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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test-First Development
Rank - - 73
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +17.42%
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
1212 1034 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.04% 73.23% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 532 333
Average daily rate £375 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.30 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £25.36 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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