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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 567 519 501
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -18
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 39 55 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.88% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 51
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £353 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £264 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £456 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +20.68%
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
7329 6261 6389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.86% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4841 4057 3561
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 128 223
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -46 30 £315 -16.00% 9
South East -9 18 £340 -9.33% 3
Berkshire +16 10 - - 2
London -1 6 £318 -23.03% 5
Scotland -16 6 £361 +5.09%
City of London +27 4 £325 -10.34%
Yorkshire +4 4 £315 +18.86% 1
Reading +15 2 - - 2
South West - 2 £215 -
Milton Keynes -2 1 £280 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £280 +7.69% 1
Hampshire -25 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bathgate - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Livingston - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 46 (49.46%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (48.39%) Test Scripting
3 33 (35.48%) ISEB
4 31 (33.33%) Finance
5 27 (29.03%) SQL
6 26 (27.96%) Software Testing
7 25 (26.88%) Test Management
8 23 (24.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (22.58%) QA
10 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
10 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 19 (20.43%) QuickTest Pro
11 19 (20.43%) Windows
11 19 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (19.35%) Test Planning
13 17 (18.28%) Test Strategy
13 17 (18.28%) Project Management
14 15 (16.13%) MS Office
14 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
15 14 (15.05%) Test Automation
15 14 (15.05%) .NET
16 13 (13.98%) WinRunner
16 13 (13.98%) Regression Testing
16 13 (13.98%) ISTQB
17 12 (12.90%) Banking
17 12 (12.90%) MS Project
17 12 (12.90%) HP
17 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
18 11 (11.83%) AIX

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.15%) Joomla!
2 2 (2.15%) IIS
2 2 (2.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (16.13%) MS Office
2 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.90%) MS Project
3 7 (7.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.08%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (4.30%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.08%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.08%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (1.08%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.08%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) LTE
1 4 (4.30%) 4G
2 2 (2.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (20.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (13.98%) WinRunner
3 6 (6.45%) Selenium
4 5 (5.38%) Toad
4 5 (5.38%) XDE
5 4 (4.30%) Bugzilla
5 4 (4.30%) JIRA
6 3 (3.23%) QARun
7 2 (2.15%) Subversion
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.08%) JUnit
8 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.08%) JMeter
8 1 (1.08%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Banking
3 10 (10.75%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.75%) Billing
4 8 (8.60%) Retail
5 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.30%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (49.46%) Analyst
2 34 (36.56%) Test Analyst
3 15 (16.13%) Test Manager
4 8 (8.60%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Tester
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) Test Coordinator
5 6 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 6 (6.45%) Test Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Programme Test Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Programme Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Senior Tester
7 4 (4.30%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Systems Tester
8 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) J2EE
2 7 (7.53%) XML
3 2 (2.15%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.15%) CSS
3 2 (2.15%) LAMP
3 2 (2.15%) JSON
3 2 (2.15%) Django
3 2 (2.15%) jQuery
3 2 (2.15%) Yii
3 2 (2.15%) REST
3 2 (2.15%) Backbone.js
3 2 (2.15%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.15%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.08%) FIXML
4 1 (1.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Clustering
2 8 (8.60%) AS400
3 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.38%) PDA
4 5 (5.38%) NHS
5 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.30%) Handset
5 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.30%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.15%) Replication
7 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.08%) Derivative
8 1 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.08%) FMCG
8 1 (1.08%) iSeries
8 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.08%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.43%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) AIX
2 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.53%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.45%) UNIX
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.08%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Test Scripting
2 26 (27.96%) Software Testing
3 25 (26.88%) Test Management
4 22 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (19.35%) Test Planning
7 17 (18.28%) Test Strategy
7 17 (18.28%) Project Management
8 14 (15.05%) Test Automation
9 13 (13.98%) Regression Testing
10 10 (10.75%) SOA
11 9 (9.68%) UML
11 9 (9.68%) OO
11 9 (9.68%) Migration
12 8 (8.60%) Scrum
12 8 (8.60%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.60%) Web Testing
12 8 (8.60%) System Testing
13 7 (7.53%) Manual Testing
13 7 (7.53%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) RPG
3 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 2 (2.15%) PHP
5 2 (2.15%) Java
5 2 (2.15%) VBScript
5 2 (2.15%) Python
6 1 (1.08%) XPath
6 1 (1.08%) VB
6 1 (1.08%) VBA
6 1 (1.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (35.48%) ISEB
2 23 (24.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 13 (13.98%) ISTQB
6 7 (7.53%) Degree
6 7 (7.53%) CCA
7 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.38%) MCSE
7 5 (5.38%) MCSA
7 5 (5.38%) MCTS
7 5 (5.38%) MCITP
8 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.58%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.08%) WCAG
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) VMware ESX
1 5 (5.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (49.46%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (10.75%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (10.75%) Netcool
3 5 (5.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) HP
3 10 (10.75%) Citrix
3 10 (10.75%) Veritas
3 10 (10.75%) McAfee
3 10 (10.75%) Oracle
4 5 (5.38%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) Comverse
5 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.08%) Sybase
6 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.08%) Sun
6 1 (1.08%) Murex
6 1 (1.08%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.08%) SunGard
6 1 (1.08%) Vermilion
6 1 (1.08%) Charles River
6 1 (1.08%) Lotus
6 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £1000-£1250pd
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago