The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 12 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing TDD 38 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.71% 6.57% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.89% 9.36% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £445 £530
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 £71.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+118.46% -13.33%
TDD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
225 203 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.25% 70.24% 67.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 124 99
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £36.00 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Kent

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
Tunbridge Wells - 23 £350 - 2
Maidstone -1 2 £700 +133.33% 1
Dartford - 1 - - 1
Tonbridge - 1 £700 - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 2
Cranbrook - - - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
West Malling - - - -
TDD
South East

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 38 (63.33%) SOA
2 36 (60.00%) Internet
2 36 (60.00%) SQL
2 36 (60.00%) XML
2 36 (60.00%) Google
2 36 (60.00%) JSON
2 36 (60.00%) OAuth
2 36 (60.00%) Use Case
2 36 (60.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 36 (60.00%) REST
2 36 (60.00%) Facebook
2 36 (60.00%) Twitter
2 36 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 36 (60.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 27 (45.00%) Java
4 25 (41.67%) Spring
5 22 (36.67%) Games
5 22 (36.67%) Game Development
6 17 (28.33%) .NET
7 14 (23.33%) Unity DI Container
7 14 (23.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 12 (20.00%) C#
9 11 (18.33%) MVC
10 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 9 (15.00%) BDD
12 7 (11.67%) WCF
12 7 (11.67%) HTML
12 7 (11.67%) MySQL
12 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
12 7 (11.67%) PHP

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) PaaS
2 3 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) MySQL
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (36.67%) Games
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (81.67%) Developer
2 31 (51.67%) Mobile Developer
3 23 (38.33%) Lead Developer
4 13 (21.67%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (16.67%) C# Developer
6 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
7 6 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Programmer
9 2 (3.33%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (60.00%) XML
1 36 (60.00%) JSON
1 36 (60.00%) OAuth
1 36 (60.00%) REST
2 25 (41.67%) Spring
3 17 (28.33%) .NET
4 14 (23.33%) Unity DI Container
4 14 (23.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET
5 7 (11.67%) WCF
5 7 (11.67%) HTML
6 6 (10.00%) Java ME
6 6 (10.00%) J2ME
7 5 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (8.33%) Laravel
8 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.00%) RESTful
9 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (5.00%) jQuery
9 3 (5.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 36 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) SOA
2 36 (60.00%) Use Case
2 36 (60.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 36 (60.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 22 (36.67%) Game Development
4 11 (18.33%) MVC
5 9 (15.00%) BDD
6 5 (8.33%) Scrum
6 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
8 1 (1.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 36 (60.00%) SQL
2 27 (45.00%) Java
3 12 (20.00%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) PHP
6 5 (8.33%) Perl
6 5 (8.33%) Ruby
7 3 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) XAML
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Google
1 36 (60.00%) Facebook
1 36 (60.00%) Twitter
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Sitecore