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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +19 +1  
Contract jobs citing TDD 435 322 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.62% 3.59% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.76% 4.38% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 215 217
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £332 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.81% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88%  

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 6432 7347 7628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.08% 81.98% 80.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4490 4391
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 271 270
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
Oxfordshire +21 125 £500 +5.26% 15
Buckinghamshire +17 70 £388 +10.71% 18
Berkshire +28 69 £406 +1.56% 28
Hampshire +28 58 £350 -2.77% 45
Surrey +14 57 £425 +6.25% 32
East Sussex -5 29 £440 -7.36% 5
Kent +3 28 £345 -50.71% 5
Middlesex +10 7 £500 +38.88%
West Sussex -11 6 £413 -8.33% 14
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 597 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (39.74%) Java
3 285 (37.75%) Scrum
4 283 (37.48%) Continuous Integration
5 281 (37.22%) BDD
6 248 (32.85%) JavaScript
7 215 (28.48%) C#
8 189 (25.03%) Git (software)
9 188 (24.90%) Web Services
10 186 (24.64%) Test Automation
11 182 (24.11%) AngularJS
12 178 (23.58%) .NET
13 175 (23.18%) HTML
14 170 (22.52%) SQL
15 169 (22.38%) REST
16 161 (21.32%) CSS
17 150 (19.87%) Jenkins
18 137 (18.15%) DevOps
19 133 (17.62%) MVC
20 131 (17.35%) Spring
21 129 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
21 129 (17.09%) Finance
22 118 (15.63%) Node.js
23 115 (15.23%) Unit Testing
24 111 (14.70%) JSON
25 101 (13.38%) Software Engineering
26 97 (12.85%) Pair Programming
26 97 (12.85%) XML
27 96 (12.72%) JIRA
28 94 (12.45%) Kanban

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 41 (5.43%) JBoss
2 40 (5.30%) WebSphere
3 35 (4.64%) CMS
4 34 (4.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 31 (4.11%) Confluence
6 27 (3.58%) Apache
6 27 (3.58%) Apache Spark
7 26 (3.44%) WebSphere Process Server
8 25 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (2.52%) Tomcat
10 17 (2.25%) IIS
11 12 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 12 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.59%) NServiceBus
12 10 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.19%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.93%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) Magento
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 129 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.75%) GitHub
3 40 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (4.90%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (3.31%) SaaS
6 11 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.46%) OpenShift
7 10 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
7 10 (1.32%) PaaS
8 9 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.93%) IaaS
10 5 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.66%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.40%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.26%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.24%) HTTP
2 28 (3.71%) Internet
3 8 (1.06%) Intranet
4 7 (0.93%) DVB
5 5 (0.66%) Extranet
6 4 (0.53%) MQTT
7 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.26%) DNS
8 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.26%) LDAP
8 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.13%) AMQP
9 1 (0.13%) Network Security
9 1 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.13%) Skype
9 1 (0.13%) SMPP
9 1 (0.13%) SSH
9 1 (0.13%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.34%) NoSQL
3 46 (6.09%) Big Data
4 41 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 40 (5.30%) Hadoop
6 27 (3.58%) MySQL
7 24 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 23 (3.05%) Redis
9 22 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (2.38%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.46%) HBase
14 11 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 189 (25.03%) Git (software)
2 150 (19.87%) Jenkins
3 96 (12.72%) JIRA
4 93 (12.32%) Selenium
5 89 (11.79%) Maven
6 76 (10.07%) JUnit
7 67 (8.87%) Cucumber
8 61 (8.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 56 (7.42%) Mockito
10 51 (6.75%) Gradle
11 45 (5.96%) Bitbucket
12 44 (5.83%) WebDriver
13 41 (5.43%) Mocha
14 34 (4.50%) Protractor
15 32 (4.24%) Jasmine
16 23 (3.05%) Grunt
16 23 (3.05%) JMeter
16 23 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
17 22 (2.91%) Subversion
17 22 (2.91%) TeamCity
General
1 129 (17.09%) Finance
2 46 (6.09%) Banking
3 32 (4.24%) Retail
4 22 (2.91%) Publishing
5 14 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 13 (1.72%) Games
6 13 (1.72%) Marketing
7 11 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.79%) Advertising
8 6 (0.79%) Back Office
9 3 (0.40%) Automotive
9 3 (0.40%) Electronics
9 3 (0.40%) German Language
9 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 528 (69.93%) Developer
2 162 (21.46%) Java Developer
3 141 (18.68%) .NET Developer
4 104 (13.77%) C# Developer
5 84 (11.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 60 (7.95%) Agile Developer
7 58 (7.68%) Senior Developer
8 48 (6.36%) JavaScript Developer
9 43 (5.70%) Angular Developer
9 43 (5.70%) Tester
10 38 (5.03%) Node.js Developer
11 37 (4.90%) Automation Tester
12 35 (4.64%) Full Stack Developer
12 35 (4.64%) SQL Developer
13 28 (3.71%) Analyst
14 27 (3.58%) AWS Developer
15 26 (3.44%) Agile Java Developer
16 24 (3.18%) Senior Java Developer
16 24 (3.18%) Test Analyst
17 23 (3.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (24.90%) Web Services
2 182 (24.11%) AngularJS
3 178 (23.58%) .NET
4 175 (23.18%) HTML
5 169 (22.38%) REST
6 161 (21.32%) CSS
7 131 (17.35%) Spring
8 118 (15.63%) Node.js
9 111 (14.70%) JSON
10 97 (12.85%) XML
11 91 (12.05%) RESTful
12 86 (11.39%) HTML5
13 82 (10.86%) .NET Framework
14 77 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
15 74 (9.80%) SOAP
16 66 (8.74%) ASP.NET
17 63 (8.34%) Entity Framework
18 56 (7.42%) jQuery
19 54 (7.15%) React
20 50 (6.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.89%) Mobile App
2 34 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.71%) Algorithms
5 26 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.46%) User Experience
9 10 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
10 9 (1.19%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.93%) Digital TV
12 7 (0.93%) MPEG
12 7 (0.93%) STB
13 6 (0.79%) Smart Home
14 5 (0.66%) Fintech
15 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.53%) PMI
16 3 (0.40%) Data Centre
16 3 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.81%) Linux
2 34 (4.50%) Unix
2 34 (4.50%) Windows
3 27 (3.58%) Android
4 22 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.26%) CentOS
8 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (79.07%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (37.75%) Scrum
3 283 (37.48%) Continuous Integration
4 281 (37.22%) BDD
5 186 (24.64%) Test Automation
6 137 (18.15%) DevOps
7 133 (17.62%) MVC
8 115 (15.23%) Unit Testing
9 101 (13.38%) Software Engineering
10 97 (12.85%) Pair Programming
11 94 (12.45%) Kanban
12 88 (11.66%) OO
13 85 (11.26%) SOA
14 67 (8.87%) Microservices
15 66 (8.74%) Front End Development
16 59 (7.81%) E-Commerce
16 59 (7.81%) SOLID
16 59 (7.81%) Web Development
17 56 (7.42%) SDLC
18 44 (5.83%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 300 (39.74%) Java
2 248 (32.85%) JavaScript
3 215 (28.48%) C#
4 170 (22.52%) SQL
5 66 (8.74%) Python
6 58 (7.68%) Ruby
7 49 (6.49%) PHP
8 39 (5.17%) C++
9 28 (3.71%) Scala
10 27 (3.58%) T-SQL
11 25 (3.31%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.91%) Groovy
13 21 (2.78%) VB
14 16 (2.12%) Apple Swift
15 14 (1.85%) ES6
15 14 (1.85%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.59%) Go
16 12 (1.59%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.46%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (6.36%) Degree
2 18 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.46%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.93%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.79%) ISEB
5 6 (0.79%) Master's Degree
5 6 (0.79%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.26%) PMP
8 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CEH
9 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.80%) QA
2 3 (0.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) FATCA
4 1 (0.13%) IFRS
4 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 59 (7.81%) Docker
2 12 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (1.32%) HDFS
4 6 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.79%) Varnish
5 4 (0.53%) vSphere
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) zsh
Systems Management
1 21 (2.78%) Ansible
2 17 (2.25%) Terraform
3 13 (1.72%) Puppet
4 12 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.46%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (1.19%) HP Fortify
6 9 (1.19%) Mesos
7 6 (0.79%) Consul
7 6 (0.79%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.79%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.53%) Oozie
10 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.13%) Kibana
11 1 (0.13%) logstash
Vendors
1 54 (7.15%) Microsoft
2 52 (6.89%) Oracle
3 29 (3.84%) Sitecore
4 19 (2.52%) HP
5 16 (2.12%) IBM
6 14 (1.85%) Splunk
7 8 (1.06%) Talend
8 7 (0.93%) Apple
8 7 (0.93%) New Relic
9 6 (0.79%) Adobe
9 6 (0.79%) Apigee
10 5 (0.66%) Cloudera
10 5 (0.66%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.53%) Hortonworks
11 4 (0.53%) Infor
11 4 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.40%) Ab Initio
12 3 (0.40%) SAP
Reigate, Surrey
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Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ascot, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
James Chase Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £0 - £120,000+ per year
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Southampton
Spectrum IT
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