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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 101 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £383 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £358 £385
% change year-on-year
-5.74% -6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
TestDirector
North West

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
324 196 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.79% 13.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 151 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bolton - 2 £284 -
TestDirector
North West

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 4 (57.14%) System Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Mingle
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Base SAS
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Banking

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Base SAS
1 2 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Manager
4 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ETL
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Facebook
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter
2 1 (14.29%) VMware