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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 32 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing TDD 8 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.50% 0.25% 4.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 0.30% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 16
Median daily rate £600 £513 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% +36.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+0.58% -2.85%
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
271 330 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 84.69% 83.33% 82.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 228 222
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 May 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 +6 7 £600 +17.07% 6
Bedford - 1 £425 - 2
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 11 (84.62%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) SOAP
2 10 (76.92%) SOA
2 10 (76.92%) REST
3 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) E-Commerce
4 8 (61.54%) Data Modelling
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 8 (61.54%) AOP
4 8 (61.54%) Microservices
5 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (53.85%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
7 4 (30.77%) WCF
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
8 3 (23.08%) User Stories
9 2 (15.38%) Middleware
9 2 (15.38%) High Availability
9 2 (15.38%) Mule
9 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
10 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (7.69%) Apache Camel
10 1 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix

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 (15.38%) Mule
2 1 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) OLAP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Architect
3 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Designer
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Designer
5 3 (23.08%) Integration Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Messaging Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Senior Designer
5 3 (23.08%) SOA Designer
5 3 (23.08%) SOA Developer
6 2 (15.38%) C# Architect
6 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Architect
7 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
7 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) REST
1 10 (76.92%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 2 (15.38%) Middleware
6 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (7.69%) Apache Camel
6 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 1 (7.69%) MSMQ
6 1 (7.69%) Spring
6 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) SOA
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) AOP
2 8 (61.54%) Data Modelling
2 8 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 8 (61.54%) Microservices
2 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 7 (53.85%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) High Availability
7 1 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
7 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) Kanban
7 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.69%) MVVM
7 1 (7.69%) Open Source
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Scala
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) WSO2