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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2360 2081 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.31% 73.15% 67.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1049 1025
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 116 95
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.04 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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