The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
England / London
Rank 398 414 404
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £300 £440 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £380 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £540 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £358
% change year-on-year +33.33% -16.21%  
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3515 3459 3023
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.30% 15.73% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2576 2525 2143
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £39.70 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

TestDirector
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

TestDirector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TestDirector in London

TestDirector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestDirector in London

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) Flash
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) CMS
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Content Management
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow

TestDirector
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (37.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Mingle
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) TestNG
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Director
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Flash
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (12.50%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Content Management
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 1 (12.50%) Murex