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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test-First Development over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-First Development
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £345 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.31% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - -
Test-First Development
North West

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
1476 1144 904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.92% 75.36% 72.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 622 461
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 39
Median hourly rate £34.25 £15.98 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.39% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.65 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Test-First Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Test-First Development as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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