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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 540 526 500
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 36 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.080% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.67% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £265 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +17.24%
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
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 28 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 27 February 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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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 -26 19 £223 -50.55% 5
Scotland +4 13 £350 -39.13%
South East -32 8 - - 1
Berkshire -3 5 - -
Hampshire - 4 - -
Cardiff 0 3 £413 - 1
South Wales -5 3 £413 -2.94% 1
Wales -12 3 £413 -2.94% 1
London -19 3 £363 -44.23%
Essex +11 1 - -
East of England +4 1 - -
Reading +1 1 - -
North West -14 1 £370 +8.82% 3
Edinburgh - 1 £263 -
Epsom - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (56.96%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (53.16%) Test Scripting
3 37 (46.84%) SQL
4 31 (39.24%) Windows
5 26 (32.91%) Windows XP
5 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
5 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (31.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 25 (31.65%) AIX
7 24 (30.38%) Security Cleared
7 24 (30.38%) Software Testing
7 24 (30.38%) ISTQB
8 23 (29.11%) WinRunner
9 22 (27.85%) Change Management
9 22 (27.85%) PDA
9 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (27.85%) Test Automation
9 22 (27.85%) Windows 7
9 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
10 21 (26.58%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (26.58%) Test Management
10 21 (26.58%) McAfee
10 21 (26.58%) Finance
10 21 (26.58%) Clustering
10 21 (26.58%) Veritas
10 21 (26.58%) Citrix
11 20 (25.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (25.32%) MCSE
11 20 (25.32%) MCSA
11 20 (25.32%) VMware

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (3.80%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (2.53%) Joomla!
2 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.53%) CMS
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (17.72%) MS Office
2 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.13%) MS Project
4 5 (6.33%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.06%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) DHCP
1 2 (2.53%) DNS
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
1 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.53%) DB2
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.27%) BODI
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (31.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (29.11%) WinRunner
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (5.06%) Toad
4 3 (3.80%) JDeveloper
4 3 (3.80%) PVCS
4 3 (3.80%) Metasploit
5 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.53%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.53%) Subversion
6 1 (1.27%) JIRA
6 1 (1.27%) QARun
6 1 (1.27%) QADirector
6 1 (1.27%) ClearCase
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 15 (18.99%) Banking
3 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
4 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.33%) Billing
5 5 (6.33%) Marketing
5 5 (6.33%) Back Office
6 4 (5.06%) Retail
6 4 (5.06%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.53%) Front Office
8 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
2 25 (31.65%) Test Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Test Manager
4 11 (13.92%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.86%) Tester
6 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Penetration Tester
9 2 (2.53%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.27%) Systems Tester
10 1 (1.27%) Programme Manager
10 1 (1.27%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (1.27%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.27%) Consultant
10 1 (1.27%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) .NET
2 3 (3.80%) XML
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (2.53%) JSON
3 2 (2.53%) jQuery
3 2 (2.53%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.53%) J2EE
3 2 (2.53%) CSS
3 2 (2.53%) Yii
3 2 (2.53%) REST
3 2 (2.53%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.53%) HTML
3 2 (2.53%) LAMP
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) PDA
2 21 (26.58%) Clustering
3 20 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) AS400
5 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.53%) iSeries
5 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) SCORM
6 1 (1.27%) PKI
6 1 (1.27%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.24%) Windows
2 26 (32.91%) Windows XP
2 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (31.65%) AIX
4 22 (27.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (27.85%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.99%) UNIX
6 3 (3.80%) Linux
7 2 (2.53%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Test Scripting
2 24 (30.38%) Software Testing
3 22 (27.85%) Change Management
3 22 (27.85%) Test Automation
4 21 (26.58%) Test Management
5 20 (25.32%) Test Strategy
6 14 (17.72%) Project Management
7 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Business Analysis
8 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.86%) UML
8 7 (8.86%) SOA
9 6 (7.59%) Validation
9 6 (7.59%) Web Testing
9 6 (7.59%) V-Model
10 5 (6.33%) CRM
10 5 (6.33%) Logistics
11 4 (5.06%) OO
11 4 (5.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) SQL
2 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.80%) RPG
4 2 (2.53%) C#
4 2 (2.53%) COBOL
4 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) VBA
5 1 (1.27%) JCL
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) ISTQB
1 24 (30.38%) Security Cleared
2 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
3 20 (25.32%) MCTS
3 20 (25.32%) MCITP
3 20 (25.32%) MCSE
3 20 (25.32%) MCSA
3 20 (25.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (15.19%) ISEB
5 3 (3.80%) CISSP
5 3 (3.80%) CEH
5 3 (3.80%) OSCP
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) Degree
6 2 (2.53%) CCA
7 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (25.32%) VMware ESX
1 20 (25.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) Nmap
4 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 45 (56.96%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (26.58%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (24.05%) Netcool
4 3 (3.80%) Nessus
4 3 (3.80%) WebInspect
4 3 (3.80%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.58%) Citrix
2 21 (26.58%) Veritas
2 21 (26.58%) McAfee
3 20 (25.32%) VMware
4 17 (21.52%) Oracle
5 7 (8.86%) HP
6 4 (5.06%) IBM
6 4 (5.06%) SunGard
7 3 (3.80%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.80%) Serena
8 2 (2.53%) Sun
9 1 (1.27%) SAP
9 1 (1.27%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.27%) Remedy
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