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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 609 539 542
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +3
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 15 55 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.099% 0.090%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.77% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 27
Average daily rate
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£394 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.01% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £392 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £336 £366
% change year-on-year
-19.70% -8.00%
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
7679 7171 5991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.28% 12.91% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4614 3748
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 150 145
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 5 August 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 14 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 5 August 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 -34 13 £413 +50.00% 9
London +3 8 £413 +65.00% 3
South East -31 3 £208 -38.05% 1
City of London -5 2 £394 +57.50%
Scotland -6 2 £270 -28.00%
North West -15 2 £450 +73.07% 3
Glasgow +1 1 £270 -20.00%
Edinburgh -5 1 - -
Manchester -9 1 £450 +73.07% 2
Berkshire -15 1 - -
Kent - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £165 -
Folkestone - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 £165 -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 26 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
3 17 (35.42%) Test Scripting
4 16 (33.33%) Finance
5 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.08%) SQL
6 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.92%) Windows
7 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
8 10 (20.83%) Retail
8 10 (20.83%) HP UFT
8 10 (20.83%) Test Management
9 9 (18.75%) AIX
10 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.58%) MCSE
11 7 (14.58%) MCSA
11 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (14.58%) WinRunner
11 7 (14.58%) Veritas
11 7 (14.58%) HP
11 7 (14.58%) ISEB
11 7 (14.58%) Citrix
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (14.58%) McAfee
11 7 (14.58%) Project Management
11 7 (14.58%) Change Management
11 7 (14.58%) VMware
11 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.25%) Star Schema
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) Big Data
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.17%) Base SAS
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (4.17%) DB2
3 2 (4.17%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) HP UFT
2 7 (14.58%) WinRunner
3 3 (6.25%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) Metasploit
4 2 (4.17%) XDE
4 2 (4.17%) StarTeam
5 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Retail
3 6 (12.50%) Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 17 (35.42%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Tester
3 6 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Test Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Security Tester
5 2 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (4.17%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (2.08%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 7 (14.58%) PDA
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.17%) Online Banking
5 2 (4.17%) AS400
5 2 (4.17%) NHS
5 2 (4.17%) iSeries
6 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) AIX
3 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (4.17%) OS/400
6 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Test Scripting
2 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Test Management
4 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (14.58%) Project Management
4 7 (14.58%) Change Management
4 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.33%) V-Model
8 3 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (6.25%) Inmon Methodology
8 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.25%) Use Case
8 3 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
8 3 (6.25%) Open Source
8 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) COBOL
4 2 (4.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) ISTQB
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) MCSE
2 7 (14.58%) MCSA
2 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.58%) MCTS
2 7 (14.58%) MCITP
3 6 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) CEH
4 3 (6.25%) OSCP
4 3 (6.25%) CISSP
5 2 (4.17%) ACCA
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
1 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (12.50%) Netcool
3 2 (4.17%) Nessus
3 2 (4.17%) Nmap
3 2 (4.17%) WebInspect
3 2 (4.17%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) HP
2 7 (14.58%) Citrix
2 7 (14.58%) Veritas
2 7 (14.58%) McAfee
2 7 (14.58%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 3 (6.25%) Teradata
4 3 (6.25%) Netezza
4 3 (6.25%) Greenplum
4 3 (6.25%) Vertica
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Borland
6 1 (2.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.08%) SunGard
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago