The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 184 201 193
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.034% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.27% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £650 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +17.24%
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 City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
720 742 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.24% 12.62% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 545 517
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £27.37 £46.23 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.78% +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%

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 26 February 2015, 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 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (37.50%) SunGard
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) PHP
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) XML Schema
5 2 (25.00%) Sun
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) LAMP
5 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) Yii
5 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) Joomla!
5 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 2 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) IntelliMatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Joomla! Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) XML Schema
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
1 2 (25.00%) JSON
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) Yii
1 2 (25.00%) REST
1 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) SCORM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SunGard
2 2 (25.00%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle