Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 862 822
Rank change year-on-year -4 -40 -37
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 18 37 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.035% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.093% 0.21% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 47
UK median daily rate £350 £335 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -8.22% +4.29%
10th Percentile £215 £255 £275
90th Percentile £575 £508 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £270 £340
% change year-on-year +29.63% -20.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £32.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.99% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year - -20.99% -

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 19285 17412 16125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13430 11718 10733
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 252 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.40 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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Top 7 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 22 November 2017. 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 0 15 £396 +7.09% 1
London -39 9 £418 +4.38%
UK excluding London +17 6 £350 +29.63% 1
South East +8 4 £550 +80.33%
North of England +71 1 £150 -
North West +12 1 £150 -
East of England -14 1 £350 +0.72%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
3 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) Defect Management
5 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
5 7 (38.89%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
5 7 (38.89%) ISEB
5 7 (38.89%) JIRA
6 6 (33.33%) Selenium
6 6 (33.33%) HTML
6 6 (33.33%) Content Management
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) System Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Flash
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (33.33%) J2EE
6 6 (33.33%) Web Services
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 6 (33.33%) CMS
6 6 (33.33%) Project Management
6 6 (33.33%) Internet
6 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (33.33%) Appium
6 6 (33.33%) PlayStation
6 6 (33.33%) Relational Database

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 6 (33.33%) CMS
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (16.67%) NetSuite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
1 7 (38.89%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Appium
2 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) PVCS
4 2 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Release Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Technician
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Flash
1 6 (33.33%) HTML
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
1 6 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (33.33%) PlayStation
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Software Testing
2 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 8 (44.44%) Defect Management
4 7 (38.89%) E-Commerce
4 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) Content Management
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (22.22%) ERP
7 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
9 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) JD Edwards
2 2 (11.11%) CA
2 2 (11.11%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.56%) Thunderhead