The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
England / South West
Rank 57 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Contract jobs citing TDD 88 78 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.39% 2.69% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 3.36% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 62
Median daily rate £355 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -2.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £313 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2116 2318 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.48% 79.88% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 1528 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in the South West

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in the South West

TDD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TDD in the South West

TDD
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +3 33 £425 +13.33% 27
Somerset +9 22 £350 - 11
Wiltshire 0 14 £355 -0.69% 4
Devon -8 4 £339 -9.66% 12
Dorset - 4 £425 - 12
Gloucestershire 0 1 - - 17
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
TDD
England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 137 (72.49%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (46.03%) Java
3 78 (41.27%) BDD
4 76 (40.21%) C#
5 72 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 70 (37.04%) .NET
7 61 (32.28%) HTML
8 59 (31.22%) Scrum
9 58 (30.69%) MVC
10 55 (29.10%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (28.57%) CSS
12 43 (22.75%) Git (software)
13 40 (21.16%) Selenium
14 39 (20.63%) Spring
14 39 (20.63%) AngularJS
15 38 (20.11%) Cucumber
15 38 (20.11%) REST
15 38 (20.11%) SOAP
16 37 (19.58%) Web Services
16 37 (19.58%) SQL
16 37 (19.58%) SQL Server
17 33 (17.46%) ASP.NET
18 31 (16.40%) XML
18 31 (16.40%) jQuery
18 31 (16.40%) Unit Testing
19 30 (15.87%) Jenkins
19 30 (15.87%) Docker
20 29 (15.34%) Finance
21 27 (14.29%) Python
21 27 (14.29%) SpecFlow

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (7.41%) Apache
2 11 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (5.82%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.23%) Confluence
4 7 (3.70%) NServiceBus
4 7 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.17%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.59%) Mule
6 3 (1.59%) Mule ESB
6 3 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.06%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.06%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (1.06%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.53%) nginx
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.12%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.29%) GitHub
4 4 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.06%) PaaS
6 2 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) Internet
2 5 (2.65%) HTTP
3 4 (2.12%) LDAP
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.29%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.23%) MySQL
6 6 (3.17%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.65%) Big Data
8 3 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.53%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.53%) Redis
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (22.75%) Git (software)
2 40 (21.16%) Selenium
3 38 (20.11%) Cucumber
4 30 (15.87%) Jenkins
5 27 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 22 (11.64%) Maven
7 21 (11.11%) JUnit
7 21 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (10.05%) Mockito
9 18 (9.52%) Jasmine
10 17 (8.99%) Bitbucket
11 15 (7.94%) TeamCity
12 14 (7.41%) Subversion
13 12 (6.35%) Ant
13 12 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (5.82%) Visual Studio
15 10 (5.29%) Eclipse
15 10 (5.29%) Gradle
15 10 (5.29%) JIRA
16 7 (3.70%) Mercurial
General
1 29 (15.34%) Finance
2 11 (5.82%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Marketing
4 7 (3.70%) Electronics
4 7 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.65%) Advertising
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) International Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 148 (78.31%) Developer
2 48 (25.40%) Java Developer
3 32 (16.93%) .NET Developer
4 21 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 16 (8.47%) Senior Developer
6 14 (7.41%) UI Developer
7 12 (6.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (6.35%) Python Developer
8 11 (5.82%) Developer in Test
9 10 (5.29%) HTML Developer
9 10 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (4.76%) Analyst
11 8 (4.23%) Agile Developer
11 8 (4.23%) Angular Developer
11 8 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (3.70%) Architect
13 6 (3.17%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.17%) Test Analyst
13 6 (3.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (37.04%) .NET
2 61 (32.28%) HTML
3 54 (28.57%) CSS
4 39 (20.63%) AngularJS
4 39 (20.63%) Spring
5 38 (20.11%) REST
5 38 (20.11%) SOAP
6 37 (19.58%) Web Services
7 33 (17.46%) ASP.NET
8 31 (16.40%) jQuery
8 31 (16.40%) XML
9 27 (14.29%) RESTful
10 26 (13.76%) Gherkin
10 26 (13.76%) Hibernate
11 25 (13.23%) HTML5
12 24 (12.70%) .NET Framework
13 18 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (8.99%) J2EE
15 16 (8.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.82%) User Experience
2 5 (2.65%) RIA
2 5 (2.65%) Web 2.0
3 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.59%) Blog
4 3 (1.59%) iPad
4 3 (1.59%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.06%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.06%) STB
5 2 (1.06%) W3C
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.88%) Linux
2 10 (5.29%) Windows
3 5 (2.65%) Unix
4 3 (1.59%) Android
5 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (72.49%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (41.27%) BDD
3 59 (31.22%) Scrum
4 58 (30.69%) MVC
5 55 (29.10%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (16.40%) Unit Testing
7 26 (13.76%) DevOps
7 26 (13.76%) Kanban
8 25 (13.23%) Test Automation
9 21 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 18 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 18 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 17 (8.99%) Microservices
11 17 (8.99%) Test Planning
12 15 (7.94%) OO
13 14 (7.41%) Automated Testing
13 14 (7.41%) Open Source
14 13 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (5.82%) Front End Development
16 10 (5.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 87 (46.03%) Java
2 76 (40.21%) C#
3 72 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 37 (19.58%) SQL
5 27 (14.29%) Python
6 18 (9.52%) Ruby
7 15 (7.94%) Scala
8 6 (3.17%) C++
9 4 (2.12%) Clojure
9 4 (2.12%) PHP
9 4 (2.12%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.12%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.12%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.59%) Groovy
10 3 (1.59%) Perl
10 3 (1.59%) XPath
11 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.06%) C
11 2 (1.06%) Go
11 2 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (10.05%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.65%) ISEB
4 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.06%) Degree
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.76%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) WCAG
3 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (15.87%) Docker
2 4 (2.12%) LXC
3 3 (1.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.17%) Ansible
3 2 (1.06%) CloudHub
3 2 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.35%) Oracle
3 11 (5.82%) SAP
4 9 (4.76%) ATG
4 9 (4.76%) Sencha
5 5 (2.65%) Google
5 5 (2.65%) hybris
6 3 (1.59%) IBM
7 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.53%) Apple
8 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.53%) BEA
8 1 (0.53%) Telerik
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