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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 248 227 236
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 3 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.033% 0.23% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 1.96% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
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£550 £273 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.83% -19.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £313 £360
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -12.98%
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
1087 1074 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.01% 11.96% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 592 501
Average daily rate £363 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 60
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £38.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Surrey +14 2 £550 +50.68%
West Sussex - 1 £225 -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (37.50%) Clustering
4 3 (37.50%) McAfee
4 3 (37.50%) WinRunner
4 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (37.50%) Veritas
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Netcool

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) WinRunner
1 3 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Accountant
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) PDA
4 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) DRM
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Server Building
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) ACCA
3 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 2 (25.00%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (25.00%) Netcool
4 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) VMware