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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 572 510 509
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -1
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 41 67 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.08% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 46
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£380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.66%
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
7439 6195 6084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 11.81% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5001 4023 3446
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 146 234
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -33 38 £340 -4.56% 4
London -5 16 £475 +26.66% 2
South East -29 13 £320 -14.66% 2
City of London +17 8 £475 +26.66%
Berkshire +14 7 - - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £315 -
East of England -13 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Surrey -9 2 £340 -21.15%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £280 +7.69%
Hampshire -28 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £280 -
Reading - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Havant - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 46 (47.42%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (46.39%) Test Scripting
3 34 (35.05%) Test Management
4 31 (31.96%) Finance
4 31 (31.96%) SQL
5 30 (30.93%) ISEB
6 24 (24.74%) Software Testing
7 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (22.68%) Test Strategy
8 22 (22.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (20.62%) QA
10 19 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
10 19 (19.59%) Banking
11 18 (18.56%) Project Management
12 17 (17.53%) Oracle
12 17 (17.53%) MS Office
12 17 (17.53%) Test Planning
13 16 (16.49%) Telecoms
14 14 (14.43%) Windows
14 14 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
14 14 (14.43%) ISTQB
14 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
15 13 (13.40%) Billing
15 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
16 12 (12.37%) MS Project
16 12 (12.37%) .NET
17 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
17 11 (11.34%) Web Testing

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.09%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle 10gAS
2 2 (2.06%) Joomla!
2 2 (2.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.03%) Confluence
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (17.53%) MS Office
2 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
3 12 (12.37%) MS Project
4 7 (7.22%) MS Visio
5 6 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (3.09%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.06%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.03%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.03%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.12%) LTE
1 4 (4.12%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.12%) MySQL
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.03%) BODI
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.25%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.19%) Toad
4 5 (5.15%) XDE
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (4.12%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.12%) Selenium
5 4 (4.12%) JIRA
6 3 (3.09%) QARun
6 3 (3.09%) JDeveloper
6 3 (3.09%) PVCS
7 2 (2.06%) Subversion
8 1 (1.03%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.03%) TestLink
8 1 (1.03%) JUnit
8 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.03%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.03%) JMeter
8 1 (1.03%) QADirector
General
1 31 (31.96%) Finance
2 19 (19.59%) Banking
3 16 (16.49%) Telecoms
4 13 (13.40%) Billing
5 10 (10.31%) Investment Banking
5 10 (10.31%) Retail
6 7 (7.22%) Marketing
7 6 (6.19%) Retail Banking
8 4 (4.12%) Back Office
9 2 (2.06%) Front Office
10 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (41.24%) Analyst
2 28 (28.87%) Test Analyst
3 19 (19.59%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.34%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Tester
6 6 (6.19%) Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) Test Coordinator
6 6 (6.19%) Test Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) Coordinator
7 5 (5.15%) Programme Test Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Programme Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Systems Tester
10 1 (1.03%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) XML
3 5 (5.15%) J2EE
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (2.06%) JSON
5 2 (2.06%) Django
5 2 (2.06%) jQuery
5 2 (2.06%) Yii
5 2 (2.06%) REST
5 2 (2.06%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.06%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.06%) CSS
5 2 (2.06%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.06%) HTML
5 2 (2.06%) LAMP
6 1 (1.03%) Middleware
6 1 (1.03%) FIXML
6 1 (1.03%) JMS
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Clustering
3 5 (5.15%) AS400
3 5 (5.15%) NHS
3 5 (5.15%) PDA
4 4 (4.12%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.12%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (4.12%) Handset
5 3 (3.09%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.06%) Replication
7 1 (1.03%) SCORM
7 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.03%) Derivative
7 1 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 10 (10.31%) UNIX
2 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.19%) AIX
4 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.39%) Test Scripting
2 34 (35.05%) Test Management
3 24 (24.74%) Software Testing
4 23 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (22.68%) Test Strategy
6 19 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (18.56%) Project Management
8 17 (17.53%) Test Planning
9 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Web Testing
10 10 (10.31%) Performance Testing
10 10 (10.31%) Business Analysis
10 10 (10.31%) SOA
11 9 (9.28%) CRM
11 9 (9.28%) V-Model
12 8 (8.25%) Test Automation
12 8 (8.25%) UML
13 7 (7.22%) Logistics
13 7 (7.22%) Manual Testing
13 7 (7.22%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.96%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) RPG
2 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.06%) Perl
4 2 (2.06%) PHP
4 2 (2.06%) VBScript
4 2 (2.06%) VBA
4 2 (2.06%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) JCL
5 1 (1.03%) XPath
5 1 (1.03%) VB
5 1 (1.03%) C#
5 1 (1.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (30.93%) ISEB
2 22 (22.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.43%) ISTQB
4 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.19%) CCA
6 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.15%) MCSE
6 5 (5.15%) MCSA
6 5 (5.15%) MCTS
6 5 (5.15%) MCITP
6 5 (5.15%) Degree
7 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) VMware ESX
1 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (47.42%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (6.19%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (6.19%) Netcool
3 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) Oracle
2 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.31%) HP
4 6 (6.19%) Citrix
4 6 (6.19%) Veritas
4 6 (6.19%) McAfee
5 5 (5.15%) VMware
6 3 (3.09%) Serena
6 3 (3.09%) SunGard
7 2 (2.06%) Comverse
7 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.03%) SAP
8 1 (1.03%) Sybase
8 1 (1.03%) Sun
8 1 (1.03%) Murex
8 1 (1.03%) Fidessa
8 1 (1.03%) Vermilion
8 1 (1.03%) Lotus
8 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.03%) Remedy