The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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.

Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 45 57
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing TDD 330 357 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.23% 3.87% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.19% 4.76% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 281 205
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.56% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South East

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in the South East

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in the South East

TDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TDD in the South East

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East 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
Surrey +19 66 £425 - 35
Hampshire +3 60 £525 +31.25% 46
Berkshire +43 57 £413 +10.00% 21
Buckinghamshire +5 52 £375 -3.84% 16
Oxfordshire -9 36 £500 +17.64% 21
Kent -5 27 £338 - 4
East Sussex -2 14 £401 +6.80% 12
Middlesex +3 10 £363 -7.93%
West Sussex -22 7 £363 -3.33% 12
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for TDD.

1 529 (81.76%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (40.65%) Java
3 251 (38.79%) Scrum
4 246 (38.02%) BDD
5 227 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
6 206 (31.84%) C#
7 191 (29.52%) JavaScript
8 163 (25.19%) .NET
9 160 (24.73%) Git (software)
10 157 (24.27%) SQL
11 147 (22.72%) HTML
11 147 (22.72%) Web Services
12 132 (20.40%) REST
13 129 (19.94%) Jenkins
14 126 (19.47%) AngularJS
15 124 (19.17%) CSS
16 116 (17.93%) MVC
17 114 (17.62%) Spring
18 113 (17.47%) XML
19 101 (15.61%) Selenium
20 98 (15.15%) DevOps
21 97 (14.99%) Finance
22 96 (14.84%) JSON
23 95 (14.68%) Unit Testing
24 91 (14.06%) RESTful
25 87 (13.45%) Software Engineering
26 81 (12.52%) Pair Programming
26 81 (12.52%) Kanban
27 79 (12.21%) Node.js
28 78 (12.06%) JIRA

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 38 (5.87%) JBoss
2 27 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 27 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 24 (3.71%) CMS
3 24 (3.71%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.40%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (3.25%) Apache
6 20 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
7 19 (2.94%) Confluence
8 18 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
9 14 (2.16%) Alfresco
10 11 (1.70%) IIS
11 9 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.24%) NServiceBus
12 8 (1.24%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.24%) SharePoint
13 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Magento
2 4 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 72 (11.13%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.80%) GitHub
3 41 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (4.02%) SaaS
5 18 (2.78%) PaaS
6 12 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (1.24%) IaaS
8 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.31%) Google Play
10 2 (0.31%) Heroku
10 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.15%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.87%) HTTP
2 14 (2.16%) Internet
3 13 (2.01%) DVB
4 8 (1.24%) Intranet
5 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.77%) Extranet
7 2 (0.31%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.15%) AMQP
8 1 (0.15%) LDAP
8 1 (0.15%) Network Security
8 1 (0.15%) SMPP
8 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.19%) NoSQL
3 39 (6.03%) Hadoop
4 34 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 33 (5.10%) Big Data
6 26 (4.02%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.25%) MySQL
8 19 (2.94%) HBase
9 18 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 17 (2.63%) DB2
11 14 (2.16%) Apache Hive
11 14 (2.16%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.70%) Sqoop
14 10 (1.55%) Impala
15 9 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 160 (24.73%) Git (software)
2 129 (19.94%) Jenkins
3 101 (15.61%) Selenium
4 78 (12.06%) JIRA
5 70 (10.82%) Maven
5 70 (10.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 64 (9.89%) Cucumber
7 63 (9.74%) JUnit
8 59 (9.12%) WebDriver
9 48 (7.42%) Mockito
10 46 (7.11%) Gradle
11 28 (4.33%) Bitbucket
11 28 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 27 (4.17%) Ant
12 27 (4.17%) Eclipse
13 25 (3.86%) Subversion
14 22 (3.40%) JMeter
15 21 (3.25%) TeamCity
16 20 (3.09%) Jasmine
17 18 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 97 (14.99%) Finance
2 40 (6.18%) Publishing
3 26 (4.02%) Banking
4 23 (3.55%) Retail
5 13 (2.01%) Marketing
6 12 (1.85%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.70%) Games
8 8 (1.24%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Automotive
9 4 (0.62%) Electronics
9 4 (0.62%) German Language
9 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 439 (67.85%) Developer
2 138 (21.33%) Java Developer
3 123 (19.01%) .NET Developer
4 95 (14.68%) C# Developer
5 70 (10.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 60 (9.27%) Senior Developer
7 53 (8.19%) Agile Developer
8 33 (5.10%) Analyst
8 33 (5.10%) Software Engineer
9 32 (4.95%) Agile Java Developer
10 31 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
11 30 (4.64%) Software Developer
12 28 (4.33%) Test Analyst
13 26 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
14 25 (3.86%) Angular Developer
15 24 (3.71%) Full Stack Developer
15 24 (3.71%) Senior .NET Developer
16 23 (3.55%) Scrum Master
17 22 (3.40%) Tester
18 21 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (25.19%) .NET
2 147 (22.72%) HTML
2 147 (22.72%) Web Services
3 132 (20.40%) REST
4 126 (19.47%) AngularJS
5 124 (19.17%) CSS
6 114 (17.62%) Spring
7 113 (17.47%) XML
8 96 (14.84%) JSON
9 91 (14.06%) RESTful
10 79 (12.21%) Node.js
11 74 (11.44%) HTML5
12 73 (11.28%) .NET Framework
13 71 (10.97%) ASP.NET Web API
14 68 (10.51%) Entity Framework
15 62 (9.58%) SOAP
16 56 (8.66%) ASP.NET
16 56 (8.66%) Java EE
17 55 (8.50%) jQuery
18 47 (7.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.64%) Mobile App
2 25 (3.86%) Algorithms
3 23 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.78%) User Experience
7 14 (2.16%) Mobile Banking
8 13 (2.01%) Digital TV
8 13 (2.01%) MPEG
8 13 (2.01%) STB
9 8 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.77%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.31%) Fintech
13 2 (0.31%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Semantic Web
13 2 (0.31%) Smart Home
13 2 (0.31%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (8.04%) Linux
2 31 (4.79%) Android
3 22 (3.40%) Unix
4 21 (3.25%) Windows
5 14 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.77%) CentOS
7 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (81.76%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (38.79%) Scrum
3 246 (38.02%) BDD
4 227 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (17.93%) MVC
6 98 (15.15%) DevOps
7 95 (14.68%) Unit Testing
8 87 (13.45%) Software Engineering
9 81 (12.52%) Kanban
9 81 (12.52%) Pair Programming
10 71 (10.97%) OO
11 67 (10.36%) Test Automation
12 64 (9.89%) SOA
13 63 (9.74%) Web Development
14 59 (9.12%) Automated Testing
15 58 (8.96%) E-Commerce
16 49 (7.57%) SDLC
17 44 (6.80%) Front End Development
18 43 (6.65%) Microservices
19 39 (6.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 263 (40.65%) Java
2 206 (31.84%) C#
3 191 (29.52%) JavaScript
4 157 (24.27%) SQL
5 64 (9.89%) Python
6 49 (7.57%) Ruby
7 48 (7.42%) Scala
8 41 (6.34%) C++
9 32 (4.95%) PHP
10 28 (4.33%) Groovy
10 28 (4.33%) T-SQL
11 18 (2.78%) C
12 17 (2.63%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.32%) TypeScript
14 14 (2.16%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.85%) VB
16 11 (1.70%) Perl
17 10 (1.55%) Apple Swift
17 10 (1.55%) Bash Shell
18 8 (1.24%) ES6
Qualifications
1 32 (4.95%) Degree
2 24 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.24%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.77%) ISEB
6 4 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.50%) QA
2 7 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.77%) WCAG
4 2 (0.31%) SDET
5 1 (0.15%) IFRS
5 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (4.79%) Docker
2 15 (2.32%) HDFS
3 8 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.93%) vSphere
5 5 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.31%) Varnish
7 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.55%) Oozie
3 6 (0.93%) Ansible
3 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.93%) Puppet
4 5 (0.77%) HP Fortify
4 5 (0.77%) Mesos
4 5 (0.77%) Terraform
5 4 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.31%) Consul
7 2 (0.31%) logstash
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 63 (9.74%) Oracle
2 56 (8.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.25%) Sitecore
4 18 (2.78%) Splunk
5 15 (2.32%) HP
6 12 (1.85%) Talend
7 10 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
7 10 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.39%) Ab Initio
8 9 (1.39%) VMware
9 8 (1.24%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.24%) Hortonworks
10 7 (1.08%) Apple
11 5 (0.77%) SaltStack
11 5 (0.77%) SAP
12 3 (0.46%) GigaSpaces
13 2 (0.31%) Adobe
13 2 (0.31%) ATG
13 2 (0.31%) Citrix
13 2 (0.31%) DevExpress
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £52 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good consultancy rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
TIMES Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
VASSIT Services Ltd
Rate: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago