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 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
UK / Scotland
Rank 40 53 54
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1  
Contract jobs citing TDD 73 78 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.16% 3.01% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.97% 3.61% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 46
Median daily rate £417 £363 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.03% -4.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.56% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £45.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.75% +27.08%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1468 2160 2380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.74% 83.33% 81.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1211 1313
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Scotland

TDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Edinburgh +19 43 £438 +20.68% 6
Glasgow -13 20 £350 +16.66% 13
West Lothian 0 5 - -
Moray - 4 £275 -
Fife - 1 £300 -
TDD
UK

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for TDD.

1 139 (83.73%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (57.83%) Java
3 95 (57.23%) Scrum
4 73 (43.98%) BDD
5 69 (41.57%) AngularJS
6 60 (36.14%) Continuous Integration
7 58 (34.94%) JavaScript
8 56 (33.73%) HTML
9 48 (28.92%) CSS
10 41 (24.70%) Spring
11 38 (22.89%) Web Services
12 35 (21.08%) SQL
13 34 (20.48%) Maven
13 34 (20.48%) Cucumber
14 32 (19.28%) Kanban
15 30 (18.07%) Selenium
16 29 (17.47%) Python
17 28 (16.87%) MVC
17 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
18 27 (16.27%) OO
19 26 (15.66%) .NET
19 26 (15.66%) Gradle
20 25 (15.06%) SDLC
21 24 (14.46%) Oracle
21 24 (14.46%) Open Source
22 23 (13.86%) JBoss
22 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
23 22 (13.25%) HTML5
23 22 (13.25%) Microservices
23 22 (13.25%) JIRA

TDD
Top Related 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 23 (13.86%) JBoss
2 16 (9.64%) GeoServer
3 8 (4.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (4.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.41%) Apache
5 4 (2.41%) CMS
5 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.81%) Jadu
7 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.41%) GitHub
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.65%) Oracle Database
2 19 (11.45%) NoSQL
3 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
4 11 (6.63%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.02%) GIS
5 10 (6.02%) Spatial Data
6 9 (5.42%) DB2
6 9 (5.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.81%) Big Data
8 3 (1.81%) KDB
8 3 (1.81%) Kdb+
9 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.60%) HSQLDB
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 34 (20.48%) Cucumber
1 34 (20.48%) Maven
2 30 (18.07%) Selenium
3 28 (16.87%) Git (software)
4 26 (15.66%) Gradle
5 23 (13.86%) Jenkins
6 22 (13.25%) JIRA
7 19 (11.45%) JBehave
8 15 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (8.43%) Eclipse
10 13 (7.83%) Subversion
11 10 (6.02%) Hudson
12 9 (5.42%) JUnit
13 7 (4.22%) SpecFlow
13 7 (4.22%) Visual Studio
14 6 (3.61%) Jasmine
14 6 (3.61%) Mockito
15 5 (3.01%) Ant
15 5 (3.01%) JProfiler
15 5 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (10.84%) Finance
2 13 (7.83%) Banking
3 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.20%) Games
4 2 (1.20%) Law
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Electronics
5 1 (0.60%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (60.84%) Developer
2 56 (33.73%) Java Developer
3 22 (13.25%) JavaScript Developer
4 21 (12.65%) Angular Developer
5 19 (11.45%) Scrum Master
5 19 (11.45%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.63%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
6 11 (6.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.82%) HTML Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Open Source Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Python Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Architect
10 7 (4.22%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) UI Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (41.57%) AngularJS
2 56 (33.73%) HTML
3 48 (28.92%) CSS
4 41 (24.70%) Spring
5 38 (22.89%) Web Services
6 26 (15.66%) .NET
7 22 (13.25%) HTML5
8 21 (12.65%) jQuery
8 21 (12.65%) XML
9 20 (12.05%) Hibernate
10 18 (10.84%) OpenLayers
10 18 (10.84%) REST
11 16 (9.64%) .NET Framework
11 16 (9.64%) Java EE
11 16 (9.64%) Leaflet
11 16 (9.64%) PostGIS
11 16 (9.64%) SOAP
12 15 (9.04%) ASP.NET
12 15 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (9.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.82%) User Experience
2 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.20%) DataPower
3 2 (1.20%) Derivative
3 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.60%) Fintech
4 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.83%) Linux
2 8 (4.82%) Unix
3 5 (3.01%) Windows
4 2 (1.20%) Android
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (83.73%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (57.23%) Scrum
3 73 (43.98%) BDD
4 60 (36.14%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (19.28%) Kanban
6 28 (16.87%) MVC
7 27 (16.27%) OO
8 25 (15.06%) SDLC
9 24 (14.46%) Open Source
10 22 (13.25%) Microservices
11 19 (11.45%) Mentoring
11 19 (11.45%) Software Engineering
11 19 (11.45%) Test Automation
12 18 (10.84%) DevOps
12 18 (10.84%) SOA
13 15 (9.04%) Data Migration
13 15 (9.04%) Front End Development
13 15 (9.04%) Migration
14 13 (7.83%) Coaching
14 13 (7.83%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (57.83%) Java
2 58 (34.94%) JavaScript
3 35 (21.08%) SQL
4 29 (17.47%) Python
5 21 (12.65%) C#
6 5 (3.01%) Ruby
6 5 (3.01%) Scala
6 5 (3.01%) VB
7 4 (2.41%) ES6
7 4 (2.41%) Perl
7 4 (2.41%) PHP
7 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.81%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.20%) C++
9 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.20%) XAML
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) Lua
10 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (9.64%) Degree
2 15 (9.04%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) MCAD
4 3 (1.81%) MCSD
4 3 (1.81%) MCTS
4 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.20%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.65%) QA
2 3 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Puppet
2 4 (2.41%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 24 (14.46%) Oracle
2 16 (9.64%) ESRI
3 11 (6.63%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.41%) IBM
5 4 (2.41%) Perforce
5 4 (2.41%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.41%) Twitter
6 3 (1.81%) HP
7 2 (1.20%) Adobe
7 2 (1.20%) Misys
7 2 (1.20%) Netezza
7 2 (1.20%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.20%) Sybase
7 2 (1.20%) Talend
8 1 (0.60%) Progress
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
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