The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 20 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TDD 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.47% - 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% - 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£500 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+19.69% -10.20%
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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 Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 67 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 69.85% 71.28% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 31
Average daily rate £413 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £230 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) StyleCop
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Splunk
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) StyleCop
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) CSS3
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Splunk