The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector 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 TestDirector over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 150 144 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.031% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 0.24% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £463 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £358 £385
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
TestDirector
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
613 412 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.07% 12.65% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 273 128
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 9 18
Average hourly rate £39.13 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in the North West

TestDirector
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

TestDirector
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Manchester - 3 £290 -
Lancashire - 3 £480 -
TestDirector
England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) JIRA
4 5 (50.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) Test Management
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Kanban
4 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 4 (40.00%) System Testing
5 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (30.00%) Use Case
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum-ban
6 3 (30.00%) Benchmarking
6 3 (30.00%) ETL
6 3 (30.00%) SAS
6 3 (30.00%) IBM
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) HP

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (30.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Base SAS
1 2 (20.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) JIRA
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Kanban
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Test Management
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (40.00%) Project Management
5 4 (40.00%) System Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Extreme Programming
6 3 (30.00%) Feature Driven Development
6 3 (30.00%) Open Source
6 3 (30.00%) Scrum-ban
6 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) Unified Process
6 3 (30.00%) Use Case
6 3 (30.00%) User Stories
6 3 (30.00%) Validation
6 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Facebook
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter
2 1 (10.00%) VMware