The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 110 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 14 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.080% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.19% 0.75% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Average daily rate £265 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
270 265 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.53% 10.54% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 103 82
Average daily rate £325 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Average hourly rate £27.75 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Berkshire region.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Berkshire region.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 9 £265 -18.46%
Slough - 2 £218 -
Newbury - 1 £225 - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing QuickTest Pro also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QuickTest Pro.

1 23 (85.19%) ISEB
2 18 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
4 15 (55.56%) WinRunner
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
5 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
6 12 (44.44%) TestDirector
6 12 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
7 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
7 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
7 11 (40.74%) Selenium
8 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 8 (29.63%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (29.63%) Citrix
9 8 (29.63%) AIX
9 8 (29.63%) Clustering
9 8 (29.63%) McAfee
9 8 (29.63%) Veritas
9 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (29.63%) Netcool
9 8 (29.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
10 7 (25.93%) Finance
10 7 (25.93%) UNIX
10 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
10 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Automation Testing
11 6 (22.22%) Cucumber

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing QuickTest Pro also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QuickTest Pro. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) WinRunner
2 12 (44.44%) TestDirector
3 11 (40.74%) Selenium
4 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
6 3 (11.11%) TestComplete
6 3 (11.11%) Ranorex
6 3 (11.11%) QAComplete
7 2 (7.41%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.70%) JProfiler
8 1 (3.70%) Toad
8 1 (3.70%) Introscope
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Applications Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Automated Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.70%) JDBC
3 1 (3.70%) ODBC
3 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
3 8 (29.63%) AIX
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.93%) UNIX
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Solaris
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Automation Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) Software Deployment
6 3 (11.11%) V-Model
6 3 (11.11%) User Stories
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Usability Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Build Automation
8 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) Perl
4 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (85.19%) ISEB
2 11 (40.74%) ISTQB
2 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (29.63%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (29.63%) Netcool
2 8 (29.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) nmon
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Citrix
1 8 (29.63%) McAfee
1 8 (29.63%) Veritas
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) VMware