The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 76 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.083% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.68% 3.06% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -44.57%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
147 98 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.25% 8.88% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 47 40
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) VBScript
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) CICS
4 2 (22.22%) WinRunner
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) HP

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (22.22%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) WinRunner
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) HP