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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 426 421 433
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.027% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.19% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £440 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £228 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £478 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £316 £370
% change year-on-year
-12.25% -14.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
TestDirector
England

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
3775 3127 3098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.40% 13.94% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2771 2186 2304
Average daily rate £463 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +42 2 £433 -6.48%
Hayes - 1 £440 -
TestDirector
England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Use Case
3 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
4 2 (22.22%) Equities
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware
5 1 (11.11%) Algorithmics

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Market Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Director
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Equities
1 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Derivative
2 1 (11.11%) Market Risk
2 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithmics
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase