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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 222 224 231
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 22 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 1.31% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £308 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.33% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
997 915 895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.83% 10.79% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 495 460
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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
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 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +14 18 £308 -18.00% 3
Hampshire -9 2 - -
Kent - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
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TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (59.46%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 18 (48.65%) ISEB
3 17 (45.95%) Windows
4 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
5 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
6 12 (32.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (29.73%) SQL
7 11 (29.73%) WinRunner
7 11 (29.73%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
9 9 (24.32%) Billing
9 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
9 9 (24.32%) Test Management
9 9 (24.32%) QA
10 7 (18.92%) HP
10 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (16.22%) Netcool
11 6 (16.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (16.22%) McAfee
11 6 (16.22%) Veritas
11 6 (16.22%) Citrix
11 6 (16.22%) AIX
11 6 (16.22%) Clustering
11 6 (16.22%) V-Model
11 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
11 6 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
11 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (13.51%) Finance

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (29.73%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (2.70%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) LTE
1 4 (10.81%) 4G
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (29.73%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.70%) Toad
3 1 (2.70%) QARun
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (24.32%) Billing
3 5 (13.51%) Finance
4 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 4 (10.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Tester
3 5 (13.51%) Test Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.70%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.22%) AIX
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 9 (24.32%) Test Management
3 6 (16.22%) V-Model
3 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
4 5 (13.51%) CRM
5 4 (10.81%) Logistics
5 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
5 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
6 3 (8.11%) Validation
6 3 (8.11%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.11%) RPG
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) ISEB
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (59.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (16.22%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (16.22%) Netcool
2 6 (16.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) HP
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
2 6 (16.22%) Veritas
2 6 (16.22%) McAfee
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Comverse