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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-First Development
Rank - - 80
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -16.66%
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
1014 824 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.91% 73.51% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 432 390
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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