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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 600 575 540
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -35
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 25 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.074% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.57% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 29
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£413 £335 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.13% -4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £268 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £377 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £336 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
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
8089 7189 6182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 12.93% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 4586 3966
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 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 133 131
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 £23.75 £30.00 £23.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 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 19 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 28 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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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 -22 23 £419 +32.93% 7
London +21 10 £413 +33.06% 5
South East -33 6 £208 -38.97%
North West - 6 £450 - 1
Manchester - 6 £450 - 1
Berkshire -15 3 - -
City of London +5 2 £394 - 1
Scotland -8 2 £270 -25.25%
Glasgow +3 1 £270 -20.00%
Hampshire -8 1 - -
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
Oxford -20 1 £165 -
Oxfordshire -24 1 £165 -45.00%
Kent - 1 £250 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £250 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 21 (45.65%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
6 12 (26.09%) SQL
6 12 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Retail
7 11 (23.91%) UNIX
7 11 (23.91%) Test Management
8 10 (21.74%) ISEB
8 10 (21.74%) Validation
9 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (17.39%) System Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
11 7 (15.22%) HP
11 7 (15.22%) ETL
11 7 (15.22%) SAS
11 7 (15.22%) Project Management
11 7 (15.22%) Windows
12 6 (13.04%) Oracle
12 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
12 6 (13.04%) Banking
12 6 (13.04%) Base SAS
12 6 (13.04%) V-Model
12 6 (13.04%) Degree
12 6 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 7 (15.22%) SAS
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Base SAS
1 6 (13.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.52%) Star Schema
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.35%) DB2
4 2 (4.35%) Essbase
5 1 (2.17%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) HP UFT
2 4 (8.70%) XDE
3 3 (6.52%) WinRunner
3 3 (6.52%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) Metasploit
4 2 (4.35%) StarTeam
5 1 (2.17%) Checkstyle
5 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) AccuRev
5 1 (2.17%) FindBugs
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Retail
3 6 (13.04%) Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Retail Banking
4 4 (8.70%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Billing
5 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.17%) Automotive
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Tester
3 7 (15.22%) SAS Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Security Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) XML
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.17%) TopLink
3 1 (2.17%) JRules
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) JDBC
3 1 (2.17%) JSP
3 1 (2.17%) Servlets
3 1 (2.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) NHS
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) PDA
4 2 (4.35%) AS400
4 2 (4.35%) iSeries
5 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) UNIX
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
3 5 (10.87%) AIX
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.35%) OS/400
7 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
2 12 (26.09%) Software Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Test Management
4 10 (21.74%) Validation
5 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.39%) System Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Project Management
6 7 (15.22%) ETL
7 6 (13.04%) V-Model
7 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.52%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (6.52%) Inmon Methodology
10 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (6.52%) Open Source
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) RPG
4 2 (4.35%) COBOL
5 1 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ISEB
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
4 6 (13.04%) Degree
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) OSCP
5 3 (6.52%) CISSP
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.52%) MCSE
5 3 (6.52%) MCSA
5 3 (6.52%) CEH
5 3 (6.52%) MCTS
5 3 (6.52%) MCITP
6 2 (4.35%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
1 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (45.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.35%) Netcool
2 2 (4.35%) Nessus
2 2 (4.35%) Nmap
2 2 (4.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) HP
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
4 3 (6.52%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas
4 3 (6.52%) McAfee
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Teradata
4 3 (6.52%) Netezza
4 3 (6.52%) Greenplum
4 3 (6.52%) Vertica
5 2 (4.35%) Borland
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