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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
UK
Rank 583 595 577
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 11 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.065% 0.076%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.45% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 20
Median daily rate £400 £306 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £278 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £430 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £305 £354
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -13.85%
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
7687 7574 7017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.95% 14.56% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5151 5003 4669
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 £305 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 205 127
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 22 February 2017.

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 6 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +37 8 £400 +14.28%
London +26 5 £350 -9.67%
Berkshire +23 3 £400 -25.67%
South East +22 3 £400 -
Reading +11 3 £400 -25.67%
City of London -3 1 £425 +9.67%

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) System Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) CMS
4 5 (25.00%) Content Management
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (25.00%) Flash
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) TestNG
4 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Appium
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management

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 5 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Mingle
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (25.00%) TestNG
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) Appium
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Back Office
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
1 8 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Development Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Integration Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Director
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Strategy Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Strategy Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Flash
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (10.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (35.00%) System Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) Content Management
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Jaspersoft
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.00%) Murex