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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 552 532 515
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 43 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.097% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.83% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £276 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
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
7285 5995 5826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.20% 11.62% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5033 3850 3585
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 144 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 19 December 2014.

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 24 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 19 December 2014. 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 -31 34 £423 +30.00% 1
London +18 17 £450 +30.43%
South East -27 9 £280 -10.40% 1
Berkshire +1 6 - - 1
City of London +6 4 £500 +50.71%
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 £449 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £280 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £280 -
Surrey -4 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £678 -
Hampshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Essex - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Havant - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 47 (57.32%) Test Scripting
2 41 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 34 (41.46%) SQL
4 30 (36.59%) Test Management
5 23 (28.05%) Test Strategy
6 22 (26.83%) Finance
7 21 (25.61%) Oracle
7 21 (25.61%) Windows
8 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
8 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
9 18 (21.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (20.73%) Windows XP
10 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
11 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
11 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 16 (19.51%) ISEB
11 16 (19.51%) AIX
12 15 (18.29%) WinRunner
12 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (17.07%) Banking
13 14 (17.07%) Change Management
13 14 (17.07%) Project Management
13 14 (17.07%) UNIX
13 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
13 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
13 14 (17.07%) PDA
13 14 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (3.66%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (2.44%) Joomla!
2 2 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Office
2 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.98%) MS Project
3 6 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.66%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.22%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) DNS
1 2 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.88%) MySQL
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.22%) BODI
Development Applications
1 18 (21.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 15 (18.29%) WinRunner
3 6 (7.32%) Toad
4 5 (6.10%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (4.88%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.66%) PVCS
6 3 (3.66%) JDeveloper
6 3 (3.66%) Metasploit
6 3 (3.66%) QARun
7 2 (2.44%) JIRA
7 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.44%) Subversion
8 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.22%) QADirector
General
1 22 (26.83%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 13 (15.85%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 7 (8.54%) Billing
5 7 (8.54%) Marketing
6 5 (6.10%) Back Office
7 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.44%) Front Office
7 2 (2.44%) Retail
8 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (39.02%) Analyst
2 22 (26.83%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Test Manager
4 9 (10.98%) Test Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.98%) Tester
5 5 (6.10%) Programme Manager
5 5 (6.10%) Developer
5 5 (6.10%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (3.66%) Senior Tester
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (3.66%) Systems Tester
6 3 (3.66%) Penetration Tester
6 3 (3.66%) Test Leader
7 1 (1.22%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (1.22%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (1.22%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (1.22%) Software Tester
7 1 (1.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) J2EE
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (2.44%) JSON
4 2 (2.44%) jQuery
4 2 (2.44%) Django
4 2 (2.44%) Yii
4 2 (2.44%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.44%) REST
4 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.44%) XML Schema
4 2 (2.44%) CSS
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) LAMP
5 1 (1.22%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) PDA
1 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.85%) Clustering
3 3 (3.66%) AS400
3 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) SCORM
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.61%) Windows
2 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (20.73%) Windows XP
3 16 (19.51%) AIX
4 14 (17.07%) UNIX
4 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (57.32%) Test Scripting
2 30 (36.59%) Test Management
3 23 (28.05%) Test Strategy
4 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
5 15 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (17.07%) Change Management
6 14 (17.07%) Project Management
6 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
6 14 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (13.41%) Web Testing
8 10 (12.20%) SOA
9 9 (10.98%) Business Analysis
9 9 (10.98%) Test Planning
10 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.76%) V-Model
11 7 (8.54%) Logistics
11 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
11 7 (8.54%) PRINCE2
11 7 (8.54%) CRM
11 7 (8.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.10%) RPG
4 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.44%) PHP
5 2 (2.44%) C#
5 2 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (1.22%) VBA
6 1 (1.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
3 16 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 16 (19.51%) ISEB
4 13 (15.85%) MCTS
4 13 (15.85%) MCITP
4 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (15.85%) MCSE
4 13 (15.85%) MCSA
5 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.66%) CEH
6 3 (3.66%) CCA
6 3 (3.66%) CISSP
6 3 (3.66%) OSCP
7 2 (2.44%) Degree
7 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
1 13 (15.85%) VMware ESX
2 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 41 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (15.85%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (15.85%) Netcool
3 3 (3.66%) Nessus
3 3 (3.66%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (3.66%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) Oracle
2 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.85%) Veritas
3 13 (15.85%) Citrix
3 13 (15.85%) McAfee
3 13 (15.85%) VMware
4 7 (8.54%) HP
5 3 (3.66%) Serena
5 3 (3.66%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.66%) SunGard
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (1.22%) Sun
7 1 (1.22%) Remedy