The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 64 86 89
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 0.37% 0.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 3.20% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £345 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +21.55%
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 Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
77 125 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.29% 11.56% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 80 40
Average daily rate £394 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Clustering
4 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (50.00%) Netcool
4 5 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) McAfee
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) WinRunner
4 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (50.00%) Veritas
4 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 5 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (50.00%) Netcool
2 5 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
1 5 (50.00%) Veritas
1 5 (50.00%) McAfee
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft