The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 543 531 504
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 30 40 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.69% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 41
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£315 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £351 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.91% +27.72%
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6704 5809 6027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.86% 12.03% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4483 3838 3416
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 207
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.05 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in England

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in England

TestDirector
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram in England

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in England

TestDirector
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -8 18 £340 -9.33% 4
London +11 6 £310 -31.11% 2
Yorkshire +2 4 £315 +18.86% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 39 (54.93%) Test Scripting
2 38 (53.52%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (40.85%) ISEB
4 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (29.58%) SQL
5 21 (29.58%) Test Management
6 20 (28.17%) QA
6 20 (28.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
8 18 (25.35%) Finance
9 17 (23.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (22.54%) QuickTest Pro
11 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.72%) Windows
13 13 (18.31%) Regression Testing
13 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
14 12 (16.90%) Test Planning
15 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
15 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
15 10 (14.08%) Billing
15 10 (14.08%) WinRunner
15 10 (14.08%) HP
16 9 (12.68%) Oracle
16 9 (12.68%) Banking
17 8 (11.27%) Retail
17 8 (11.27%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (11.27%) Scrum
17 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
17 8 (11.27%) Web Testing
18 7 (9.86%) V-Model

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 8 (11.27%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) CMS
3 2 (2.82%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.23%) MS Project
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (1.41%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.41%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.41%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) LTE
1 4 (5.63%) 4G
2 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) MySQL
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (14.08%) WinRunner
3 6 (8.45%) Selenium
4 5 (7.04%) Toad
4 5 (7.04%) XDE
5 4 (5.63%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.23%) JIRA
6 3 (4.23%) QARun
7 2 (2.82%) Subversion
7 2 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.41%) JUnit
8 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.41%) JMeter
8 1 (1.41%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Billing
2 10 (14.08%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.68%) Banking
4 8 (11.27%) Retail
5 4 (5.63%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.63%) Marketing
6 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Analyst
2 32 (45.07%) Test Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Test Manager
3 8 (11.27%) Tester
4 6 (8.45%) Coordinator
4 6 (8.45%) Consultant
4 6 (8.45%) Test Coordinator
4 6 (8.45%) Test Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Programme Test Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Applications Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Systems Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (2.82%) Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) XML
2 6 (8.45%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.82%) LAMP
3 2 (2.82%) JSON
3 2 (2.82%) Django
3 2 (2.82%) jQuery
3 2 (2.82%) Yii
3 2 (2.82%) REST
3 2 (2.82%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) FIXML
4 1 (1.41%) JMS
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) NHS
1 5 (7.04%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) Handset
2 4 (5.63%) Smartphone
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.41%) Derivative
5 1 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.41%) SCORM
5 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.41%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.04%) AIX
3 5 (7.04%) UNIX
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Test Scripting
2 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.58%) Test Management
4 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
5 17 (23.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (18.31%) Regression Testing
6 13 (18.31%) Test Strategy
7 12 (16.90%) Test Planning
8 8 (11.27%) Scrum
8 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.27%) Web Testing
9 7 (9.86%) V-Model
9 7 (9.86%) Manual Testing
10 6 (8.45%) CRM
10 6 (8.45%) Functional Testing
11 5 (7.04%) System Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.63%) Time Management
12 4 (5.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) RPG
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.82%) Python
4 2 (2.82%) Perl
4 2 (2.82%) PHP
4 2 (2.82%) Java
4 2 (2.82%) VBScript
5 1 (1.41%) VB
5 1 (1.41%) VBA
5 1 (1.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) ISEB
2 20 (28.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
4 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.41%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.17%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (53.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.04%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.04%) Netcool
2 5 (7.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) HP
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 5 (7.04%) Citrix
3 5 (7.04%) Veritas
3 5 (7.04%) McAfee
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.82%) Comverse
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.41%) Charles River
6 1 (1.41%) Murex
6 1 (1.41%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.41%) Sybase
6 1 (1.41%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.41%) Lotus
6 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
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