Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 35 52
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 -7
Contract jobs citing TDD 233 191 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.77% 5.21% 3.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 6.22% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 115 103
Scotland median daily rate £400 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +13.01% -5.81%
10th Percentile £287 £307 £263
90th Percentile £579 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £488 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £40.25
% change year-on-year +4.05% +7.45% +7.33%

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 4,157 3,072 4,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.18% 83.77% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,447 1,810 2,405
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £257 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 78 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.20 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -16 142 £400 -5.33% 19
Glasgow +7 63 £380 +8.57% 43
Dundee +1 9 £225 - 3
Fife +4 4 £335 +11.67%
Aberdeen +7 2 - -
West Lothian -1 1 - -
TDD
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 154 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (60.09%) Java
3 121 (51.93%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (35.19%) Scrum
4 82 (35.19%) JavaScript
5 78 (33.48%) Spring
6 69 (29.61%) BDD
7 64 (27.47%) HTML
8 63 (27.04%) Hibernate
9 57 (24.46%) JBoss
10 53 (22.75%) Git (software)
11 52 (22.32%) CSS
12 51 (21.89%) Test Automation
13 48 (20.60%) SOA
14 47 (20.17%) Finance
14 47 (20.17%) Kanban
15 41 (17.60%) Python
16 40 (17.17%) XML
17 39 (16.74%) Linux
17 39 (16.74%) AngularJS
18 37 (15.88%) Web Services
18 37 (15.88%) Maven
18 37 (15.88%) Software Engineering
19 35 (15.02%) Drools
19 35 (15.02%) Ansible
20 34 (14.59%) SDLC
20 34 (14.59%) Ruby
20 34 (14.59%) XSLT
21 33 (14.16%) MVC
21 33 (14.16%) Configuration Management

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 57 (24.46%) JBoss
2 15 (6.44%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.58%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.86%) Jetty
5 8 (3.43%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.00%) GeoServer
7 6 (2.58%) Apache
8 3 (1.29%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.86%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.86%) CMS
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.43%) Drupal
10 1 (0.43%) JOnAS
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.58%) IaaS
3 6 (2.58%) PaaS
4 5 (2.15%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.29%) GitHub
6 3 (1.29%) Serverless
7 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.86%) Heroku
7 2 (0.86%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.43%) npm
8 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.58%) SAN
2 9 (3.86%) AMQP
3 3 (1.29%) SMS
4 2 (0.86%) CTI
4 2 (0.86%) DHCP
4 2 (0.86%) DNS
4 2 (0.86%) Internet
4 2 (0.86%) WEP
5 1 (0.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.44%) NoSQL
2 19 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.01%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.15%) GIS
5 11 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.86%) Redis
7 8 (3.43%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.43%) QGIS
7 8 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.00%) Couchbase
8 7 (3.00%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.00%) Riak
9 5 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.72%) Spatial Data
11 3 (1.29%) Big Data
11 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.29%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 53 (22.75%) Git (software)
2 37 (15.88%) Maven
3 30 (12.88%) Jenkins
4 23 (9.87%) Selenium
5 21 (9.01%) Eclipse
6 16 (6.87%) Subversion
7 13 (5.58%) Cucumber
8 11 (4.72%) JUnit
9 8 (3.43%) Vagrant
9 8 (3.43%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.00%) FitNesse
10 7 (3.00%) Gradle
11 6 (2.58%) Ant
11 6 (2.58%) JIRA
11 6 (2.58%) Mockito
11 6 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.15%) Bower
12 5 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.15%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.15%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 47 (20.17%) Finance
2 9 (3.86%) Banking
3 7 (3.00%) Games
4 6 (2.58%) Publishing
5 2 (0.86%) Front Office
5 2 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (67.81%) Developer
2 103 (44.21%) Java Developer
3 31 (13.30%) Senior Developer
4 23 (9.87%) Senior Java Developer
5 21 (9.01%) Lead Developer
6 19 (8.15%) Lead Java Developer
7 15 (6.44%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.58%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (4.29%) Scrum Master
9 10 (4.29%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (2.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (2.58%) Full Stack Developer
10 6 (2.58%) Java Engineer
10 6 (2.58%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.15%) Agile Developer
11 5 (2.15%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (33.48%) Spring
2 64 (27.47%) HTML
3 63 (27.04%) Hibernate
4 52 (22.32%) CSS
5 40 (17.17%) XML
6 39 (16.74%) AngularJS
7 37 (15.88%) Web Services
8 35 (15.02%) Drools
9 34 (14.59%) XSLT
10 33 (14.16%) HTML5
11 29 (12.45%) .NET
12 25 (10.73%) Java EE
12 25 (10.73%) React
13 20 (8.58%) RESTful
14 18 (7.73%) ASP.NET
14 18 (7.73%) jBPM
14 18 (7.73%) JMS
15 17 (7.30%) CSS3
16 16 (6.87%) jQuery
17 15 (6.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.58%) Virtual Team
2 12 (5.15%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.72%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.00%) User Experience
5 6 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.86%) Blog
9 2 (0.86%) Equities
9 2 (0.86%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.86%) Tandem
10 1 (0.43%) Derivative
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) Photography
10 1 (0.43%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.74%) Linux
2 20 (8.58%) Windows
3 17 (7.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.43%) Unix
7 5 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.72%) Android
9 2 (0.86%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.86%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (66.09%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (51.93%) Continuous Integration
3 82 (35.19%) Scrum
4 69 (29.61%) BDD
5 51 (21.89%) Test Automation
6 48 (20.60%) SOA
7 47 (20.17%) Kanban
8 37 (15.88%) Software Engineering
9 34 (14.59%) SDLC
10 33 (14.16%) Configuration Management
10 33 (14.16%) MVC
11 30 (12.88%) Mentoring
12 28 (12.02%) Web Development
13 23 (9.87%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (9.44%) Coaching
14 22 (9.44%) Open Source
15 21 (9.01%) Business Process Modelling
15 21 (9.01%) OO
16 20 (8.58%) Workflow
17 18 (7.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 140 (60.09%) Java
2 82 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 41 (17.60%) Python
4 34 (14.59%) Ruby
5 31 (13.30%) C#
6 23 (9.87%) SQL
7 18 (7.73%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.58%) Bash Shell
9 10 (4.29%) Perl
10 9 (3.86%) C++
11 7 (3.00%) ES6
12 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.29%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.29%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.29%) PHP
13 3 (1.29%) XPath
14 2 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.86%) Scala
14 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.29%) Degree
1 10 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.00%) MCSD
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.29%) BC Cleared
3 3 (1.29%) MCAD
3 3 (1.29%) MCTS
4 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.43%) HND
5 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.15%) QA
2 4 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) BS7666
System Software
1 30 (12.88%) Docker
2 19 (8.15%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.73%) vSphere
4 5 (2.15%) GeoWebCache
5 2 (0.86%) Firmware
5 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (15.02%) Ansible
2 28 (12.02%) Opscode Chef
2 28 (12.02%) Puppet
3 7 (3.00%) Cobbler
4 5 (2.15%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (1.29%) Packer
6 2 (0.86%) Apache Brooklyn
6 2 (0.86%) Marathon
6 2 (0.86%) Mesos
6 2 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (8.58%) VMware
2 17 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.58%) Oracle
4 9 (3.86%) IBM
5 7 (3.00%) TIBCO
6 5 (2.15%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.29%) Pega
7 3 (1.29%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.86%) Avaya
8 2 (0.86%) Capita
8 2 (0.86%) Google
8 2 (0.86%) Informatica
9 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat