The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank - - 15
Contract jobs citing TDD 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - - 4.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
139 76 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 85.80% 73.79% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 56 41
Average daily rate £450 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £528 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Luton

TDD
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Revenue Management
2 1 (33.33%) Yield Management
2 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Autofac
2 1 (33.33%) NSubstitute

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) NSubstitute
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Revenue Management
2 1 (33.33%) Yield Management
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft