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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-First Development
Rank - - 83
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 £431 £340 £388
% change year-on-year
+26.83% -12.25%
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
1462 1150 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.09% 75.76% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 684 522
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.61 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% -15.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £23.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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