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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 549 510 498
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -12
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 34 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.089% 0.092%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.75% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 28
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£358 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £628 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
-10.48% +8.47%
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
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 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 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 30 January 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 -33 18 £325 -4.41% 8
South East -12 8 £280 +6.66% 2
London -10 6 £300 -36.84% 5
Berkshire -5 4 - - 1
Cardiff -8 3 £413 -
Wales -15 3 £413 -8.33%
South Wales -16 3 £413 -8.33%
Hampshire -20 2 - -
South West - 2 £449 -
Reading +2 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 - - 1
North West -13 1 £370 +8.82%
East of England - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £678 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Epsom - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 44 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 42 (55.26%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (46.05%) SQL
4 25 (32.89%) Windows
4 25 (32.89%) Test Management
5 22 (28.95%) Finance
5 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
6 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
7 20 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 20 (26.32%) AIX
7 20 (26.32%) Oracle
7 20 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 20 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 19 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 19 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 18 (23.68%) ISTQB
9 18 (23.68%) WinRunner
10 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
11 16 (21.05%) Windows 7
11 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (21.05%) PDA
11 16 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
11 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (21.05%) Citrix
11 16 (21.05%) Veritas
11 16 (21.05%) McAfee
11 16 (21.05%) Change Management
11 16 (21.05%) Clustering
12 15 (19.74%) VMware

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.95%) Oracle 10gAS
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.63%) CMS
2 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.63%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) MS Office
2 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 10 (13.16%) MS Project
4 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.95%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) DHCP
1 2 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.26%) MySQL
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (2.63%) DB2
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.32%) BODI
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (23.68%) WinRunner
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (6.58%) Toad
4 4 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.95%) Metasploit
5 3 (3.95%) PVCS
5 3 (3.95%) JDeveloper
6 2 (2.63%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) QARun
6 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.32%) QADirector
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 13 (17.11%) Telecoms
4 8 (10.53%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.58%) Billing
5 5 (6.58%) Marketing
5 5 (6.58%) Back Office
6 2 (2.63%) Front Office
6 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.42%) Test Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Tester
5 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.95%) Penetration Tester
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Systems Tester
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.32%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 1 (1.32%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) XML
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (2.63%) XML Schema
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) J2EE
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) LAMP
4 2 (2.63%) JSON
4 2 (2.63%) Django
4 2 (2.63%) jQuery
4 2 (2.63%) Yii
4 2 (2.63%) Backbone.js
4 2 (2.63%) REST
4 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) PDA
1 16 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (21.05%) Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) AS400
3 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.63%) iSeries
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) SCORM
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 20 (26.32%) AIX
2 20 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (19.74%) UNIX
5 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 2 (2.63%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 25 (32.89%) Test Management
3 19 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 19 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 17 (22.37%) Test Automation
5 16 (21.05%) Change Management
6 15 (19.74%) Project Management
7 13 (17.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (11.84%) Web Testing
10 8 (10.53%) SOA
10 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
11 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.21%) PRINCE2
11 7 (9.21%) UML
12 6 (7.89%) Validation
12 6 (7.89%) Regression Testing
12 6 (7.89%) V-Model
13 5 (6.58%) Use Case
13 5 (6.58%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.58%) RPG
4 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
5 2 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) COBOL
5 2 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) JCL
6 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 18 (23.68%) ISTQB
4 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (19.74%) MCSE
4 15 (19.74%) MCSA
4 15 (19.74%) MCTS
4 15 (19.74%) MCITP
5 13 (17.11%) ISEB
6 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.95%) OSCP
7 3 (3.95%) CEH
7 3 (3.95%) CISSP
8 2 (2.63%) CCA
8 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.63%) Degree
8 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) VMware ESX
1 15 (19.74%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) Nmap
4 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (55.26%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (18.42%) Netcool
4 3 (3.95%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (3.95%) WebInspect
4 3 (3.95%) Nessus
5 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.32%) Oracle
3 16 (21.05%) Citrix
3 16 (21.05%) Veritas
3 16 (21.05%) McAfee
4 15 (19.74%) VMware
5 7 (9.21%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) IBM
7 3 (3.95%) Serena
7 3 (3.95%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.95%) SunGard
8 1 (1.32%) Remedy
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.32%) Sun
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 per day
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