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 29 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)
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 68 19
Rank change year-on-year +54 -49  
Contract jobs citing TDD 30 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.67% 3.87% 7.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.97% 4.38% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 34
Median daily rate £338 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £521 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -8.57%  

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 301 1187 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 86.99% 88.45% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 3503 1444
Median daily rate £400 £323 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -16.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £503 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 283 56
Median hourly rate £34.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £22.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £38.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for TDD.

1 93 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (52.94%) Scala
3 51 (50.00%) Java
4 47 (46.08%) Test Automation
5 46 (45.10%) C#
6 45 (44.12%) Ruby
7 41 (40.20%) Cucumber
8 39 (38.24%) .NET
9 38 (37.25%) Selenium
10 34 (33.33%) Scrum
10 34 (33.33%) Jenkins
11 32 (31.37%) BDD
11 32 (31.37%) ASP.NET
12 31 (30.39%) JUnit
12 31 (30.39%) WebDriver
12 31 (30.39%) Test Scripting
13 29 (28.43%) Web Testing
13 29 (28.43%) RSpec
14 26 (25.49%) Defect Tracking
14 26 (25.49%) HTML
15 25 (24.51%) MVC
15 25 (24.51%) Spring
16 24 (23.53%) CSS
17 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
17 23 (22.55%) Kanban
18 22 (21.57%) Sitecore
18 22 (21.57%) Python
19 21 (20.59%) Linux
19 21 (20.59%) JSON
20 20 (19.61%) Play Framework

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 5 (4.90%) Confluence
2 3 (2.94%) GeoServer
3 2 (1.96%) CMS
3 2 (1.96%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) MySQL
2 11 (10.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
2 11 (10.78%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.78%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.94%) GIS
4 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (40.20%) Cucumber
2 38 (37.25%) Selenium
3 34 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 31 (30.39%) JUnit
4 31 (30.39%) WebDriver
5 29 (28.43%) RSpec
6 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.86%) JIRA
8 3 (2.94%) Grunt
8 3 (2.94%) gulp
9 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.96%) jMock
9 2 (1.96%) Mockito
10 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.98%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.98%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.98%) Mocha
10 1 (0.98%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (17.65%) Games
2 9 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (0.98%) Advertising
3 1 (0.98%) Automotive
3 1 (0.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (46.08%) Developer
2 19 (18.63%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.65%) Tester
4 17 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 15 (14.71%) QA Engineer
5 15 (14.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 15 (14.71%) Selenium Tester
5 15 (14.71%) Sitecore Developer
5 15 (14.71%) Test Engineer
6 14 (13.73%) Agile Developer
7 13 (12.75%) Agile Tester
8 12 (11.76%) .NET Developer
8 12 (11.76%) Architect
9 11 (10.78%) QA Test Engineer
9 11 (10.78%) Scala Developer
10 10 (9.80%) Java Scala Developer
10 10 (9.80%) Quality Engineer
11 8 (7.84%) Agile .NET Developer
11 8 (7.84%) C# Developer
12 7 (6.86%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (38.24%) .NET
2 32 (31.37%) ASP.NET
3 26 (25.49%) HTML
4 25 (24.51%) Spring
5 24 (23.53%) CSS
6 21 (20.59%) JSON
7 20 (19.61%) Play Framework
8 19 (18.63%) Ruby on Rails
9 18 (17.65%) Spring MVC
10 17 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (16.67%) HTML5
11 14 (13.73%) CSS3
12 13 (12.75%) Gherkin
12 13 (12.75%) REST
13 10 (9.80%) Django
14 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
15 7 (6.86%) Ajax
15 7 (6.86%) SOAP
16 6 (5.88%) RESTful
16 6 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) Smartphone
2 10 (9.80%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (6.86%) User Experience
4 5 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.90%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Windows
3 2 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (91.18%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (46.08%) Test Automation
3 34 (33.33%) Scrum
4 32 (31.37%) BDD
5 31 (30.39%) Test Scripting
6 29 (28.43%) Web Testing
7 26 (25.49%) Defect Tracking
8 25 (24.51%) MVC
9 23 (22.55%) Kanban
10 19 (18.63%) User Stories
11 16 (15.69%) DevOps
11 16 (15.69%) Open Source
12 14 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (12.75%) Microservices
13 13 (12.75%) Test Strategy
13 13 (12.75%) Unit Testing
14 12 (11.76%) Software Engineering
15 10 (9.80%) Software Architecture
15 10 (9.80%) Waterfall
16 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.94%) Scala
2 51 (50.00%) Java
3 46 (45.10%) C#
4 45 (44.12%) Ruby
5 23 (22.55%) JavaScript
6 22 (21.57%) Python
7 3 (2.94%) PHP
7 3 (2.94%) SQL
8 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.98%) Jython
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.98%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.98%) Degree
1 1 (0.98%) ISEB
1 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.65%) WCAG
2 16 (15.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Docker
2 4 (3.92%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Puppet
2 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (21.57%) Sitecore
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle
4 1 (0.98%) OpenText
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
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