The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank - 73 93
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.96% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.21% +18.64%
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 Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
186 135 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.10% 11.30% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 83 71
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -31.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

TestDirector
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) WCAG
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center