Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 33 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing TDD 98 68 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.56% 5.61% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.53% 6.56% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 142
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.58% +34.23%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £536
England median daily rate £510 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +2.00% +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £20.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 1,149 1,036 2,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.59% 85.41% 87.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 691 1,541
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -14.63%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £230
90th Percentile £568 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 104
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £21.75 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.63% -18.04% +51.64%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.05 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.13 £49.78 £35.39
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.67
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.90% +3.03%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 63 £428 +0.59% 31
Durham +11 33 £379 +8.36% 7
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (54.08%) BDD
3 41 (41.84%) Scrum
4 40 (40.82%) JavaScript
5 39 (39.80%) HTML
5 39 (39.80%) .NET
5 39 (39.80%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (38.78%) CSS
7 36 (36.73%) Microservices
8 35 (35.71%) SQL
9 33 (33.67%) Java
10 32 (32.65%) AngularJS
11 30 (30.61%) Test Automation
12 29 (29.59%) HTML5
12 29 (29.59%) MVC
13 27 (27.55%) ASP.NET
13 27 (27.55%) Web Services
14 23 (23.47%) C#
14 23 (23.47%) Git (software)
14 23 (23.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 22 (22.45%) Linux
16 19 (19.39%) CSS3
17 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
18 17 (17.35%) .NET Framework
18 17 (17.35%) JIRA
19 16 (16.33%) XML
19 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
19 16 (16.33%) Test Scripting
19 16 (16.33%) Node.js

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 13 (13.27%) Confluence
2 9 (9.18%) NServiceBus
3 5 (5.10%) nginx
4 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.06%) SAS
5 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.02%) CMS
7 1 (1.02%) Drupal
7 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.10%) GitHub
4 4 (4.08%) iPaaS
4 4 (4.08%) Slack
5 3 (3.06%) Azure Functions
5 3 (3.06%) Serverless
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.04%) Heroku
6 2 (2.04%) SaaS
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) Internet
2 5 (5.10%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.27%) MongoDB
3 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (9.18%) NoSQL
6 8 (8.16%) MySQL
7 7 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (4.08%) Big Data
9 4 (4.08%) Sqoop
10 3 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (3.06%) DB2
10 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.04%) Data Lake
11 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.02%) Base SAS
12 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 1 (1.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (23.47%) Git (software)
2 17 (17.35%) JIRA
3 15 (15.31%) Jasmine
4 14 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 13 (13.27%) Protractor
6 11 (11.22%) JUnit
7 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
8 8 (8.16%) Selenium
9 7 (7.14%) Maven
9 7 (7.14%) Subversion
10 6 (6.12%) Bower
10 6 (6.12%) GitLab
10 6 (6.12%) Grunt
11 5 (5.10%) gulp
11 5 (5.10%) MSTest
11 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (4.08%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (4.08%) NUnit
12 4 (4.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (3.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (78.57%) Developer
2 25 (25.51%) Java Developer
3 16 (16.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 13 (13.27%) C# Developer
4 13 (13.27%) Software Developer
5 11 (11.22%) .NET Developer
5 11 (11.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 9 (9.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 8 (8.16%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Manager
7 8 (8.16%) Senior Service Manager
8 7 (7.14%) Azure Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Agile Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (39.80%) .NET
1 39 (39.80%) HTML
2 38 (38.78%) CSS
3 32 (32.65%) AngularJS
4 29 (29.59%) HTML5
5 27 (27.55%) ASP.NET
5 27 (27.55%) Web Services
6 19 (19.39%) CSS3
7 18 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (17.35%) .NET Framework
9 16 (16.33%) Node.js
9 16 (16.33%) XML
10 15 (15.31%) React
11 13 (13.27%) jQuery
12 11 (11.22%) JSON
12 11 (11.22%) REST
12 11 (11.22%) Spring
13 10 (10.20%) J2EE
14 9 (9.18%) Angular 2
14 9 (9.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 5 (5.10%) User Experience
3 4 (4.08%) Reinsurance
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) RIA
5 2 (2.04%) Wiki
6 1 (1.02%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.02%) Life Science
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.45%) Linux
2 10 (10.20%) Windows
3 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
4 2 (2.04%) DC/OS
4 2 (2.04%) Mesosphere
4 2 (2.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (54.08%) BDD
3 41 (41.84%) Scrum
4 39 (39.80%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (36.73%) Microservices
6 30 (30.61%) Test Automation
7 29 (29.59%) MVC
8 16 (16.33%) Test Scripting
9 15 (15.31%) Front End Development
9 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
10 13 (13.27%) Multithreading
10 13 (13.27%) SDLC
11 12 (12.24%) Mobile Development
11 12 (12.24%) Non-Blocking Code
11 12 (12.24%) OOD
11 12 (12.24%) Task Automation
12 10 (10.20%) Kanban
12 10 (10.20%) Line Management
13 9 (9.18%) Computer Science
13 9 (9.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.82%) JavaScript
2 35 (35.71%) SQL
3 33 (33.67%) Java
4 23 (23.47%) C#
5 14 (14.29%) TypeScript
6 13 (13.27%) T-SQL
7 6 (6.12%) Python
7 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.10%) ActionScript
8 5 (5.10%) ActionScript 3.0
8 5 (5.10%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.08%) Java 8
9 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.08%) Ruby
10 3 (3.06%) Scala
11 1 (1.02%) Groovy
11 1 (1.02%) Korn
11 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.02%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) WCAG
2 5 (5.10%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Docker
2 5 (5.10%) VirtualBox
3 4 (4.08%) Apache Flume
3 4 (4.08%) HDFS
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) HAProxy
2 4 (4.08%) Matomo
3 2 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (2.04%) Terraform
4 1 (1.02%) Ansible
4 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) Oracle
3 1 (1.02%) CA
3 1 (1.02%) Foundry
3 1 (1.02%) Google
3 1 (1.02%) Informatica
3 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.02%) Solace
3 1 (1.02%) VMware