Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 856 857 813
Rank change year-on-year +1 -44 -4
Contract jobs citing TestDirector 11 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.052% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
UK median daily rate £425 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -11.12% +18.08%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £256
90th Percentile £725 £666 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate - £361 £400
% change year-on-year - -9.74% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.35% -16.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +32.35% -16.05%

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 21,137 18,578 15,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.30% 18.44% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,450 13,017 10,517
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £631 £613 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 235 269
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.10 £29.00 £21.99
90th Percentile £55.00 £67.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% +2.50%

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 19 February 2019.

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 2 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 19 February 2019. 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
London +11 11 £425 -33.33% 4
England -7 11 £425 -30.89% 4

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 8 (72.73%) JIRA
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 4 (36.36%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (27.27%) BMC
5 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Requirements Management
5 3 (27.27%) BladeLogic
5 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Line Management
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) ITSM
5 3 (27.27%) HP ALM
6 2 (18.18%) Applitools
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (18.18%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (18.18%) Appium

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 2 (18.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (18.18%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) Appium
3 2 (18.18%) Applitools
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) IT Risk Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Migration Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Delivery Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Flash
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
1 2 (18.18%) Derivative
1 2 (18.18%) Equities
1 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
1 2 (18.18%) Market Risk
1 2 (18.18%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ITSM
3 3 (27.27%) Line Management
3 3 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Requirements Management
3 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Benchmarking
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) RUP
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (27.27%) BladeLogic
2 3 (27.27%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) BMC
3 2 (18.18%) Adobe
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Murex