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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 110 111 124
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 20 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.50% 0.079%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.45% 5.22% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 1
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£400 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.63 -
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
310 268 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.87% 9.65% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 164 103
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +85.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 £21.95 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £33.55 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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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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
Reading +4 12 £362 +36.41% 2
Bracknell +4 4 - -
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (76.00%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (64.00%) Selenium
3 13 (52.00%) Scrum
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) JIRA
4 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner
8 6 (24.00%) HP
8 6 (24.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
10 4 (16.00%) Test Management
10 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (16.00%) ISEB
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) Java
10 4 (16.00%) UNIX
10 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Retail
11 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
11 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
11 3 (12.00%) XML
11 3 (12.00%) Flash
11 3 (12.00%) MQSeries

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (12.00%) MQSeries
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DB2
1 3 (12.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Selenium
2 12 (48.00%) JIRA
3 7 (28.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.00%) WinRunner
4 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Ranorex
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
1 12 (48.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Build Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Packager
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Release Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
1 3 (12.00%) Flash
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) J2EE
1 3 (12.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Scrum
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Test Management
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.00%) System Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Release Management
7 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.00%) Change Management
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) MCTS
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (76.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.00%) Netcool
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) McAfee
4 2 (8.00%) Veritas
5 1 (4.00%) VMware