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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 21 20 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 22 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.24% 6.23% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.95% 8.70% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 0
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£350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
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
221 207 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.70% 71.63% 65.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 121 119
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Average hourly rate £35.05 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - 7 £350 - 3
Maidstone -5 1 £225 -25.00% 4
Folkestone - 1 - - 1
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 2
Faversham - - - -
TDD
South East

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (52.00%) SQL
1 26 (52.00%) SOA
2 25 (50.00%) XML
2 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.00%) Internet
3 24 (48.00%) Google
3 24 (48.00%) JSON
3 24 (48.00%) Use Case
3 24 (48.00%) OAuth
3 24 (48.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 24 (48.00%) REST
3 24 (48.00%) Facebook
3 24 (48.00%) Twitter
3 24 (48.00%) Mobile App
3 24 (48.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 18 (36.00%) .NET
5 17 (34.00%) Java
6 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (30.00%) Spring
7 13 (26.00%) C#
7 13 (26.00%) HTML
7 13 (26.00%) Unity DI Container
8 12 (24.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 12 (24.00%) Game Development
8 12 (24.00%) Games
9 11 (22.00%) Scrum
10 10 (20.00%) MVC
10 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.00%) BDD

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) PaaS
2 3 (6.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MySQL
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) NUnit
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) MSTest
2 1 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (2.00%) Moq
General
1 12 (24.00%) Games
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) Mobile Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Lead Developer
4 11 (22.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (22.00%) C# Developer
5 10 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (16.00%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (6.00%) C# Web Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
10 2 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) XML
2 24 (48.00%) JSON
2 24 (48.00%) OAuth
2 24 (48.00%) REST
3 18 (36.00%) .NET
4 15 (30.00%) Spring
5 13 (26.00%) HTML
5 13 (26.00%) Unity DI Container
6 12 (24.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 7 (14.00%) jQuery
9 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (12.00%) Java ME
9 6 (12.00%) WCF
9 6 (12.00%) J2ME
9 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
10 5 (10.00%) Laravel
10 5 (10.00%) Classic ASP
10 5 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (48.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.00%) W3C
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) SOA
2 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.00%) Rapid Prototyping
3 24 (48.00%) Use Case
3 24 (48.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 12 (24.00%) Game Development
5 11 (22.00%) Scrum
6 10 (20.00%) MVC
6 10 (20.00%) BDD
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
8 2 (4.00%) OO
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (2.00%) MVVM
9 1 (2.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.00%) Kanban
9 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.00%) CRM
9 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 17 (34.00%) Java
3 15 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.00%) C#
5 7 (14.00%) PHP
6 5 (10.00%) Perl
6 5 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (6.00%) Python
8 1 (2.00%) XAML
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) Google
1 24 (48.00%) Facebook
1 24 (48.00%) Twitter
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle