The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 12 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing TDD 2 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 3.45% 10.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 13.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -15.38%
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Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42 53 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 72.41% 76.81% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 15
Average daily rate £425 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% -53.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Bedford region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ
6 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (12.50%) High Availability
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Chief Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (12.50%) LINQ
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft