The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 1 August 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 357 369 339
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -30
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 208 184 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.39% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.24% 3.34% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 124 147
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -67.14%
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6425 5517 5682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.02% 11.84% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 3532 3388
Average daily rate £395 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 132 205
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
QuickTest Pro
UK

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in England

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in England

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in England

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in England

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
South East +27 95 £358 +8.33% 26
London -4 62 £400 - 10
Yorkshire +8 11 £230 -20.00% 3
East of England -15 9 £288 +64.28% 2
North West -10 8 £260 -20.00% 2
North East - 8 £361 - 1
East Midlands +2 7 £300 -7.69% 1
South West -37 6 £305 -23.75% 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
QuickTest Pro
UK

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 220 (45.83%) HP
2 179 (37.29%) HP Quality Center
3 173 (36.04%) Test Automation
4 166 (34.58%) ISTQB
5 158 (32.92%) SQL
6 153 (31.88%) .NET
7 146 (30.42%) Oracle
8 145 (30.21%) Test Scripting
9 137 (28.54%) Security Cleared
10 128 (26.67%) Selenium
11 122 (25.42%) VB
12 121 (25.21%) LoadRunner
12 121 (25.21%) Finance
13 120 (25.00%) JavaScript
14 117 (24.38%) HTML
15 113 (23.54%) QA
16 106 (22.08%) SC Cleared
17 100 (20.83%) C#
17 100 (20.83%) ISEB
18 91 (18.96%) Java
19 87 (18.13%) ASP.NET
20 86 (17.92%) JSP
20 86 (17.92%) Microsoft
20 86 (17.92%) Software Testing
20 86 (17.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 82 (17.08%) Automated Testing
22 75 (15.63%) CRM
23 70 (14.58%) Windows
24 66 (13.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 63 (13.13%) Performance Testing

