Period
to 22 July 2019

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 6 months to 22 July 2019 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 29 20
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9 +50
Contract jobs citing TDD 32 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.90% 7.90% 9.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 8.99% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 69 64
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £450 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% +12.86% -22.22%
10th Percentile £283 £256 £300
90th Percentile £634 £600 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £393 £350
% change year-on-year +14.65% +12.14% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 571 879 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.44% 87.90% 90.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 626 553
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £386 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +1.64% +18.38%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £263
90th Percentile £588 £584 £540
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £385 £378
% change year-on-year +10.39% +1.99% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 31
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -43.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.74 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.20 £40.25 £43.00
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.77 £19.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -3.77% -35.00% +7.14%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for TDD.

1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (65.63%) Java
3 15 (46.88%) BDD
4 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
5 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 12 (37.50%) Node.js
5 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (34.38%) Open Source
6 11 (34.38%) Unit Testing
7 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
8 9 (28.13%) SQL
8 9 (28.13%) Scrum
9 8 (25.00%) Web Services
9 8 (25.00%) REST
10 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
10 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
10 7 (21.88%) JIRA
10 7 (21.88%) Selenium
10 7 (21.88%) JUnit
10 7 (21.88%) HTML
10 7 (21.88%) MySQL
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle
11 6 (18.75%) C#
11 6 (18.75%) CSS
11 6 (18.75%) Spring
11 6 (18.75%) Confluence
11 6 (18.75%) DevOps
11 6 (18.75%) Front End Development
12 5 (15.63%) React
12 5 (15.63%) Microservices

TDD
Co-occurring 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 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (9.38%) JBoss
2 3 (9.38%) Jetty
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) SAS
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.38%) Slack
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) GitHub
3 1 (3.13%) npm
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
1 7 (21.88%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (9.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 3 (9.38%) DB2
3 3 (9.38%) Sqoop
4 2 (6.25%) Base SAS
4 2 (6.25%) Data Lake
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (3.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (31.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 7 (21.88%) JIRA
3 7 (21.88%) JUnit
3 7 (21.88%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) JMeter
4 5 (15.63%) WebDriver
5 3 (9.38%) Gatling
5 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
6 2 (6.25%) git-flow
6 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.25%) Maven
6 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (3.13%) Hudson
7 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.13%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (12.50%) Publishing
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Java Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Web Automation Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Web Tester
4 3 (9.38%) XML Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Backend Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Data Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) Node.js
2 8 (25.00%) REST
2 8 (25.00%) Web Services
3 7 (21.88%) HTML
4 6 (18.75%) CSS
4 6 (18.75%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
5 5 (15.63%) CSS3
5 5 (15.63%) HTML5
5 5 (15.63%) React
5 5 (15.63%) SOAP
6 4 (12.50%) JSON
7 3 (9.38%) .NET
7 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
7 3 (9.38%) Express
7 3 (9.38%) JDBC
7 3 (9.38%) JMS
7 3 (9.38%) Spring Security
7 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mashup
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) BDD
3 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 11 (34.38%) Open Source
4 11 (34.38%) Unit Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) DevOps
6 6 (18.75%) Front End Development
7 5 (15.63%) Kanban
7 5 (15.63%) Microservices
7 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.50%) MVC
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (9.38%) Data Ingestion
9 3 (9.38%) Operational Stability
9 3 (9.38%) SDET
9 3 (9.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) C#
5 4 (12.50%) Scala
6 1 (3.13%) Java 8
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SAS Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
1 1 (3.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Apache Flume
1 3 (9.38%) HDFS
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) Perforce