The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 255 217 231
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +14
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 9 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.091% 0.20% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 1.95% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
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£280 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +11.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £366 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +12.69%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1195 874 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.05% 10.27% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 489 496
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 60
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.74 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in the South East

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

TestDirector
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
Berkshire +3 6 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £280 -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (77.78%) Test Management
2 17 (62.96%) Test Scripting
3 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Web Testing
5 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (29.63%) V-Model
6 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (29.63%) UNIX
7 7 (25.93%) Billing
7 7 (25.93%) Marketing
7 7 (25.93%) Logistics
7 7 (25.93%) CRM
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Test Planning
8 6 (22.22%) Validation
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
9 5 (18.52%) .NET
9 5 (18.52%) RPG
9 5 (18.52%) ISEB
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) System Testing
10 4 (14.81%) QA
10 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
10 4 (14.81%) HP
10 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (3.70%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
2 3 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.11%) Toad
2 3 (11.11%) QARun
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.70%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.93%) Billing
2 7 (25.93%) Marketing
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Programme Manager
4 5 (18.52%) Programme Test Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) Test Management
2 17 (62.96%) Test Scripting
3 13 (48.15%) Test Strategy
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Web Testing
5 8 (29.63%) V-Model
6 7 (25.93%) Logistics
6 7 (25.93%) CRM
6 7 (25.93%) Test Planning
7 6 (22.22%) Validation
8 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) System Testing
10 3 (11.11%) SOA
10 3 (11.11%) Scrum
10 3 (11.11%) Service Management
10 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Use Case
10 3 (11.11%) Time Management
10 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
3 5 (18.52%) RPG
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) OSCP
4 1 (3.70%) CISSP
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (7.41%) IBM