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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 111 119 97
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 14 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.38% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.36% 3.37% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £378 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £349 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £565 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £368 £360
% change year-on-year
-13.94% +2.08%
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
321 297 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.74% 11.30% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 166 151
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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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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
Renfrewshire -3 5 £325 -11.62%
Glasgow +1 4 £298 -37.36%
Edinburgh -4 4 £325 -10.34%
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
1 21 (80.77%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (73.08%) Test Scripting
2 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
3 18 (69.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (69.23%) Windows XP
3 18 (69.23%) Change Management
3 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 18 (69.23%) PDA
4 17 (65.38%) ISTQB
4 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
4 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
4 17 (65.38%) WinRunner
5 16 (61.54%) McAfee
5 16 (61.54%) VMware
5 16 (61.54%) VMware ESX
5 16 (61.54%) Clustering
5 16 (61.54%) SQL
5 16 (61.54%) AIX
5 16 (61.54%) MCSE
5 16 (61.54%) MCSA
5 16 (61.54%) Veritas
5 16 (61.54%) Citrix
5 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (61.54%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
5 16 (61.54%) Hyper-V

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Development Applications
1 18 (69.23%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (65.38%) WinRunner
3 2 (7.69%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Test Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Tester
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) PDA
2 16 (61.54%) Clustering
3 12 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Online Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows XP
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 16 (61.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Software Testing
2 19 (73.08%) Test Scripting
3 18 (69.23%) Change Management
4 17 (65.38%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) ISTQB
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) MCSE
2 16 (61.54%) MCSA
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (61.54%) MCTS
2 16 (61.54%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) VMware ESX
1 16 (61.54%) Hyper-V
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (80.77%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (61.54%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (57.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 16 (61.54%) Citrix
2 16 (61.54%) Veritas
2 16 (61.54%) McAfee
2 16 (61.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Borland