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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 181 167 182
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 11 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.58% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.55% 4.69% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 7
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£425 £488 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +43.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £355 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +2.76%
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
711 746 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.03% 12.42% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 558 543
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £58.11 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.27%
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 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 23 (67.65%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) Java
2 15 (44.12%) Selenium
3 14 (41.18%) QA
4 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
5 12 (35.29%) XML
6 11 (32.35%) Finance
7 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (26.47%) Banking
8 9 (26.47%) Ruby
8 9 (26.47%) .NET
8 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 8 (23.53%) HP
9 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
10 7 (20.59%) BDD
10 7 (20.59%) System Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Web Services
10 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Sahi
11 6 (17.65%) Open Source
11 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 6 (17.65%) WATIR
11 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
11 6 (17.65%) TDD
12 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
12 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
12 5 (14.71%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (5.88%) MS Project
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (11.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.88%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 6 (17.65%) Sahi
3 6 (17.65%) WATIR
4 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.76%) JMeter
6 3 (8.82%) JUnit
6 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.82%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Cobertura
7 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.88%) RequisitePro
7 2 (5.88%) Rational Robot
7 2 (5.88%) JIRA
7 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.88%) Calabash
7 2 (5.88%) CodeNarc
7 2 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (5.88%) Spock
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Tester
4 7 (20.59%) Test Manager
5 5 (14.71%) Automation Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) QA Tester
7 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.94%) QA Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) XML
2 9 (26.47%) .NET
3 7 (20.59%) Web Services
4 5 (14.71%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) HTML
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (5.88%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.94%) WPF
6 1 (2.94%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (8.82%) Derivative
2 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) W3C
3 2 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.88%) iPad
3 2 (5.88%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Spread Betting
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Equities
4 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
2 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
4 7 (20.59%) BDD
4 7 (20.59%) System Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 6 (17.65%) TDD
5 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Migration
6 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
6 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (8.82%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Test Management
8 3 (8.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) SQL
2 15 (44.12%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) Ruby
4 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.76%) VBScript
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.94%) Groovy
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
7 1 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISEB
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Cognos
3 3 (8.82%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) Murex
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) Bloomberg
4 2 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Infragistics
5 1 (2.94%) Perforce