Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 16 October 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)
England > North East
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 34 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9 -17
Contract jobs citing TDD 99 71 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.15% 5.85% 5.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.40% 6.95% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 123
North East median daily rate £398 £385 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.25% -11.49% +16.00%
10th Percentile £266 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £512
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £20.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -7.78% +9.09% +3.13%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,053 1,022 2,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.67% 84.18% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 671 1,720
North East median daily rate £400 £370 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +7.56% -14.00%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £518
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 120
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £28.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +1.79% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £11.05
90th Percentile £30.78 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in the North East

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TDD in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in the North East

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in the North East over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in the North East

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the North East region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -8 62 £420 +0.30% 30
Durham +15 35 £377 +7.77% 9
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 North East region with a requirement for TDD.

1 67 (67.68%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (55.56%) BDD
3 51 (51.52%) Scrum
4 44 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (40.40%) JavaScript
6 39 (39.39%) Microservices
7 38 (38.38%) .NET
8 36 (36.36%) HTML
8 36 (36.36%) Java
9 35 (35.35%) CSS
10 33 (33.33%) SQL
11 31 (31.31%) Git (software)
11 31 (31.31%) Test Automation
12 30 (30.30%) HTML5
12 30 (30.30%) MVC
13 29 (29.29%) Linux
14 28 (28.28%) AngularJS
15 25 (25.25%) ASP.NET
16 24 (24.24%) C#
16 24 (24.24%) Web Services
17 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (20.20%) CSS3
19 19 (19.19%) XML
19 19 (19.19%) Front End Development
20 18 (18.18%) .NET Framework
20 18 (18.18%) TypeScript
21 17 (17.17%) Jasmine
21 17 (17.17%) JIRA
22 16 (16.16%) JSON
22 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 10 (10.10%) NServiceBus
2 9 (9.09%) Confluence
3 8 (8.08%) nginx
4 4 (4.04%) CICS
4 4 (4.04%) Jetty
4 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.04%) WildFly
5 3 (3.03%) JBoss
6 2 (2.02%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.04%) iPaaS
4 3 (3.03%) Azure Functions
4 3 (3.03%) BrowserStack
4 3 (3.03%) Serverless
4 3 (3.03%) Slack
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.01%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) Internet
2 8 (8.08%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.14%) MongoDB
3 12 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.10%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (8.08%) MySQL
7 7 (7.07%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.01%) Big Data
11 1 (1.01%) SQLite
11 1 (1.01%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 31 (31.31%) Git (software)
2 17 (17.17%) Jasmine
2 17 (17.17%) JIRA
3 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.12%) JUnit
5 11 (11.11%) Protractor
6 9 (9.09%) Selenium
7 8 (8.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.06%) Maven
9 5 (5.05%) gulp
9 5 (5.05%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.04%) Bower
10 4 (4.04%) Gradle
10 4 (4.04%) Grunt
10 4 (4.04%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (4.04%) MSTest
10 4 (4.04%) NUnit
10 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 79 (79.80%) Developer
2 30 (30.30%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
4 14 (14.14%) C# Developer
5 13 (13.13%) Software Developer
6 12 (12.12%) .NET Developer
7 10 (10.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (8.08%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 8 (8.08%) Azure Developer
9 8 (8.08%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (8.08%) Senior Delivery Manager
9 8 (8.08%) Senior Manager
9 8 (8.08%) Senior Service Manager
10 6 (6.06%) Angular Developer
10 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.05%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (5.05%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.38%) .NET
2 36 (36.36%) HTML
3 35 (35.35%) CSS
4 30 (30.30%) HTML5
5 28 (28.28%) AngularJS
6 25 (25.25%) ASP.NET
7 24 (24.24%) Web Services
8 20 (20.20%) CSS3
9 19 (19.19%) XML
10 18 (18.18%) .NET Framework
11 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (16.16%) JSON
12 15 (15.15%) Node.js
13 14 (14.14%) J2EE
14 13 (13.13%) RESTful
15 11 (11.11%) jQuery
15 11 (11.11%) React
16 10 (10.10%) Angular 2
16 10 (10.10%) REST
17 8 (8.08%) CreateJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.08%) User Experience
3 7 (7.07%) N-Tier
4 6 (6.06%) Mainframe
4 6 (6.06%) RIA
5 4 (4.04%) Algorithms
5 4 (4.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (4.04%) Reinsurance
6 2 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.02%) Wiki
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.29%) Linux
2 11 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.03%) Unix
4 2 (2.02%) DC/OS
4 2 (2.02%) Mesosphere
4 2 (2.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.01%) Android
5 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (67.68%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (55.56%) BDD
3 51 (51.52%) Scrum
4 44 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (39.39%) Microservices
6 31 (31.31%) Test Automation
7 30 (30.30%) MVC
8 19 (19.19%) Front End Development
9 15 (15.15%) OOD
10 14 (14.14%) SDLC
10 14 (14.14%) Software Engineering
11 13 (13.13%) Kanban
11 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (11.11%) Mobile Development
12 11 (11.11%) Task Automation
13 10 (10.10%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (10.10%) Line Management
13 10 (10.10%) Multithreading
13 10 (10.10%) Non-Blocking Code
13 10 (10.10%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.40%) JavaScript
2 36 (36.36%) Java
3 33 (33.33%) SQL
4 24 (24.24%) C#
5 18 (18.18%) TypeScript
6 13 (13.13%) T-SQL
7 10 (10.10%) Shell Script
8 9 (9.09%) Python
9 8 (8.08%) ActionScript
9 8 (8.08%) ActionScript 3.0
9 8 (8.08%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.06%) Java 8
11 1 (1.01%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.01%) Groovy
11 1 (1.01%) Korn
11 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) Scala
11 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (12.12%) Degree
2 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.02%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) QA
2 4 (4.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (13.13%) Docker
2 8 (8.08%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.01%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) HAProxy
2 4 (4.04%) Matomo
3 3 (3.03%) Terraform
4 2 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.01%) Ansible
5 1 (1.01%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (4.04%) IBM
4 2 (2.02%) VMware
5 1 (1.01%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.01%) Solace