The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 23 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing TDD 18 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.23% 0.87% 4.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.25% 1.07% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
Median daily rate £485 £575 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £575 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £585 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.45 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +3.31%
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
288 281 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.72% 81.45% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 183 322
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing TDD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +11 18 £485 -15.65% 9
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for TDD.

1 23 (92.00%) C#
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) E-Commerce
3 20 (80.00%) BDD
4 17 (68.00%) QA
5 16 (64.00%) Selenium
6 15 (60.00%) TeamCity
6 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (60.00%) SpecFlow
7 14 (56.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (56.00%) SDET
7 14 (56.00%) Cucumber
8 13 (52.00%) Feature Driven Development
8 13 (52.00%) WebDriver
8 13 (52.00%) ATDD
8 13 (52.00%) Java
9 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (48.00%) JBehave
9 12 (48.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (44.00%) TestNG
10 11 (44.00%) SoapUI
10 11 (44.00%) Defect Management
10 11 (44.00%) Perl
10 11 (44.00%) JUnit
10 11 (44.00%) Python
10 11 (44.00%) Ruby
10 11 (44.00%) JIRA
11 10 (40.00%) Maven
11 10 (40.00%) Ant

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.00%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Selenium
2 15 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 15 (60.00%) TeamCity
3 14 (56.00%) Cucumber
4 13 (52.00%) WebDriver
5 12 (48.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (48.00%) JBehave
5 12 (48.00%) Jenkins
6 11 (44.00%) JIRA
6 11 (44.00%) JUnit
6 11 (44.00%) SoapUI
6 11 (44.00%) TestNG
7 10 (40.00%) Ant
7 10 (40.00%) Maven
8 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) C# Developer
4 7 (28.00%) Developer in Test
4 7 (28.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (24.00%) C# Software Developer
5 6 (24.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (24.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (16.00%) Architect
7 4 (16.00%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (16.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (16.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 4 (16.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 4 (16.00%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Developer
8 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) REST
3 5 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) Java RMI
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) E-Commerce
3 20 (80.00%) BDD
4 15 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (56.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (52.00%) ATDD
6 13 (52.00%) Feature Driven Development
7 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (44.00%) Defect Management
9 5 (20.00%) API Testing
10 4 (16.00%) SOA
11 2 (8.00%) Agile Testing
11 2 (8.00%) AOP
11 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
11 2 (8.00%) Microservices
11 2 (8.00%) MVC
11 2 (8.00%) QA Automation
11 2 (8.00%) Scrum
11 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 2 (8.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) Java
3 11 (44.00%) Perl
3 11 (44.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Haskell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (68.00%) QA
2 14 (56.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (4.00%) WSO2