The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for TDD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 24 30 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing TDD 14 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.05% 1.96% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.60% 2.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.31% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £45.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.75% +27.08%  

TDD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 250 271 351
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.25% 88.56% 84.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 183 269
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

TDD
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing TDD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for TDD in Bedfordshire

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TDD in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for TDD in Bedfordshire

TDD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TDD in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TDD in Bedfordshire

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +17 13 £350 -34.11% 1
TDD
East of England

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TDD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for TDD.

1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (84.00%) C#
3 12 (48.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (44.00%) QA
4 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (44.00%) TeamCity
4 11 (44.00%) Feature Driven Development
4 11 (44.00%) BDD
4 11 (44.00%) ATDD
4 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (44.00%) SDET
5 10 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (40.00%) jQuery
5 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (40.00%) .NET
6 9 (36.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) CSS
6 9 (36.00%) MVC
6 9 (36.00%) API Testing
7 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (24.00%) Front End Development
9 5 (20.00%) Blockchain
9 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (20.00%) JIRA
9 5 (20.00%) TestNG
9 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (20.00%) Dependency Injection

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Blockchain
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) TeamCity
2 10 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) JUnit
3 5 (20.00%) TestNG
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (16.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.00%) Subversion
5 3 (12.00%) JBehave
5 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.00%) Ant
6 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 8 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (32.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (32.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Test Engineer
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Angular Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Developer
6 4 (16.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (16.00%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
1 10 (40.00%) jQuery
2 9 (36.00%) CSS
2 9 (36.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
5 5 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (16.00%) Ajax
6 4 (16.00%) Dojo
6 4 (16.00%) DOM
6 4 (16.00%) HTML5
6 4 (16.00%) J2EE
6 4 (16.00%) JSON
6 4 (16.00%) JSP
6 4 (16.00%) SAX
6 4 (16.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (44.00%) ATDD
3 11 (44.00%) BDD
3 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (44.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (36.00%) API Testing
5 9 (36.00%) MVC
6 6 (24.00%) Front End Development
7 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 5 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 4 (16.00%) OOP
8 4 (16.00%) Progressive Enhancement
8 4 (16.00%) Prototyping
8 4 (16.00%) Web Development
9 1 (4.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
1 11 (44.00%) SDET
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