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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-First Development
Rank 132 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test-First Development 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.33%
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
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test-First Development
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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 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 2 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Extreme Programming
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft