The first table below looks at the demand for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 30 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 City of London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 195 212 198
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 4 2 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.069% 0.028% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.24% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 21
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
794 817 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.68% 11.53% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 611 608
Average daily rate £450 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +26.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Handset
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) Toad
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Toad
2 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
3 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) FIXML
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
1 2 (28.57%) Handset
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) SWIFT
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) Charles River
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Murex
2 1 (14.29%) Fidessa
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Comverse
2 1 (14.29%) Vermilion