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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 621 618 578
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -40
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 26 15 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.027% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.20% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 26
Median daily rate £328 £340 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.67% +11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £448 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £316 £314
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8345 7481 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.55% 13.33% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4950 4391
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 124 159
Median hourly rate £41.75 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.83% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -2.06%

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 30 June 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 23 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 30 June 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 +22 18 £335 -2.54% 2
London +21 10 £355 -15.22%
Scotland -10 8 £265 -18.46%
Renfrewshire -33 8 £265 -22.05%
Erskine -33 8 £265 -22.05%
South East +9 4 £290 +39.75%
City of London +55 3 £335 -20.00%
Oxfordshire +11 2 £288 +74.24%
Hampshire - 2 £350 -
East of England - 2 £348 -
Banbury - 2 £288 -
North West -10 1 £300 -33.33%
South West - 1 £370 -
Dorset - 1 £370 -
Hayes - 1 £440 -
Manchester - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
Bournemouth - 1 £370 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £370 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £370 -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 54 (76.06%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (64.79%) Windows
3 45 (63.38%) SQL
4 40 (56.34%) Test Scripting
5 38 (53.52%) ISTQB
6 37 (52.11%) VMware
7 34 (47.89%) Software Testing
7 34 (47.89%) HP UFT
8 33 (46.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (46.48%) Test Automation
9 32 (45.07%) Windows 7
9 32 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (45.07%) WinRunner
9 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
9 32 (45.07%) Active Directory
9 32 (45.07%) Windows XP
9 32 (45.07%) Change Management
10 31 (43.66%) MCSE
10 31 (43.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 30 (42.25%) Veritas
11 30 (42.25%) MCSA
11 30 (42.25%) MCTS
12 29 (40.85%) VMware ESX
12 29 (40.85%) Intel Security
12 29 (40.85%) McAfee ePO
13 28 (39.44%) Security Cleared
13 28 (39.44%) Hyper-V
13 28 (39.44%) Netcool
13 28 (39.44%) Citrix
13 28 (39.44%) AIX

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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) INSURE/90
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (47.89%) HP UFT
2 32 (45.07%) WinRunner
3 5 (7.04%) Selenium
3 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.63%) JIRA
5 3 (4.23%) ClearCase
5 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.82%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.82%) PVCS
6 2 (2.82%) QARun
7 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.41%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.41%) JUnit
7 1 (1.41%) MSI
7 1 (1.41%) TestNG
7 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (12.68%) Banking
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.82%) Front Office
3 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (56.34%) Analyst
2 36 (50.70%) Test Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Defect Manager
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) SOAP
3 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 3 (4.23%) Middleware
5 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Clustering
2 27 (38.03%) PDA
3 16 (22.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.04%) iPad
5 3 (4.23%) Equities
5 3 (4.23%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.23%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.82%) AS400
6 2 (2.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.82%) iSeries
6 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.82%) User Experience
7 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.41%) Derivative
7 1 (1.41%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.41%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (64.79%) Windows
2 33 (46.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (45.07%) Windows 7
3 32 (45.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (45.07%) Windows XP
4 28 (39.44%) AIX
5 8 (11.27%) Unix
6 2 (2.82%) Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (56.34%) Test Scripting
2 34 (47.89%) Software Testing
3 33 (46.48%) Test Automation
4 32 (45.07%) Change Management
5 17 (23.94%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.27%) Defect Management
7 8 (11.27%) Test Management
8 5 (7.04%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
9 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
9 4 (5.63%) Use Case
10 3 (4.23%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.23%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.23%) Scrum
10 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.23%) System Testing
10 3 (4.23%) User Stories
10 3 (4.23%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 45 (63.38%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) RPG
3 2 (2.82%) RPG IV
3 2 (2.82%) RPG/400
4 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) ISTQB
2 31 (43.66%) MCSE
2 31 (43.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (42.25%) MCSA
3 30 (42.25%) MCTS
4 28 (39.44%) MCITP
4 28 (39.44%) Security Cleared
5 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
6 14 (19.72%) ISEB
7 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.82%) Degree
8 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.41%) SAS 70
System Software
1 32 (45.07%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.85%) VMware ESX
3 28 (39.44%) Hyper-V
4 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (76.06%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (40.85%) McAfee ePO
3 28 (39.44%) Netcool
4 2 (2.82%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) VMware
2 32 (45.07%) Microsoft
3 30 (42.25%) Veritas
4 29 (40.85%) Intel Security
5 28 (39.44%) Citrix
6 12 (16.90%) HP
7 7 (9.86%) Oracle
8 2 (2.82%) IBM
8 2 (2.82%) Remedy
9 1 (1.41%) Algorithmics
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco
9 1 (1.41%) Facebook
9 1 (1.41%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.41%) Sybase
9 1 (1.41%) Twitter