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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 34 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.92% - 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% - 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate £531 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £486 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
289 322 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.65% 82.78% 69.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 259 117
Average daily rate £450 £475 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +25.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Luton - 3 £531 - 5
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (75.00%) SOA
2 9 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SOAP
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) REST
3 8 (66.67%) WCF
3 8 (66.67%) AOP
3 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
4 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) MSMQ
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (58.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (41.67%) Mule
6 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
7 4 (33.33%) Confluence
7 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
7 4 (33.33%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (33.33%) Open Source
7 4 (33.33%) WSO2
7 4 (33.33%) Data Transformation
8 3 (25.00%) Microservices

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (41.67%) Mule
2 4 (33.33%) Apache ServiceMix
2 4 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 8 (66.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Data Integration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Architect
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Messaging Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) REST
1 9 (75.00%) SOAP
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) WCF
3 7 (58.33%) MSMQ
4 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
5 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 2 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (8.33%) Spring
7 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 9 (75.00%) SOA
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (66.67%) AOP
2 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
3 7 (58.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Data Transformation
5 4 (33.33%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Microservices
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) ETL
8 1 (8.33%) MVC
8 1 (8.33%) OO
8 1 (8.33%) OOD
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum
8 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 4 (33.33%) WSO2
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO