The first table below looks at the demand for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Reading 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 67 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.15% 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.23% 0.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate £265 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.28
Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
130 102 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.51% 13.06% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 37 19
Average daily rate £313 £363 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +26.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
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TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in Reading

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) ISEB
2 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
3 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (88.24%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
4 14 (82.35%) Windows XP
5 12 (70.59%) WinRunner
5 12 (70.59%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
7 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (47.06%) Netcool
8 8 (47.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (47.06%) McAfee
8 8 (47.06%) Veritas
8 8 (47.06%) Citrix
8 8 (47.06%) SQL
8 8 (47.06%) AIX
8 8 (47.06%) Clustering
8 8 (47.06%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
9 4 (23.53%) Scrum
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Vista
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000
9 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 4 (23.53%) UNIX
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
9 4 (23.53%) V-Model
9 4 (23.53%) Waterfall

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (88.24%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) WinRunner
1 12 (70.59%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
1 12 (70.59%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Applications Tester
3 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows XP
3 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (47.06%) AIX
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000
5 4 (23.53%) UNIX
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Vista
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) V-Model
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (94.12%) ISEB
1 16 (94.12%) Security Cleared
2 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 15 (88.24%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (47.06%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (47.06%) Netcool
2 8 (47.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
1 8 (47.06%) Veritas
1 8 (47.06%) McAfee
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft