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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 633 640 579
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -61
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 28 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.038% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.28% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 19
Median daily rate £335 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £700 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £297 £323 £336
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
8918 7981 7154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.36% 13.65% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6007 5246 4572
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 153 132
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.13 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 24 August 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 22 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 24 August 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 +5 23 £350 -11.11% 1
London +8 12 £355 -13.93%
City of London +35 5 £335 -14.92%
Scotland +19 5 £270 -
South East +15 5 £305 +46.98%
Hampshire +4 5 £305 -
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Renfrewshire - 3 £281 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Erskine - 3 £281 -
Stafford - 3 - -
East of England +13 2 £348 -
Basingstoke +7 1 £260 -
Havant - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £370 -
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
Bournemouth - 1 £370 -
South West - 1 £370 -
Dorset - 1 £370 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £370 -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 43 (74.14%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (48.28%) SQL
3 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
3 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
4 24 (41.38%) Windows
5 22 (37.93%) HP UFT
6 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
7 19 (32.76%) Software Testing
8 18 (31.03%) VMware
9 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
9 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
10 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (27.59%) WinRunner
10 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (27.59%) MCSE
10 16 (27.59%) Windows XP
10 16 (27.59%) Change Management
10 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
10 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
11 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (25.86%) Defect Management
12 14 (24.14%) Smoke Testing
12 14 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (24.14%) VMware ESX
12 14 (24.14%) MCTS
12 14 (24.14%) MCSA
12 14 (24.14%) Oracle
12 14 (24.14%) Intel Security
12 14 (24.14%) Veritas
13 13 (22.41%) HP

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 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Mingle
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) DB2
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (37.93%) HP UFT
2 16 (27.59%) WinRunner
3 9 (15.52%) JIRA
4 7 (12.07%) Selenium
5 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.45%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.45%) InstallShield
8 2 (3.45%) MSI
8 2 (3.45%) PVCS
8 2 (3.45%) QARun
8 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.45%) Toad
9 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.72%) JUnit
9 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.72%) TestNG
General
1 8 (13.79%) Banking
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Front Office
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Analyst
2 18 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Defect Manager
3 9 (15.52%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Test Leader
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Director
7 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Environment Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) XML
2 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 5 (8.62%) Middleware
3 5 (8.62%) SOAP
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (3.45%) Flash
5 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) J2EE
6 1 (1.72%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Clustering
2 12 (20.69%) PDA
3 10 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Fixed Income
5 3 (5.17%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.45%) Equities
6 2 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (3.45%) iPad
6 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.45%) User Experience
7 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.72%) Derivative
7 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.72%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
2 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (27.59%) Windows XP
3 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (22.41%) AIX
5 4 (6.90%) Unix
6 2 (3.45%) Linux
6 2 (3.45%) Solaris
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.10%) Test Automation
1 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
2 19 (32.76%) Software Testing
3 16 (27.59%) Change Management
4 15 (25.86%) Defect Management
5 14 (24.14%) Smoke Testing
6 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (18.97%) Functional Testing
8 10 (17.24%) Test Management
9 9 (15.52%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Scrum
10 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Validation
11 5 (8.62%) V-Model
11 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
12 4 (6.90%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.90%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) Java
2 4 (6.90%) VBA
3 3 (5.17%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) C
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
2 16 (27.59%) MCSE
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (27.59%) Security Cleared
3 14 (24.14%) MCSA
3 14 (24.14%) MCTS
4 13 (22.41%) MCITP
5 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.07%) ISEB
7 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.72%) SAS 70
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.14%) VMware ESX
3 13 (22.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (74.14%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (24.14%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (22.41%) Netcool
4 2 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (31.03%) VMware
3 14 (24.14%) Intel Security
3 14 (24.14%) Oracle
3 14 (24.14%) Veritas
4 13 (22.41%) Citrix
4 13 (22.41%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.45%) Murex
5 2 (3.45%) Sony
6 1 (1.72%) Algorithmics
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards