Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +35
Contract jobs citing TDD 53 159 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.08% 7.25% 6.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 8.42% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 133 105
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £425 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £563
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £438 £338
% change year-on-year -2.86% +29.63% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £20.50 -

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 757 1889 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.91% 86.10% 86.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 1394 823
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £400 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £263
90th Percentile £556 £525 £605
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £410
% change year-on-year +14.29% -14.63% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 73 45
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +43.59% +4.19%
10th Percentile £10.60 £19.23 £11.81
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £40.80
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.07% +47.37% +2.62%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (67.92%) Java
3 32 (60.38%) BDD
4 28 (52.83%) Scrum
5 26 (49.06%) Test Automation
6 25 (47.17%) Jenkins
7 24 (45.28%) Open Source
8 22 (41.51%) Scala
9 21 (39.62%) Selenium
10 20 (37.74%) HTML
11 19 (35.85%) CSS
11 19 (35.85%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (35.85%) Test Scripting
11 19 (35.85%) Ruby
12 18 (33.96%) JIRA
12 18 (33.96%) User Stories
13 17 (32.08%) Cucumber
14 16 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (30.19%) Kanban
14 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
14 16 (30.19%) JUnit
15 15 (28.30%) WebDriver
15 15 (28.30%) Confluence
15 15 (28.30%) Mentoring
16 14 (26.42%) HTML5
16 14 (26.42%) Games
17 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
17 13 (24.53%) Linux
17 13 (24.53%) WCAG
17 13 (24.53%) NoSQL

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 15 (28.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Slack
2 2 (3.77%) npm
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (24.53%) NoSQL
3 12 (22.64%) MongoDB
3 12 (22.64%) MySQL
4 8 (15.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database
6 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.89%) Big Data
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Jenkins
2 21 (39.62%) Selenium
3 18 (33.96%) JIRA
4 17 (32.08%) Cucumber
5 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
5 16 (30.19%) JUnit
6 15 (28.30%) WebDriver
7 11 (20.75%) RSpec
8 4 (7.55%) Firebug
8 4 (7.55%) Gradle
8 4 (7.55%) Hamcrest
8 4 (7.55%) Subversion
9 3 (5.66%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (3.77%) Grunt
10 2 (3.77%) gulp
10 2 (3.77%) Hudson
10 2 (3.77%) Jasmine
10 2 (3.77%) Protractor
10 2 (3.77%) webpack
11 1 (1.89%) Mockito
General
1 14 (26.42%) Games
2 6 (11.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Test Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Agile Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Agile Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Digital Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 6 (11.32%) QA Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) HTML
2 19 (35.85%) CSS
3 14 (26.42%) HTML5
4 12 (22.64%) REST
4 12 (22.64%) Spring
5 11 (20.75%) RESTful
6 10 (18.87%) CSS3
6 10 (18.87%) JSON
7 9 (16.98%) Ajax
8 8 (15.09%) Web Services
9 7 (13.21%) Django
9 7 (13.21%) SOAP
9 7 (13.21%) XML
10 5 (9.43%) jQuery
10 5 (9.43%) Spring MVC
11 4 (7.55%) JSP
11 4 (7.55%) Node.js
11 4 (7.55%) Spring Boot
11 4 (7.55%) XSD
12 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) User Experience
2 7 (13.21%) Smartphone
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (60.38%) BDD
3 28 (52.83%) Scrum
4 26 (49.06%) Test Automation
5 24 (45.28%) Open Source
6 19 (35.85%) Test Scripting
7 18 (33.96%) User Stories
8 16 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (30.19%) Kanban
9 15 (28.30%) Mentoring
10 13 (24.53%) Front End Development
11 12 (22.64%) Microservices
12 11 (20.75%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (20.75%) Coaching
12 11 (20.75%) Web Testing
13 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
14 9 (16.98%) Configuration Management
14 9 (16.98%) SFIA
14 9 (16.98%) Software Architecture
15 8 (15.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (67.92%) Java
2 22 (41.51%) Scala
3 19 (35.85%) Ruby
4 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
5 12 (22.64%) Python
6 10 (18.87%) SQL
7 7 (13.21%) C#
8 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ISEB
2 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) WCAG
2 10 (18.87%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Docker
2 6 (11.32%) LXC
3 1 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Puppet
2 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat