Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 31 March 2020 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -15
Contract jobs citing TDD 36 64 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.04% 5.94% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 6.90% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 64
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £327 £314 £300
90th Percentile £525 £577 £576
North East median daily rate £430 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -6.52% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
North East median hourly rate - - -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 629 928 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 88.10% 86.09% 88.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 665 648
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £252 £300 £255
90th Percentile £615 £575 £580
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% +34.48% -45.44%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.75 £8.59
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.05 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.24 £17.30
% change year-on-year +40.09% -6.13% -23.11%

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing TDD as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Tyne and Wear

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TDD in Tyne and Wear.

Daily rate trend for TDD in Tyne and Wear

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TDD in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TDD in Tyne and Wear

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 36 £438 -7.99% 18
TDD
North East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for TDD.

1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Microservices
3 23 (63.89%) Test Automation
4 22 (61.11%) Java
5 21 (58.33%) Git (software)
6 20 (55.56%) Scrum
6 20 (55.56%) Kubernetes
6 20 (55.56%) Docker
6 20 (55.56%) DevOps
7 18 (50.00%) AWS
8 17 (47.22%) Kanban
8 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
8 17 (47.22%) Linux
9 15 (41.67%) Build Automation
9 15 (41.67%) Jenkins
10 14 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (38.89%) Shell Script
10 14 (38.89%) Spring
11 11 (30.56%) BDD
11 11 (30.56%) Architectural Design
12 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
12 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
13 9 (25.00%) Node.js
13 9 (25.00%) Azure
13 9 (25.00%) Maven
13 9 (25.00%) Serverless
14 8 (22.22%) Spring Cloud
14 8 (22.22%) React
14 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (22.22%) OpenShift

TDD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 2 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 18 (50.00%) AWS
2 9 (25.00%) Azure
2 9 (25.00%) Serverless
3 8 (22.22%) OpenShift
4 6 (16.67%) GCP
5 2 (5.56%) BrowserStack
5 2 (5.56%) Slack
6 1 (2.78%) Datadog
6 1 (2.78%) Force.com
6 1 (2.78%) GitHub
6 1 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (41.67%) Jenkins
3 9 (25.00%) Maven
4 6 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.89%) Selenium
6 4 (11.11%) gulp
6 4 (11.11%) Mocha
6 4 (11.11%) webpack
7 3 (8.33%) Burp Suite
7 3 (8.33%) JIRA
7 3 (8.33%) JMeter
7 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
8 2 (5.56%) jMock
8 2 (5.56%) JUnit
8 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.56%) Mockito
8 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.56%) Automotive
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
2 14 (38.89%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 3 (8.33%) React Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Scala Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Core Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) Spring
2 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
3 9 (25.00%) Node.js
4 8 (22.22%) React
4 8 (22.22%) REST
4 8 (22.22%) Spring Cloud
5 7 (19.44%) AngularJS
5 7 (19.44%) HTML
5 7 (19.44%) SOAP
6 6 (16.67%) CSS
6 6 (16.67%) RESTful
7 5 (13.89%) Jest
8 4 (11.11%) Vue.js
9 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
9 3 (8.33%) jQuery
9 3 (8.33%) Play Framework
9 3 (8.33%) Web Services
10 2 (5.56%) Dojo
10 2 (5.56%) HTML5
10 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) iPad
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Microservices
3 23 (63.89%) Test Automation
4 20 (55.56%) DevOps
4 20 (55.56%) Scrum
5 17 (47.22%) Kanban
6 15 (41.67%) Build Automation
7 11 (30.56%) Architectural Design
7 11 (30.56%) BDD
8 10 (27.78%) Software Engineering
9 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (19.44%) Integration Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
10 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (16.67%) MVC
12 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
12 5 (13.89%) Migration
12 5 (13.89%) Pair Programming
12 5 (13.89%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) Shell Script
4 8 (22.22%) Python
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) TypeScript
6 4 (11.11%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) ES6
6 4 (11.11%) Scala
7 3 (8.33%) Apple Swift
8 2 (5.56%) C
8 2 (5.56%) C++
8 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.78%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.78%) Go
9 1 (2.78%) Kotlin
9 1 (2.78%) Perl
9 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) LXC
Systems Management
1 20 (55.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.56%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Nessus
2 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.78%) Kibana
3 1 (2.78%) logstash
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Packer
3 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Google
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) New Relic
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.78%) Splunk