The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 27 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.09% 3.66% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.14% 4.83% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 2
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
350 145 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.55% 75.92% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 89 102
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.39 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.39% -46.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
TDD
East of England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 15 £375 +15.38% 10
Bedford - - - - 6
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (76.67%) MVC
2 21 (70.00%) .NET
3 20 (66.67%) C#
3 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (60.00%) HTML
4 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 16 (53.33%) Scrum
5 16 (53.33%) TeamCity
6 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
6 14 (46.67%) E-Commerce
7 12 (40.00%) OO
7 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (30.00%) CSS
9 8 (26.67%) HTML5
10 7 (23.33%) CSS3
10 7 (23.33%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
10 7 (23.33%) Web Services
11 6 (20.00%) Java
11 6 (20.00%) NUnit
11 6 (20.00%) Spring
11 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (20.00%) RESTful
11 6 (20.00%) Dojo
11 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) Node.js
2 4 (13.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Neo4j
2 5 (16.67%) RavenDB
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) TeamCity
2 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (20.00%) NUnit
5 4 (13.33%) Subversion
6 2 (6.67%) MSTest
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (16.67%) Legal
2 4 (13.33%) Marketing
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) UI Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (3.33%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 18 (60.00%) HTML
2 18 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
5 8 (26.67%) HTML5
6 7 (23.33%) CSS3
6 7 (23.33%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (23.33%) Web Services
7 6 (20.00%) Spring
7 6 (20.00%) RESTful
7 6 (20.00%) Dojo
7 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (16.67%) Spring MVC
9 4 (13.33%) JSP
9 4 (13.33%) Silverlight
10 3 (10.00%) LESS
10 3 (10.00%) JSTL
11 2 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) MVC
2 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) Scrum
4 14 (46.67%) E-Commerce
5 12 (40.00%) OO
6 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (16.67%) CQRS
8 5 (16.67%) BDD
9 4 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
9 4 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (13.33%) Kanban
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Testing
10 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (6.67%) Progressive Enhancement
11 1 (3.33%) MVVM
11 1 (3.33%) Product Management
11 1 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) MCTS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) MCSD
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) hybris
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Demandware
3 1 (3.33%) ATG
3 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle