Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 41 30
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 +39
Contract jobs citing TDD 77 166 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.28% 6.04% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.45% 7.15% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 135 121
North East median daily rate £385 £435 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.49% +33.85% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £563
England median daily rate £500 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +8.70% +5.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North East median hourly rate - £20.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%

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 1033 2321 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.26% 84.46% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 1606 1067
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 96 73
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +76.54% -16.08%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.03 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £36.00 £29.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -1 60 £425 -2.86% 6
Durham - 9 £350 -
TDD
England

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

1 63 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (55.84%) Java
3 36 (46.75%) Scrum
4 32 (41.56%) BDD
5 31 (40.26%) Test Automation
6 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
7 24 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (31.17%) Open Source
8 23 (29.87%) Scala
8 23 (29.87%) HTML
9 22 (28.57%) CSS
9 22 (28.57%) Selenium
10 21 (27.27%) User Stories
11 20 (25.97%) Test Scripting
11 20 (25.97%) JUnit
12 19 (24.68%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (24.68%) Ruby
13 18 (23.38%) Spring
13 18 (23.38%) Cucumber
14 17 (22.08%) JIRA
15 16 (20.78%) .NET
15 16 (20.78%) C#
15 16 (20.78%) JavaScript
15 16 (20.78%) REST
15 16 (20.78%) WebDriver
15 16 (20.78%) HTML5
15 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
16 15 (19.48%) Kanban
16 15 (19.48%) Mentoring
17 14 (18.18%) Confluence

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 14 (18.18%) Confluence
2 4 (5.19%) JBoss
3 2 (2.60%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Slack
2 2 (2.60%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (16.88%) NoSQL
3 12 (15.58%) MongoDB
3 12 (15.58%) MySQL
4 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
5 8 (10.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
6 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.60%) GIS
8 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Jenkins
2 22 (28.57%) Selenium
3 20 (25.97%) JUnit
4 18 (23.38%) Cucumber
5 17 (22.08%) JIRA
6 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
6 16 (20.78%) WebDriver
7 11 (14.29%) RSpec
8 4 (5.19%) Firebug
8 4 (5.19%) Gradle
8 4 (5.19%) Hamcrest
9 3 (3.90%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (3.90%) Subversion
10 2 (2.60%) Grunt
10 2 (2.60%) gulp
10 2 (2.60%) Hudson
10 2 (2.60%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.60%) Protractor
10 2 (2.60%) webpack
11 1 (1.30%) GoogleTest
General
1 14 (18.18%) Games
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (49.35%) Developer
2 19 (24.68%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Test Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Agile Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Agile Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Digital Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.79%) QA Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.87%) HTML
2 22 (28.57%) CSS
3 18 (23.38%) Spring
4 16 (20.78%) .NET
4 16 (20.78%) HTML5
4 16 (20.78%) REST
5 14 (18.18%) JSON
6 11 (14.29%) RESTful
6 11 (14.29%) SOAP
6 11 (14.29%) XML
7 10 (12.99%) CSS3
8 9 (11.69%) Ajax
9 8 (10.39%) OOXML
9 8 (10.39%) Web Services
10 7 (9.09%) Django
10 7 (9.09%) Java EE
10 7 (9.09%) jQuery
11 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
11 6 (7.79%) Node.js
12 5 (6.49%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) User Experience
2 7 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 6 (7.79%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.88%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.90%) Android
5 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.30%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (46.75%) Scrum
3 32 (41.56%) BDD
4 31 (40.26%) Test Automation
5 24 (31.17%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (31.17%) Open Source
6 21 (27.27%) User Stories
7 20 (25.97%) Test Scripting
8 15 (19.48%) Kanban
8 15 (19.48%) Mentoring
9 14 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 13 (16.88%) Front End Development
11 12 (15.58%) Microservices
12 11 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (14.29%) Coaching
12 11 (14.29%) Web Testing
13 10 (12.99%) SDLC
13 10 (12.99%) Software Architecture
13 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
14 9 (11.69%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) Java
2 23 (29.87%) Scala
3 19 (24.68%) Ruby
4 16 (20.78%) C#
4 16 (20.78%) JavaScript
5 11 (14.29%) Python
6 10 (12.99%) SQL
7 7 (9.09%) C++
8 5 (6.49%) C
8 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.30%) Pascal
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) ISEB
2 2 (2.60%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) WCAG
2 10 (12.99%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Docker
2 6 (7.79%) LXC
3 1 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Puppet
2 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.60%) Apigee
3 2 (2.60%) Sitecore