Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 May 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 38 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 +31 -15
Contract jobs citing TDD 240 163 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.63% 4.52% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.41% 5.29% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 114 90
Scotland median daily rate £400 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.42% +11.60% -3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £307 £279
90th Percentile £544 £596 £495
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +18.75%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,438 3,081 4,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.61% 85.49% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,689 1,787 2,597
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £261 £250 £233
90th Percentile £550 £520 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 67 83
Scotland median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -38.89% +34.65%
10th Percentile £10.51 £11.28 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.49 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Scotland

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TDD in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in Scotland

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Scotland

TDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TDD in Scotland

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Edinburgh +3 145 £411 -3.24% 26
Glasgow -2 79 £400 +8.11% 45
Dundee - 6 £225 - 4
Aberdeen +8 2 - - 1
West Lothian -2 2 £475 +26.67% 1
Falkirk - 1 £475 -
TDD
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for TDD.

1 164 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (53.33%) Java
3 98 (40.83%) Continuous Integration
4 92 (38.33%) Scrum
5 89 (37.08%) JavaScript
6 88 (36.67%) BDD
7 79 (32.92%) Spring
8 72 (30.00%) HTML
9 63 (26.25%) Git (software)
10 62 (25.83%) CSS
11 53 (22.08%) Hibernate
11 53 (22.08%) Finance
11 53 (22.08%) Kanban
12 51 (21.25%) AngularJS
13 50 (20.83%) Maven
14 47 (19.58%) Python
14 47 (19.58%) Test Automation
15 44 (18.33%) HTML5
15 44 (18.33%) SOA
16 43 (17.92%) JBoss
16 43 (17.92%) SDLC
17 41 (17.08%) Docker
18 40 (16.67%) Web Services
19 37 (15.42%) React
20 36 (15.00%) Jenkins
21 33 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
21 33 (13.75%) Linux
22 32 (13.33%) Ruby
23 30 (12.50%) MVC
23 30 (12.50%) Drools

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 43 (17.92%) JBoss
2 12 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (3.33%) GeoServer
3 8 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.92%) Jetty
5 6 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.08%) Confluence
7 4 (1.67%) Apache
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.42%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.42%) JOnAS
9 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.08%) GitHub
3 14 (5.83%) Heroku
3 14 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.83%) npm
4 12 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.75%) Bluemix
5 9 (3.75%) IBM Cloud
5 9 (3.75%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.92%) PaaS
7 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.25%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.25%) IaaS
9 2 (0.83%) SaaS
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.42%) Serverless
10 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.42%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) SAN
2 3 (1.25%) WEP
3 2 (0.83%) AMQP
3 2 (0.83%) SMS
4 1 (0.42%) DHCP
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.58%) GIS
3 11 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.92%) QGIS
6 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.08%) Couchbase
8 5 (2.08%) DB2
8 5 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.08%) Redis
8 5 (2.08%) Riak
8 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.25%) Big Data
10 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.25%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 63 (26.25%) Git (software)
2 50 (20.83%) Maven
3 36 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 25 (10.42%) Selenium
5 21 (8.75%) Subversion
6 19 (7.92%) Ant
7 15 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 15 (6.25%) Eclipse
8 14 (5.83%) GitLab
8 14 (5.83%) SonarQube
8 14 (5.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (5.00%) Gerrit
9 12 (5.00%) JUnit
9 12 (5.00%) Mockito
10 10 (4.17%) JIRA
11 8 (3.33%) TeamCity
12 7 (2.92%) Gradle
13 6 (2.50%) Bitbucket
13 6 (2.50%) Vagrant
14 5 (2.08%) Hudson
General
1 53 (22.08%) Finance
2 24 (10.00%) Banking
3 12 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (1.67%) Publishing
5 3 (1.25%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Advertising
6 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 150 (62.50%) Developer
2 81 (33.75%) Java Developer
3 31 (12.92%) Senior Developer
4 25 (10.42%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (9.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.25%) Scrum Master
8 12 (5.00%) Angular Developer
8 12 (5.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 12 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.58%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (4.58%) Lead Developer
9 11 (4.58%) Lead Java Developer
10 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (3.75%) Test Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.33%) HTML Developer
11 8 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (32.92%) Spring
2 72 (30.00%) HTML
3 62 (25.83%) CSS
4 53 (22.08%) Hibernate
5 51 (21.25%) AngularJS
6 44 (18.33%) HTML5
7 40 (16.67%) Web Services
8 37 (15.42%) React
9 30 (12.50%) Drools
10 28 (11.67%) Node.js
11 25 (10.42%) .NET
11 25 (10.42%) XML
12 24 (10.00%) RESTful
13 22 (9.17%) CSS3
13 22 (9.17%) J2EE
14 20 (8.33%) SOAP
14 20 (8.33%) XSLT
15 18 (7.50%) ASP.NET
16 16 (6.67%) jQuery
17 15 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.25%) User Experience
2 12 (5.00%) iPad
2 12 (5.00%) Virtual Team
3 9 (3.75%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.08%) DataPower
7 3 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.83%) Tandem
9 1 (0.42%) Equities
9 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Photography
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.75%) Linux
2 11 (4.58%) Unix
3 8 (3.33%) Windows
4 6 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.08%) Android
5 5 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (40.83%) Continuous Integration
3 92 (38.33%) Scrum
4 88 (36.67%) BDD
5 53 (22.08%) Kanban
6 47 (19.58%) Test Automation
7 44 (18.33%) SOA
8 43 (17.92%) SDLC
9 30 (12.50%) MVC
10 24 (10.00%) DevOps
11 23 (9.58%) Web Development
12 22 (9.17%) Coaching
13 21 (8.75%) OO
13 21 (8.75%) Software Engineering
14 20 (8.33%) Configuration Management
14 20 (8.33%) Front End Development
14 20 (8.33%) Microservices
15 17 (7.08%) Mentoring
16 16 (6.67%) ATDD
16 16 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 128 (53.33%) Java
2 89 (37.08%) JavaScript
3 47 (19.58%) Python
4 32 (13.33%) Ruby
5 27 (11.25%) C#
6 25 (10.42%) SQL
7 20 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 19 (7.92%) Java 8
9 13 (5.42%) Groovy
10 7 (2.92%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.50%) Perl
12 5 (2.08%) C++
12 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.67%) ES6
14 3 (1.25%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.25%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.83%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.83%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (3.33%) Degree
2 5 (2.08%) Sun Certification
3 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.92%) QA
2 12 (5.00%) GCP
3 4 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) BS7666
System Software
1 41 (17.08%) Docker
2 7 (2.92%) vSphere
3 6 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.08%) GeoWebCache
5 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (10.00%) Ansible
2 15 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (6.25%) Puppet
3 12 (5.00%) Consul
3 12 (5.00%) Mesos
4 5 (2.08%) Cobbler
4 5 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.42%) Graphite
6 1 (0.42%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.42%) Icinga
6 1 (0.42%) Packer
6 1 (0.42%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (8.33%) IBM
2 13 (5.42%) Oracle
3 8 (3.33%) VMware
4 7 (2.92%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.08%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.67%) Capita
7 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.83%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (0.83%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.83%) HP
7 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.83%) Splunk
7 2 (0.83%) Sybase
7 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.42%) Apigee
8 1 (0.42%) Infor
8 1 (0.42%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.42%) Pega
8 1 (0.42%) Peoplefluent
8 1 (0.42%) Sage