The first table below looks at the demand for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Development Applications category for the Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 73 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% 2.94% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £340 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.03% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.14
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
89 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.52% 9.05% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 38
Average daily rate £388 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £153 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £357 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 £26.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.55% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
TestDirector
North West

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

TestDirector
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing TestDirector 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 TestDirector.

1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing TestDirector 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 TestDirector. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center