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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 413 403 395
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 15 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.061% 0.063% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.42% 0.48% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 14
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%
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
3606 3326 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.64% 13.13% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2411 1923
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 17
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £39.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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 +24 8 £475 +26.66%
TestDirector
England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (63.33%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (53.33%) Banking
3 11 (36.67%) MS Office
4 10 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (30.00%) Project Management
5 9 (30.00%) Finance
6 8 (26.67%) Oracle
6 8 (26.67%) SQL
6 8 (26.67%) ISEB
7 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
7 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) MS Project
7 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (20.00%) QA
9 5 (16.67%) NHS
9 5 (16.67%) XDE
9 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) Test Management
9 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Time Management
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
10 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
10 4 (13.33%) Mobile Banking

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (6.67%) CMS
1 2 (6.67%) Joomla!
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (23.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.33%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) XDE
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) QADirector
4 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) TestLink
General
1 16 (53.33%) Banking
2 10 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
4 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (13.33%) Retail
4 4 (13.33%) Back Office
5 2 (6.67%) Front Office
6 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 5 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Designer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Designer
5 1 (3.33%) PHP Joomla! Developer
5 1 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) LAMP
2 2 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (6.67%) jQuery
2 2 (6.67%) Yii
2 2 (6.67%) REST
2 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
2 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.67%) XML Schema
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) FIXML
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) NHS
2 4 (13.33%) Handset
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.33%) Derivative
3 1 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.33%) SCORM
3 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (30.00%) Project Management
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) Web Development
6 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) TDD
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBA
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCA
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (63.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) SunGard
3 1 (3.33%) Lotus
3 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.33%) Charles River
3 1 (3.33%) Comverse
3 1 (3.33%) Vermilion
3 1 (3.33%) Sybase
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Sun
3 1 (3.33%) Murex
3 1 (3.33%) Fidessa