Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 32 63
Rank change year-on-year +10 +31 -29
Contract jobs citing TDD 115 78 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.43% 6.42% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.95% 7.30% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 49 81
North East median daily rate £381 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.98% -15.63% -
10th Percentile £259 £295 £300
90th Percentile £594 £492 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North East median hourly rate - - £20.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -5.88%

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 1,050 1,068 2,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.14% 87.90% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 692 1,478
North East median daily rate £390 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +13.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £224
90th Percentile £593 £550 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 119
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +7.14% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.63 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 0 81 £398 +18.66% 14
Durham +10 32 £375 +7.14% 7
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 90 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (65.22%) BDD
3 69 (60.00%) Scrum
4 44 (38.26%) SQL
5 43 (37.39%) .NET
6 41 (35.65%) Linux
7 39 (33.91%) MVC
8 38 (33.04%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (31.30%) JavaScript
9 36 (31.30%) ASP.NET
10 35 (30.43%) C#
10 35 (30.43%) HTML
10 35 (30.43%) Java
11 33 (28.70%) CSS
11 33 (28.70%) Test Automation
11 33 (28.70%) Microservices
12 32 (27.83%) Git (software)
13 29 (25.22%) SQL Server
14 27 (23.48%) T-SQL
14 27 (23.48%) HTML5
14 27 (23.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
15 26 (22.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (20.87%) AngularJS
18 20 (17.39%) XML
18 20 (17.39%) Windows
18 20 (17.39%) TypeScript
18 20 (17.39%) Front End Development
18 20 (17.39%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (9.57%) nginx
2 7 (6.09%) NServiceBus
3 5 (4.35%) Confluence
4 4 (3.48%) CICS
4 4 (3.48%) Jetty
4 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.48%) WildFly
5 3 (2.61%) JBoss
6 1 (0.87%) Documentum
6 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.48%) BrowserStack
3 4 (3.48%) iPaaS
4 3 (2.61%) Azure Functions
4 3 (2.61%) Serverless
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.74%) Slack
6 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.87%) GitHub
6 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) Internet
2 10 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.22%) SQL Server
2 26 (22.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (11.30%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.22%) MySQL
7 4 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.48%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 32 (27.83%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.52%) Jasmine
2 19 (16.52%) SpecFlow
3 17 (14.78%) JIRA
3 17 (14.78%) Selenium
4 12 (10.43%) Cucumber
5 11 (9.57%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.83%) JUnit
7 8 (6.96%) Protractor
8 6 (5.22%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.35%) gulp
10 4 (3.48%) FindBugs
10 4 (3.48%) Gradle
10 4 (3.48%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (3.48%) MSTest
10 4 (3.48%) NUnit
10 4 (3.48%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (2.61%) Maven
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (74.78%) Developer
2 24 (20.87%) C# Developer
3 23 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.17%) .NET Developer
5 13 (11.30%) Full Stack Developer
6 12 (10.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Angular Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (6.96%) Systems Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Agile Delivery Manager
9 7 (6.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Delivery Manager
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Manager
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Service Manager
10 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Project Leader
10 6 (5.22%) Test Leader
11 5 (4.35%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (37.39%) .NET
2 36 (31.30%) ASP.NET
3 35 (30.43%) HTML
4 33 (28.70%) CSS
5 27 (23.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (23.48%) HTML5
6 24 (20.87%) AngularJS
7 20 (17.39%) XML
8 19 (16.52%) CSS3
8 19 (16.52%) Web Services
9 17 (14.78%) RESTful
10 15 (13.04%) .NET Framework
10 15 (13.04%) JSON
11 14 (12.17%) J2EE
12 11 (9.57%) Node.js
13 10 (8.70%) CreateJS
13 10 (8.70%) lodash
14 9 (7.83%) React
14 9 (7.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (6.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.30%) User Experience
3 9 (7.83%) RIA
4 7 (6.09%) N-Tier
5 6 (5.22%) Algorithms
5 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.22%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.35%) Wiki
7 4 (3.48%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (3.48%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.65%) Linux
2 20 (17.39%) Windows
3 2 (1.74%) Android
3 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) DC/OS
3 2 (1.74%) Mesosphere
3 2 (1.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (65.22%) BDD
3 69 (60.00%) Scrum
4 39 (33.91%) MVC
5 38 (33.04%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (28.70%) Microservices
6 33 (28.70%) Test Automation
7 20 (17.39%) Front End Development
7 20 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (16.52%) DevOps
9 17 (14.78%) OOD
10 13 (11.30%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (11.30%) OOP
11 11 (9.57%) Asynchronous Programming
11 11 (9.57%) Kanban
11 11 (9.57%) SDLC
12 10 (8.70%) Line Management
12 10 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (7.83%) API Development
13 9 (7.83%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.26%) SQL
2 36 (31.30%) JavaScript
3 35 (30.43%) C#
3 35 (30.43%) Java
4 27 (23.48%) T-SQL
5 20 (17.39%) TypeScript
6 14 (12.17%) Python
7 13 (11.30%) Bash Shell
8 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
9 10 (8.70%) ActionScript
9 10 (8.70%) ActionScript 3.0
10 6 (5.22%) Java 8
11 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (14.78%) Degree
2 10 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) WCAG
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) Docker
2 10 (8.70%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.57%) HAProxy
2 4 (3.48%) Matomo
3 3 (2.61%) Terraform
4 2 (1.74%) Ansible
4 2 (1.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 2 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.87%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.57%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) IBM
4 2 (1.74%) VMware
5 1 (0.87%) Capita
5 1 (0.87%) Cubic Transportation
5 1 (0.87%) HP
5 1 (0.87%) Pega