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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 586 544 514
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -30
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 14 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.80% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 31
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£340 £304 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.93% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £314 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -12.77%
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
7416 6860 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.74% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4894 4357 3438
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 158 158
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £31.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £52.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 30 June 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 21 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 30 June 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 -44 7 £344 +14.58% 3
Scotland +6 6 £325 -48.00%
South East -42 3 £208 -30.83% 1
City of London -5 2 £419 +39.58% 2
London -27 2 £419 +67.50% 2
Glasgow - 2 £298 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 -
Erskine - 2 £340 -
Cardiff 0 1 £450 +9.09%
South Wales -7 1 £450 +9.09%
Wales -12 1 £450 +12.50%
Berkshire -17 1 - -
North West -19 1 £450 +73.07%
Kent - 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £165 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £388 -
Folkestone - 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Oxford - 1 £165 -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 32 (60.38%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
3 25 (47.17%) Test Scripting
4 20 (37.74%) SQL
4 20 (37.74%) Windows
5 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
6 18 (33.96%) Finance
6 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
7 17 (32.08%) AIX
8 16 (30.19%) HP UFT
8 16 (30.19%) ISTQB
8 16 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
9 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (28.30%) Windows XP
10 14 (26.42%) Veritas
10 14 (26.42%) WinRunner
10 14 (26.42%) McAfee
10 14 (26.42%) Citrix
10 14 (26.42%) PDA
10 14 (26.42%) Clustering
10 14 (26.42%) Change Management
10 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
10 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
10 14 (26.42%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
11 13 (24.53%) VMware
11 13 (24.53%) VMware ESX
11 13 (24.53%) MCTS

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Office
2 9 (16.98%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.43%) MS Project
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) DB2
1 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) Essbase
3 2 (3.77%) Star Schema
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.89%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) HP UFT
2 14 (26.42%) WinRunner
3 3 (5.66%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) Metasploit
4 2 (3.77%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Analyst
2 21 (39.62%) Test Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Tester
5 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Test Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Security Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Junior Test Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (26.42%) PDA
2 14 (26.42%) Clustering
3 5 (9.43%) AS400
4 4 (7.55%) iSeries
5 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.77%) Online Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.77%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.89%) PKI
7 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) AIX
3 15 (28.30%) Windows XP
3 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
5 7 (13.21%) UNIX
6 4 (7.55%) OS/400
7 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Test Scripting
2 19 (35.85%) Software Testing
3 14 (26.42%) Change Management
3 14 (26.42%) Test Automation
4 9 (16.98%) Project Management
4 9 (16.98%) Test Management
5 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) SDLC
7 5 (9.43%) UML
7 5 (9.43%) OO
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.66%) Open Source
9 3 (5.66%) Validation
9 3 (5.66%) Migration
9 3 (5.66%) ITIL
9 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.66%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.55%) COBOL
3 4 (7.55%) RPG
4 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) ISTQB
3 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
4 13 (24.53%) MCTS
4 13 (24.53%) MCITP
4 13 (24.53%) MCSE
4 13 (24.53%) MCSA
4 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (13.21%) Degree
6 5 (9.43%) ISEB
7 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (5.66%) CISSP
8 3 (5.66%) CEH
8 3 (5.66%) OSCP
9 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.77%) ACCA
10 1 (1.89%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) VMware ESX
1 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (60.38%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (26.42%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (22.64%) Netcool
4 2 (3.77%) Nessus
4 2 (3.77%) Nmap
4 2 (3.77%) WebInspect
4 2 (3.77%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Citrix
2 14 (26.42%) Veritas
2 14 (26.42%) McAfee
3 13 (24.53%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) HP
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) Oracle
6 2 (3.77%) Borland
6 2 (3.77%) Teradata
6 2 (3.77%) Netezza
6 2 (3.77%) Greenplum
6 2 (3.77%) Vertica
7 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) Sun
7 1 (1.89%) SunGard
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