The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank - 26 22
Contract jobs citing TDD 0 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 3.55% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.15% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 4
Average daily rate
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- £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
TDD
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
306 194 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.69% 68.79% 73.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 116 92
Average daily rate £450 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -56.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - -
Luton - - - - 2
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
6 2 (18.18%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Web Development
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Ajax
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) NSubstitute
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
6 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (9.09%) CSS3
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (9.09%) JSON
6 1 (9.09%) WCF
6 1 (9.09%) WPF
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 1 (9.09%) LINQ
6 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter