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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-First Development
Rank - - 86
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
1502 1414 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.15% 78.77% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 858 611
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £34.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.97% +97.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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