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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 543 490 467
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -23
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 44 54 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 1.00% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 86
Average daily rate £365 £361 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £279 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.03% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £26.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.14
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -87 29 £320 -11.72% 3
South East +1 18 £275 -24.13% 1
Berkshire +4 13 £269 -25.86% 1
Reading +8 12 £265 -26.89%
Wales -20 5 £425 +6.25% 2
Surrey -9 3 £370 +2.06%
London -36 3 £370 -10.30% 2
East of England - 3 £475 -
City of London -18 2 £300 -7.69% 2
Essex - 2 - -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
North West -18 1 £340 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bolton - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dover - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (35.29%) SQL
3 27 (31.76%) Windows
3 27 (31.76%) ISEB
4 26 (30.59%) Security Cleared
5 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
5 24 (28.24%) Finance
6 23 (27.06%) SC Cleared
7 22 (25.88%) Windows XP
8 20 (23.53%) WinRunner
8 20 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
10 18 (21.18%) Test Automation
11 17 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (20.00%) Citrix
11 17 (20.00%) AIX
11 17 (20.00%) McAfee
12 14 (16.47%) UNIX
12 14 (16.47%) Oracle
13 13 (15.29%) HP
13 13 (15.29%) Veritas
13 13 (15.29%) Netcool
13 13 (15.29%) Project Management
13 13 (15.29%) Clustering
13 13 (15.29%) Software Testing
13 13 (15.29%) V-Model
14 12 (14.12%) Test Management
15 11 (12.94%) QA

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.35%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Office
2 7 (8.24%) MS Project
3 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.71%) Mingle
5 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.71%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (4.71%) SAP CO
2 3 (3.53%) SAP R/3
3 2 (2.35%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.18%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.18%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SAP BW
1 4 (4.71%) DB2
2 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) WinRunner
1 20 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (8.24%) Selenium
3 5 (5.88%) Toad
4 4 (4.71%) JIRA
5 3 (3.53%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.53%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.35%) StarTeam
7 1 (1.18%) XDE
7 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.18%) TestPartner
General
1 24 (28.24%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.24%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Billing
4 4 (4.71%) Marketing
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
6 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Advertising
7 1 (1.18%) Publishing
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
7 1 (1.18%) Hebrew Language
7 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (51.76%) Analyst
2 37 (43.53%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) Test Manager
4 10 (11.76%) Tester
5 8 (9.41%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 5 (5.88%) Applications Tester
9 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) SAP BW Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Contracts Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.53%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) J2EE
1 4 (4.71%) XML
2 3 (3.53%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) Flash
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Clustering
2 9 (10.59%) AS400
3 6 (7.06%) PDA
4 4 (4.71%) iSeries
5 2 (2.35%) Derivative
5 2 (2.35%) Kindle
5 2 (2.35%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.18%) MPEG
6 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) DTV
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.76%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Windows XP
3 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (20.00%) AIX
4 14 (16.47%) UNIX
5 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.71%) OS/400
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Test Scripting
2 18 (21.18%) Test Automation
3 13 (15.29%) Project Management
3 13 (15.29%) Software Testing
3 13 (15.29%) V-Model
4 12 (14.12%) Test Management
5 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
7 7 (8.24%) UML
7 7 (8.24%) OO
7 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.24%) SOA
7 7 (8.24%) Migration
7 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (8.24%) Automation Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (7.06%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.06%) Manual Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.88%) RPG
4 4 (4.71%) ABAP
4 4 (4.71%) COBOL
4 4 (4.71%) Java
5 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) ISEB
2 26 (30.59%) Security Cleared
3 23 (27.06%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) Degree
5 6 (7.06%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.53%) MCSE
6 3 (3.53%) MCSA
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.53%) MCTS
6 3 (3.53%) MCITP
7 2 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.18%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (58.82%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (15.29%) Netcool
4 10 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.00%) Citrix
2 17 (20.00%) McAfee
3 14 (16.47%) Oracle
4 13 (15.29%) HP
4 13 (15.29%) Veritas
5 8 (9.41%) SAP
6 4 (4.71%) IBM
7 3 (3.53%) Calypso
7 3 (3.53%) VMware
8 2 (2.35%) Borland
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco
8 2 (2.35%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.18%) Adobe
9 1 (1.18%) Progress
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