The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 151 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.061% - 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£449 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £366 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +12.69%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
533 255 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.17% 10.83% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 163 159
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 41
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in the South West

TestDirector
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

TestDirector
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Gloucestershire - 1 £678 -
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England

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) PDA
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Banking

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technology Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee