware
3 1 (1.56%) Adobe
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