The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 54 52 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -30
Contract jobs citing TDD 10 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.57% 2.24% 7.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 3.18% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 37
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £383 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £471 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
460 535 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.33% 70.39% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 271 264
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +85.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

TDD
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Hertfordshire region.

TDD Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Watford +11 6 £325 -40.90% 1
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scrum
2 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (51.85%) BDD
3 13 (48.15%) HTML
3 13 (48.15%) XML
4 12 (44.44%) Java
4 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
6 10 (37.04%) .NET
6 10 (37.04%) C#
6 10 (37.04%) REST
7 9 (33.33%) CSS
8 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
8 8 (29.63%) DevOps
9 7 (25.93%) SOA
9 7 (25.93%) OOP
9 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
9 7 (25.93%) QA
9 7 (25.93%) Selenium
9 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
9 7 (25.93%) Spring
10 6 (22.22%) JIRA
10 6 (22.22%) WCF
10 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (22.22%) MVC
11 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
11 5 (18.52%) Code Coverage
11 5 (18.52%) XSL
11 5 (18.52%) XSLT

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (18.52%) Confluence
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) Mule
4 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 5 (18.52%) Couchbase
3 4 (14.81%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (14.81%) DB2
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (11.11%) MySQL
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.70%) CouchDB
6 1 (3.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Subversion
3 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 4 (14.81%) PHPUnit
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.41%) StyleCop
6 2 (7.41%) Moq
6 2 (7.41%) Fiddler
6 2 (7.41%) ReSharper
6 2 (7.41%) FitNesse
6 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) HTML
1 13 (48.15%) XML
2 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) REST
3 9 (33.33%) CSS
4 7 (25.93%) Spring
5 6 (22.22%) WCF
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
6 5 (18.52%) XSL
6 5 (18.52%) XSLT
6 5 (18.52%) LINQ
6 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
6 5 (18.52%) RESTful
7 4 (14.81%) J2EE
7 4 (14.81%) Flash
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 3 (11.11%) SOAP
8 3 (11.11%) ADO.NET
8 3 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) EMV
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scrum
2 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (51.85%) BDD
3 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
3 8 (29.63%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) SOA
4 7 (25.93%) OOP
4 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
5 6 (22.22%) MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Code Coverage
6 5 (18.52%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) Coaching
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.81%) System Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Kanban
7 4 (14.81%) Document Management
7 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) C#
4 5 (18.52%) VBScript
4 5 (18.52%) PHP
5 4 (14.81%) Scala
5 4 (14.81%) Ruby
6 3 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.41%) Erlang
8 1 (3.70%) Perl
8 1 (3.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
1 2 (7.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) BEA
3 1 (3.70%) Zend