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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 408 379 400
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 149 164 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 3.12% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 97 76
Average daily rate
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£361 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £264 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £70.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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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
6182 5253 4959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.56% 11.78% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3390 3141
Average daily rate £400 £386 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 205
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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
London +15 65 £413 -9.58% 13
South East -35 34 £320 -2.31% 25
South West -20 16 £425 +13.33% 4
Yorkshire -2 10 £309 -11.78% 4
East of England +5 9 £275 - 3
North West +3 7 £250 - 4
North East - 5 £342 -
West Midlands -3 2 £350 -
East Midlands +13 1 - - 4
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UK

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 173 (45.77%) Selenium
2 154 (40.74%) SQL
3 148 (39.15%) HP Quality Center
4 140 (37.04%) Test Automation
5 138 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (31.75%) Java
7 116 (30.69%) QA
8 106 (28.04%) Test Scripting
9 105 (27.78%) HP
10 95 (25.13%) .NET
11 85 (22.49%) Finance
12 78 (20.63%) ISTQB
13 74 (19.58%) Software Testing
14 73 (19.31%) Security Cleared
15 72 (19.05%) Automated Testing
16 69 (18.25%) Oracle
17 65 (17.20%) ISEB
17 65 (17.20%) Cucumber
17 65 (17.20%) JIRA
18 60 (15.87%) Test Strategy
18 60 (15.87%) XML
19 57 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
20 55 (14.55%) TDD
21 54 (14.29%) C#
21 54 (14.29%) SC Cleared
22 52 (13.76%) BDD
23 51 (13.49%) Web Services
24 48 (12.70%) VB
25 46 (12.17%) Automation Testing
26 43 (11.38%) Open Source

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.79%) Confluence
3 2 (0.53%) nginx
3 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.26%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.26%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.38%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Summit
2 8 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.32%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (1.06%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.79%) CDMA
1 3 (0.79%) GSM
2 2 (0.53%) PuTTY
2 2 (0.53%) WAN
2 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) DNS
3 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (6.88%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.79%) DB2
8 3 (0.79%) MySQL
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.53%) Big Data
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.53%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.53%) DataStage
9 2 (0.53%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 173 (45.77%) Selenium
2 65 (17.20%) Cucumber
2 65 (17.20%) JIRA
3 42 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 35 (9.26%) WebDriver
4 35 (9.26%) Sahi
5 34 (8.99%) WATIR
6 29 (7.67%) SoapUI
7 25 (6.61%) JMeter
8 16 (4.23%) FitNesse
9 14 (3.70%) JUnit
10 13 (3.44%) Jenkins
11 12 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (2.65%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.12%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.85%) RequisitePro
14 7 (1.85%) Toad
14 7 (1.85%) Rational Functional Tester
14 7 (1.85%) Calabash
15 6 (1.59%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 85 (22.49%) Finance
2 43 (11.38%) Banking
3 11 (2.91%) Retail
4 10 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 126 (33.33%) Analyst
2 118 (31.22%) Test Analyst
3 107 (28.31%) Tester
4 57 (15.08%) Test Manager
5 41 (10.85%) Automation Tester
6 35 (9.26%) Test Leader
7 28 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
8 26 (6.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 24 (6.35%) QA Tester
10 20 (5.29%) Senior Tester
11 17 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (4.50%) Test Engineer
12 14 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (3.17%) Performance Tester
14 11 (2.91%) QA Engineer
14 11 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
15 10 (2.65%) Software Tester
16 9 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
17 8 (2.12%) QA Analyst
18 7 (1.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (25.13%) .NET
2 60 (15.87%) XML
3 51 (13.49%) Web Services
4 32 (8.47%) SOAP
5 27 (7.14%) HTML
6 20 (5.29%) ASP.NET
6 20 (5.29%) JSP
7 10 (2.65%) REST
8 7 (1.85%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.59%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.59%) Spring
10 4 (1.06%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.79%) CSS
12 2 (0.53%) RESTful
12 2 (0.53%) WPF
12 2 (0.53%) GWT
12 2 (0.53%) jQuery
12 2 (0.53%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.38%) Open Source
2 18 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.12%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.12%) Fixed Income
4 7 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.59%) PKI
6 5 (1.32%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.32%) iPad
6 5 (1.32%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.06%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.06%) W3C
7 4 (1.06%) Derivative
8 3 (0.79%) iPhone
9 2 (0.53%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.53%) iSeries
9 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.05%) UNIX
2 22 (5.82%) Windows
3 10 (2.65%) Android
3 10 (2.65%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.65%) Windows NT
4 6 (1.59%) Linux
5 5 (1.32%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.53%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (37.04%) Test Automation
2 138 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (28.04%) Test Scripting
4 74 (19.58%) Software Testing
5 72 (19.05%) Automated Testing
6 60 (15.87%) Test Strategy
7 57 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 55 (14.55%) TDD
9 52 (13.76%) BDD
10 46 (12.17%) Automation Testing
11 40 (10.58%) Test Management
11 40 (10.58%) Project Management
12 39 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (9.79%) Scrum
13 37 (9.79%) Functional Testing
14 36 (9.52%) System Testing
15 34 (8.99%) Regression Testing
16 32 (8.47%) Integration Testing
17 29 (7.67%) Performance Testing
17 29 (7.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 154 (40.74%) SQL
2 120 (31.75%) Java
3 54 (14.29%) C#
4 48 (12.70%) VB
5 42 (11.11%) Ruby
6 39 (10.32%) JavaScript
7 33 (8.73%) VBScript
8 26 (6.88%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.38%) Python
10 8 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.59%) Scala
12 5 (1.32%) PHP
13 4 (1.06%) C++
13 4 (1.06%) VBA
14 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.79%) C
14 3 (0.79%) Perl
15 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.26%) Delphi
15 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (20.63%) ISTQB
2 73 (19.31%) Security Cleared
3 65 (17.20%) ISEB
4 54 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 23 (6.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 17 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (3.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (2.91%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.91%) Degree
9 1 (0.26%) MCITP
9 1 (0.26%) MCTS
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (30.69%) QA
2 7 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.32%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) NDS
3 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 148 (39.15%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.79%) Puppet
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.53%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.53%) Netcool
4 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 105 (27.78%) HP
2 69 (18.25%) Oracle
3 38 (10.05%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.44%) SAP
4 13 (3.44%) IBM
5 8 (2.12%) Murex
5 8 (2.12%) Cognos
6 5 (1.32%) Sybase
6 5 (1.32%) Bloomberg
6 5 (1.32%) JD Edwards
7 4 (1.06%) Citrix
7 4 (1.06%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.53%) NetApp
8 2 (0.53%) Veritas
8 2 (0.53%) Apple
8 2 (0.53%) Informatica
8 2 (0.53%) McAfee
8 2 (0.53%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.53%) Telerik
9 1 (0.26%) VMware
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