The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 173 173 183
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 23 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.01% 3.89% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £469 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £351 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £575 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
765 745 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.69% 11.20% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 554 553
Average daily rate £428 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £36.86 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the City of London region.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 21 (58.33%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) QA
4 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 12 (33.33%) XML
5 11 (30.56%) Finance
5 11 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (27.78%) HP
7 9 (25.00%) .NET
7 9 (25.00%) System Testing
7 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.00%) Banking
7 9 (25.00%) Ruby
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
8 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
8 8 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 7 (19.44%) BDD
9 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Web Services
10 6 (16.67%) TDD
10 6 (16.67%) Sahi
10 6 (16.67%) WATIR
10 6 (16.67%) Open Source
11 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
11 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
11 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
11 5 (13.89%) SOAP

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (11.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.56%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (16.67%) Sahi
3 6 (16.67%) WATIR
4 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.11%) JIRA
5 4 (11.11%) FitNesse
5 4 (11.11%) JMeter
6 3 (8.33%) JUnit
6 3 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.56%) Cobertura
7 2 (5.56%) Calabash
7 2 (5.56%) CodeNarc
7 2 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.56%) Spock
7 2 (5.56%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.56%) RequisitePro
7 2 (5.56%) Rational Robot
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Front Office
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Tester
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.89%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) XML
2 9 (25.00%) .NET
3 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 5 (13.89%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.78%) WPF
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) Derivative
3 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.56%) W3C
4 2 (5.56%) Equities
4 2 (5.56%) iPad
4 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
4 2 (5.56%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Spread Betting
5 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (25.00%) System Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 8 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 7 (19.44%) BDD
4 7 (19.44%) Software Testing
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) Unified Process
9 2 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) Ruby
4 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) VBScript
5 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.78%) Groovy
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Cognos
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Apple
4 2 (5.56%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.56%) Murex
5 1 (2.78%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.78%) Perforce
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Sybase