The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 82 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 7 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 2.22% 0.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 29.49% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 1
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£331 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £16.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -18.75%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
98 78 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 7.92% 7.54% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 55 46
Average daily rate £375 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Milton Keynes -25 4 £450 +28.57% 2
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 18 (78.26%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) Selenium
3 16 (69.57%) Finance
4 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (56.52%) C#
5 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
6 11 (47.83%) VBScript
7 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
8 9 (39.13%) BDD
8 9 (39.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database
8 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
8 9 (39.13%) Line Management
8 9 (39.13%) .NET
8 9 (39.13%) Oracle
8 9 (39.13%) Java
8 9 (39.13%) UNIX
8 9 (39.13%) Windows
8 9 (39.13%) Windows NT
8 9 (39.13%) TDD
8 9 (39.13%) JMeter
9 8 (34.78%) QA
10 7 (30.43%) VB
11 6 (26.09%) ISEB
11 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
11 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
13 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
13 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
2 9 (39.13%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) QA Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Tester
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) UNIX
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
1 9 (39.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
4 9 (39.13%) BDD
4 9 (39.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (39.13%) Line Management
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Black-Box Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.35%) System Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
8 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Management
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 11 (47.83%) VBScript
4 9 (39.13%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) HP