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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 119 104 119
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 5 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.49% 7.32% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 8
Average daily rate
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£259 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.07% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £230 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £450 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -67.14%
Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
201 246 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.99% 10.25% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 119 79
Average daily rate £340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £473 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
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
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Reading -13 1 £308 -12.14% 4
Slough - 1 £210 -
Bracknell - - - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) ISEB
3 13 (68.42%) WinRunner
3 13 (68.42%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (63.16%) SQL
5 10 (52.63%) TestDirector
6 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
6 9 (47.37%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
7 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
7 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
8 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
8 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
8 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
8 7 (36.84%) Automation Testing
9 6 (31.58%) Selenium
9 6 (31.58%) UNIX
10 5 (26.32%) Citrix
10 5 (26.32%) AIX
10 5 (26.32%) Linux
10 5 (26.32%) VB
10 5 (26.32%) Java
10 5 (26.32%) Clustering
10 5 (26.32%) McAfee
10 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
10 5 (26.32%) Veritas
10 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (26.32%) Netcool
10 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (47.37%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.79%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) WinRunner
2 10 (52.63%) TestDirector
3 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 4 (21.05%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Toad
6 3 (15.79%) Introscope
6 3 (15.79%) JProfiler
6 3 (15.79%) Ranorex
7 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
8 1 (5.26%) JMeter
8 1 (5.26%) JBehave
8 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
8 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.26%) Robotium
General
1 8 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Applications Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) QA Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) ODBC
1 3 (15.79%) JDBC
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) DOM
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 6 (31.58%) UNIX
4 5 (26.32%) AIX
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (21.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 7 (36.84%) Automation Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) VB
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) VBScript
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) XPath
6 1 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (26.32%) Netcool
2 5 (26.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (15.79%) nmon
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
1 5 (26.32%) McAfee
1 5 (26.32%) Veritas
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Comverse