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 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 56 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13  
Contract jobs citing TDD 88 97 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.21% 3.24% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 4.10% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 87 111
Median daily rate £394 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +1.81% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% -8.57%  

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 2243 2364 2422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.91% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 5507 5650
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 283 297
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.75 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £46.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing TDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 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
Bristol -11 28 £400 -4.47% 21
Wiltshire +9 16 £388 +21.09% 9
Gloucestershire +11 13 £350 -20.90% 7
Somerset -5 13 £425 +13.33% 9
Devon -16 3 £419 +32.93% 4
Dorset +6 1 - - 14
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 129 (72.47%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (50.56%) JavaScript
3 81 (45.51%) C#
4 76 (42.70%) .NET
5 75 (42.13%) HTML
6 74 (41.57%) Java
7 72 (40.45%) Scrum
7 72 (40.45%) BDD
8 67 (37.64%) Test Automation
9 66 (37.08%) MVC
9 66 (37.08%) CSS
10 58 (32.58%) AngularJS
11 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
12 51 (28.65%) SQL
13 48 (26.97%) Git (software)
14 44 (24.72%) Selenium
15 43 (24.16%) SQL Server
16 42 (23.60%) ASP.NET
17 39 (21.91%) Cucumber
18 37 (20.79%) Unit Testing
19 36 (20.22%) Jenkins
20 35 (19.66%) Amazon AWS
20 35 (19.66%) XML
21 33 (18.54%) Spring
22 32 (17.98%) Pair Programming
23 30 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
23 30 (16.85%) Web Services
23 30 (16.85%) HTML5
24 29 (16.29%) jQuery
25 28 (15.73%) Software Engineering

TDD
Co-occurring 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 10 (5.62%) NServiceBus
2 9 (5.06%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.93%) Apache
3 7 (3.93%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.81%) Apache Pig
4 5 (2.81%) Confluence
5 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.12%) Drupal
6 2 (1.12%) Liferay
6 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.56%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) iTrent
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.66%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.99%) GitHub
4 6 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.56%) Firebase
6 1 (0.56%) IaaS
6 1 (0.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.62%) Internet
2 7 (3.93%) HTTP
3 2 (1.12%) LDAP
3 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.56%) AMQP
4 1 (0.56%) MQTT
4 1 (0.56%) SMS
4 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.16%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.67%) Hadoop
3 16 (8.99%) NoSQL
4 15 (8.43%) Big Data
5 12 (6.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (4.49%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.37%) Apache Hive
8 6 (3.37%) MySQL
9 5 (2.81%) Apache Accumulo
9 5 (2.81%) HBase
9 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.12%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.56%) Redis
11 1 (0.56%) RethinkDB
11 1 (0.56%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 48 (26.97%) Git (software)
2 44 (24.72%) Selenium
3 39 (21.91%) Cucumber
4 36 (20.22%) Jenkins
5 23 (12.92%) SpecFlow
6 21 (11.80%) TeamCity
7 18 (10.11%) Maven
8 17 (9.55%) Ant
8 17 (9.55%) Jasmine
9 16 (8.99%) Gradle
10 15 (8.43%) Subversion
11 14 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (7.30%) Bitbucket
12 13 (7.30%) Visual Studio
13 12 (6.74%) JUnit
14 11 (6.18%) Eclipse
15 10 (5.62%) Mercurial
16 9 (5.06%) JIRA
17 8 (4.49%) Apache Buildr
17 8 (4.49%) jMock
General
1 28 (15.73%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Banking
3 8 (4.49%) Electronics
4 7 (3.93%) Marketing
5 6 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.69%) Advertising
6 3 (1.69%) Games
6 3 (1.69%) Local Government
7 2 (1.12%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 144 (80.90%) Developer
2 47 (26.40%) .NET Developer
3 31 (17.42%) Java Developer
4 19 (10.67%) C# Developer
5 17 (9.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 16 (8.99%) Senior Developer
7 15 (8.43%) UI Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Architect
8 9 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Software Developer
8 9 (5.06%) Web Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Agile Developer
9 8 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Developer in Test
9 8 (4.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Python Developer
9 8 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (42.70%) .NET
2 75 (42.13%) HTML
3 66 (37.08%) CSS
4 58 (32.58%) AngularJS
5 42 (23.60%) ASP.NET
6 35 (19.66%) XML
7 33 (18.54%) Spring
8 30 (16.85%) HTML5
8 30 (16.85%) Web Services
9 29 (16.29%) jQuery
10 27 (15.17%) Gherkin
10 27 (15.17%) React
11 26 (14.61%) SOAP
12 25 (14.04%) REST
13 24 (13.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (13.48%) RESTful
14 23 (12.92%) .NET Framework
15 22 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (11.80%) Ajax
16 21 (11.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.49%) User Experience
3 7 (3.93%) RIA
3 7 (3.93%) Web 2.0
4 6 (3.37%) Blog
4 6 (3.37%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.81%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.69%) iPad
7 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.67%) Linux
2 10 (5.62%) Windows
3 7 (3.93%) Unix
4 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (72.47%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (40.45%) BDD
2 72 (40.45%) Scrum
3 67 (37.64%) Test Automation
4 66 (37.08%) MVC
5 52 (29.21%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (20.79%) Unit Testing
7 32 (17.98%) Pair Programming
8 28 (15.73%) Software Engineering
9 27 (15.17%) E-Commerce
9 27 (15.17%) Kanban
10 24 (13.48%) DevOps
11 20 (11.24%) OO
12 19 (10.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (10.11%) Web Development
14 16 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (8.99%) Microservices
14 16 (8.99%) MVVM
14 16 (8.99%) Open Source
14 16 (8.99%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 90 (50.56%) JavaScript
2 81 (45.51%) C#
3 74 (41.57%) Java
4 51 (28.65%) SQL
5 23 (12.92%) Python
6 14 (7.87%) Scala
7 11 (6.18%) Ruby
8 6 (3.37%) PHP
8 6 (3.37%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.25%) C++
10 3 (1.69%) ES6
10 3 (1.69%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.12%) C
11 2 (1.12%) Clojure
11 2 (1.12%) Perl
11 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.12%) Degree
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCPD
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.17%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) WCAG
3 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (14.04%) Docker
2 3 (1.69%) LXC
3 1 (0.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (8.43%) Ansible
2 6 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.81%) Oozie
4 2 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.56%) Consul
5 1 (0.56%) Graphite
5 1 (0.56%) Kibana
5 1 (0.56%) logstash
5 1 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.43%) Sencha
3 14 (7.87%) Oracle
4 12 (6.74%) Google
5 10 (5.62%) ATG
6 9 (5.06%) hybris
7 8 (4.49%) Cloudera
8 6 (3.37%) SAP
9 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.56%) Apple
10 1 (0.56%) BEA
10 1 (0.56%) IBM
10 1 (0.56%) RedGate
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.56%) Splunk
10 1 (0.56%) Twitter
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Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
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