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 30 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 71 75 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.82% 1.71% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £460 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -10.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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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
157 117 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.81% 9.46% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 59 30
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%

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 30 March 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Test Management
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Fund Accounting
5 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
7 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (12.50%) Coaching
7 1 (12.50%) Waterfall

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Online Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Fund Accounting
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP