The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for TestDirector skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TestDirector over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP TestDirector for Quality Center
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 151 192
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.089% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £290 £358
% change year-on-year +37.93% -19.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

TestDirector is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 565 522 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.45% 15.56% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 418 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing TestDirector as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for TestDirector in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TestDirector in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for TestDirector in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestDirector in the City of London

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Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Back Office
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle