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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 564 531 501
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -30
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 42 48 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.091% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.58% 0.78% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 48
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£338 £353 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £273 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £482 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-3.21% +18.64%
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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 August 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 30 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 August 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 -21 33 £315 -13.10% 7
South East -11 20 £340 +2.25% 4
Berkshire +16 13 £335 +6.68% 3
London +13 7 £310 -31.11% 2
Scotland -20 5 £361 +2.48%
Yorkshire +5 4 £315 +18.86% 1
Reading +8 2 - - 2
City of London +17 1 - -
Hampshire -18 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bathgate - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Dover - - - -
Livingston - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Slough - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 52 (52.00%) HP Quality Center
2 49 (49.00%) Test Scripting
3 38 (38.00%) ISEB
4 31 (31.00%) Finance
5 30 (30.00%) SQL
5 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 30 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 29 (29.00%) Windows
7 25 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 24 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 24 (24.00%) Test Management
9 23 (23.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
10 21 (21.00%) QA
11 19 (19.00%) WinRunner
12 18 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
13 17 (17.00%) Windows XP
13 17 (17.00%) Project Management
14 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
15 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
15 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (15.00%) MS Office
16 14 (14.00%) AIX
17 13 (13.00%) Veritas
17 13 (13.00%) Netcool
17 13 (13.00%) McAfee
17 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
17 13 (13.00%) Clustering
17 13 (13.00%) .NET

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (11.00%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Office
2 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.00%) MS Project
3 7 (7.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (2.00%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.00%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.00%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.00%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) LTE
1 4 (4.00%) 4G
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.00%) DB2
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (19.00%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.00%) Selenium
4 5 (5.00%) Toad
4 5 (5.00%) XDE
5 4 (4.00%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.00%) JIRA
6 3 (3.00%) QARun
7 2 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.00%) JUnit
8 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.00%) JMeter
8 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.00%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (31.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Banking
3 10 (10.00%) Billing
3 10 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.00%) Retail
5 4 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.00%) Marketing
6 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (51.00%) Analyst
2 39 (39.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (14.00%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.00%) Tester
5 8 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Consultant
7 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Tester
7 6 (6.00%) Test Coordinator
7 6 (6.00%) Coordinator
7 6 (6.00%) Test Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Senior Tester
9 4 (4.00%) Applications Tester
9 4 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.00%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) J2EE
3 5 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (2.00%) Django
5 1 (1.00%) JMS
5 1 (1.00%) FIXML
5 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Clustering
2 8 (8.00%) AS400
2 8 (8.00%) PDA
3 5 (5.00%) NHS
4 4 (4.00%) Handset
4 4 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.00%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.00%) Replication
6 2 (2.00%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.00%) Derivative
7 1 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.00%) FMCG
7 1 (1.00%) iSeries
7 1 (1.00%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Windows
2 17 (17.00%) Windows XP
3 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (14.00%) AIX
5 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.00%) UNIX
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (49.00%) Test Scripting
2 30 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 24 (24.00%) Test Management
4 18 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (17.00%) Project Management
5 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 13 (13.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.00%) SOA
9 9 (9.00%) UML
9 9 (9.00%) OO
9 9 (9.00%) Migration
10 8 (8.00%) Change Management
10 8 (8.00%) Performance Testing
10 8 (8.00%) V-Model
10 8 (8.00%) System Testing
10 8 (8.00%) Web Testing
11 7 (7.00%) Scrum
11 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (7.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) RPG
3 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.00%) Python
4 2 (2.00%) VBScript
4 2 (2.00%) Java
4 2 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (1.00%) COBOL
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) ABAP
5 1 (1.00%) VBA
5 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (38.00%) ISEB
2 30 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 24 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (23.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (16.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (7.00%) Degree
6 7 (7.00%) CCA
6 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (7.00%) MCSE
6 7 (7.00%) MCSA
6 7 (7.00%) MCTS
6 7 (7.00%) MCITP
7 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (21.00%) QA
2 6 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.00%) WCAG
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) VMware ESX
1 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (52.00%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (13.00%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (13.00%) Netcool
3 6 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.00%) McAfee
2 13 (13.00%) Citrix
2 13 (13.00%) Veritas
3 11 (11.00%) HP
4 10 (10.00%) Oracle
5 7 (7.00%) VMware
6 3 (3.00%) SAP
7 2 (2.00%) Comverse
8 1 (1.00%) Vermilion
8 1 (1.00%) Charles River
8 1 (1.00%) Murex
8 1 (1.00%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.00%) IBM
8 1 (1.00%) Sybase
8 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.00%) Lotus
8 1 (1.00%) TIBCO
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