The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 15 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3  
Contract jobs citing TDD 72 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 13.26% 3.99% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.46% 4.53% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 15 11
Median daily rate £350 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% +13.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £600
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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 498 574 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 91.71% 88.04% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 402 182
Median daily rate £390 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £18.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.70% +68.18%  
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 Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for TDD.

1 123 (84.25%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (46.58%) .NET
3 65 (44.52%) Java
3 65 (44.52%) Scala
4 63 (43.15%) C#
5 62 (42.47%) Ruby
6 60 (41.10%) Selenium
7 58 (39.73%) Cucumber
8 57 (39.04%) BDD
9 53 (36.30%) Scrum
10 52 (35.62%) Test Automation
11 49 (33.56%) Automated Testing
12 46 (31.51%) ASP.NET
12 46 (31.51%) Jenkins
13 45 (30.82%) MVC
14 38 (26.03%) JSON
14 38 (26.03%) QA
15 37 (25.34%) JUnit
15 37 (25.34%) Test Scripting
16 36 (24.66%) WebDriver
16 36 (24.66%) DevOps
17 34 (23.29%) Automation Testing
17 34 (23.29%) Defect Tracking
17 34 (23.29%) RSpec
17 34 (23.29%) Web Testing
18 32 (21.92%) Open Source
19 31 (21.23%) Sitecore
20 28 (19.18%) Play Framework
20 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
20 28 (19.18%) HTML

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 6 (4.11%) Confluence
2 3 (2.05%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.37%) CMS
3 2 (1.37%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.37%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.01%) MySQL
2 18 (12.33%) MongoDB
2 18 (12.33%) NoSQL
3 16 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (10.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.11%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.05%) GIS
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 60 (41.10%) Selenium
2 58 (39.73%) Cucumber
3 46 (31.51%) Jenkins
4 37 (25.34%) JUnit
5 36 (24.66%) WebDriver
6 34 (23.29%) RSpec
7 23 (15.75%) Git (software)
8 19 (13.01%) HP UFT
9 13 (8.90%) Sahi
9 13 (8.90%) WATIR
10 7 (4.79%) JIRA
10 7 (4.79%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.05%) Grunt
11 3 (2.05%) gulp
12 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.68%) Protractor
13 1 (0.68%) QADirector
13 1 (0.68%) QARun
13 1 (0.68%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (17.81%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Games
3 1 (0.68%) Advertising
3 1 (0.68%) Automotive
3 1 (0.68%) Banking
3 1 (0.68%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (47.26%) Developer
2 28 (19.18%) Sitecore Developer
3 24 (16.44%) QA Engineer
4 23 (15.75%) Java Developer
5 22 (15.07%) Test Engineer
6 21 (14.38%) Tester
7 19 (13.01%) .NET Developer
8 18 (12.33%) Architect
8 18 (12.33%) Automation Tester
8 18 (12.33%) QA Test Engineer
9 17 (11.64%) Quality Engineer
10 13 (8.90%) Agile Tester
10 13 (8.90%) C# Developer
10 13 (8.90%) Scala Developer
10 13 (8.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 13 (8.90%) Selenium Tester
11 12 (8.22%) Java Scala Developer
12 11 (7.53%) Digital Architect
12 11 (7.53%) Technical Architect
13 9 (6.16%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (46.58%) .NET
2 46 (31.51%) ASP.NET
3 38 (26.03%) JSON
4 28 (19.18%) HTML
4 28 (19.18%) Play Framework
5 27 (18.49%) CSS
6 26 (17.81%) Ruby on Rails
6 26 (17.81%) Spring
7 20 (13.70%) Spring MVC
8 19 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (13.01%) HTML5
8 19 (13.01%) REST
8 19 (13.01%) Web Services
9 18 (12.33%) CSS3
10 17 (11.64%) XML
11 15 (10.27%) Django
12 13 (8.90%) AngularJS
12 13 (8.90%) Gherkin
13 11 (7.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (6.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) Smartphone
2 11 (7.53%) User Experience
3 10 (6.85%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.11%) NHS
5 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.12%) Linux
2 3 (2.05%) Windows
3 1 (0.68%) Android
3 1 (0.68%) Unix
3 1 (0.68%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (84.25%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (39.04%) BDD
3 53 (36.30%) Scrum
4 52 (35.62%) Test Automation
5 49 (33.56%) Automated Testing
6 45 (30.82%) MVC
7 37 (25.34%) Test Scripting
8 36 (24.66%) DevOps
9 34 (23.29%) Automation Testing
9 34 (23.29%) Defect Tracking
9 34 (23.29%) Web Testing
10 32 (21.92%) Open Source
11 26 (17.81%) User Stories
12 23 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (15.75%) Kanban
13 20 (13.70%) Test Strategy
14 18 (12.33%) Waterfall
15 17 (11.64%) Microservices
16 16 (10.96%) Unit Testing
17 12 (8.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.52%) Java
1 65 (44.52%) Scala
2 63 (43.15%) C#
3 62 (42.47%) Ruby
4 28 (19.18%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.75%) Python
6 17 (11.64%) SQL
7 3 (2.05%) PHP
8 2 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) COBOL
9 1 (0.68%) Jython
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (2.74%) ISEB
1 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (26.03%) QA
2 20 (13.70%) WCAG
3 7 (4.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) Docker
2 5 (3.42%) LXC
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.11%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (21.23%) Sitecore
2 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.11%) Oracle
4 1 (0.68%) HP
4 1 (0.68%) ICL
4 1 (0.68%) OpenText
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago