The first table below looks at the demand for Test-First Development skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-First Development
Rank - 115 134
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.083% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £330 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2253 1702 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.18% 70.59% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 852 965
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 82 91
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% +29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test-First Development
England

Test-First Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test-First Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test-First Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test-First Development
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test-First Development across the North West region.

Test-First Development Daily Rate Trend in the North West