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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 575 538 491
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -47
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 21 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.85% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 39
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£355 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £313 £360
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -12.98%
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
6890 6741 5310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.73% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4517 4356 3337
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 152 151
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 20 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 29 May 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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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 -51 10 £350 +28.44% 5
Scotland +1 9 £325 -14.13%
London -5 4 £275 +10.00% 1
Edinburgh +1 3 £388 +6.89%
Erskine +1 3 £340 -7.54%
Renfrewshire 0 3 £340 -7.54%
South East -21 3 £550 +101.83%
Surrey +14 2 £550 +50.68%
Cardiff +8 2 £450 +5.88%
Glasgow -1 2 £298 -37.36%
South Wales -5 2 £450 +5.88%
Wales -9 2 £450 +9.09%
North West -16 2 £450 +73.07%
City of London +8 1 £425 +41.66%
East Midlands -1 1 £275 -
Manchester -5 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Crawley - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - 1 £225 -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 35 (64.81%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 30 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 24 (44.44%) Windows
4 21 (38.89%) AIX
4 21 (38.89%) SQL
4 21 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
6 19 (35.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 18 (33.33%) Finance
7 18 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 17 (31.48%) PDA
8 17 (31.48%) Change Management
8 17 (31.48%) Clustering
8 17 (31.48%) Veritas
8 17 (31.48%) WinRunner
8 17 (31.48%) McAfee
8 17 (31.48%) Citrix
8 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
8 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
8 17 (31.48%) Windows 7
8 17 (31.48%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (29.63%) Hyper-V
9 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (29.63%) MCSE
9 16 (29.63%) MCSA

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Office
2 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.26%) MS Project
4 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) DB2
2 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) Essbase
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (35.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (31.48%) WinRunner
3 3 (5.56%) Metasploit
4 2 (3.70%) StarTeam
4 2 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Test Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Security Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Test Leader
8 1 (1.85%) UAT Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) PDA
1 17 (31.48%) Clustering
1 17 (31.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) AS400
3 4 (7.41%) iSeries
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) AIX
3 18 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (31.48%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.96%) UNIX
6 4 (7.41%) OS/400
7 2 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 21 (38.89%) Software Testing
3 17 (31.48%) Change Management
3 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
4 8 (14.81%) Project Management
4 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (14.81%) Test Management
5 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.26%) SDLC
6 5 (9.26%) UML
6 5 (9.26%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.41%) Use Case
7 4 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (5.56%) Open Source
8 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.56%) Migration
8 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.41%) COBOL
3 4 (7.41%) RPG
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 18 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (29.63%) MCSE
4 16 (29.63%) MCSA
4 16 (29.63%) MCTS
4 16 (29.63%) MCITP
5 6 (11.11%) Degree
6 4 (7.41%) ISEB
6 4 (7.41%) CISSP
6 4 (7.41%) CEH
6 4 (7.41%) OSCP
7 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (3.70%) ACCA
8 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Hyper-V
1 16 (29.63%) VMware ESX
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (64.81%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (31.48%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (27.78%) Netcool
4 3 (5.56%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (5.56%) Nmap
4 3 (5.56%) WebInspect
4 3 (5.56%) Nessus
5 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (31.48%) Veritas
2 17 (31.48%) McAfee
2 17 (31.48%) Citrix
3 16 (29.63%) VMware
4 7 (12.96%) HP
5 4 (7.41%) Oracle
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (3.70%) Borland
7 1 (1.85%) Vertica
7 1 (1.85%) Netezza
7 1 (1.85%) Greenplum
7 1 (1.85%) Teradata
7 1 (1.85%) SunGard
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.85%) SAP