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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 553 520 506
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -14
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 32 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.074% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.64% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 21
Average daily rate
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£406 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.76% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £219 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £418 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
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
6596 5445 5365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.23% 11.55% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3555 3365
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 128 221
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £19.55 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
London +16 15 £423 +22.46%
South East -25 9 £280 -10.40%
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 £449 -
North West - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 33 (51.56%) Test Scripting
2 29 (45.31%) Test Management
3 28 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (35.94%) Test Strategy
5 21 (32.81%) SQL
6 20 (31.25%) Oracle
7 17 (26.56%) Finance
8 15 (23.44%) ISEB
8 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (20.31%) UNIX
10 13 (20.31%) Banking
11 12 (18.75%) Telecoms
12 11 (17.19%) Project Management
12 11 (17.19%) QA
12 11 (17.19%) Web Testing
13 10 (15.63%) MS Office
13 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
14 8 (12.50%) Windows
14 8 (12.50%) Investment Banking
14 8 (12.50%) V-Model
14 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (10.94%) .NET
15 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
15 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
15 7 (10.94%) CRM
15 7 (10.94%) SOA
15 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
15 7 (10.94%) Billing
15 7 (10.94%) Logistics

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (4.69%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (3.13%) Joomla!
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
2 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 6 (9.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.69%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.56%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) DHCP
1 2 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.25%) MySQL
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Toad
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (7.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 3 (4.69%) PVCS
4 3 (4.69%) JDeveloper
4 3 (4.69%) QARun
4 3 (4.69%) Metasploit
5 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.13%) WinRunner
5 2 (3.13%) Subversion
6 1 (1.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.56%) QADirector
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 13 (20.31%) Banking
3 12 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 8 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 7 (10.94%) Billing
5 7 (10.94%) Marketing
6 5 (7.81%) Back Office
7 2 (3.13%) Front Office
8 1 (1.56%) Retail
8 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Analyst
2 18 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 15 (23.44%) Test Manager
4 8 (12.50%) Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Programme Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Systems Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.56%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.56%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Consultant
8 1 (1.56%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) XML
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (3.13%) JSON
4 2 (3.13%) Django
4 2 (3.13%) jQuery
4 2 (3.13%) XML Schema
4 2 (3.13%) CSS
4 2 (3.13%) Yii
4 2 (3.13%) REST
4 2 (3.13%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) LAMP
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) SCORM
4 1 (1.56%) PDA
4 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) UNIX
2 8 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) AIX
3 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.69%) Linux
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Test Scripting
2 29 (45.31%) Test Management
3 23 (35.94%) Test Strategy
4 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Web Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Project Management
7 8 (12.50%) V-Model
8 7 (10.94%) Time Management
8 7 (10.94%) Test Planning
8 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.94%) CRM
8 7 (10.94%) SOA
8 7 (10.94%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Logistics
9 6 (9.38%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Validation
10 5 (7.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 10 (15.63%) Shell Script
3 5 (7.81%) RPG
4 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) PHP
5 2 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) ISEB
2 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) CEH
4 3 (4.69%) CISSP
4 3 (4.69%) OSCP
5 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) MCSA
6 1 (1.56%) MCTS
6 1 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Nmap
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.69%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (4.69%) Nessus
2 3 (4.69%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (4.69%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (4.69%) SunGard
3 3 (4.69%) Serena
4 2 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) Veritas
5 1 (1.56%) McAfee
5 1 (1.56%) VMware