Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 870 857 826
Rank change year-on-year -13 -31 +2
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 21 14 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.015% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.10% 0.084% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 51
UK median daily rate £295 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.87% +27.05% -14.08%
10th Percentile £267 £289 £258
90th Percentile £494 £451 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £400 £290
% change year-on-year -28.13% +37.93% -14.07%
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 20,742 16,647 16,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.00% 17.54% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,264 11,307 11,363
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 337 301
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.38 £28.65 £26.50
90th Percentile £59.38 £58.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

TestDirector
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 10 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 16 July 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
UK excluding London -23 14 £288 -28.13%
England -23 11 £444 +18.33% 3
Scotland - 10 £283 -
London -44 7 £388 +19.23% 3
South East -32 1 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands - 1 £413 -
Midlands - 1 £413 -
North West - 1 £361 -
East of England - 1 £500 -
North of England - 1 £361 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (47.62%) HP UFT
5 10 (47.62%) Change Management
6 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) Clustering
6 9 (42.86%) McAfee
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (42.86%) WinRunner
6 9 (42.86%) Veritas
6 9 (42.86%) Citrix
6 9 (42.86%) AIX
6 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
6 9 (42.86%) PDA
6 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (38.10%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (38.10%) MCTS
7 8 (38.10%) MCITP

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 1 (4.76%) Confluence
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) HP UFT
2 9 (42.86%) WinRunner
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) JIRA
4 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.52%) GitLab
5 2 (9.52%) Jasmine
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium
6 1 (4.76%) AccuRev
6 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
6 1 (4.76%) Gradle
6 1 (4.76%) JUnit
6 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.76%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (4.76%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Functional Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Payments Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Director
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) EDIFACT
1 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
1 2 (9.52%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) JDBC
2 1 (4.76%) JRules
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) Servlets
2 1 (4.76%) Struts
2 1 (4.76%) TopLink
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Clustering
1 9 (42.86%) PDA
2 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (23.81%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (9.52%) PACS
4 2 (9.52%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
3 9 (42.86%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 10 (47.62%) Change Management
4 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Smoke Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) Defect Management
7 4 (19.05%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Records Management
8 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Testing
9 2 (9.52%) DevOps
9 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Microservices
9 2 (9.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 8 (38.10%) MCITP
3 8 (38.10%) MCSA
3 8 (38.10%) MCSE
3 8 (38.10%) MCTS
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SEPA
3 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Docker
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (38.10%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (33.33%) Netcool
4 2 (9.52%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Citrix
1 9 (42.86%) McAfee
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (42.86%) Veritas
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) FIS
4 1 (4.76%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle