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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 610 595 592
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 10 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.75% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 34 24
Median daily rate £425 £340 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £293 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £483 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
-22.96% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year
-16.04% -

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
8237 8306 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 15.01% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 5578 5100
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 115
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 3 December 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 10 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 3 December 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 -6 7 £425 -5.55% 4
London -15 5 £425 - 3
City of London -1 4 £425 +16.43%
Scotland -20 2 £260 -15.44%
Renfrewshire -25 2 £260 -15.10%
Erskine -25 2 £260 -15.10%
East of England +7 1 - -
Manchester +4 1 - -
North West +4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 18 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (36.11%) Defect Management
3 11 (30.56%) Oracle
4 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (22.22%) SQL
6 8 (22.22%) Test Management
6 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (16.67%) Workflow
8 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.67%) JIRA
8 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
9 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
9 5 (13.89%) Windows
9 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
9 5 (13.89%) Validation
9 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
9 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
10 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 4 (11.11%) Finance
10 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery

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 4 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) Mingle
3 1 (2.78%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
3 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.33%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
5 2 (5.56%) MSI
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Toad
6 1 (2.78%) Appium
6 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.78%) TestNG
6 1 (2.78%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (11.11%) Back Office
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Front Office
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Defect Manager
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Programme Director
3 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Flash
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) J2EE
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 4 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (8.33%) PDA
3 3 (8.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
1 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
1 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Defect Management
2 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Test Management
5 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) Workflow
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Validation
8 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 3 (8.33%) Case Management
9 3 (8.33%) Change Control
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) VBA
3 3 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) MCP
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) MCTS
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Murex
4 2 (5.56%) Sony
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.78%) Veritas
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
London
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago