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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 195 225 201
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -24
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 4 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.028% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.23% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £293 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £433 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +20.68%
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
792 864 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.45% 12.00% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 641 533
Average daily rate £430 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £55.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £40.72 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) QA
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) LAMP
6 2 (18.18%) Handset
6 2 (18.18%) MS Project
6 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) PHP
6 2 (18.18%) MySQL
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (18.18%) Toad
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
3 1 (9.09%) ClearQuest
3 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Electronics
5 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Joomla! Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) LAMP
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) jQuery
2 2 (18.18%) Yii
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 2 (18.18%) Backbone.js
3 1 (9.09%) FIXML
3 1 (9.09%) JMS
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Handset
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
2 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
2 1 (9.09%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (9.09%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) XPath
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Vermilion
2 1 (9.09%) Comverse
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) Charles River
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Sun
2 1 (9.09%) Murex
2 1 (9.09%) Fidessa
2 1 (9.09%) SunGard
2 1 (9.09%) Sybase