The table below looks at the statistics for Test-First Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test-First Development over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-First Development
Rank - 85 -
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.076% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.099% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1467 1009 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.33% 76.38% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 607 472
Average daily rate £395 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.00% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Test-First Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test-First Development Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test-First Development
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test-First Development across the Manchester region.

Test-First Development Daily Rate Trend in Manchester