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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test-First Development over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test-First Development
Rank - - 140
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+72.72% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
2798 3429 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.31% 80.51% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 2090 1329
Median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Test-First Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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