Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 27 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +45
Contract jobs citing TDD 79 98 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.34% 7.59% 7.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.53% 8.80% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 78 72
North East median daily rate £450 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -23.33%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £278
90th Percentile £586 £598 £525
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% -2.35%

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 926 1,114 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.06% 86.29% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 754 746
North East median daily rate £415 £379 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.57% +1.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £262 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 40
North East median hourly rate £16.12 £14.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.14% -40.43% -16.07%
10th Percentile £10.96 £9.86 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £43.75 £42.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +5.26%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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
Durham +7 36 £450 +27.66% 6
Tyne and Wear -7 35 £450 +15.38% 28
Teesside - 7 £338 -
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North East region with a requirement for TDD.

1 54 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (53.16%) .NET
3 38 (48.10%) C#
4 37 (46.84%) Test Automation
4 37 (46.84%) BDD
5 35 (44.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
7 31 (39.24%) Scrum
8 30 (37.97%) Git (software)
9 24 (30.38%) AngularJS
10 23 (29.11%) Selenium
11 22 (27.85%) Java
12 21 (26.58%) Microservices
13 20 (25.32%) HTML
13 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (24.05%) CSS
14 19 (24.05%) Web Services
15 18 (22.78%) SQL
15 18 (22.78%) Open Source
15 18 (22.78%) HTML5
15 18 (22.78%) Node.js
15 18 (22.78%) .NET Core
16 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET
16 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
16 15 (18.99%) QA
17 14 (17.72%) Unit Testing
17 14 (17.72%) JMeter
17 14 (17.72%) CSS3
17 14 (17.72%) Coaching
18 12 (15.19%) DevOps

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 6 (7.59%) CMS
1 6 (7.59%) Confluence
2 3 (3.80%) JBoss
2 3 (3.80%) Jetty
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.80%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.53%) nginx
3 2 (2.53%) SAS
4 1 (1.27%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (44.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.86%) GitHub
3 6 (7.59%) IaaS
3 6 (7.59%) PaaS
4 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.80%) Slack
6 1 (1.27%) npm
6 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) MySQL
3 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.59%) Redis
4 4 (5.06%) Big Data
4 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.06%) Sqoop
5 3 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.80%) Data Lake
5 3 (3.80%) DB2
6 2 (2.53%) Base SAS
6 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 30 (37.97%) Git (software)
2 23 (29.11%) Selenium
3 14 (17.72%) JMeter
4 12 (15.19%) Cucumber
5 11 (13.92%) JIRA
5 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
5 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (12.66%) Jasmine
6 10 (12.66%) Jenkins
6 10 (12.66%) SoapUI
7 8 (10.13%) SpecFlow
8 7 (8.86%) Grunt
8 7 (8.86%) JUnit
8 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (7.59%) Bower
10 5 (6.33%) SonarQube
10 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
11 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
12 3 (3.80%) Karma Test Runner
12 3 (3.80%) Protractor
General
1 4 (5.06%) Games
1 4 (5.06%) Publishing
2 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Back Office
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 41 (51.90%) Developer
2 9 (11.39%) .NET Developer
2 9 (11.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (10.13%) Automation Tester
3 8 (10.13%) Full Stack Developer
3 8 (10.13%) Tester
4 6 (7.59%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Lead Developer
6 4 (5.06%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) QA Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) QA Leader
6 4 (5.06%) Scrum Master
6 4 (5.06%) Software Tester
7 3 (3.80%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (3.80%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.16%) .NET
2 24 (30.38%) AngularJS
3 20 (25.32%) HTML
4 19 (24.05%) CSS
4 19 (24.05%) Web Services
5 18 (22.78%) .NET Core
5 18 (22.78%) HTML5
5 18 (22.78%) Node.js
6 15 (18.99%) .NET Framework
6 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET
7 14 (17.72%) CSS3
8 10 (12.66%) jQuery
8 10 (12.66%) React
8 10 (12.66%) REST
8 10 (12.66%) RESTful
9 9 (11.39%) Sass
10 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Core
11 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (7.59%) OAuth2
11 6 (7.59%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
1 3 (3.80%) Mashup
1 3 (3.80%) RIA
1 3 (3.80%) Wiki
2 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Linux
2 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (68.35%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (46.84%) BDD
2 37 (46.84%) Test Automation
3 31 (39.24%) Scrum
4 21 (26.58%) Microservices
5 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (22.78%) Open Source
7 14 (17.72%) Coaching
7 14 (17.72%) Unit Testing
8 12 (15.19%) DevOps
8 12 (15.19%) Software Engineering
9 11 (13.92%) ATDD
9 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
9 11 (13.92%) User Stories
10 10 (12.66%) Front End Development
10 10 (12.66%) MVC
10 10 (12.66%) Performance Testing
11 9 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (11.39%) Kanban
11 9 (11.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.10%) C#
2 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 22 (27.85%) Java
4 18 (22.78%) SQL
5 10 (12.66%) TypeScript
6 8 (10.13%) Python
7 4 (5.06%) Scala
8 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.53%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (2.53%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) Java 8
10 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) DBS Check
2 5 (6.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) SAS Certification
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.99%) QA
2 7 (8.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Docker
2 4 (5.06%) Apache Flume
2 4 (5.06%) HDFS
3 2 (2.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.27%) Perforce