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 23 (4.79%) Node.js
2 18 (3.75%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.54%) MQSeries
4 11 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.83%) Confluence
6 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (6.46%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.83%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.63%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Magento
4 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.42%) Maximo
4 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.00%) HTTP
1 24 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 21 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 20 (4.17%) DNS
4 10 (2.08%) SAN
5 3 (0.63%) FTP
6 2 (0.42%) Intranet
6 2 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.21%) IPv4
7 1 (0.21%) IPv6
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.21%) NAS
7 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.21%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.79%) Oracle Reports
2 19 (3.96%) DB2
3 17 (3.54%) DbVisualizer
4 13 (2.71%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.04%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.63%) MySQL
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.42%) QlikView
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 128 (26.67%) Selenium
2 121 (25.21%) LoadRunner
3 52 (10.83%) Cucumber
4 42 (8.75%) JIRA
5 35 (7.29%) WATIR
6 29 (6.04%) WebDriver
7 27 (5.63%) Sahi
8 24 (5.00%) JMeter
9 21 (4.38%) SoapUI
10 20 (4.17%) WinRunner
11 19 (3.96%) JUnit
12 16 (3.33%) TestDirector
13 15 (3.13%) Jenkins
14 10 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (2.08%) Maven
14 10 (2.08%) Bugzilla
15 8 (1.67%) Visual Studio
16 7 (1.46%) Xcode
16 7 (1.46%) TestComplete
16 7 (1.46%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 121 (25.21%) Finance
2 55 (11.46%) Banking
3 38 (7.92%) Retail
4 22 (4.58%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.46%) Front Office
8 5 (1.04%) Military
8 5 (1.04%) Marketing
9 3 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (33.75%) Analyst
2 155 (32.29%) Test Analyst
3 129 (26.88%) Tester
4 61 (12.71%) Test Manager
5 42 (8.75%) Test Leader
6 35 (7.29%) Automation Tester
7 31 (6.46%) Test Engineer
8 25 (5.21%) Test Specialist
9 23 (4.79%) Consultant
9 23 (4.79%) Automation Analyst
10 21 (4.38%) QA Analyst
10 21 (4.38%) Automation Test Analyst
11 18 (3.75%) Test Consultant
12 17 (3.54%) Automation Specialist
12 17 (3.54%) QA Tester
13 16 (3.33%) Developer
14 15 (3.13%) Performance Tester
15 14 (2.92%) QA Test Analyst
16 13 (2.71%) Performance Engineer
16 13 (2.71%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (31.88%) .NET
2 117 (24.38%) HTML
3 87 (18.13%) ASP.NET
4 86 (17.92%) JSP
5 57 (11.88%) XML
6 43 (8.96%) Web Services
7 23 (4.79%) Sass
8 22 (4.58%) J2EE
9 20 (4.17%) Mustache
10 17 (3.54%) Flash
11 11 (2.29%) CSS
11 11 (2.29%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.08%) SOAP
13 9 (1.88%) OLE
14 8 (1.67%) REST
15 7 (1.46%) Cocoa
15 7 (1.46%) Cocoa Touch
16 6 (1.25%) HTML5
17 4 (0.83%) Ajax
17 4 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.54%) Open Source
2 12 (2.50%) SWIFT
3 9 (1.88%) Fixed Income
4 8 (1.67%) iPad
4 8 (1.67%) iPhone
5 6 (1.25%) Derivative
5 6 (1.25%) Clustering
5 6 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.04%) Equities
6 5 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.63%) AS400
8 3 (0.63%) iSeries
8 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.42%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.42%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.58%) Windows
2 61 (12.71%) UNIX
3 31 (6.46%) Windows XP
4 29 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (4.38%) Windows 2000
5 21 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.88%) Linux
7 7 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.25%) AIX
9 4 (0.83%) Solaris
10 3 (0.63%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (36.04%) Test Automation
2 145 (30.21%) Test Scripting
3 86 (17.92%) Software Testing
4 82 (17.08%) Automated Testing
5 75 (15.63%) CRM
6 63 (13.13%) Performance Testing
7 55 (11.46%) Knowledge Management
8 53 (11.04%) Test Strategy
9 50 (10.42%) TDD
9 50 (10.42%) Regression Testing
10 48 (10.00%) Project Management
10 48 (10.00%) Automation Testing
11 44 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (9.17%) System Testing
12 40 (8.33%) Test Management
13 38 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (7.92%) E-Commerce
14 35 (7.29%) Scrum
14 35 (7.29%) BDD
15 34 (7.08%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (32.92%) SQL
2 122 (25.42%) VB
3 120 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 100 (20.83%) C#
5 91 (18.96%) Java
6 54 (11.25%) VBScript
7 34 (7.08%) Ruby
8 12 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.88%) C++
9 9 (1.88%) Objective-C
10 8 (1.67%) Perl
10 8 (1.67%) VBA
11 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.25%) Python
12 6 (1.25%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.63%) Groovy
13 3 (0.63%) XPath
14 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 166 (34.58%) ISTQB
2 137 (28.54%) Security Cleared
3 106 (22.08%) SC Cleared
4 100 (20.83%) ISEB
5 86 (17.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (13.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 40 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 25 (5.21%) Degree
9 14 (2.92%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.46%) MCITP
11 4 (0.83%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.83%) MCP
11 4 (0.83%) MCSE
11 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.83%) CCNP
11 4 (0.83%) CCNA
12 2 (0.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (23.54%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.21%) WCAG
2 1 (0.21%) EMIR
2 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) NDS
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 179 (37.29%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (4.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.25%) Netcool
5 3 (0.63%) nmon
6 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 220 (45.83%) HP
2 146 (30.42%) Oracle
3 86 (17.92%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.63%) IBM
5 19 (3.96%) VMware
6 13 (2.71%) SAP
6 13 (2.71%) Citrix
7 9 (1.88%) Siebel
8 7 (1.46%) Apple
9 6 (1.25%) Veritas
9 6 (1.25%) McAfee
10 5 (1.04%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.04%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.83%) MarketAxess
12 3 (0.63%) Remedy
12 3 (0.63%) BMC
12 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.63%) Murex
12 3 (0.63%) Sun
12 3 (0.63%) SunGard
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