Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 19 55
Rank change year-on-year -15 +36 -28
Contract jobs citing TDD 70 120 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.83% 11.58% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 12.55% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 94 50
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £410 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £309
90th Percentile £600 £536 £525
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £410 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +17.14% -22.22% +12.50%
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 893 956 1,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.12% 92.28% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 666 1,055
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £394 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.97% -8.46%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £230
90th Percentile £581 £536 £533
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +4.00% +10.29% -6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 43
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £14.00 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +14.29% +111.32%
10th Percentile £9.51 £12.84 £14.65
90th Percentile £40.25 £43.00 £36.40
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.50 £31.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -53.23% +14.81% +100.00%

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 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 60 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (78.57%) BDD
3 43 (61.43%) Scrum
4 31 (44.29%) Java
5 27 (38.57%) SQL
5 27 (38.57%) Test Automation
6 25 (35.71%) MVC
7 22 (31.43%) Selenium
8 21 (30.00%) .NET
9 20 (28.57%) Linux
9 20 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (27.14%) JIRA
10 19 (27.14%) DevOps
10 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (24.29%) C#
12 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
12 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
13 15 (21.43%) SpecFlow
13 15 (21.43%) Microservices
13 15 (21.43%) Windows
14 14 (20.00%) T-SQL
14 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
14 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (18.57%) RESTful
15 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
16 12 (17.14%) Degree

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 12 (17.14%) Confluence
2 4 (5.71%) CICS
2 4 (5.71%) Jetty
2 4 (5.71%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.71%) WildFly
3 2 (2.86%) JBoss
3 2 (2.86%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Documentum
4 1 (1.43%) nginx
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.14%) BrowserStack
2 5 (7.14%) Slack
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.86%) GitHub
5 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.43%) Big Data
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (31.43%) Selenium
2 19 (27.14%) JIRA
3 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
3 16 (22.86%) Git (software)
4 15 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.57%) Gradle
6 6 (8.57%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.14%) FindBugs
7 5 (7.14%) JUnit
7 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.71%) Gerrit
8 4 (5.71%) Hamcrest
8 4 (5.71%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.29%) Sahi
9 3 (4.29%) WATIR
10 2 (2.86%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.86%) Firebug
10 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (55.71%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) C# Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.57%) Project Leader
6 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Test Project Leader
6 5 (7.14%) Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Development Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.00%) .NET
2 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (18.57%) RESTful
4 10 (14.29%) Web Services
5 9 (12.86%) CSS
5 9 (12.86%) HTML
5 9 (12.86%) REST
6 7 (10.00%) Ajax
6 7 (10.00%) J2EE
6 7 (10.00%) JSP
7 6 (8.57%) JSON
7 6 (8.57%) XML
8 5 (7.14%) jQuery
8 5 (7.14%) Node.js
8 5 (7.14%) Spring
9 4 (5.71%) JDBC
9 4 (5.71%) Swing
10 3 (4.29%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (4.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.14%) User Experience
3 6 (8.57%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.14%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Linux
2 15 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (78.57%) BDD
3 43 (61.43%) Scrum
4 27 (38.57%) Test Automation
5 25 (35.71%) MVC
6 20 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (27.14%) DevOps
7 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (21.43%) Microservices
9 12 (17.14%) Front End Development
10 11 (15.71%) Kanban
11 10 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (14.29%) DSDM
11 10 (14.29%) Open Source
12 7 (10.00%) Coaching
12 7 (10.00%) SFIA
13 6 (8.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
13 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.57%) Secure Coding
13 6 (8.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) Java
2 27 (38.57%) SQL
3 17 (24.29%) C#
4 14 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.71%) Java 8
7 4 (5.71%) TypeScript
8 3 (4.29%) Ruby
9 2 (2.86%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.86%) Python
10 1 (1.43%) Perl
10 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (17.14%) Degree
2 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.43%) ISEB
3 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.43%) Ansible
3 1 (1.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.43%) Grafana
3 1 (1.43%) Graylog
3 1 (1.43%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) IBM
3 3 (4.29%) Capita
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) Pega
5 1 (1.43%) Sitecore