The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IVR in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IVR over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Rank 65 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IVR 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% - 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% - 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.65% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.50
IVR
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
272 210 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.65% 26.18% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 108 82
Average daily rate £400 £381 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £45.40 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

IVR
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IVR across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IVR Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IVR
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IVR across the Cheshire region.

IVR Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IVR
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IVR across the Cheshire region.

IVR Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

IVR
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IVR within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
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IVR
North West

IVR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IVR 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 IVR.

1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) QA
1 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Biometrics
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MSTest
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) GSM
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP

IVR
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IVR 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 IVR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) GSM
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center