The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 40 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.96% 0.86% 2.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.36% 6.90% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
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£413 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-10.48% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Cardiff region.

Development Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
56 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.83% 12.45% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 17
Average daily rate £470 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (100.00%) MS Project
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) UML
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) AS400
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) iSeries
3 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) CCA
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) OS/400
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) COBOL
3 2 (50.00%) RPG
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Project
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) OS/400
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) UML
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Content Management
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL
1 2 (50.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) IBM