The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 132 123 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 15 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.49% 0.17% 0.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.50% 1.65% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 12
Average daily rate
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£355 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.50% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £200 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +16.66%
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%
QuickTest Pro
England

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 of England region.

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
428 243 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.93% 10.24% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 115 187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 35
Average hourly rate £45.43 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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
Hertfordshire -13 13 £355 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £356 -
Essex - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (68.18%) Java
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
1 15 (68.18%) UNIX
2 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
3 9 (40.91%) HP
3 9 (40.91%) Oracle
3 9 (40.91%) PL/SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
4 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (36.36%) V-Model
4 8 (36.36%) ISEB
4 8 (36.36%) Web Services
4 8 (36.36%) IBM
4 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (27.27%) DbVisualizer
6 6 (27.27%) System Testing
6 6 (27.27%) QA
6 6 (27.27%) Retail
6 6 (27.27%) Spring
6 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
6 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
6 6 (27.27%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
1 6 (27.27%) MQSeries
2 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Maximo
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
2 6 (27.27%) DbVisualizer
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (27.27%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
1 6 (27.27%) LoadRunner
1 6 (27.27%) JUnit
2 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 5 (22.73%) ClearQuest
3 4 (18.18%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Tester
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.55%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) Spring
2 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 6 (27.27%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) Flash
2 6 (27.27%) J2EE
2 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Regression Testing
2 8 (36.36%) V-Model
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 7 (31.82%) Manual Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 6 (27.27%) System Testing
4 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 5 (22.73%) Usability Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Stress Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) BDD
8 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Scrum
8 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) Java
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) PL/SQL
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) HP
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) SAP