The table below looks at the statistics for TestDirector skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 634 626 555
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -71
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 27 16 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.028% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.21% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 26
Median daily rate £325 £413 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +32.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £700 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £296 £403 £336
% change year-on-year
-26.44% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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
8613 7568 6874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.94% 13.29% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 4986 4410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

TestDirector
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TestDirector as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestDirector within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 22 £335 -18.78% 1
London -2 10 £335 -18.78%
South East +5 6 £288 +38.55%
Scotland +3 5 £283 -20.42%
Renfrewshire -19 4 £295 -16.90%
Erskine -23 4 £295 -16.90%
Hampshire - 4 £305 -
City of London +48 3 £335 -14.92%
Oxfordshire +9 2 £288 +74.24%
Banbury - 2 £288 -
Stafford - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £348 -
North West +7 1 £300 -33.33%
Manchester -10 1 £300 -33.33%
Cambridge - 1 £325 -
Bournemouth - 1 £370 -
Basingstoke - 1 £260 -
Havant - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £350 -
Hitchin - 1 £370 -
South West - 1 £370 -
Dorset - 1 £370 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £370 -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 56 (77.78%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (58.33%) SQL
3 41 (56.94%) Windows
4 35 (48.61%) Test Scripting
5 34 (47.22%) Test Automation
6 33 (45.83%) ISTQB
7 32 (44.44%) HP UFT
8 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
8 31 (43.06%) VMware
8 31 (43.06%) Software Testing
9 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
9 28 (38.89%) Windows XP
9 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (38.89%) Windows 7
10 27 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (37.50%) WinRunner
10 27 (37.50%) MCSE
10 27 (37.50%) Change Management
11 25 (34.72%) MCTS
11 25 (34.72%) MCSA
11 25 (34.72%) Veritas
12 24 (33.33%) Intel Security
12 24 (33.33%) VMware ESX
12 24 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
13 23 (31.94%) Hyper-V
13 23 (31.94%) Smoke Testing
13 23 (31.94%) MCITP
13 23 (31.94%) Clustering

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.78%) CMS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Mingle
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (44.44%) HP UFT
2 27 (37.50%) WinRunner
3 8 (11.11%) JIRA
4 7 (9.72%) Selenium
5 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.78%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.78%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.78%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.78%) MSI
7 2 (2.78%) PVCS
7 2 (2.78%) QARun
7 2 (2.78%) Toad
8 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.39%) JUnit
8 1 (1.39%) TestNG
General
1 8 (11.11%) Banking
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Front Office
3 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (50.00%) Analyst
2 34 (47.22%) Test Analyst
3 16 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 16 (22.22%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 10 (13.89%) Test Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Defect Manager
6 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.94%) Tester
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 2 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Environment Manager
10 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) SQL Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) XML
2 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 5 (6.94%) Middleware
3 5 (6.94%) SOAP
4 2 (2.78%) Flash
4 2 (2.78%) HTML
4 2 (2.78%) J2EE
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.94%) Clustering
2 22 (30.56%) PDA
3 16 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) iPad
5 3 (4.17%) Equities
5 3 (4.17%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.78%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.78%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.78%) User Experience
7 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.39%) Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.39%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.39%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 28 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (38.89%) Windows XP
3 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (31.94%) AIX
5 9 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (2.78%) Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Solaris
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Test Scripting
2 34 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 31 (43.06%) Software Testing
4 27 (37.50%) Change Management
5 23 (31.94%) Smoke Testing
6 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (18.06%) Defect Management
8 11 (15.28%) Test Management
9 10 (13.89%) Functional Testing
10 8 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.33%) Integration Testing
13 5 (6.94%) Project Management
13 5 (6.94%) Scrum
13 5 (6.94%) V-Model
13 5 (6.94%) Waterfall
14 4 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (5.56%) Release Management
14 4 (5.56%) Test Planning
14 4 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) Java
3 3 (4.17%) VBA
4 2 (2.78%) C
4 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.78%) Perl
4 2 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (45.83%) ISTQB
2 27 (37.50%) MCSE
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 25 (34.72%) MCSA
3 25 (34.72%) MCTS
4 23 (31.94%) MCITP
5 17 (23.61%) SC Cleared
6 13 (18.06%) ISEB
7 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.78%) Degree
8 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.39%) SAS 70
System Software
1 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 24 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 23 (31.94%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 56 (77.78%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (31.94%) Netcool
4 2 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.78%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
1 31 (43.06%) VMware
2 25 (34.72%) Veritas
3 24 (33.33%) Intel Security
4 23 (31.94%) Citrix
5 14 (19.44%) Oracle
6 13 (18.06%) HP
7 2 (2.78%) IBM
7 2 (2.78%) Sony
8 1 (1.39%) Algorithmics
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco
8 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.39%) Sybase