The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 92 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.31% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.53% 4.83% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate
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£319 £290 £103
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% +182.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £280 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £397 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.25%
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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 East Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
198 145 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.38% 9.02% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 46
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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
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 30 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +8 2 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 11 (78.57%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 6 (42.86%) VB
4 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 3 (21.43%) Selenium
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) VBScript
7 3 (21.43%) SAP
7 3 (21.43%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 2 (14.29%) UNIX
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (14.29%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Test Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SAP Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) OOD
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) VBScript
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Intel
3 1 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle