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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 417 409 406
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 8 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.060% 0.058%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £304 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £336 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.06% -10.33%
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
3451 3461 3122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.70% 14.72% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2463 2508 2237
Average daily rate £438 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 15
Average hourly rate £27.78 £45.00 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.26% +7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.25 £37.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.50 £95.25 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
City of London -11 2 £394 +57.50%
TestDirector
England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (42.86%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) ISEB
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) SAP
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) XDE
1 2 (14.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Security Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Penetration Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
3 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
3 3 (21.43%) Inmon Methodology
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (21.43%) V-Model
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (21.43%) Use Case
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (21.43%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) OSCP
2 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CEH
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (14.29%) Nessus
2 2 (14.29%) Nmap
2 2 (14.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Teradata
2 3 (21.43%) Netezza
2 3 (21.43%) Greenplum
2 3 (21.43%) Vertica
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (7.14%) SunGard