The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ATDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ATDD over the 3 months to 28 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.

Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 587 618
Rank change year-on-year +51 +31  
Contract jobs citing ATDD 72 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.097% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.12% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 20
Median daily rate £500 £488 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +16.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £388 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £394 £338
% change year-on-year +26.34% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ATDD 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

ATDD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ATDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for ATDD in the UK

ATDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ATDD in the UK

ATDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ATDD over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ATDD in the UK

ATDD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATDD within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +64 70 £500 -2.91% 23
London +35 42 £500 -3.38% 11
East of England +11 14 £500 +11.11% 2
City of London -4 12 £450 +5.88% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £553 - 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £475 -
Luton - 6 £475 -
South East - 5 £413 - 2
South West - 4 - - 2
West Midlands +16 3 £563 +7.14%
Coventry - 3 £563 -
Surrey - 2 £494 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 - -
North West +27 1 - - 2
Cheshire +25 1 - -
Cardiff +9 1 £350 -9.67%
South Wales +4 1 £350 -9.67%
Wales +1 1 £350 -9.67%
Essex -7 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £650 -
Kent - 1 £375 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £555 -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £413 -

ATDD
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ATDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ATDD.

1 145 (98.64%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (89.12%) BDD
3 130 (88.44%) TDD
4 85 (57.82%) Scrum
5 73 (49.66%) Java
6 63 (42.86%) Kanban
7 57 (38.78%) JIRA
8 54 (36.73%) Jenkins
9 53 (36.05%) Continuous Integration
10 52 (35.37%) Git (software)
11 47 (31.97%) QA
11 47 (31.97%) Selenium
12 45 (30.61%) Test Automation
13 43 (29.25%) Cucumber
14 39 (26.53%) WebDriver
15 38 (25.85%) Continuous Delivery
16 37 (25.17%) Maven
17 34 (23.13%) DevOps
18 33 (22.45%) OO
19 32 (21.77%) Finance
19 32 (21.77%) Open Source
19 32 (21.77%) RESTful
19 32 (21.77%) AngularJS
20 31 (21.09%) Gherkin
20 31 (21.09%) JUnit
21 29 (19.73%) Confluence
22 27 (18.37%) C#
22 27 (18.37%) Spring
22 27 (18.37%) Mentoring
22 27 (18.37%) User Stories

ATDD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 29 (19.73%) Confluence
2 19 (12.93%) Tomcat
3 11 (7.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (3.40%) Apache
4 5 (3.40%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.72%) ATG Dynamo
6 3 (2.04%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.04%) Mule
6 3 (2.04%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.36%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.36%) JBoss
8 1 (0.68%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.16%) PaaS
4 11 (7.48%) OpenShift
5 9 (6.12%) GitHub
6 8 (5.44%) IaaS
7 7 (4.76%) CloudBees
8 5 (3.40%) Heroku
9 3 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (2.04%) Google Play
10 2 (1.36%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.40%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.72%) Big Data
3 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.04%) HDInsight
4 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.04%) Spark SQL
5 2 (1.36%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.36%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (38.78%) JIRA
2 54 (36.73%) Jenkins
3 52 (35.37%) Git (software)
4 47 (31.97%) Selenium
5 43 (29.25%) Cucumber
6 39 (26.53%) WebDriver
7 37 (25.17%) Maven
8 31 (21.09%) JUnit
9 26 (17.69%) TeamCity
10 24 (16.33%) JBehave
11 19 (12.93%) SoapUI
11 19 (12.93%) SpecFlow
12 18 (12.24%) Ant
13 16 (10.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (10.88%) Gradle
14 14 (9.52%) Mockito
15 11 (7.48%) Moq
15 11 (7.48%) Subversion
16 9 (6.12%) FitNesse
16 9 (6.12%) Robot Framework
General
1 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Banking
3 12 (8.16%) Games
4 11 (7.48%) Retail
5 7 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.04%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Electronics
7 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (43.54%) Developer
2 20 (13.61%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.88%) Scrum Master
4 14 (9.52%) Developer in Test
4 14 (9.52%) Scala Developer
4 14 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 13 (8.84%) Tester
6 12 (8.16%) Test Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.80%) Agile Test Manager
8 10 (6.80%) Architect
9 9 (6.12%) .NET Developer
9 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Java Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Agile Developer
11 6 (4.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (4.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.77%) AngularJS
1 32 (21.77%) RESTful
2 31 (21.09%) Gherkin
3 27 (18.37%) Spring
4 21 (14.29%) jQuery
4 21 (14.29%) Node.js
5 20 (13.61%) CSS
6 19 (12.93%) HTML
6 19 (12.93%) JSON
7 18 (12.24%) Hibernate
8 17 (11.56%) HTML5
8 17 (11.56%) React
8 17 (11.56%) REST
8 17 (11.56%) Web Services
9 15 (10.20%) CSS3
10 13 (8.84%) Sass
11 12 (8.16%) .NET
12 11 (7.48%) LESS
12 11 (7.48%) SOAP
13 10 (6.80%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Algorithms
2 15 (10.20%) Data Structures
3 14 (9.52%) User Experience
4 10 (6.80%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.72%) W3C
6 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.04%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Unix
2 4 (2.72%) Linux
3 3 (2.04%) Android
3 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (98.64%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (89.12%) BDD
3 130 (88.44%) TDD
4 85 (57.82%) Scrum
5 63 (42.86%) Kanban
6 53 (36.05%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (30.61%) Test Automation
8 38 (25.85%) Continuous Delivery
9 34 (23.13%) DevOps
10 33 (22.45%) OO
11 32 (21.77%) Open Source
12 27 (18.37%) Mentoring
12 27 (18.37%) User Stories
13 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
14 24 (16.33%) Feature Driven Development
14 24 (16.33%) Test Strategy
15 22 (14.97%) OOD
15 22 (14.97%) Software Engineering
16 20 (13.61%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (49.66%) Java
2 27 (18.37%) C#
3 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (10.88%) SQL
5 13 (8.84%) Clojure
5 13 (8.84%) Go
5 13 (8.84%) Rust
5 13 (8.84%) Scala
6 12 (8.16%) Python
7 11 (7.48%) F#
8 6 (4.08%) Ruby
9 5 (3.40%) Perl
10 3 (2.04%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.04%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.04%) PHP
10 3 (2.04%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.36%) C++
12 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) ISEB
3 3 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (31.97%) QA
2 16 (10.88%) SDET
3 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (10.20%) Ansible
1 15 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (10.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Atlassian
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.08%) Google
4 5 (3.40%) ATG
5 4 (2.72%) Apple
5 4 (2.72%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.72%) Telerik
5 4 (2.72%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle
6 2 (1.36%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) BEA
7 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
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