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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 178 179 178
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 18 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.55% 3.63% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £306 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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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
707 853 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.42% 13.64% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 648 559
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.37 £58.75 £50.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.41% +16.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 23 (58.97%) QA
3 20 (51.28%) Finance
4 14 (35.90%) .NET
4 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
4 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (33.33%) Banking
5 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Java
6 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
7 9 (23.08%) Data Migration
7 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 9 (23.08%) XML
7 9 (23.08%) Migration
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 8 (20.51%) Investment Banking
8 8 (20.51%) Analytics
9 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Ruby
9 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
9 7 (17.95%) Sybase
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
9 7 (17.95%) MSMQ
9 7 (17.95%) ISEB
10 6 (15.38%) BDD
10 6 (15.38%) System Testing
10 6 (15.38%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (5.13%) MS Project
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (5.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Big Data
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.82%) Sahi
3 5 (12.82%) WATIR
3 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
5 3 (7.69%) JUnit
5 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.69%) Calabash
6 2 (5.13%) CodeNarc
6 2 (5.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (5.13%) Spock
6 2 (5.13%) Cobertura
6 2 (5.13%) RequisitePro
6 2 (5.13%) Rational Robot
6 2 (5.13%) JMeter
6 2 (5.13%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.13%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.56%) NUnit
General
1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 13 (33.33%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Test Analyst
3 14 (35.90%) Tester
4 11 (28.21%) QA Analyst
5 9 (23.08%) QA Tester
5 9 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
7 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Manager
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Technical Tester
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) Lead Test Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Senior QA Manager
10 1 (2.56%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) XML
3 7 (17.95%) MSMQ
4 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 3 (7.69%) SOAP
6 2 (5.13%) REST
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (12.82%) Open Source
1 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
1 5 (12.82%) Equities
2 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) W3C
3 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (35.90%) Test Automation
2 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 9 (23.08%) Migration
5 8 (20.51%) Analytics
6 7 (17.95%) Automation Testing
6 7 (17.95%) ITIL
6 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
6 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.38%) TDD
7 6 (15.38%) System Testing
7 6 (15.38%) BDD
8 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Change Management
10 3 (7.69%) Scrum
10 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 13 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) Ruby
4 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.69%) VBScript
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.95%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (58.97%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Sybase
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.56%) Perforce
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle