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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 264 231 222
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 6 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 1.99% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Average daily rate
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£208 £340 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.97% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £314 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £376 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
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
1271 1003 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.83% 10.97% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 582 556
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.22 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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
Berkshire -15 3 - -
Hampshire -8 1 - -
Oxfordshire -24 1 £165 -45.00%
Kent - 1 £250 -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) V-Model
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Essbase
4 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Billing
4 2 (22.22%) Logistics
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (22.22%) DRM
4 2 (22.22%) ACCA
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Essbase
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Accountant
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) V-Model
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Logistics
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) DRM
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ACCA
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft