The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 535 519 476
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -43
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 54 44 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.086% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.75% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 56
Average daily rate
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£310 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £256 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.33% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7028 5881 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.87% 11.50% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4513 3693 3592
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 218
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 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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 29 July 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 27 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 July 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 -6 40 £275 -26.66% 8
South East 0 21 £335 -10.66% 4
Berkshire +16 17 £308 -18.00% 3
London -5 14 £250 -44.44%
Scotland -20 7 £375 -7.97%
Reading +13 5 £304 -19.00%
City of London +26 4 £250 -44.44%
Maidenhead -1 4 - - 3
Hampshire -7 2 - -
South West -33 2 £215 -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bathgate - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Canterbury - - - -
Dover - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Livingston - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 51 (52.04%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (38.78%) Test Scripting
3 36 (36.73%) ISEB
4 32 (32.65%) Security Cleared
5 30 (30.61%) Finance
6 28 (28.57%) Windows
6 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 27 (27.55%) SC Cleared
7 27 (27.55%) SQL
8 25 (25.51%) Microsoft
9 23 (23.47%) QuickTest Pro
10 21 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (20.41%) QA
12 19 (19.39%) WinRunner
13 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
13 17 (17.35%) Project Management
13 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
13 17 (17.35%) Test Management
14 16 (16.33%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (16.33%) ISTQB
14 16 (16.33%) McAfee
14 16 (16.33%) Citrix
15 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (14.29%) HP
16 14 (14.29%) MS Office
16 14 (14.29%) AIX
17 13 (13.27%) Veritas
17 13 (13.27%) Netcool
17 13 (13.27%) Clustering

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (11.22%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) MS Office
2 12 (12.24%) MS Excel
3 11 (11.22%) MS Project
4 8 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.02%) Mingle
5 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (4.08%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (4.08%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.06%) SAP R/3
3 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.02%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.02%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) LTE
1 4 (4.08%) 4G
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.06%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (23.47%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (19.39%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.12%) Selenium
4 5 (5.10%) XDE
5 4 (4.08%) JIRA
6 3 (3.06%) Toad
7 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.02%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.02%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.02%) JMeter
8 1 (1.02%) JUnit
8 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.02%) QARun
8 1 (1.02%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (30.61%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 9 (9.18%) Billing
4 8 (8.16%) Retail
5 4 (4.08%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Marketing
7 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.02%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 47 (47.96%) Analyst
2 35 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 12 (12.24%) Test Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Tester
6 7 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Coordinator
7 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Tester
7 6 (6.12%) Test Coordinator
7 6 (6.12%) Test Consultant
8 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Applications Tester
9 4 (4.08%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.06%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) SAP BW Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) .NET
2 8 (8.16%) J2EE
3 3 (3.06%) XML
4 1 (1.02%) JMS
4 1 (1.02%) FIXML
4 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Clustering
2 10 (10.20%) AS400
3 8 (8.16%) PDA
4 5 (5.10%) NHS
5 4 (4.08%) Handset
5 4 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.08%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.02%) Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) iSeries
7 1 (1.02%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.57%) Windows
2 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
3 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (14.29%) AIX
5 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.20%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.12%) UNIX
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.02%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.78%) Test Scripting
2 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 17 (17.35%) Project Management
3 17 (17.35%) Test Management
3 17 (17.35%) Test Automation
4 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (13.27%) Test Strategy
6 10 (10.20%) UML
6 10 (10.20%) OO
6 10 (10.20%) SOA
7 8 (8.16%) Migration
7 8 (8.16%) Change Management
7 8 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.14%) Content Management
8 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.14%) V-Model
9 6 (6.12%) Manual Testing
9 6 (6.12%) System Testing
9 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
9 6 (6.12%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) RPG
3 3 (3.06%) ABAP
3 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.04%) VBScript
4 2 (2.04%) Java
4 2 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (1.02%) COBOL
5 1 (1.02%) VB
5 1 (1.02%) VBA
5 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (36.73%) ISEB
2 32 (32.65%) Security Cleared
3 27 (27.55%) SC Cleared
4 21 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (16.33%) ISTQB
6 9 (9.18%) Degree
7 7 (7.14%) MCSE
7 7 (7.14%) MCSA
7 7 (7.14%) CCA
7 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (7.14%) MCTS
7 7 (7.14%) MCITP
8 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.41%) QA
2 8 (8.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.02%) WCAG
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) VMware ESX
1 7 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (52.04%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (16.33%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (13.27%) Netcool
4 6 (6.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.33%) Citrix
2 16 (16.33%) McAfee
3 14 (14.29%) HP
4 13 (13.27%) Veritas
5 7 (7.14%) VMware
5 7 (7.14%) Oracle
5 7 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.04%) Comverse
7 1 (1.02%) Vermilion
7 1 (1.02%) Charles River
7 1 (1.02%) Lotus
7 1 (1.02%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.02%) Murex
7 1 (1.02%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.02%) IBM
7 1 (1.02%) Sybase
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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