The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 528 518 487
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 41 37 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.080% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.68% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 44
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.33% +20.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6261 5475 5604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.88% 11.78% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4091 3511 3374
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 134 200
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +3 21 £335 -10.66% 4
London +4 15 £250 -44.44% 1
South West -27 2 £215 -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 40 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (45.59%) ISEB
3 30 (44.12%) Test Scripting
4 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
4 19 (27.94%) QA
4 19 (27.94%) SQL
4 19 (27.94%) Windows
4 19 (27.94%) Software Testing
5 18 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 15 (22.06%) Finance
7 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
8 13 (19.12%) WinRunner
9 12 (17.65%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (17.65%) Test Management
10 11 (16.18%) Telecoms
11 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
11 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
11 10 (14.71%) Test Strategy
12 9 (13.24%) HP
12 9 (13.24%) Billing
12 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.76%) Retail
13 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (11.76%) V-Model
14 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
14 7 (10.29%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
14 7 (10.29%) Netcool

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (17.65%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.47%) Confluence
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 4 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (5.88%) SAP CO
1 4 (5.88%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (4.41%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.47%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.47%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) LTE
1 4 (5.88%) 4G
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.41%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (19.12%) WinRunner
3 6 (8.82%) Selenium
4 5 (7.35%) XDE
5 3 (4.41%) Toad
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.47%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.47%) JMeter
7 1 (1.47%) JUnit
7 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.47%) QARun
7 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 11 (16.18%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.24%) Billing
4 8 (11.76%) Retail
5 7 (10.29%) Banking
6 4 (5.88%) Retail Banking
7 3 (4.41%) Marketing
8 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Analyst
2 32 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Test Coordinator
4 6 (8.82%) Coordinator
4 6 (8.82%) Tester
4 6 (8.82%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Test Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Applications Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.41%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) SAP BW Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Programme Test Manager
9 1 (1.47%) Junior SAP Consultant
9 1 (1.47%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) .NET
1 3 (4.41%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) JMS
2 1 (1.47%) FIXML
2 1 (1.47%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Clustering
2 5 (7.35%) NHS
3 4 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.88%) Handset
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 2 (2.94%) AS400
4 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.47%) Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.47%) FMCG
5 1 (1.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.29%) AIX
5 6 (8.82%) UNIX
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Test Scripting
2 19 (27.94%) Software Testing
3 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (17.65%) Test Management
5 10 (14.71%) Test Automation
5 10 (14.71%) Test Strategy
6 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.76%) V-Model
8 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Scrum
8 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.35%) CRM
10 5 (7.35%) Automation Testing
11 4 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.88%) SOA
12 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
12 3 (4.41%) Service Management
12 3 (4.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) ABAP
2 3 (4.41%) RPG
3 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.94%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) XPath
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (45.59%) ISEB
2 19 (27.94%) Security Cleared
3 18 (26.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.94%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.29%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (10.29%) Netcool
2 7 (10.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) HP
2 7 (10.29%) Citrix
2 7 (10.29%) Veritas
2 7 (10.29%) SAP
2 7 (10.29%) McAfee
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.94%) Comverse
4 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.47%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.47%) Sybase
5 1 (1.47%) Charles River
5 1 (1.47%) Murex
5 1 (1.47%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.47%) Lotus
5 1 (1.47%) TIBCO