The table below looks at the statistics 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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank - 105 112
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 0 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.82% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category - 8.61% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 9
Average daily rate
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- £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £15.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -23.17%
QuickTest Pro
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
192 244 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.85% 9.56% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 139 85
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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 15 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 3
Slough - - - -
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) ISEB
3 12 (70.59%) WinRunner
3 12 (70.59%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (64.71%) SQL
5 10 (58.82%) TestDirector
6 9 (52.94%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
7 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
8 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
8 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
8 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
8 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
9 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
10 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (29.41%) AIX
10 5 (29.41%) UNIX
10 5 (29.41%) Citrix
10 5 (29.41%) Veritas
10 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (29.41%) Netcool
10 5 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (29.41%) Clustering
10 5 (29.41%) McAfee
10 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
11 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
11 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
11 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
11 4 (23.53%) Shell Script

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 9 (52.94%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) FTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
1 3 (17.65%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) WinRunner
2 10 (58.82%) TestDirector
3 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
3 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (17.65%) JProfiler
4 3 (17.65%) Introscope
4 3 (17.65%) Toad
5 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.76%) Ranorex
6 1 (5.88%) JMeter
6 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (5.88%) Robotium
6 1 (5.88%) JBehave
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Applications Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JDBC
1 3 (17.65%) ODBC
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) AIX
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (17.65%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) VBScript
5 1 (5.88%) XPath
5 1 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (29.41%) Netcool
2 5 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Citrix
1 5 (29.41%) Veritas
1 5 (29.41%) McAfee
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Comverse