Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 700 754 790
Rank change year-on-year +54 +36 -34
Contract jobs citing ATDD 171 145 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 97 70
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £318
90th Percentile £636 £660 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% -19.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

ATDD 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83989 89204 93076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.84% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55776 58980 60310
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2336 2701
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

ATDD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ATDD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ATDD in the UK

ATDD
Top 12 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. 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
England +73 169 £450 +3.75% 12
London +45 117 £450 +5.26% 5
UK excluding London +33 53 £400 -15.79% 8
South East +31 20 £500 +33.33% 3
East of England -38 16 £373 -9.58%
North of England +87 10 £450 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire +39 7 £450 -27.42% 1
East Midlands - 5 £300 - 1
Midlands - 5 £300 - 1
North West +32 3 £600 +39.53% 2
South West - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 160 (93.57%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (81.29%) TDD
3 134 (78.36%) BDD
4 112 (65.50%) Scrum
5 101 (59.06%) Test Automation
6 83 (48.54%) Kanban
7 70 (40.94%) User Stories
8 69 (40.35%) Java
8 69 (40.35%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (38.60%) JIRA
10 65 (38.01%) Cucumber
11 52 (30.41%) RESTful
11 52 (30.41%) Jenkins
11 52 (30.41%) Gherkin
12 50 (29.24%) Confluence
12 50 (29.24%) Git (software)
13 47 (27.49%) Web Services
14 44 (25.73%) JSON
15 43 (25.15%) Selenium
16 40 (23.39%) XML
17 33 (19.30%) Degree
17 33 (19.30%) Acceptance Criteria
18 32 (18.71%) Functional Testing
18 32 (18.71%) AngularJS
18 32 (18.71%) JavaScript
19 31 (18.13%) Ruby
19 31 (18.13%) Scrum-ban
20 30 (17.54%) Mobile App
20 30 (17.54%) Velocity
21 29 (16.96%) Continuous Improvement

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 50 (29.24%) Confluence
2 26 (15.20%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.02%) Apache
4 7 (4.09%) Apache Spark
4 7 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.92%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.34%) Jetty
7 3 (1.75%) Mule
8 1 (0.58%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.58%) CMS
8 1 (0.58%) IIS
8 1 (0.58%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.43%) PaaS
3 9 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.09%) GitHub
5 6 (3.51%) IaaS
6 5 (2.92%) CloudBees
6 5 (2.92%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.34%) npm
8 3 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (1.17%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.26%) HTTP
2 7 (4.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) Big Data
3 12 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.43%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.85%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.85%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.26%) MySQL
7 7 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.92%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.75%) DB2
9 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.17%) HBase
11 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.58%) OLAP
11 1 (0.58%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (38.60%) JIRA
2 65 (38.01%) Cucumber
3 52 (30.41%) Jenkins
4 50 (29.24%) Git (software)
5 43 (25.15%) Selenium
6 28 (16.37%) WebDriver
7 27 (15.79%) Appium
8 26 (15.20%) TeamCity
9 25 (14.62%) Calabash
10 22 (12.87%) JUnit
11 21 (12.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (11.70%) Maven
12 20 (11.70%) Xcode
13 19 (11.11%) Bitbucket
14 16 (9.36%) SpecFlow
15 15 (8.77%) Jasmine
15 15 (8.77%) Subversion
16 14 (8.19%) SoapUI
17 13 (7.60%) Gradle
18 12 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (14.62%) Finance
2 23 (13.45%) Banking
3 18 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 18 (10.53%) Retail
4 14 (8.19%) Games
5 4 (2.34%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (1.17%) Back Office
6 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (47.37%) Developer
2 31 (18.13%) Developer in Test
3 22 (12.87%) Scrum Master
4 17 (9.94%) Analyst
5 15 (8.77%) Business Analyst
5 15 (8.77%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.19%) Scala Developer
7 13 (7.60%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.02%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.43%) Azure Developer
9 11 (6.43%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.85%) Ruby Developer
11 8 (4.68%) Mobile Developer
12 7 (4.09%) Agile Business Analyst
12 7 (4.09%) Agile Scrum Master
12 7 (4.09%) Tester
13 6 (3.51%) Agile Test Manager
13 6 (3.51%) Java Engineer
13 6 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
13 6 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (30.41%) Gherkin
1 52 (30.41%) RESTful
2 47 (27.49%) Web Services
3 44 (25.73%) JSON
4 40 (23.39%) XML
5 32 (18.71%) AngularJS
6 30 (17.54%) Velocity
7 28 (16.37%) HTML
8 25 (14.62%) Spring
9 22 (12.87%) CSS
9 22 (12.87%) React
10 21 (12.28%) Sass
11 20 (11.70%) .NET
11 20 (11.70%) Node.js
12 19 (11.11%) CSS3
12 19 (11.11%) HTML5
13 17 (9.94%) REST
14 16 (9.36%) Hibernate
15 12 (7.02%) jQuery
16 11 (6.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.54%) Mobile App
2 21 (12.28%) Video on Demand
3 13 (7.60%) Algorithms
4 9 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.09%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.09%) User Experience
5 7 (4.09%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.75%) Equities
7 3 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.75%) PMI
7 3 (1.75%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.17%) FMCG
8 2 (1.17%) RIA
9 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.58%) NHS
9 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.70%) Unix
2 13 (7.60%) Apple iOS
2 13 (7.60%) Windows
3 12 (7.02%) Android
3 12 (7.02%) Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (93.57%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (81.29%) TDD
3 134 (78.36%) BDD
4 112 (65.50%) Scrum
5 101 (59.06%) Test Automation
6 83 (48.54%) Kanban
7 70 (40.94%) User Stories
8 69 (40.35%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (19.30%) Acceptance Criteria
10 32 (18.71%) Functional Testing
11 31 (18.13%) Scrum-ban
12 29 (16.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 25 (14.62%) Open Source
15 24 (14.04%) Manual Testing
16 23 (13.45%) Feature Driven Development
16 23 (13.45%) Mentoring
17 20 (11.70%) DevOps
18 19 (11.11%) Coaching
18 19 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 69 (40.35%) Java
2 32 (18.71%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.13%) Ruby
4 25 (14.62%) Scala
5 24 (14.04%) SQL
6 22 (12.87%) Python
7 20 (11.70%) Apple Swift
8 15 (8.77%) C#
9 13 (7.60%) Shell Script
10 10 (5.85%) C++
11 7 (4.09%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.92%) ES6
12 5 (2.92%) PHP
13 4 (2.34%) Groovy
14 3 (1.75%) Go
15 2 (1.17%) Perl
15 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (19.30%) Degree
2 12 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (1.75%) CISSP
6 3 (1.75%) CITP
6 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.75%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.62%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (5.85%) Docker
2 2 (1.17%) HDFS
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.09%) Grafana
1 7 (4.09%) Graphite
1 7 (4.09%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (4.09%) Nagios
1 7 (4.09%) ZABBIX
2 3 (1.75%) Ansible
2 3 (1.75%) Mesos
3 2 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (9.94%) Atlassian
2 11 (6.43%) Xamarin
3 9 (5.26%) HP
3 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.09%) Dynatrace
5 4 (2.34%) Cisco
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle
6 3 (1.75%) Neustar
6 3 (1.75%) SOASTA, Inc
6 3 (1.75%) Sonatype
7 2 (1.17%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.17%) Telerik
8 1 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.58%) Twitter
8 1 (0.58%) VMware