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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 227 217 233
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 17 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.67% 2.42% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
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£340 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £318 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £497 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +21.55%
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
1018 867 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.94% 10.08% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 541 495
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.03 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +17 9 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £280 +7.69% 1
Hampshire -25 1 - -
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 24 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 20 (51.28%) Test Management
3 18 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 14 (35.90%) ISEB
6 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (30.77%) Billing
7 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
7 12 (30.77%) Test Planning
7 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) Web Testing
8 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
8 11 (28.21%) Finance
8 11 (28.21%) Windows
9 9 (23.08%) HP
9 9 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (23.08%) V-Model
10 8 (20.51%) QA
10 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (20.51%) CRM
11 7 (17.95%) Logistics
11 7 (17.95%) Marketing
11 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Validation
12 6 (15.38%) .NET
12 6 (15.38%) WinRunner
12 6 (15.38%) RPG
12 6 (15.38%) UNIX
12 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 5 (12.82%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.56%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) 4G
1 4 (10.26%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (15.38%) WinRunner
3 3 (7.69%) Toad
3 3 (7.69%) QARun
4 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 12 (30.77%) Billing
2 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 7 (17.95%) Marketing
4 4 (10.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Programme Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Test Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Programme Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) UNIX
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (12.82%) AIX
4 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 20 (51.28%) Test Management
3 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 12 (30.77%) Test Planning
5 11 (28.21%) Web Testing
6 9 (23.08%) V-Model
7 8 (20.51%) CRM
8 7 (17.95%) Logistics
9 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Validation
10 5 (12.82%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
11 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.26%) System Testing
12 3 (7.69%) SOA
12 3 (7.69%) Service Management
12 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Time Management
12 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) RPG
2 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.13%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISEB
2 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (12.82%) Netcool
2 5 (12.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (12.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) McAfee
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
2 5 (12.82%) Veritas
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.56%) Comverse