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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 42 46
Rank change year-on-year +26 +4  
Contract jobs citing TDD 82 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 11.31% 3.57% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.87% 4.19% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 17 11
Median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £45.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -14.75% +16.56%  

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 637 740 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.86% 85.16% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 499 260
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £548 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 21
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +25 75 £350 -22.65% 14
Durham +2 5 £300 -33.33% 2
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 137 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (48.17%) .NET
3 71 (43.29%) C#
4 68 (41.46%) BDD
5 67 (40.85%) Java
6 64 (39.02%) Scala
7 63 (38.41%) Scrum
8 62 (37.80%) Ruby
9 60 (36.59%) Selenium
10 59 (35.98%) Cucumber
11 53 (32.32%) Test Automation
12 51 (31.10%) ASP.NET
13 50 (30.49%) MVC
14 49 (29.88%) Automated Testing
15 46 (28.05%) Jenkins
16 41 (25.00%) Sitecore
17 39 (23.78%) JUnit
18 38 (23.17%) QA
18 38 (23.17%) DevOps
19 37 (22.56%) JavaScript
20 36 (21.95%) Test Scripting
21 35 (21.34%) WebDriver
21 35 (21.34%) JSON
22 34 (20.73%) Automation Testing
22 34 (20.73%) RSpec
22 34 (20.73%) Web Testing
22 34 (20.73%) Defect Tracking
23 33 (20.12%) HTML
24 32 (19.51%) CSS
25 31 (18.90%) Open Source

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 (3.66%) Confluence
2 4 (2.44%) CMS
2 4 (2.44%) GeoServer
2 4 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.22%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.22%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.22%) Slack
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.59%) MongoDB
1 19 (11.59%) MySQL
1 19 (11.59%) NoSQL
2 16 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (8.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.66%) GIS
5 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 60 (36.59%) Selenium
2 59 (35.98%) Cucumber
3 46 (28.05%) Jenkins
4 39 (23.78%) JUnit
5 35 (21.34%) WebDriver
6 34 (20.73%) RSpec
7 25 (15.24%) Git (software)
8 20 (12.20%) HP UFT
9 13 (7.93%) Sahi
9 13 (7.93%) WATIR
10 7 (4.27%) LoadRunner
11 6 (3.66%) JIRA
12 3 (1.83%) Grunt
12 3 (1.83%) gulp
13 2 (1.22%) SpecFlow
13 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.61%) Mockito
14 1 (0.61%) StarTeam
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Games
3 3 (1.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.61%) Automotive
4 1 (0.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
4 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (50.61%) Developer
2 35 (21.34%) Sitecore Developer
3 25 (15.24%) .NET Developer
3 25 (15.24%) Java Developer
4 23 (14.02%) QA Engineer
4 23 (14.02%) Tester
5 21 (12.80%) Test Engineer
6 18 (10.98%) Automation Tester
7 17 (10.37%) QA Test Engineer
8 16 (9.76%) Architect
8 16 (9.76%) C# Developer
8 16 (9.76%) Quality Engineer
9 14 (8.54%) Agile Developer
9 14 (8.54%) Agile Tester
9 14 (8.54%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 14 (8.54%) Selenium Tester
10 13 (7.93%) Scala Developer
11 12 (7.32%) Java Scala Developer
12 11 (6.71%) Software Developer
13 10 (6.10%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (48.17%) .NET
2 51 (31.10%) ASP.NET
3 35 (21.34%) JSON
4 33 (20.12%) HTML
5 32 (19.51%) CSS
6 28 (17.07%) Play Framework
7 27 (16.46%) Spring
8 26 (15.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 22 (13.41%) HTML5
10 21 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (12.80%) XML
11 20 (12.20%) Spring MVC
12 19 (11.59%) CSS3
12 19 (11.59%) REST
13 18 (10.98%) Web Services
14 15 (9.15%) Gherkin
15 14 (8.54%) AngularJS
15 14 (8.54%) Django
16 12 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 10 (6.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Smartphone
2 10 (6.10%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (5.49%) User Experience
4 8 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.66%) NHS
6 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.24%) Linux
2 4 (2.44%) Windows
3 3 (1.83%) Unix
4 2 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (83.54%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.46%) BDD
3 63 (38.41%) Scrum
4 53 (32.32%) Test Automation
5 50 (30.49%) MVC
6 49 (29.88%) Automated Testing
7 38 (23.17%) DevOps
8 36 (21.95%) Test Scripting
9 34 (20.73%) Automation Testing
9 34 (20.73%) Defect Tracking
9 34 (20.73%) Web Testing
10 31 (18.90%) Open Source
11 28 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (15.85%) User Stories
13 25 (15.24%) Kanban
14 20 (12.20%) Waterfall
15 19 (11.59%) OO
15 19 (11.59%) Test Strategy
16 18 (10.98%) Microservices
17 16 (9.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.29%) C#
2 67 (40.85%) Java
3 64 (39.02%) Scala
4 62 (37.80%) Ruby
5 37 (22.56%) JavaScript
6 24 (14.63%) Python
7 22 (13.41%) SQL
8 3 (1.83%) PHP
8 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) COBOL
10 1 (0.61%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (3.05%) ISEB
2 4 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (23.17%) QA
2 19 (11.59%) WCAG
3 7 (4.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (3.66%) Docker
2 4 (2.44%) LXC
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 30 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.05%) Oracle
4 1 (0.61%) Black Duck
4 1 (0.61%) HP
4 1 (0.61%) ICL
4 1 (0.61%) OpenText
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