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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 609 603 577
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 38 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.059% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 0.46% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 24
Median daily rate £293 £316 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £216 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £316 £368
% change year-on-year
-12.25% -13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8257 7198 6846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.85% 12.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4609 4386
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 147 135
Median hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.95 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.27 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.36% -3.19%

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 4 May 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 23 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 4 May 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
Scotland -8 21 £271 -16.76%
Erskine -21 18 £269 -17.38%
Renfrewshire -23 18 £269 -17.38%
England -22 17 £425 +54.54% 1
London -9 6 £440 +25.71% 1
South East -6 5 £400 -27.27%
Hampshire +3 4 £400 -
North West 0 4 - -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 - -
City of London +41 2 £433 -6.48%
Glasgow +7 2 £293 -1.59%
East of England - 2 £278 -
Aldershot - 2 £400 -
Hook 0 1 £310 -
Hayes - 1 £440 -
Blackpool - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £278 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £278 -
Essex - 1 - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 61 (82.43%) HP Quality Center
2 52 (70.27%) Windows
3 49 (66.22%) SQL
4 48 (64.86%) Test Scripting
5 46 (62.16%) VMware
6 44 (59.46%) ISTQB
7 42 (56.76%) Software Testing
7 42 (56.76%) Test Automation
8 41 (55.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (55.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (54.05%) WinRunner
9 40 (54.05%) HP UFT
9 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
9 40 (54.05%) Active Directory
10 39 (52.70%) Windows XP
10 39 (52.70%) Windows 7
11 38 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 38 (51.35%) MCSE
11 38 (51.35%) MCSA
11 38 (51.35%) Change Management
11 38 (51.35%) MCTS
12 37 (50.00%) Veritas
13 36 (48.65%) Citrix
13 36 (48.65%) Intel Security
13 36 (48.65%) MCITP
13 36 (48.65%) VMware ESX
13 36 (48.65%) Hyper-V
13 36 (48.65%) McAfee ePO
14 35 (47.30%) Clustering
14 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared

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 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.35%) Live Communications Server
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Mingle
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) INSURE/90
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) DNS
1 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (54.05%) HP UFT
1 40 (54.05%) WinRunner
2 9 (12.16%) Selenium
3 8 (10.81%) JIRA
4 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.05%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.35%) JMeter
7 1 (1.35%) QARun
7 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.35%) Front Office
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (55.41%) Analyst
2 38 (51.35%) Test Analyst
3 23 (31.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 23 (31.08%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 16 (21.62%) Test Manager
5 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Test Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) SQL Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) SOAP
1 2 (2.70%) Web Services
1 2 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.35%) CSS
2 1 (1.35%) HTML
2 1 (1.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (47.30%) Clustering
2 33 (44.59%) PDA
3 18 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) iPad
4 3 (4.05%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.70%) AS400
5 2 (2.70%) Equities
5 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.70%) iSeries
6 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.35%) Derivative
6 1 (1.35%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 52 (70.27%) Windows
2 41 (55.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 41 (55.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (52.70%) Windows 7
3 39 (52.70%) Windows XP
4 35 (47.30%) AIX
5 6 (8.11%) Unix
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.86%) Test Scripting
2 42 (56.76%) Software Testing
2 42 (56.76%) Test Automation
3 38 (51.35%) Change Management
4 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.22%) Test Management
6 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
8 7 (9.46%) Project Management
8 7 (9.46%) Scrum
8 7 (9.46%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.11%) Defect Management
9 6 (8.11%) Kanban
9 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.11%) Use Case
10 5 (6.76%) Functional Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.76%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Test Planning
10 5 (6.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 49 (66.22%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) RPG
2 2 (2.70%) RPG IV
2 2 (2.70%) RPG/400
3 1 (1.35%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) ISTQB
2 38 (51.35%) MCSA
2 38 (51.35%) MCSE
2 38 (51.35%) MCTS
2 38 (51.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (48.65%) MCITP
4 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
5 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
6 11 (14.86%) ISEB
7 5 (6.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 40 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 36 (48.65%) Hyper-V
2 36 (48.65%) VMware ESX
3 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (82.43%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (48.65%) McAfee ePO
3 35 (47.30%) Netcool
Vendors
1 46 (62.16%) VMware
2 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 37 (50.00%) Veritas
4 36 (48.65%) Citrix
4 36 (48.65%) Intel Security
5 13 (17.57%) HP
6 5 (6.76%) IBM
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle
7 2 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) Algorithmics
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco
8 1 (1.35%) Facebook
8 1 (1.35%) Sybase
8 1 (1.35%) Twitter