The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 232 233 232
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 18 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.048% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 0.41% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 11
Average daily rate £275 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £363 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.03% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.14
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1108 964 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.44% 11.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 526 550
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 62
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +4 13 £269 -25.86% 1
Surrey -9 3 £370 +2.06%
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (75.76%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (63.64%) ISEB
3 19 (57.58%) Windows
4 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 17 (51.52%) SharePoint Server
6 16 (48.48%) Windows XP
6 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
6 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
7 15 (45.45%) SQL
7 15 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (42.42%) WinRunner
9 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (30.30%) Netcool
10 10 (30.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (30.30%) Citrix
10 10 (30.30%) Veritas
10 10 (30.30%) McAfee
10 10 (30.30%) AIX
10 10 (30.30%) Clustering
10 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
10 10 (30.30%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (24.24%) V-Model
12 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
12 7 (21.21%) UNIX
13 6 (18.18%) Scrum
14 5 (15.15%) QA
14 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
14 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
14 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
15 4 (12.12%) Waterfall

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (51.52%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.03%) DVB
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (42.42%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
2 4 (12.12%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Test Analyst
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Tester
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Manager
6 1 (3.03%) QA Manager
6 1 (3.03%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) MPEG
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows XP
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (30.30%) AIX
5 7 (21.21%) UNIX
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Test Scripting
2 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
3 8 (24.24%) V-Model
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
5 5 (15.15%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) SOA
6 4 (12.12%) CRM
6 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Management
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.09%) Validation
7 3 (9.09%) Logistics
7 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.03%) TDD
8 1 (3.03%) Matrix Management
8 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) ISEB
2 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (48.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (75.76%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (30.30%) Netcool
2 10 (30.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (30.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Citrix
1 10 (30.30%) Veritas
1 10 (30.30%) McAfee
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Progress
4 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (3.03%) SAP