Period
to 24 September 2018

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 6 months to 24 September 2018 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
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 872 863 834
Rank change year-on-year -9 -29 +23
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 20 14 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.014% 0.047%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.094% 0.079% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 29
UK median daily rate £300 £418 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.14% +39.17% -17.81%
10th Percentile £294 £255 £253
90th Percentile £556 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £413 £275
% change year-on-year -29.70% +50.00% -19.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

TestDirector is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21,235 17,621 17,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 18.09% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,575 12,095 11,618
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £300
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 290 260
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%
10th Percentile £26.73 £30.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.07 £52.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +7.14%

TestDirector
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TestDirector as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TestDirector in the UK

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TestDirector over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TestDirector in the UK

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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

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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 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 17 £300 -24.29% 2
London -3 16 £300 -28.14% 1
UK excluding London -9 4 £290 -29.70% 3
Scotland - 3 £285 -
South East -15 1 £475 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing TestDirector also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for TestDirector.

1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (65.00%) JIRA
3 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (45.00%) Defect Management
4 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) QA
7 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (25.00%) FIS
8 5 (25.00%) Banking
8 5 (25.00%) PACS
8 5 (25.00%) Migration
8 5 (25.00%) EDIFACT
8 5 (25.00%) SWIFT
8 5 (25.00%) SEPA
8 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (20.00%) Derivative
9 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Credit Risk
9 4 (20.00%) Market Risk
9 4 (20.00%) System Testing
9 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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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 1 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (65.00%) JIRA
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (10.00%) GitLab
4 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
4 2 (10.00%) WinRunner
5 1 (5.00%) Appium
5 1 (5.00%) Applitools
5 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 5 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Functional Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Payments Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) IT Risk Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Business Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Director
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) EDIFACT
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Flash
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) PACS
1 5 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 4 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 4 (20.00%) Derivative
2 4 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (20.00%) Market Risk
2 4 (20.00%) OTC Derivatives
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Equities
3 3 (15.00%) PDA
4 2 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (10.00%) Clustering
5 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 9 (45.00%) Defect Management
2 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) RUP
6 4 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 4 (20.00%) System Testing
6 4 (20.00%) UML
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) Line Management
7 3 (15.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) MCITP
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) MCTS
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 5 (25.00%) SEPA
3 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (15.00%) BladeLogic
2 3 (15.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) FIS
2 4 (20.00%) Murex
3 3 (15.00%) BMC
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Veritas
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe