Period
to 23 May 2019

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 6 months to 23 May 2019 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
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 52 63
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 -2
Contract jobs citing TDD 247 176 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.14% 3.48% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.89% 4.19% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 133 121
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +4.03% +2.53%
10th Percentile £363 £281 £280
90th Percentile £613 £535 £475
England median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £13.50 - -
England median hourly rate £37.88 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -15.83% +9.09% -2.94%

TDD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,050 4,205 4,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.70% 83.07% 84.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,224 2,530 2,836
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £250
90th Percentile £619 £561 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 183 224
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -21.52% +1.28%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.83
England median hourly rate £24.75 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.51% -12.00% +8.70%

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 6 months to 23 May 2019.

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 6 months to 23 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 112 £488 +14.71% 9
Wiltshire -18 53 £500 +14.29% 6
Devon -5 31 £450 +12.50% 8
Gloucestershire -3 19 £450 +28.57% 4
Somerset -3 8 £475 +23.38% 3
Cornwall 0 4 £300 - 2
Dorset +7 2 £340 +4.62% 11
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for TDD.

1 179 (72.47%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (40.49%) JavaScript
3 98 (39.68%) Java
4 95 (38.46%) BDD
5 92 (37.25%) Continuous Integration
6 79 (31.98%) Scrum
7 73 (29.55%) .NET
8 70 (28.34%) Test Automation
9 69 (27.94%) CSS
10 66 (26.72%) HTML
11 57 (23.08%) C#
12 54 (21.86%) Git (software)
12 54 (21.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 53 (21.46%) RESTful
13 53 (21.46%) AngularJS
14 50 (20.24%) Spring
15 45 (18.22%) Kanban
15 45 (18.22%) Jenkins
16 44 (17.81%) Python
17 42 (17.00%) Docker
17 42 (17.00%) DevOps
18 41 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
19 40 (16.19%) Finance
20 39 (15.79%) Microsoft
20 39 (15.79%) REST
20 39 (15.79%) Microservices
21 38 (15.38%) Ruby
22 36 (14.57%) MVC
23 33 (13.36%) JIRA

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 26 (10.53%) Confluence
2 13 (5.26%) JBoss
3 11 (4.45%) Apache Spark
4 9 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.62%) CMS
6 4 (1.62%) Jetty
6 4 (1.62%) Mule
7 3 (1.21%) Apache
7 3 (1.21%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.81%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.02%) Adobe XD
2 5 (2.02%) InVision
2 5 (2.02%) Photoshop
2 5 (2.02%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (7.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (21.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (9.31%) Serverless
4 22 (8.91%) Dynamics 365
5 21 (8.50%) Azure Functions
6 17 (6.88%) SaaS
7 12 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.43%) GitHub
9 5 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.62%) Azure Stack
10 4 (1.62%) BrowserStack
10 4 (1.62%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.40%) IaaS
12 1 (0.40%) NuGet
12 1 (0.40%) PaaS
12 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.88%) HTTP
2 7 (2.83%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (1.21%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.81%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 21 (8.50%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.29%) Hadoop
3 18 (7.29%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.02%) MySQL
5 5 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.21%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (1.21%) Big Data
8 2 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.81%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.81%) Redis
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.40%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 54 (21.86%) Git (software)
2 45 (18.22%) Jenkins
3 33 (13.36%) JIRA
4 25 (10.12%) JUnit
5 24 (9.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 23 (9.31%) Selenium
7 22 (8.91%) Cucumber
7 22 (8.91%) Maven
8 20 (8.10%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.26%) Hudson
9 13 (5.26%) Subversion
10 12 (4.86%) webpack
11 11 (4.45%) WebDriver
12 9 (3.64%) Ant
12 9 (3.64%) Bitbucket
12 9 (3.64%) Jasmine
13 8 (3.24%) gulp
14 7 (2.83%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.83%) JMeter
14 7 (2.83%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (16.19%) Finance
2 15 (6.07%) Banking
2 15 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.86%) Marketing
4 11 (4.45%) Electronics
4 11 (4.45%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.43%) Retail
6 4 (1.62%) Back Office
7 3 (1.21%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (71.26%) Developer
2 40 (16.19%) Java Developer
3 21 (8.50%) .NET Developer
4 20 (8.10%) Architect
4 20 (8.10%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 19 (7.69%) Scala Developer
6 16 (6.48%) C# Developer
7 14 (5.67%) Azure Developer
8 13 (5.26%) Angular Developer
8 13 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.86%) CRM Developer
9 12 (4.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 12 (4.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (4.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.64%) Test Engineer
13 8 (3.24%) Analyst
13 8 (3.24%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (29.55%) .NET
2 69 (27.94%) CSS
3 66 (26.72%) HTML
4 53 (21.46%) AngularJS
4 53 (21.46%) RESTful
5 50 (20.24%) Spring
6 39 (15.79%) REST
7 30 (12.15%) JSON
8 29 (11.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (10.93%) Hibernate
10 26 (10.53%) Node.js
10 26 (10.53%) SOAP
10 26 (10.53%) Web Services
11 24 (9.72%) .NET Core
11 24 (9.72%) React
12 23 (9.31%) WCF
13 21 (8.50%) ASP.NET
13 21 (8.50%) Django
14 19 (7.69%) Play Framework
15 17 (6.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (6.07%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.24%) User Experience
5 5 (2.02%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.02%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.02%) NHS
5 5 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.62%) iPad
6 4 (1.62%) VHDL
7 3 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) iPhone
9 1 (0.40%) Social Media
9 1 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.93%) Linux
2 9 (3.64%) Unix
2 9 (3.64%) Windows
3 2 (0.81%) VMS
4 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (72.47%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (38.46%) BDD
3 92 (37.25%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (31.98%) Scrum
5 70 (28.34%) Test Automation
6 45 (18.22%) Kanban
7 42 (17.00%) DevOps
8 41 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (15.79%) Microservices
10 36 (14.57%) MVC
11 26 (10.53%) Pair Programming
12 24 (9.72%) OO
13 23 (9.31%) Configuration Management
13 23 (9.31%) Software Engineering
14 21 (8.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 21 (8.50%) Integration Testing
15 20 (8.10%) Responsive Web Design
15 20 (8.10%) Web Design
16 19 (7.69%) SDLC
16 19 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 100 (40.49%) JavaScript
2 98 (39.68%) Java
3 57 (23.08%) C#
4 44 (17.81%) Python
5 38 (15.38%) Ruby
6 30 (12.15%) SQL
7 23 (9.31%) Scala
8 20 (8.10%) C
9 15 (6.07%) Java 8
10 12 (4.86%) T-SQL
11 11 (4.45%) C++
12 10 (4.05%) Bash Shell
13 9 (3.64%) ES6
13 9 (3.64%) PHP
14 8 (3.24%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.62%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.62%) Groovy
15 4 (1.62%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.21%) Perl
16 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (9.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.48%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.67%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.83%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.43%) ISEB
7 3 (1.21%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.81%) Degree
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.40%) IIBA
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.45%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) HL7
3 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (17.00%) Docker
2 19 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.43%) NDS
3 6 (2.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.88%) Ansible
2 13 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.86%) Puppet
4 9 (3.64%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.24%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 6 (2.43%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (2.02%) Kibana
8 4 (1.62%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.62%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (1.62%) Terraform
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 39 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.48%) Oracle
3 14 (5.67%) Google
4 12 (4.86%) SAP
5 10 (4.05%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.24%) NetIQ
7 6 (2.43%) Adobe
7 6 (2.43%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 6 (2.43%) ForgeRock
7 6 (2.43%) Okta
8 4 (1.62%) hybris
8 4 (1.62%) Perforce
9 3 (1.21%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.21%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.81%) IBM
10 2 (0.81%) Novell
10 2 (0.81%) Ping Identity
10 2 (0.81%) VMware
10 2 (0.81%) Zend
11 1 (0.40%) HP