The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-First Development
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 - -
Test-First Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3275 3030 2316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.35% 78.05% 75.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1664 1217
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 148 130
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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

Test-First Development
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Test-First Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test-First Development.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Android Development
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Development

Test-First Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Test-First Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test-First Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Android Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Android Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Android Development
1 2 (100.00%) Kanban
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Development