The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 June 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 623 625
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2  
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 5 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.053% 0.029%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.061% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 13
Median daily rate £425 £328 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.77% -7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £446 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £293 £325
% change year-on-year +62.39% -10.00%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8255 8238 7480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.56% 15.52% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5637 5677 4940
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 125 128
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

TestDirector
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

TestDirector
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TestDirector in the UK

TestDirector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestDirector 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 26 June 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 +19 4 £375 +11.94% 1
London -12 4 £375 +5.63%
Wales - 1 £475 -
Croydon - 1 £375 -
West Wales - 1 £475 -
Swansea - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 10 (76.92%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 8 (61.54%) Defect Management
4 7 (53.85%) System Testing
4 7 (53.85%) Selenium
4 7 (53.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (53.85%) CMS
4 7 (53.85%) Content Management
4 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) HTML
4 7 (53.85%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) Flash
4 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
5 6 (46.15%) Internet
5 6 (46.15%) JIRA
5 6 (46.15%) Scrum
5 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) Functional Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
6 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 5 (38.46%) J2EE
7 4 (30.77%) Adobe
7 4 (30.77%) Jenkins

TestDirector
Co-occurring 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 7 (53.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 7 (53.85%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Mingle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) TestNG
4 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) Appium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
1 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Development Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Flash
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) J2EE
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (7.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) PlayStation
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Defect Management
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Content Management
3 7 (53.85%) E-Commerce
3 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 7 (53.85%) System Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Functional Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Integration Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Project Management
4 6 (46.15%) Regression Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe
2 3 (23.08%) Jaspersoft
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) Guidewire
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) VMware