The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 559 555 503
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -52
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 35 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.081% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.66% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 39
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£325 £368 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £368 £360
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7203 6846 5469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.40% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4611 4361 3485
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 138
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £31.00 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
England -9 19 £275 -8.33% 6
Scotland +10 15 £325 -14.02%
London +8 6 £350 -5.40% 4
South East -18 6 £550 +100.91% 1
Glasgow +1 5 £308 -35.26%
Erskine -3 5 £325 -11.62%
Renfrewshire -3 5 £325 -11.62%
East Midlands +8 4 £275 -
Edinburgh +5 4 £325 -10.34%
Northampton - 4 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £275 -
Hampshire -8 3 - -
City of London +18 2 £463 +54.16% 1
Surrey 0 2 £550 +48.64%
Wiltshire - 2 £213 -
Swindon - 2 £213 -
South West - 2 £213 -
Cardiff +4 1 £450 +5.88%
South Wales -7 1 £450 +5.88%
Wales -13 1 £450 +5.88%
Berkshire -17 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £225 -
Crawley - 1 £225 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Hook - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 44 (62.86%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 33 (47.14%) Microsoft
4 30 (42.86%) Windows
5 28 (40.00%) SQL
6 26 (37.14%) Software Testing
6 26 (37.14%) AIX
7 25 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
7 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 25 (35.71%) ISTQB
8 23 (32.86%) WinRunner
8 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (32.86%) Windows XP
9 22 (31.43%) PDA
9 22 (31.43%) Change Management
9 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (31.43%) SC Cleared
9 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
9 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
10 21 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (30.00%) Finance
10 21 (30.00%) Clustering
10 21 (30.00%) Veritas
10 21 (30.00%) McAfee
10 21 (30.00%) Citrix
11 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (28.57%) MCSE
11 20 (28.57%) MCSA
11 20 (28.57%) VMware

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (4.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) SAS
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Office
2 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.71%) MS Project
4 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) DHCP
2 2 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) DB2
1 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.86%) Essbase
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (32.86%) WinRunner
3 5 (7.14%) Metasploit
4 2 (2.86%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.86%) StarTeam
4 2 (2.86%) Bugzilla
General
1 21 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.14%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Billing
6 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.43%) Back Office
7 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (47.14%) Analyst
2 27 (38.57%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Test Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Tester
4 8 (11.43%) Test Manager
5 5 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Architect
7 3 (4.29%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Security Tester
7 3 (4.29%) Test Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (1.43%) Consultant
9 1 (1.43%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.43%) PDA
2 21 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (30.00%) Clustering
3 4 (5.71%) AS400
4 3 (4.29%) iSeries
4 3 (4.29%) Open Source
5 2 (2.86%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.86%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) Statistics
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.86%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) AIX
3 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (32.86%) Windows XP
4 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
5 12 (17.14%) UNIX
6 4 (5.71%) Linux
7 3 (4.29%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 26 (37.14%) Software Testing
3 22 (31.43%) Change Management
3 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
4 15 (21.43%) Test Management
5 13 (18.57%) Test Strategy
6 11 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.29%) Project Management
8 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.57%) Use Case
10 5 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (5.71%) V-Model
11 4 (5.71%) Validation
11 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.71%) UML
11 4 (5.71%) OO
11 4 (5.71%) SOA
12 3 (4.29%) ITIL
12 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
12 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) SQL
2 11 (15.71%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.29%) COBOL
3 3 (4.29%) RPG
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) Security Cleared
1 25 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 22 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (28.57%) MCSE
3 20 (28.57%) MCSA
3 20 (28.57%) MCTS
3 20 (28.57%) MCITP
4 11 (15.71%) ISEB
5 6 (8.57%) OSCP
5 6 (8.57%) CEH
5 6 (8.57%) CISSP
6 5 (7.14%) Degree
7 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.86%) ACCA
9 1 (1.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) VMware ESX
1 20 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 44 (62.86%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (30.00%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (27.14%) Netcool
4 5 (7.14%) Nmap
4 5 (7.14%) WebInspect
4 5 (7.14%) Nessus
4 5 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (47.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Veritas
2 21 (30.00%) McAfee
2 21 (30.00%) Citrix
3 20 (28.57%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) Oracle
5 9 (12.86%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) IBM
7 2 (2.86%) Borland
8 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.43%) SAP
8 1 (1.43%) SunGard
8 1 (1.43%) Sun
8 1 (1.43%) Teradata
8 1 (1.43%) Netezza
8 1 (1.43%) Vertica
8 1 (1.43%) Greenplum
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