The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 628 626 605
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 21 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.076% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.53% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 23
Median daily rate £270 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £294 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-21.32% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
-25.92% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8864 8248 7366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.76% 14.23% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5953 5440 4882
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 195 119
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.37 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +4.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.09 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TestDirector as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

TestDirector Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TestDirector
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TestDirector within the UK.

TestDirector Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TestDirector
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TestDirector within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

TestDirector Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TestDirector
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector within the UK.

TestDirector Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TestDirector
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 16 £475 +8.57% 1
London -1 9 £613 +63.33% 1
Scotland +9 5 £270 -16.60%
South East +21 4 £260 -
City of London +18 4 - -
Hampshire +11 4 £260 -
Erskine -27 3 £265 -21.48%
Renfrewshire -27 3 £265 -21.48%
West Midlands - 3 - -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Stafford - 3 - -
Basingstoke +7 1 £260 -
Havant - 1 - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 33 (67.35%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) HP UFT
4 16 (32.65%) Windows
5 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
5 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
5 15 (30.61%) Defect Management
6 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 13 (26.53%) Oracle
8 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
8 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
8 12 (24.49%) Change Management
8 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
9 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
9 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (22.45%) WinRunner
9 11 (22.45%) MCSE
10 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
10 10 (20.41%) VMware
10 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
10 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (18.37%) Test Management
11 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Smoke Testing
11 9 (18.37%) MCTS
11 9 (18.37%) PDA
11 9 (18.37%) QA

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Mingle
3 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) HP UFT
2 11 (22.45%) WinRunner
3 8 (16.33%) JIRA
4 5 (10.20%) Selenium
5 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.08%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.08%) InstallShield
7 2 (4.08%) MSI
7 2 (4.08%) PVCS
7 2 (4.08%) QARun
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.08%) Toad
8 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.04%) JUnit
8 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.04%) TestNG
General
1 6 (12.24%) Banking
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Front Office
3 2 (4.08%) Back Office
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Test Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Defect Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Programme Director
6 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Test Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Environment Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Web Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) Middleware
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (6.12%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) Flash
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 2 (4.08%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) PDA
2 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Clustering
3 4 (8.16%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (6.12%) Smart Meter
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (4.08%) iPad
5 2 (4.08%) Mainframe
5 2 (4.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.04%) Equities
6 1 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
2 12 (24.49%) Windows XP
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.33%) AIX
5 4 (8.16%) Unix
6 2 (4.08%) Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Solaris
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Test Automation
2 15 (30.61%) Defect Management
2 15 (30.61%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Change Management
5 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) Regression Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Smoke Testing
7 9 (18.37%) Test Management
8 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.20%) Validation
10 5 (10.20%) V-Model
11 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
11 4 (8.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) VBA
3 3 (6.12%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
1 11 (22.45%) MCSE
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) MCSA
3 9 (18.37%) MCTS
4 8 (16.33%) MCITP
5 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) ISEB
7 2 (4.08%) Degree
7 2 (4.08%) MCP
8 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) IEC 61508
2 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.04%) SAS 70
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
2 8 (16.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (67.35%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (16.33%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (16.33%) Netcool
3 2 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.08%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) VMware
4 9 (18.37%) Veritas
5 8 (16.33%) Citrix
5 8 (16.33%) HP
5 8 (16.33%) Intel Security
6 2 (4.08%) IBM
6 2 (4.08%) Murex
6 2 (4.08%) Sony
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards