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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 113 110 106
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 10 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.38% 0.50% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.07% 5.37% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £409 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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
246 242 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.37% 9.29% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 148 86
Average daily rate £375 £346 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £28.75 £40.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -13.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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
Reading +6 6 £355 - 8
Slough - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 10 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Line Management
7 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Degree

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Scrum
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (10.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Veritas
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee
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