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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 75 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 1.18% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% 12.77% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £208 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £343 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +1.96%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
121 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.61% 9.22% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 50 42
Average daily rate £400 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +77.77%
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 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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
Milton Keynes -8 8 £425 +136.11% 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
QuickTest Pro
South East

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) Selenium
2 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
3 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (50.00%) VBScript
5 12 (46.15%) C#
6 11 (42.31%) Java
7 9 (34.62%) TDD
7 9 (34.62%) Oracle
7 9 (34.62%) Windows
7 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
7 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
8 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (30.77%) BDD
8 8 (30.77%) Windows NT
8 8 (30.77%) UNIX
8 8 (30.77%) .NET
8 8 (30.77%) JMeter
8 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
8 8 (30.77%) Line Management
9 7 (26.92%) VB
9 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (19.23%) HP
10 5 (19.23%) QA
11 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
11 4 (15.38%) eggPlant
12 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) CDMA
1 3 (11.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Selenium
2 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
3 8 (30.77%) JMeter
4 4 (15.38%) eggPlant
5 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Test Manager
2 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) QA Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
1 3 (11.54%) iPad
1 3 (11.54%) iPhone
2 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows NT
2 8 (30.77%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 3 (11.54%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 9 (34.62%) Waterfall
4 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) BDD
4 8 (30.77%) Line Management
5 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) System Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Test Management
8 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.85%) Supply Chain Management
9 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
9 1 (3.85%) Strategic Management
9 1 (3.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) VBScript
3 12 (46.15%) C#
4 11 (42.31%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM