The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 380 392 324
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -68
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 227 174 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.34% 3.07% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 115 128
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £16.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -18.75%
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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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6795 5664 5681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.75% 11.82% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4642 3776 3253
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
London 0 98 £425 +13.33% 11
South East -21 52 £350 - 20
South West -20 22 £331 +18.83% 1
Yorkshire +10 15 £293 +24.46% 5
East of England -4 14 £355 +8.81% 5
North East - 9 £344 - 1
North West -2 8 £425 +36.00% 5
East Midlands +3 6 £288 -5.34%
West Midlands - - - - 1
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QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 201 (43.70%) HP
2 167 (36.30%) Test Automation
3 164 (35.65%) SQL
4 163 (35.43%) HP Quality Center
5 153 (33.26%) ISTQB
6 149 (32.39%) Oracle
6 149 (32.39%) Selenium
7 146 (31.74%) .NET
8 136 (29.57%) Test Scripting
9 123 (26.74%) QA
10 121 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
11 119 (25.87%) Security Cleared
12 118 (25.65%) Java
13 116 (25.22%) VB
14 109 (23.70%) C#
15 107 (23.26%) Finance
16 105 (22.83%) Automated Testing
17 101 (21.96%) SC Cleared
18 99 (21.52%) JavaScript
19 98 (21.30%) HTML
20 93 (20.22%) Microsoft
21 91 (19.78%) Software Testing
22 89 (19.35%) ISEB
23 82 (17.83%) CRM
24 80 (17.39%) ASP.NET
24 80 (17.39%) JSP
25 75 (16.30%) LoadRunner
26 72 (15.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
27 68 (14.78%) Functional Testing
28 67 (14.57%) Project Management

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (2.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.17%) MQSeries
3 7 (1.52%) Node.js
4 6 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.30%) Confluence
5 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.26%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Mingle
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.74%) Summit
3 5 (1.09%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.65%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.43%) Magento
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.43%) Maximo
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.48%) HTTPS
2 15 (3.26%) HTTP
3 14 (3.04%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.83%) DNS
5 4 (0.87%) SAN
6 2 (0.43%) Internet
6 2 (0.43%) FTP
6 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.61%) Oracle Reports
2 25 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.04%) DB2
5 13 (2.83%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.39%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.17%) DbVisualizer
8 6 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.30%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.87%) MySQL
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.43%) Big Data
10 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.43%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 149 (32.39%) Selenium
2 75 (16.30%) LoadRunner
3 57 (12.39%) JIRA
3 57 (12.39%) Cucumber
4 33 (7.17%) WebDriver
5 27 (5.87%) JMeter
6 26 (5.65%) WATIR
7 25 (5.43%) Sahi
8 24 (5.22%) SoapUI
9 18 (3.91%) JUnit
10 17 (3.70%) FitNesse
11 12 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (2.39%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.39%) Facilita Forecast
13 10 (2.17%) Toad
14 9 (1.96%) TestDirector
14 9 (1.96%) Bugzilla
14 9 (1.96%) Zephyr
15 8 (1.74%) Jenkins
16 7 (1.52%) WinRunner
General
1 107 (23.26%) Finance
2 52 (11.30%) Banking
3 24 (5.22%) Retail
4 15 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.65%) Front Office
8 2 (0.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 144 (31.30%) Analyst
2 137 (29.78%) Test Analyst
3 136 (29.57%) Tester
4 62 (13.48%) Test Manager
5 51 (11.09%) Automation Tester
6 49 (10.65%) Test Leader
7 34 (7.39%) Automation Analyst
8 30 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (5.87%) QA Tester
10 23 (5.00%) Test Specialist
11 22 (4.78%) Test Engineer
12 17 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
13 16 (3.48%) Senior Tester
13 16 (3.48%) Performance Tester
13 16 (3.48%) QA Analyst
14 15 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (3.26%) Senior Test Analyst
15 13 (2.83%) Consultant
16 12 (2.61%) Performance Engineer
17 11 (2.39%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (31.74%) .NET
2 98 (21.30%) HTML
3 80 (17.39%) JSP
3 80 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 55 (11.96%) XML
5 43 (9.35%) Web Services
6 25 (5.43%) SOAP
7 12 (2.61%) REST
8 11 (2.39%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.39%) J2EE
9 10 (2.17%) Flash
10 7 (1.52%) OLE
10 7 (1.52%) Mustache
10 7 (1.52%) Sass
11 6 (1.30%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.30%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.30%) Spring
12 4 (0.87%) CSS
13 3 (0.65%) Cocoa
13 3 (0.65%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.39%) Open Source
2 33 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.96%) User Experience
4 8 (1.74%) Data Structures
4 8 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.74%) Derivative
5 7 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.30%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.09%) PKI
7 5 (1.09%) iPad
8 4 (0.87%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.87%) Equities
9 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.65%) AS400
9 3 (0.65%) iPhone
9 3 (0.65%) iSeries
9 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.43%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.48%) UNIX
2 40 (8.70%) Windows
3 15 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (3.04%) Windows 2000
4 14 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.04%) Windows XP
5 9 (1.96%) Windows NT
6 7 (1.52%) Linux
7 6 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.65%) Android
9 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (36.30%) Test Automation
2 136 (29.57%) Test Scripting
3 121 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (22.83%) Automated Testing
5 91 (19.78%) Software Testing
6 82 (17.83%) CRM
7 68 (14.78%) Functional Testing
8 67 (14.57%) Project Management
9 63 (13.70%) Test Strategy
10 60 (13.04%) Regression Testing
11 59 (12.83%) Knowledge Management
12 57 (12.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 52 (11.30%) Automation Testing
14 50 (10.87%) TDD
15 43 (9.35%) Performance Testing
15 43 (9.35%) BDD
15 43 (9.35%) System Testing
16 29 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (6.30%) Manual Testing
17 28 (6.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (35.65%) SQL
2 118 (25.65%) Java
3 116 (25.22%) VB
4 109 (23.70%) C#
5 99 (21.52%) JavaScript
6 41 (8.91%) VBScript
7 29 (6.30%) Ruby
8 21 (4.57%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.74%) Perl
10 7 (1.52%) VBA
10 7 (1.52%) Python
10 7 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.09%) PHP
12 5 (1.09%) Scala
13 4 (0.87%) C++
13 4 (0.87%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.43%) XPath
14 2 (0.43%) Groovy
14 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 153 (33.26%) ISTQB
2 119 (25.87%) Security Cleared
3 101 (21.96%) SC Cleared
4 89 (19.35%) ISEB
5 72 (15.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 53 (11.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 42 (9.13%) DV Cleared
8 21 (4.57%) Degree
9 16 (3.48%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.30%) MCITP
11 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.65%) MCP
11 3 (0.65%) MCSE
11 3 (0.65%) CCNP
11 3 (0.65%) CCNA
12 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (26.74%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.65%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 163 (35.43%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.09%) Puppet
4 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.43%) nmon
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 201 (43.70%) HP
2 149 (32.39%) Oracle
3 93 (20.22%) Microsoft
4 23 (5.00%) IBM
5 13 (2.83%) SAP
6 10 (2.17%) Murex
6 10 (2.17%) Siebel
7 9 (1.96%) VMware
8 8 (1.74%) Cognos
9 5 (1.09%) Apple
9 5 (1.09%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.09%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.87%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.87%) Citrix
11 3 (0.65%) SunGard
12 2 (0.43%) Informatica
12 2 (0.43%) Sybase
12 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.43%) ATG
12 2 (0.43%) Telerik
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