The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 107 121 113
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 16 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 0.27% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.92% 2.79% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate
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£318 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.83% -8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £304 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.92% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
TestDirector
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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 Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
202 251 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.21% 9.83% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 126 89
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £29.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +42.50%
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 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 20 August 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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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 +13 3 £300 -12.91% 2
Maidenhead -2 3 - - 1
TestDirector
South East

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
2 16 (51.61%) ISEB
3 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
3 15 (48.39%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (45.16%) Windows
5 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) WinRunner
6 10 (32.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (32.26%) SharePoint Server
7 9 (29.03%) Test Management
7 9 (29.03%) Billing
7 9 (29.03%) SQL
8 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
8 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
9 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
10 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (19.35%) V-Model
10 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (16.13%) Netcool
11 5 (16.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (16.13%) Veritas
11 5 (16.13%) McAfee
11 5 (16.13%) CRM
11 5 (16.13%) Citrix
11 5 (16.13%) AIX
11 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
11 5 (16.13%) QA
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 5 (16.13%) Clustering
11 5 (16.13%) McAfee ePO

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (32.26%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (3.23%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) 4G
1 4 (12.90%) LTE
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) WinRunner
1 10 (32.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 9 (29.03%) Billing
2 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 4 (12.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Test Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Applications Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows XP
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.13%) AIX
5 4 (12.90%) UNIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
2 9 (29.03%) Test Management
3 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
4 6 (19.35%) V-Model
5 5 (16.13%) CRM
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Logistics
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 3 (9.68%) Web Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Validation
7 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) RPG
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) ISEB
2 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
3 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (16.13%) Netcool
2 5 (16.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Veritas
1 5 (16.13%) McAfee
1 5 (16.13%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Comverse
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