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 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 379 385 327
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -58
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 214 184 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.21% 3.19% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 133 162
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £370 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -44.57%
QuickTest Pro
UK

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
6674 5761 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4342 3772 3435
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 208
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 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £45.00
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 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 29 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 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 95 £375 +7.14% 21
London -15 56 £400 - 13
East of England -14 17 £321 +71.33% 2
Yorkshire +15 15 £250 -13.04% 10
North East - 11 £360 - 1
East Midlands +2 7 £299 +4.03% 2
North West -9 5 £168 -7.20% 7
South West -37 5 £275 -18.81% 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
QuickTest Pro
UK

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 206 (44.88%) HP
2 171 (37.25%) Test Automation
3 167 (36.38%) HP Quality Center
4 165 (35.95%) ISTQB
5 159 (34.64%) Oracle
6 158 (34.42%) SQL
7 154 (33.55%) .NET
8 144 (31.37%) Test Scripting
9 125 (27.23%) VB
10 122 (26.58%) Security Cleared
11 120 (26.14%) JavaScript
11 120 (26.14%) Finance
12 117 (25.49%) Selenium
13 116 (25.27%) HTML
14 113 (24.62%) QA
15 110 (23.97%) C#
16 101 (22.00%) LoadRunner
17 100 (21.79%) SC Cleared
18 95 (20.70%) Java
19 91 (19.83%) ASP.NET
19 91 (19.83%) Microsoft
20 90 (19.61%) ISEB
20 90 (19.61%) JSP
21 86 (18.74%) CRM
21 86 (18.74%) Software Testing
22 82 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 79 (17.21%) Automated Testing
24 73 (15.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 70 (15.25%) UNIX
26 64 (13.94%) Regression Testing

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 20 (4.36%) Node.js
2 14 (3.05%) MQSeries
2 14 (3.05%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.87%) Confluence
6 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 30 (6.54%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.87%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.65%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.44%) Maximo
4 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.01%) HTTPS
1 23 (5.01%) HTTP
2 20 (4.36%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.14%) DNS
4 6 (1.31%) SAN
5 3 (0.65%) FTP
6 2 (0.44%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.44%) Intranet
6 2 (0.44%) Internet
7 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.85%) Oracle Reports
2 23 (5.01%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.70%) DB2
4 14 (3.05%) DbVisualizer
5 11 (2.40%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.87%) MySQL
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.44%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 117 (25.49%) Selenium
2 101 (22.00%) LoadRunner
3 45 (9.80%) Cucumber
4 37 (8.06%) JIRA
5 32 (6.97%) WebDriver
6 28 (6.10%) WATIR
7 26 (5.66%) JMeter
8 22 (4.79%) Sahi
9 19 (4.14%) WinRunner
10 18 (3.92%) TestDirector
10 18 (3.92%) JUnit
11 12 (2.61%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.18%) Bugzilla
13 9 (1.96%) Toad
13 9 (1.96%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.96%) Facilita Forecast
14 8 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (1.74%) FitNesse
15 7 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 120 (26.14%) Finance
2 47 (10.24%) Banking
3 35 (7.63%) Retail
4 19 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.53%) Front Office
8 5 (1.09%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Local Government
9 3 (0.65%) Military
10 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.44%) Billing
10 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 151 (32.90%) Analyst
2 146 (31.81%) Test Analyst
3 133 (28.98%) Tester
4 61 (13.29%) Test Manager
5 44 (9.59%) Test Leader
6 37 (8.06%) Automation Tester
7 26 (5.66%) Automation Analyst
7 26 (5.66%) Test Engineer
8 24 (5.23%) Test Specialist
8 24 (5.23%) Automation Test Analyst
9 19 (4.14%) QA Tester
9 19 (4.14%) Performance Tester
10 18 (3.92%) QA Analyst
11 16 (3.49%) Developer
11 16 (3.49%) Automation Specialist
12 15 (3.27%) Consultant
13 14 (3.05%) Senior Test Analyst
13 14 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.83%) Performance Engineer
15 12 (2.61%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (33.55%) .NET
2 116 (25.27%) HTML
3 91 (19.83%) ASP.NET
4 90 (19.61%) JSP
5 49 (10.68%) XML
6 44 (9.59%) Web Services
7 20 (4.36%) Sass
8 17 (3.70%) Mustache
8 17 (3.70%) J2EE
9 14 (3.05%) Flash
10 12 (2.61%) .NET Framework
11 10 (2.18%) OLE
11 10 (2.18%) CSS
11 10 (2.18%) SOAP
12 9 (1.96%) REST
13 7 (1.53%) Cocoa
13 7 (1.53%) Cocoa Touch
14 6 (1.31%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.31%) Spring
15 4 (0.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.97%) Open Source
2 9 (1.96%) SWIFT
2 9 (1.96%) Fixed Income
3 7 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (1.53%) iPad
3 7 (1.53%) iPhone
4 6 (1.31%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.31%) Clustering
4 6 (1.31%) Derivative
5 5 (1.09%) Equities
5 5 (1.09%) PKI
6 4 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (0.65%) iSeries
7 3 (0.65%) AS400
8 2 (0.44%) PMI
8 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.44%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.44%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.25%) UNIX
2 62 (13.51%) Windows
3 28 (6.10%) Windows XP
4 26 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (4.36%) Windows 2000
6 7 (1.53%) Windows NT
6 7 (1.53%) Linux
6 7 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.31%) AIX
8 3 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (37.25%) Test Automation
2 144 (31.37%) Test Scripting
3 86 (18.74%) Software Testing
3 86 (18.74%) CRM
4 79 (17.21%) Automated Testing
5 64 (13.94%) Performance Testing
5 64 (13.94%) Regression Testing
6 61 (13.29%) Knowledge Management
7 56 (12.20%) Project Management
8 50 (10.89%) Test Strategy
9 43 (9.37%) Automation Testing
9 43 (9.37%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (9.37%) TDD
10 38 (8.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 38 (8.28%) System Testing
11 36 (7.84%) BDD
12 34 (7.41%) Functional Testing
12 34 (7.41%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.75%) Test Management
14 24 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 158 (34.42%) SQL
2 125 (27.23%) VB
3 120 (26.14%) JavaScript
4 110 (23.97%) C#
5 95 (20.70%) Java
6 51 (11.11%) VBScript
7 28 (6.10%) Ruby
8 13 (2.83%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.40%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.96%) C++
10 9 (1.96%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.74%) VBA
12 7 (1.53%) Python
12 7 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.53%) Perl
13 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.65%) Groovy
14 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.44%) PHP
14 2 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 165 (35.95%) ISTQB
2 122 (26.58%) Security Cleared
3 100 (21.79%) SC Cleared
4 90 (19.61%) ISEB
5 82 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 73 (15.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 43 (9.37%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.36%) Degree
9 14 (3.05%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.31%) MCITP
11 4 (0.87%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.65%) MCP
12 3 (0.65%) MCSE
12 3 (0.65%) CCNP
12 3 (0.65%) CCNA
13 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (24.62%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
3 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) NDS
1 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 167 (36.38%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (1.31%) Netcool
3 6 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.65%) Puppet
4 3 (0.65%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.65%) nmon
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 206 (44.88%) HP
2 159 (34.64%) Oracle
3 91 (19.83%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.23%) IBM
5 15 (3.27%) VMware
6 13 (2.83%) SAP
7 10 (2.18%) Citrix
8 9 (1.96%) Siebel
9 7 (1.53%) Apple
10 6 (1.31%) McAfee
10 6 (1.31%) Veritas
11 5 (1.09%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.09%) ION Trading
12 4 (0.87%) MarketAxess
13 3 (0.65%) Remedy
13 3 (0.65%) Serena
13 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.65%) SunGard
13 3 (0.65%) BMC
13 3 (0.65%) Sun
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vadis People
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago