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 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 260 229 232
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 7 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.20% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 1.72% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 4
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£550 £274 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.91% -24.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £361
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +0.69%
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
1227 1103 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.19% 11.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 647 539
Average daily rate £363 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 55
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £39.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -5 4 - -
Surrey +2 2 £550 +48.64%
Berkshire -6 1 - - 1
Kent - - - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Test Management
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 4 (28.57%) ISEB
6 4 (28.57%) AIX
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) HP
7 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
7 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (21.43%) Veritas
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) McAfee
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Clustering
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
1 3 (21.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Accountant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) PDA
3 2 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Management
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) V-Model
3 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) DRM
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) MCSA
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) ACCA
3 2 (14.29%) MCTS
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) OSCP
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (21.43%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (14.29%) Netcool
4 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Nessus
4 1 (7.14%) Nmap
4 1 (7.14%) WebInspect
4 1 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) McAfee
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft