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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 15 13 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing TDD 42 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.19% 10.78% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.03% 13.88% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 9
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£338 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £324 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £701 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +87.40%
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
233 209 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.72% 77.70% 68.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 132 105
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 18
Average hourly rate £9.00 £32.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.09% +17.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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
Maidstone -2 8 £350 -50.00%
Dover - 8 £500 -
Rochester +1 2 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells -12 2 £350 - 1
Tonbridge 0 1 £338 -51.78%
Canterbury - 1 £325 - 2
Folkestone - 1 £325 - 2
TDD
South East

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 44 (86.27%) JavaScript
2 40 (78.43%) C#
2 40 (78.43%) AngularJS
3 39 (76.47%) .NET
4 36 (70.59%) ASP.NET
5 32 (62.75%) HTML
6 28 (54.90%) MVC
7 27 (52.94%) jQuery
8 26 (50.98%) CSS
9 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (47.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (45.10%) HTML5
10 23 (45.10%) CSS3
11 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
12 18 (35.29%) SQL
13 17 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (29.41%) .NET Framework
15 14 (27.45%) Finance
15 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
16 13 (25.49%) OO
16 13 (25.49%) Scrum
16 13 (25.49%) KnockoutJS
17 11 (21.57%) SOA
18 10 (19.61%) OOP
18 10 (19.61%) ReSharper
18 10 (19.61%) Entity Framework
19 9 (17.65%) Zend
19 9 (17.65%) TeamCity
19 9 (17.65%) BDD
19 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (7.84%) IIS
1 4 (7.84%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) MySQL
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) ReSharper
2 9 (17.65%) TeamCity
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.92%) Subversion
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (88.24%) Developer
2 32 (62.75%) .NET Developer
3 24 (47.06%) C# Developer
4 23 (45.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (27.45%) Senior Developer
6 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (19.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (17.65%) PHP Developer
8 7 (13.73%) Senior PHP Developer
9 6 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (11.76%) .NET Software Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Senior C# Software Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
10 5 (9.80%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (7.84%) Senior C# Developer
12 3 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
13 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (78.43%) AngularJS
2 39 (76.47%) .NET
3 36 (70.59%) ASP.NET
4 32 (62.75%) HTML
5 27 (52.94%) jQuery
6 26 (50.98%) CSS
7 24 (47.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 23 (45.10%) HTML5
8 23 (45.10%) CSS3
9 17 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (29.41%) .NET Framework
11 13 (25.49%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (19.61%) Entity Framework
13 8 (15.69%) Razor View Engine
13 8 (15.69%) Classic ASP
14 5 (9.80%) Backbone.js
14 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4 (7.84%) RESTful
15 4 (7.84%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) W3C
2 1 (1.96%) Tandem
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) MVC
2 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.49%) Scrum
3 13 (25.49%) OO
4 11 (21.57%) SOA
5 10 (19.61%) OOP
6 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 9 (17.65%) BDD
7 8 (15.69%) Open Source
7 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.76%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) Software Architecture
9 5 (9.80%) MVVM
10 3 (5.88%) SDLC
11 2 (3.92%) Dependency Injection
11 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.92%) UML
12 1 (1.96%) Multithreading
12 1 (1.96%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (86.27%) JavaScript
2 40 (78.43%) C#
3 18 (35.29%) SQL
4 9 (17.65%) PHP
5 2 (3.92%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Zend
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle