The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
Rank 551 496 465
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -31
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 45 55 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% 1.01% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 87
Average daily rate £368 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £279 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £26.28
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6985 5469 5828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.28% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3489 3419
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 132 202
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -52 27 £300 -17.24% 2
South East -4 17 £274 -24.48% 2
Berkshire +14 13 £269 -25.86% 1
Reading +7 12 £265 -26.89%
Wales -23 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Surrey -10 3 £370 +2.06%
London -31 3 £370 -22.10%
East of England - 3 £475 -
City of London -12 2 £300 -7.69%
Essex - 2 - -
Hampshire -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Dover - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 47 (54.02%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (34.48%) SQL
3 29 (33.33%) Windows
3 29 (33.33%) Finance
4 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
5 25 (28.74%) ISEB
6 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
6 23 (26.44%) Test Scripting
6 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
7 22 (25.29%) Windows XP
8 20 (22.99%) WinRunner
9 19 (21.84%) QuickTest Pro
10 18 (20.69%) AIX
10 18 (20.69%) Project Management
10 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
11 17 (19.54%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (19.54%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (19.54%) McAfee
11 17 (19.54%) Citrix
12 15 (17.24%) UNIX
13 14 (16.09%) Oracle
13 14 (16.09%) MS Office
14 13 (14.94%) HP
14 13 (14.94%) Veritas
14 13 (14.94%) Netcool
14 13 (14.94%) Clustering
14 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
15 12 (13.79%) Test Management
15 12 (13.79%) V-Model

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (19.54%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (2.30%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Office
2 11 (12.64%) MS Project
3 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.60%) Mingle
5 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) SAP FI
1 4 (4.60%) SAP CO
1 4 (4.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (3.45%) SAP R/3
3 2 (2.30%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.15%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) Internet
2 1 (1.15%) DVB
2 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) DB2
2 4 (4.60%) SAP BW
3 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) WinRunner
2 19 (21.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (6.90%) Selenium
4 5 (5.75%) Toad
5 4 (4.60%) JIRA
6 3 (3.45%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.30%) StarTeam
8 1 (1.15%) XDE
8 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.15%) TestPartner
General
1 29 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.60%) Billing
4 4 (4.60%) Marketing
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Publishing
7 1 (1.15%) Electronics
7 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (54.02%) Analyst
2 36 (41.38%) Test Analyst
3 12 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 10 (11.49%) Tester
5 8 (9.20%) Applications Support
6 7 (8.05%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Tester
6 7 (8.05%) Senior Test Analyst
6 7 (8.05%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Applications Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) SAP Consultant
10 3 (3.45%) SAP BW Consultant
10 3 (3.45%) Business Test Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Contracts Manager
11 2 (2.30%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) .NET
1 5 (5.75%) J2EE
2 4 (4.60%) XML
3 3 (3.45%) Flash
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Clustering
2 11 (12.64%) AS400
3 6 (6.90%) PDA
4 5 (5.75%) iSeries
5 2 (2.30%) Kindle
5 2 (2.30%) Derivative
5 2 (2.30%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.15%) DTV
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) MPEG
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.33%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Windows XP
3 18 (20.69%) AIX
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (17.24%) UNIX
6 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.90%) Windows 2000
8 5 (5.75%) OS/400
9 4 (4.60%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) Test Scripting
2 18 (20.69%) Project Management
2 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
3 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
4 12 (13.79%) Test Management
4 12 (13.79%) V-Model
5 11 (12.64%) UML
5 11 (12.64%) OO
6 10 (11.49%) Test Strategy
6 10 (11.49%) Scrum
7 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.20%) Migration
8 7 (8.05%) SOA
8 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.05%) Automation Testing
9 6 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.90%) Web Testing
9 6 (6.90%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.90%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.75%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.48%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 6 (6.90%) RPG
4 5 (5.75%) COBOL
5 4 (4.60%) Java
5 4 (4.60%) ABAP
6 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.74%) ISEB
3 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.49%) Degree
5 5 (5.75%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.45%) MCSE
6 3 (3.45%) MCSA
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.45%) MCITP
6 3 (3.45%) MCTS
7 2 (2.30%) CCA
8 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
2 5 (5.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 47 (54.02%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (19.54%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (14.94%) Netcool
4 10 (11.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 17 (19.54%) McAfee
2 17 (19.54%) Citrix
3 14 (16.09%) Oracle
4 13 (14.94%) HP
4 13 (14.94%) Veritas
5 8 (9.20%) SAP
6 5 (5.75%) IBM
7 3 (3.45%) VMware
7 3 (3.45%) Calypso
8 2 (2.30%) Borland
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco
8 2 (2.30%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.15%) Progress
9 1 (1.15%) Adobe
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