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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 560 565 537
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -28
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 20 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.033% 0.077%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.24% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 17
Average daily rate £450 £280 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £222 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £506 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £358 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.74% -10.48%
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
7040 6274 5318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.61% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4761 4295 3425
Average daily rate £425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 113 118
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.76 £47.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
North West -11 7 £475 +28.37%
South East -2 4 £400 +42.85%
East of England +2 3 £278 - 1
London -6 3 £425 +88.88% 2
North East - 2 £465 -
Yorkshire - 1 £485 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 20 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (35.71%) Unix
5 14 (33.33%) HP
5 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 12 (28.57%) System Testing
6 12 (28.57%) ISEB
7 11 (26.19%) IBM
7 11 (26.19%) Oracle
7 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (23.81%) User Stories
9 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (21.43%) Defect Management
9 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
10 8 (19.05%) Marketing
10 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
10 8 (19.05%) Test Management
11 7 (16.67%) Selenium
11 7 (16.67%) Windows
11 7 (16.67%) Web Services
11 7 (16.67%) JIRA
11 7 (16.67%) Scrum
12 6 (14.29%) Finance
12 6 (14.29%) Validation
12 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
12 6 (14.29%) Hibernate
12 6 (14.29%) Checkstyle
12 6 (14.29%) WebFOCUS

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Mingle
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) WebFOCUS
2 2 (4.76%) Base SAS
2 2 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
1 7 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) AccuRev
2 6 (14.29%) Ant
2 6 (14.29%) Checkstyle
2 6 (14.29%) FindBugs
2 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (14.29%) JUnit
3 5 (11.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.52%) XDE
5 3 (7.14%) ClearCase
5 3 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 3 (7.14%) WinRunner
6 1 (2.38%) JMeter
6 1 (2.38%) QARun
6 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (19.05%) Marketing
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (11.90%) Automotive
3 5 (11.90%) Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 8 (19.05%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) J2EE Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Consultant
6 4 (9.52%) Test Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 3 (7.14%) J2EE Applications Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
7 3 (7.14%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) J2EE
2 6 (14.29%) JDBC
2 6 (14.29%) JRules
2 6 (14.29%) JSP
2 6 (14.29%) Servlets
2 6 (14.29%) Struts
2 6 (14.29%) XML
3 5 (11.90%) TopLink
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) iPad
2 3 (7.14%) Smartcard
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) AS400
3 2 (4.76%) iSeries
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Equities
4 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) PDA
4 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Unix
2 7 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 12 (28.57%) System Testing
4 11 (26.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (23.81%) User Stories
6 9 (21.43%) Defect Management
7 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Test Management
7 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) Kanban
9 6 (14.29%) Pair Programming
9 6 (14.29%) Project Management
9 6 (14.29%) TDD
9 6 (14.29%) Validation
9 6 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.90%) Open Source
10 5 (11.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) RPG
4 2 (4.76%) RPG IV
4 2 (4.76%) RPG/400
5 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) ISEB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCITP
5 1 (2.38%) MCSA
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) MCTS
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) HP
2 11 (26.19%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) Rally
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) Facebook
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
7 1 (2.38%) Twitter
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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