The first table below looks at the demand for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 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 Wales 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 50 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.88% 1.53% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.41% 11.11% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £425 £400 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £340 £437
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £493
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 Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
78 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.71% 13.80% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 29 11
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
TestDirector
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TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TestDirector across the South Wales region.

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector across the South Wales region.

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 6 (100.00%) MS Project
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) UML
1 6 (100.00%) OO
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) AS400
3 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (50.00%) Legal
3 3 (50.00%) DB2
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) OS/400
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) RPG
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) iSeries
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) CCA
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Project
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Applications Support
3 3 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) AS400
2 3 (50.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) OS/400
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Project Management
1 6 (100.00%) UML
1 6 (100.00%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL
1 3 (50.00%) RPG
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) CCA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
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