The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 396 400 378
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 15 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.064% 0.058% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.45% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 32
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £546 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £375 £311
% change year-on-year
-10.33% +20.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3463 3117 2994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.67% 12.86% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2499 2245 2042
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.03 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.80 £59.00 £50.00
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 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 25 July 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 25 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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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 +19 5 £275 -38.88%
Bromley - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 7 (38.89%) ISEB
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (33.33%) QA
4 6 (33.33%) Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) NHS
5 5 (27.78%) XDE
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Handset
6 4 (22.22%) Retail
6 4 (22.22%) Smartphone
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) JIRA
8 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
8 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) Data Migration

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) XDE
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (11.11%) Toad
4 2 (11.11%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) WinRunner
5 1 (5.56%) JUnit
5 1 (5.56%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Billing
5 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (5.56%) Electronics
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Coordinator
2 5 (27.78%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Designer
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) FIXML
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) NHS
2 4 (22.22%) Handset
2 4 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCA
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Murex
2 1 (5.56%) Fidessa
2 1 (5.56%) Lotus
2 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.56%) Charles River
2 1 (5.56%) Comverse
2 1 (5.56%) Vermilion