Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 18 63
Rank change year-on-year -22 +45 -29
Contract jobs citing TDD 78 128 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.07% 9.65% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 11.02% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 94 56
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £286
90th Percentile £600 £525 £518
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% -

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 1,101 1,162 2,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.61% 87.63% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 759 1,342
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £533
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 77
North East median hourly rate £15.18 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.56% +14.29% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £13.88
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.45 £36.20
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 June 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 18 June 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 -24 67 £410 +17.14% 19
Durham +2 10 £350 +16.67% 3
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 66 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (75.64%) BDD
3 53 (67.95%) Scrum
4 28 (35.90%) Java
4 28 (35.90%) Linux
5 26 (33.33%) SQL
5 26 (33.33%) MVC
5 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 24 (30.77%) .NET
7 23 (29.49%) Git (software)
8 22 (28.21%) C#
9 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (24.36%) Selenium
10 19 (24.36%) SpecFlow
11 18 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 17 (21.79%) JIRA
12 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (21.79%) T-SQL
12 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
12 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET
12 17 (21.79%) Windows
13 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
13 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
13 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (20.51%) Microservices
14 15 (19.23%) DevOps
14 15 (19.23%) RESTful
14 15 (19.23%) Cucumber

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 7 (8.97%) Confluence
2 6 (7.69%) nginx
3 4 (5.13%) CICS
3 4 (5.13%) Jetty
3 4 (5.13%) NServiceBus
3 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.13%) WildFly
4 3 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.41%) BrowserStack
4 3 (3.85%) Slack
5 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.56%) GitHub
6 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) Internet
2 5 (6.41%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.97%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (29.49%) Git (software)
2 19 (24.36%) Selenium
2 19 (24.36%) SpecFlow
3 17 (21.79%) JIRA
4 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.26%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.69%) Jasmine
6 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.41%) FindBugs
7 5 (6.41%) JUnit
7 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
8 4 (5.13%) Gerrit
8 4 (5.13%) Gradle
8 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.85%) Maven
10 2 (2.56%) Bugzilla
10 2 (2.56%) DbUnit
10 2 (2.56%) Hamcrest
10 2 (2.56%) jMock
10 2 (2.56%) Mockito
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (65.38%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) C# Developer
3 14 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 9 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Project Leader
6 6 (7.69%) Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Test Project Leader
8 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Development Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) .NET
2 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET
2 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (19.23%) RESTful
4 13 (16.67%) HTML
5 12 (15.38%) CSS
6 11 (14.10%) JSON
7 10 (12.82%) Web Services
8 9 (11.54%) J2EE
9 7 (8.97%) Ajax
9 7 (8.97%) HTML5
9 7 (8.97%) REST
9 7 (8.97%) XML
10 6 (7.69%) CSS3
11 5 (6.41%) CreateJS
11 5 (6.41%) Flash
11 5 (6.41%) JSP
11 5 (6.41%) lodash
11 5 (6.41%) Node.js
12 4 (5.13%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.38%) User Experience
3 6 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 6 (7.69%) RIA
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.85%) Wiki
6 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.90%) Linux
2 17 (21.79%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Android
3 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (75.64%) BDD
3 53 (67.95%) Scrum
4 26 (33.33%) MVC
4 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 21 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (20.51%) Microservices
8 15 (19.23%) DevOps
9 12 (15.38%) Front End Development
10 10 (12.82%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (12.82%) Kanban
11 9 (11.54%) DSDM
12 8 (10.26%) OOP
12 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
13 7 (8.97%) Coaching
14 6 (7.69%) Domain Models
14 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
14 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
14 6 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) SQL
3 22 (28.21%) C#
4 17 (21.79%) T-SQL
5 16 (20.51%) JavaScript
6 12 (15.38%) TypeScript
7 9 (11.54%) Python
8 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
9 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
10 5 (6.41%) ActionScript
10 5 (6.41%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (6.41%) Java 8
11 2 (2.56%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.28%) Ruby
12 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 9 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Docker
2 5 (6.41%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) HAProxy
2 2 (2.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (2.56%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.56%) Puppet
2 2 (2.56%) Terraform
3 1 (1.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.28%) Grafana
3 1 (1.28%) Graylog
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (5.13%) Capita
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (2.56%) HP
4 2 (2.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.28%) Cubic Transportation
5 1 (1.28%) Pega
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.28%) Sitecore