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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP TestDirector for Quality Center
UK
Rank 601 598 586
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12  
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 8 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.081% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.10% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 16
Median daily rate £375 £303 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.86% -14.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £269 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £475
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
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 £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

TestDirector
Job Vacancy Trend

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TestDirector over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TestDirector in the UK

TestDirector
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestDirector in the UK

TestDirector
Top 5 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 March 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 +25 7 £375 -
London +29 4 £300 -31.81%
Berkshire +29 3 £400 -25.67%
South East +22 3 £400 -
Reading +21 3 £400 -25.67%

TestDirector
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) System Testing
3 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (35.29%) CMS
4 6 (35.29%) Content Management
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) XML
4 6 (35.29%) Flash
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
4 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
5 5 (29.41%) Internet
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (29.41%) JIRA
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) TestNG
5 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Defect 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 6 (35.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 6 (35.29%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Mingle
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 5 (29.41%) JIRA
2 5 (29.41%) TestNG
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 4 (23.53%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Development Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Director
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Flash
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) J2EE
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Regression Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 7 (41.18%) System Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Content Management
4 6 (35.29%) E-Commerce
4 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
5 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 3 (17.65%) SOA
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Jaspersoft
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.88%) Murex