The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 16 April 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 East Midlands 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 91 85 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 7 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.46% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.93% 4.44% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £300 £388 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +46.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
178 135 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.99% 10.29% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 53 49
Average daily rate £300 £310 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £443 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +34.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 4 £300 -
Leicestershire -12 3 £313 -3.84%
Nottinghamshire - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (70.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) SAP
5 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (30.00%) Marketing
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) Use Case
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (10.00%) C#
7 1 (10.00%) DTV
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Tester
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle