The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the City of London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 165 193 173
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 30 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.35% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.86% 2.97% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 40
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£450 £425 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £315 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -58.92%
Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
777 842 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.57% 11.84% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 626 618
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +24.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
QuickTest Pro
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 29 (50.00%) Selenium
2 23 (39.66%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (37.93%) Java
3 22 (37.93%) SQL
4 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
4 21 (36.21%) Test Automation
5 19 (32.76%) .NET
5 19 (32.76%) Finance
6 18 (31.03%) QA
6 18 (31.03%) Banking
7 16 (27.59%) HP
8 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
9 14 (24.14%) Web Services
9 14 (24.14%) XML
9 14 (24.14%) WATIR
10 13 (22.41%) TDD
10 13 (22.41%) Ruby
10 13 (22.41%) System Testing
11 12 (20.69%) Open Source
11 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
12 11 (18.97%) BDD
12 11 (18.97%) SWIFT
13 10 (17.24%) Node.js
13 10 (17.24%) Sass
14 9 (15.52%) Sahi
14 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
15 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (12.07%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (17.24%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
2 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.72%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.72%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) QlikView
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (50.00%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
3 14 (24.14%) WATIR
4 9 (15.52%) Sahi
5 7 (12.07%) JIRA
5 7 (12.07%) WebDriver
6 6 (10.34%) LoadRunner
7 5 (8.62%) Bugzilla
8 3 (5.17%) FitNesse
8 3 (5.17%) JUnit
8 3 (5.17%) JMeter
9 2 (3.45%) WinRunner
9 2 (3.45%) TestDirector
9 2 (3.45%) NUnit
9 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.72%) Calabash
10 1 (1.72%) CodeNarc
10 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.72%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 18 (31.03%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Local Government
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Tester
2 18 (31.03%) Analyst
3 16 (27.59%) Test Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Systems Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Developer
8 3 (5.17%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) QA Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) .NET
2 14 (24.14%) Web Services
2 14 (24.14%) XML
3 10 (17.24%) Sass
4 7 (12.07%) Mustache
5 3 (5.17%) HTML
6 2 (3.45%) CSS
6 2 (3.45%) Silverlight
6 2 (3.45%) HTML5
7 1 (1.72%) CSS3
7 1 (1.72%) jQuery
7 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.72%) JSON
7 1 (1.72%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.72%) Ajax
7 1 (1.72%) JMS
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.72%) J2EE
7 1 (1.72%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Open Source
2 11 (18.97%) SWIFT
3 6 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.17%) Derivative
5 2 (3.45%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.72%) Equities
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
1 21 (36.21%) Test Automation
2 13 (22.41%) TDD
2 13 (22.41%) System Testing
3 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (20.69%) Integration Testing
4 11 (18.97%) BDD
5 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.52%) Automated Testing
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Test Management
7 4 (6.90%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.17%) Manual Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.17%) OO
9 2 (3.45%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) Java
1 22 (37.93%) SQL
2 13 (22.41%) Ruby
3 7 (12.07%) C#
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) Groovy
5 1 (1.72%) XPath
5 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.72%) VBA
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (31.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (39.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) HP
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.72%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.72%) Comverse
4 1 (1.72%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.72%) Murex
4 1 (1.72%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.72%) SunGard
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Sybase
4 1 (1.72%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.72%) MKS
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