The first table below looks at the demand for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 16 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 Scotland 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 118 101 108
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 10 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.81% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 7.54% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 3
Average daily rate £370 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £276 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £400 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.14
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
304 252 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.16% 10.68% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 151 115
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £276 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Average hourly rate £110.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.82% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
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TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

TestDirector
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (57.14%) Security Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) Citrix
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) PDA
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MCSA
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
5 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (21.43%) Veritas
5 3 (21.43%) Netcool

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
1 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) PDA
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) MCSE
4 3 (21.43%) MCSA
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (21.43%) MCTS
4 3 (21.43%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (21.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
1 7 (50.00%) Citrix
1 7 (50.00%) McAfee
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle