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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 158 152 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.23% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £450 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +73.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £316 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
500 430 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.32% 11.57% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 257 160
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.00 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.09 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -0.92%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing TestDirector as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 1 £300 -
TestDirector
England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
6 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
6 1 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
6 1 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) OAT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Stories
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Facebook
3 1 (14.29%) Twitter