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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 65 22
Rank change year-on-year +47 -43  
Contract jobs citing TDD 42 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.51% 3.93% 6.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 4.57% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 37
Median daily rate £344 £431 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.28% +11.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £348 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.81% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -8.57%  

TDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 478 1379 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.51% 86.08% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 887 414
Median daily rate £375 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 71 41
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing TDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +55 39 £338 -22.85% 11
Durham - 3 £380 -
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 112 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (46.77%) Java
3 55 (44.35%) Scala
4 54 (43.55%) Test Automation
5 53 (42.74%) C#
6 49 (39.52%) .NET
7 46 (37.10%) Ruby
8 44 (35.48%) Cucumber
9 43 (34.68%) Scrum
10 39 (31.45%) Selenium
10 39 (31.45%) BDD
11 36 (29.03%) JUnit
12 35 (28.23%) Jenkins
13 34 (27.42%) ASP.NET
14 33 (26.61%) MVC
15 32 (25.81%) HTML
15 32 (25.81%) JavaScript
15 32 (25.81%) WebDriver
15 32 (25.81%) Test Scripting
16 31 (25.00%) Spring
17 30 (24.19%) CSS
17 30 (24.19%) Web Testing
17 30 (24.19%) RSpec
18 27 (21.77%) Defect Tracking
19 26 (20.97%) Sitecore
20 24 (19.35%) Kanban
21 23 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (18.55%) JSON
21 23 (18.55%) Python
22 22 (17.74%) HTML5

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 (4.84%) GeoServer
2 5 (4.03%) Confluence
3 2 (1.61%) CMS
3 2 (1.61%) JBoss
3 2 (1.61%) NServiceBus
3 2 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Drupal
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) MySQL
2 11 (8.87%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (8.87%) MongoDB
2 11 (8.87%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (7.26%) GIS
4 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (35.48%) Cucumber
2 39 (31.45%) Selenium
3 36 (29.03%) JUnit
4 35 (28.23%) Jenkins
5 32 (25.81%) WebDriver
6 30 (24.19%) RSpec
7 18 (14.52%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.65%) JIRA
9 3 (2.42%) Grunt
9 3 (2.42%) gulp
10 2 (1.61%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.61%) jMock
10 2 (1.61%) Mockito
10 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.61%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.81%) Mocha
11 1 (0.81%) Sinon.JS
General
1 18 (14.52%) Games
2 10 (8.06%) Finance
3 1 (0.81%) Advertising
3 1 (0.81%) Automotive
3 1 (0.81%) Banking
3 1 (0.81%) Retail
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (52.42%) Developer
2 25 (20.16%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.94%) Tester
4 18 (14.52%) .NET Developer
4 18 (14.52%) Automation Tester
4 18 (14.52%) Sitecore Developer
5 16 (12.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 16 (12.90%) Selenium Tester
6 15 (12.10%) Agile Developer
6 15 (12.10%) QA Engineer
6 15 (12.10%) Test Engineer
7 14 (11.29%) Agile Tester
8 13 (10.48%) C# Developer
9 12 (9.68%) Architect
10 11 (8.87%) QA Test Engineer
10 11 (8.87%) Scala Developer
11 10 (8.06%) Java Scala Developer
11 10 (8.06%) Quality Engineer
11 10 (8.06%) Software Developer
12 8 (6.45%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.52%) .NET
2 34 (27.42%) ASP.NET
3 32 (25.81%) HTML
4 31 (25.00%) Spring
5 30 (24.19%) CSS
6 23 (18.55%) JSON
7 22 (17.74%) HTML5
8 20 (16.13%) Play Framework
9 19 (15.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 18 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (14.52%) Spring MVC
11 16 (12.90%) CSS3
12 15 (12.10%) REST
13 14 (11.29%) Gherkin
13 14 (11.29%) Java EE
14 12 (9.68%) AngularJS
15 11 (8.87%) SOAP
16 10 (8.06%) Django
16 10 (8.06%) jQuery
17 9 (7.26%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Smartphone
2 11 (8.87%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (8.06%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.94%) Linux
2 6 (4.84%) Windows
3 3 (2.42%) Unix
4 2 (1.61%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (90.32%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.55%) Test Automation
3 43 (34.68%) Scrum
4 39 (31.45%) BDD
5 33 (26.61%) MVC
6 32 (25.81%) Test Scripting
7 30 (24.19%) Web Testing
8 27 (21.77%) Defect Tracking
9 24 (19.35%) Kanban
10 23 (18.55%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (17.74%) User Stories
12 17 (13.71%) DevOps
13 16 (12.90%) Open Source
14 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering
15 14 (11.29%) SOA
16 13 (10.48%) Microservices
16 13 (10.48%) Test Strategy
16 13 (10.48%) Unit Testing
16 13 (10.48%) Waterfall
17 12 (9.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.77%) Java
2 55 (44.35%) Scala
3 53 (42.74%) C#
4 46 (37.10%) Ruby
5 32 (25.81%) JavaScript
6 23 (18.55%) Python
7 6 (4.84%) SQL
8 3 (2.42%) PHP
8 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) Jython
10 1 (0.81%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.81%) Degree
1 1 (0.81%) ISEB
1 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.52%) WCAG
2 16 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.65%) Docker
2 4 (3.23%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) Puppet
2 4 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (20.97%) Sitecore
2 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) Oracle
4 2 (1.61%) Apigee
5 1 (0.81%) OpenText
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