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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 539 506 481
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -25
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 18 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.075% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.63% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 23
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£325 £340 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -13.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £202 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £650 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-10.48% +8.47%
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
6331 5210 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.63% 11.85% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 3361 3082
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 198
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 -12 8 £280 +6.66% 2
London -10 6 £300 -36.84% 5
South West - 2 £449 -
North West -13 1 £370 +8.82%
East of England - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
2 28 (49.12%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (42.11%) Test Management
4 21 (36.84%) SQL
5 20 (35.09%) Oracle
6 19 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 17 (29.82%) Finance
8 13 (22.81%) Banking
8 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (21.05%) UNIX
9 12 (21.05%) ISEB
10 11 (19.30%) Project Management
10 11 (19.30%) Windows
10 11 (19.30%) MS Office
10 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
11 10 (17.54%) QA
12 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
13 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
13 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
13 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
13 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
14 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
14 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
14 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
14 7 (12.28%) HP
15 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.26%) Oracle 10gAS
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Office
2 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (10.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.26%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) DHCP
1 2 (3.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.02%) MySQL
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (8.77%) Toad
3 4 (7.02%) WinRunner
3 4 (7.02%) Bugzilla
4 3 (5.26%) Metasploit
4 3 (5.26%) PVCS
4 3 (5.26%) JDeveloper
5 2 (3.51%) Subversion
5 2 (3.51%) QARun
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) QADirector
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
4 8 (14.04%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.77%) Marketing
5 5 (8.77%) Back Office
5 5 (8.77%) Billing
6 2 (3.51%) Front Office
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Analyst
2 17 (29.82%) Test Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.28%) Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Tester
9 1 (1.75%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.75%) PHP Joomla! Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Technology Consultant
9 1 (1.75%) Security Tester
9 1 (1.75%) Head of Testing
9 1 (1.75%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (1.75%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) XML
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (3.51%) XML Schema
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) LAMP
4 2 (3.51%) JSON
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) Django
4 2 (3.51%) Backbone.js
4 2 (3.51%) Yii
4 2 (3.51%) REST
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.51%) PDA
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) AS400
4 1 (1.75%) SCORM
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) UNIX
2 11 (19.30%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.53%) AIX
4 3 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
2 24 (42.11%) Test Management
3 19 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (19.30%) Project Management
7 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
8 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
9 6 (10.53%) SOA
9 6 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Validation
9 6 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 6 (10.53%) V-Model
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Use Case
10 5 (8.77%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Logistics
10 5 (8.77%) CRM
11 4 (7.02%) Scrum
11 4 (7.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.26%) RPG
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) ISEB
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.26%) OSCP
6 3 (5.26%) CEH
6 3 (5.26%) CISSP
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.51%) MCSE
7 2 (3.51%) MCSA
7 2 (3.51%) MCTS
7 2 (3.51%) MCITP
7 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Nmap
2 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) CORE IMPACT
2 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.26%) Nessus
2 3 (5.26%) WebInspect
3 2 (3.51%) Netcool
4 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) HP
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.26%) Serena
4 3 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (5.26%) SunGard
4 3 (5.26%) Veritas
4 3 (5.26%) McAfee
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.75%) Sun