The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 25 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 135 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 11 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.55% 3.09% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Average daily rate
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£288 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
431 259 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.21% 10.84% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 120 145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 48
Average hourly rate £39.50 £33.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Hertfordshire +1 6 - -
Norfolk -5 4 £288 +43.75%
Essex +1 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 17 (62.96%) SQL
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
3 11 (40.74%) HP
4 10 (37.04%) IBM
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) VBScript
5 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
6 8 (29.63%) XML
6 8 (29.63%) ISEB
6 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (25.93%) DbVisualizer
7 7 (25.93%) System Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Flash
7 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
7 7 (25.93%) UNIX
7 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
7 7 (25.93%) J2EE
7 7 (25.93%) DB2
7 7 (25.93%) HTML
7 7 (25.93%) Java
7 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) Retail
7 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
7 7 (25.93%) Manufacturing
8 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
9 4 (14.81%) QA

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
1 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Maximo
2 1 (3.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) IPv4
1 1 (3.70%) IPv6
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) DB2
1 7 (25.93%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Manufacturing
2 7 (25.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Test Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) XML
2 7 (25.93%) Flash
2 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) J2EE
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
1 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Regression Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.93%) System Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Stress Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (11.11%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) OO
7 2 (7.41%) OOP
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) VBScript
3 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
4 7 (25.93%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) ISEB
1 8 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) HP
2 10 (37.04%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) SAP