Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 45 56
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing TDD 180 299 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.84% 4.61% 3.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 5.36% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 213 142
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% +6.25% +4.23%
10th Percentile £363 £342 £313
90th Percentile £560 £575 £506
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £56.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5,362 5,579 4,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.53% 86.03% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,403 3,571 2,950
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 200
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +24.24% -0.75%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.20 £11.67
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.88
England median hourly rate £23.56 £22.00 £24.98
% change year-on-year +7.10% -11.93% +9.39%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Wiltshire -3 51 £463 +2.78% 9
Gloucestershire +19 44 £500 +25.00% 24
Bristol -47 41 £463 +8.82% 34
Devon -19 20 £475 +26.67% 17
Somerset -7 13 £460 +6.98% 11
Dorset +9 3 £425 +21.43% 17
TDD
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 134 (74.44%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (52.78%) BDD
3 87 (48.33%) Security Cleared
4 75 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 74 (41.11%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (40.00%) Java
7 71 (39.44%) Scrum
8 58 (32.22%) JavaScript
9 51 (28.33%) Test Automation
10 50 (27.78%) DevOps
11 44 (24.44%) C#
12 43 (23.89%) Software Engineering
13 42 (23.33%) AWS
13 42 (23.33%) Oracle
14 39 (21.67%) C
14 39 (21.67%) JIRA
15 36 (20.00%) DV Cleared
16 35 (19.44%) User Stories
17 34 (18.89%) AngularJS
17 34 (18.89%) C++
18 33 (18.33%) Python
19 31 (17.22%) Selenium
19 31 (17.22%) Cucumber
20 30 (16.67%) SQL
21 29 (16.11%) Azure
22 28 (15.56%) OO
23 27 (15.00%) Kanban
23 27 (15.00%) Spring
23 27 (15.00%) Jenkins
24 26 (14.44%) NetIQ

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 15 (8.33%) Confluence
2 11 (6.11%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.56%) JBoss
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (2.78%) Apache
5 5 (2.78%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.56%) GeoServer
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Adobe XD
1 3 (1.67%) InVision
1 3 (1.67%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.67%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (23.33%) AWS
2 29 (16.11%) Azure
3 18 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (5.56%) Amazon Glacier
4 10 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (5.56%) AWS CloudTrail
4 10 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.22%) Office 365
6 3 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.11%) Firebase
7 2 (1.11%) npm
7 2 (1.11%) NuGet
7 2 (1.11%) PaaS
7 2 (1.11%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) GCP
8 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.89%) Internet
2 15 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 15 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.11%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.33%) Big Data
7 5 (2.78%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.78%) HBase
7 5 (2.78%) MySQL
8 3 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.11%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.11%) Redis
10 1 (0.56%) Event Store
10 1 (0.56%) GIS
10 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (21.67%) JIRA
2 31 (17.22%) Cucumber
2 31 (17.22%) Selenium
3 27 (15.00%) Jenkins
4 20 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 17 (9.44%) Maven
6 13 (7.22%) GitLab
7 12 (6.67%) JUnit
8 11 (6.11%) Mockito
9 10 (5.56%) Appium
10 8 (4.44%) WebDriver
11 6 (3.33%) Jasmine
11 6 (3.33%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.78%) IBM UrbanCode
12 5 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (2.22%) HP UFT
13 4 (2.22%) Sahi
13 4 (2.22%) WATIR
14 3 (1.67%) Cypress.io
14 3 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (13.33%) Military
2 20 (11.11%) Finance
3 16 (8.89%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.33%) Retail
6 5 (2.78%) Electronics
6 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.78%) Marketing
7 4 (2.22%) Banking
8 3 (1.67%) Games
9 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (47.78%) Developer
2 35 (19.44%) Java Developer
3 29 (16.11%) Software Engineer
4 17 (9.44%) Analyst
5 16 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
6 15 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) C Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Embedded C Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (7.78%) Test Engineer
8 12 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.89%) AngularJS
2 27 (15.00%) Spring
3 25 (13.89%) .NET
3 25 (13.89%) React
3 25 (13.89%) Web Services
4 21 (11.67%) Node.js
5 17 (9.44%) HTML
5 17 (9.44%) XML
6 14 (7.78%) RESTful
7 13 (7.22%) CSS
7 13 (7.22%) Hibernate
7 13 (7.22%) SailPoint
8 11 (6.11%) JSF
9 10 (5.56%) EJB
9 10 (5.56%) OAuth
9 10 (5.56%) OpenID
9 10 (5.56%) SOAP
10 8 (4.44%) Gherkin
10 8 (4.44%) SAML
11 7 (3.89%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.89%) User Experience
2 5 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.78%) NHS
3 3 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.56%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.89%) Linux
2 15 (8.33%) Unix
3 14 (7.78%) Windows
4 2 (1.11%) Android
4 2 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.56%) CentOS
5 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (74.44%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (52.78%) BDD
3 74 (41.11%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (39.44%) Scrum
5 51 (28.33%) Test Automation
6 50 (27.78%) DevOps
7 43 (23.89%) Software Engineering
8 35 (19.44%) User Stories
9 28 (15.56%) OO
10 27 (15.00%) Kanban
11 22 (12.22%) Identity Access Management
12 18 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 18 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (9.44%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (9.44%) Front End Development
14 16 (8.89%) Identity Management
14 16 (8.89%) OOD
14 16 (8.89%) Software Testing
15 15 (8.33%) ITIL
15 15 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (40.00%) Java
2 58 (32.22%) JavaScript
3 44 (24.44%) C#
4 39 (21.67%) C
5 34 (18.89%) C++
6 33 (18.33%) Python
7 30 (16.67%) SQL
8 17 (9.44%) Ruby
9 12 (6.67%) Java 8
10 7 (3.89%) Scala
10 7 (3.89%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.78%) Korn
13 3 (1.67%) Go
14 2 (1.11%) Kotlin
14 2 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.56%) PHP
15 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 87 (48.33%) Security Cleared
2 75 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 36 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.67%) ISEB
5 8 (4.44%) AWS Certification
6 6 (3.33%) IIBA
7 5 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.78%) Degree
8 4 (2.22%) CISA
8 4 (2.22%) CISM
8 4 (2.22%) CISSP
8 4 (2.22%) CRISC
9 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.11%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.56%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (13.89%) Docker
2 12 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.00%) NDS
4 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.44%) vSphere
5 7 (3.89%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 5 (2.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 22 (12.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 12 (6.67%) Ansible
3 9 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (2.78%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.11%) Terraform
6 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 42 (23.33%) Oracle
2 26 (14.44%) NetIQ
3 22 (12.22%) ForgeRock
4 17 (9.44%) Google
5 15 (8.33%) Apple
6 12 (6.67%) Atlassian
7 11 (6.11%) VMware
8 8 (4.44%) Remedy
9 6 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.33%) Novell
9 6 (3.33%) Ping Identity
10 5 (2.78%) Hortonworks
10 5 (2.78%) SAP
11 3 (1.67%) Adobe
12 2 (1.11%) IBM
12 2 (1.11%) MuleSoft
12 2 (1.11%) Okta
13 1 (0.56%) hybris
13 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.56%) Xamarin