The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 409 420 397
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 6 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.048% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.36% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £274 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £479 £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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3610 3342 2923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.77% 13.32% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2659 2393 1978
Average daily rate £420 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
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 London

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in London

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in London

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in London

TestDirector
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the London 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
City of London +23 3 £309 -14.82%
TestDirector
England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (33.33%) ISEB
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) NHS
6 5 (23.81%) XDE
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Selenium
7 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
7 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Retail
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
7 4 (19.05%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (19.05%) XML
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Handset
8 3 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
8 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Joomla!
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) XDE
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (9.52%) Toad
4 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
4 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
5 1 (4.76%) JMeter
5 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
5 1 (4.76%) JUnit
5 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (19.05%) Retail Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Billing
5 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.76%) Electronics
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Coordinator
3 5 (23.81%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Joomla! Developer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) Yii
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) Backbone.js
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) FIXML
3 1 (4.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) NHS
2 4 (19.05%) Handset
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) SCORM
4 1 (4.76%) Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (4.76%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
7 1 (4.76%) Use Case
7 1 (4.76%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Time Management
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
3 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
1 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCA
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Murex
2 1 (4.76%) Fidessa
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus
2 1 (4.76%) TIBCO
2 1 (4.76%) Charles River
2 1 (4.76%) Comverse
2 1 (4.76%) Vermilion