The first table below looks at the demand for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Berkshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 102 116 122
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 18 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.05% 2.86% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£308 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £315 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.33% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25
Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
199 245 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.91% 10.19% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 118 79
Average daily rate £333 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
TestDirector
South East

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

TestDirector
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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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
Reading +12 5 £304 -19.00%
Maidenhead 0 4 - - 3
TestDirector
South East

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 16 (53.33%) ISEB
1 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (46.67%) Windows
4 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
5 10 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (33.33%) WinRunner
5 10 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) Billing
7 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 8 (26.67%) Test Management
7 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (20.00%) V-Model
8 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (16.67%) QA
9 5 (16.67%) Clustering
9 5 (16.67%) Netcool
9 5 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (16.67%) Veritas
9 5 (16.67%) McAfee
9 5 (16.67%) CRM
9 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 5 (16.67%) AIX
10 4 (13.33%) JDE OneWorld

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (3.33%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LTE
1 4 (13.33%) 4G
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) WinRunner
1 10 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (30.00%) Billing
2 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Test Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) AIX
5 4 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Test Management
3 6 (20.00%) V-Model
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
5 4 (13.33%) Logistics
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) TDD
7 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.00%) RPG
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) ISEB
2 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (16.67%) Netcool
2 5 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Citrix
1 5 (16.67%) Veritas
1 5 (16.67%) McAfee
2 4 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Comverse