The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 115 108 101
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 9 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.33% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.53% 2.48% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £488 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £294 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £523 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
356 323 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.91% 13.24% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 193 117
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £31.70 £25.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £36.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
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 24 December 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 14 (93.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
2 13 (86.67%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
2 13 (86.67%) PDA
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows XP
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (86.67%) WinRunner
2 13 (86.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (86.67%) Change Management
3 12 (80.00%) Veritas
3 12 (80.00%) McAfee
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
3 12 (80.00%) VMware ESX
3 12 (80.00%) Clustering
3 12 (80.00%) Netcool
3 12 (80.00%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) MCSA
3 12 (80.00%) Citrix
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) AIX
3 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (80.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (80.00%) MCTS
3 12 (80.00%) MCITP

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) BODI
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) WinRunner
1 13 (86.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) PDA
2 12 (80.00%) Clustering
3 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows XP
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Scripting
2 13 (86.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Change Management
2 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Management
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (80.00%) MCTS
1 12 (80.00%) MCITP
1 12 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 12 (80.00%) MCSE
1 12 (80.00%) MCSA
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) VMware ESX
1 12 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (86.67%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (80.00%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (80.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) Citrix
1 12 (80.00%) Veritas
1 12 (80.00%) McAfee
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) HP