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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 371 386 340
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -46
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 210 189 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.13% 3.25% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 131 157
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £15.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -23.17%
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
6704 5809 6027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.86% 12.03% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4483 3838 3416
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 £288 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 207
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.05 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +6 84 £375 +7.14% 17
London -8 63 £413 +3.12% 11
Yorkshire +12 15 £280 +14.28% 7
East of England -22 15 £359 +79.37% 1
North East - 15 £360 - 3
North West +3 7 £296 - 5
South West -23 7 £305 -9.96% 3
East Midlands +1 3 £319 +10.86% 1
Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
UK

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 196 (42.06%) HP
2 171 (36.70%) Test Automation
3 168 (36.05%) SQL
4 165 (35.41%) HP Quality Center
5 164 (35.19%) ISTQB
6 158 (33.91%) Oracle
7 155 (33.26%) .NET
8 146 (31.33%) Test Scripting
9 127 (27.25%) Selenium
10 125 (26.82%) VB
11 118 (25.32%) QA
11 118 (25.32%) Security Cleared
12 115 (24.68%) Finance
13 114 (24.46%) JavaScript
14 113 (24.25%) HTML
15 110 (23.61%) C#
16 104 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
17 103 (22.10%) Java
18 102 (21.89%) LoadRunner
19 95 (20.39%) SC Cleared
20 91 (19.53%) Microsoft
21 90 (19.31%) ASP.NET
21 90 (19.31%) Automated Testing
22 89 (19.10%) JSP
23 88 (18.88%) Software Testing
24 86 (18.45%) ISEB
25 84 (18.03%) CRM
26 77 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 74 (15.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
28 70 (15.02%) UNIX

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (3.43%) Node.js
2 13 (2.79%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.58%) MQSeries
4 9 (1.93%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (1.50%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.86%) Confluence
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.21%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.36%) MS Office
3 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Mingle
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (6.44%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.64%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.64%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.43%) Magento
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.43%) Maximo
3 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.94%) HTTP
1 23 (4.94%) HTTPS
2 20 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.08%) DNS
4 6 (1.29%) SAN
5 3 (0.64%) Internet
5 3 (0.64%) FTP
6 2 (0.43%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.43%) Intranet
7 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.66%) Oracle Reports
2 24 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.22%) DB2
4 12 (2.58%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.58%) DbVisualizer
5 11 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.07%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.07%) MySQL
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.43%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.43%) QlikView
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 127 (27.25%) Selenium
2 102 (21.89%) LoadRunner
3 53 (11.37%) Cucumber
4 35 (7.51%) JIRA
5 34 (7.30%) WebDriver
6 30 (6.44%) WATIR
7 28 (6.01%) JMeter
8 25 (5.36%) Sahi
9 16 (3.43%) WinRunner
9 16 (3.43%) TestDirector
9 16 (3.43%) JUnit
10 13 (2.79%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.79%) Facilita Forecast
11 9 (1.93%) Toad
11 9 (1.93%) Bugzilla
11 9 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.93%) FitNesse
11 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.50%) Xcode
12 7 (1.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 115 (24.68%) Finance
2 46 (9.87%) Banking
3 33 (7.08%) Retail
4 16 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.79%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.07%) Front Office
8 4 (0.86%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (33.26%) Analyst
2 150 (32.19%) Test Analyst
3 139 (29.83%) Tester
4 55 (11.80%) Test Manager
5 44 (9.44%) Test Leader
6 41 (8.80%) Automation Tester
7 35 (7.51%) Automation Analyst
8 32 (6.87%) Automation Test Analyst
9 29 (6.22%) Test Engineer
10 24 (5.15%) Test Specialist
11 22 (4.72%) Performance Tester
12 21 (4.51%) QA Tester
13 18 (3.86%) QA Analyst
14 16 (3.43%) Performance Engineer
14 16 (3.43%) Automation Specialist
15 15 (3.22%) Senior Test Analyst
15 15 (3.22%) Senior Analyst
16 14 (3.00%) Developer
16 14 (3.00%) Consultant
16 14 (3.00%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (33.26%) .NET
2 113 (24.25%) HTML
3 90 (19.31%) ASP.NET
4 89 (19.10%) JSP
5 50 (10.73%) XML
6 48 (10.30%) Web Services
7 17 (3.65%) SOAP
8 16 (3.43%) Sass
9 15 (3.22%) J2EE
10 13 (2.79%) REST
10 13 (2.79%) Mustache
11 12 (2.58%) .NET Framework
11 12 (2.58%) Flash
12 10 (2.15%) OLE
12 10 (2.15%) CSS
13 7 (1.50%) Cocoa
13 7 (1.50%) Cocoa Touch
14 6 (1.29%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.29%) Spring
15 5 (1.07%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.30%) Open Source
2 32 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.65%) User Experience
4 8 (1.72%) iPad
4 8 (1.72%) SWIFT
4 8 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 7 (1.50%) Derivative
5 7 (1.50%) iPhone
6 5 (1.07%) Clustering
6 5 (1.07%) Equities
6 5 (1.07%) PKI
6 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.64%) AS400
7 3 (0.64%) iSeries
8 2 (0.43%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.43%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.43%) PMI
8 2 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 70 (15.02%) UNIX
2 58 (12.45%) Windows
3 26 (5.58%) Windows XP
4 25 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (4.29%) Windows 2000
6 8 (1.72%) Linux
7 7 (1.50%) Windows NT
7 7 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.07%) AIX
9 3 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (36.70%) Test Automation
2 146 (31.33%) Test Scripting
3 104 (22.32%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (19.31%) Automated Testing
5 88 (18.88%) Software Testing
6 84 (18.03%) CRM
7 66 (14.16%) Regression Testing
7 66 (14.16%) Performance Testing
8 64 (13.73%) Functional Testing
9 61 (13.09%) Knowledge Management
10 56 (12.02%) Project Management
11 49 (10.52%) Test Strategy
12 46 (9.87%) Automation Testing
13 45 (9.66%) TDD
14 38 (8.15%) BDD
15 37 (7.94%) System Testing
15 37 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (6.65%) E-Commerce
17 28 (6.01%) Test Management
18 27 (5.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 168 (36.05%) SQL
2 125 (26.82%) VB
3 114 (24.46%) JavaScript
4 110 (23.61%) C#
5 103 (22.10%) Java
6 46 (9.87%) VBScript
7 29 (6.22%) Ruby
8 14 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.36%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.72%) VBA
11 7 (1.50%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.50%) C++
11 7 (1.50%) Perl
11 7 (1.50%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.29%) Python
13 5 (1.07%) Scala
14 4 (0.86%) PHP
15 2 (0.43%) C
15 2 (0.43%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 164 (35.19%) ISTQB
2 118 (25.32%) Security Cleared
3 95 (20.39%) SC Cleared
4 86 (18.45%) ISEB
5 77 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 74 (15.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 43 (9.23%) DV Cleared
8 18 (3.86%) Degree
9 13 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.29%) MCITP
11 5 (1.07%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.64%) MCP
12 3 (0.64%) MCSE
12 3 (0.64%) CCNP
12 3 (0.64%) CCNA
13 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (25.32%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.21%) EMIR
3 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) NDS
1 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 165 (35.41%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.07%) Netcool
3 5 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.64%) Puppet
4 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.64%) nmon
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 196 (42.06%) HP
2 158 (33.91%) Oracle
3 91 (19.53%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.94%) IBM
5 14 (3.00%) VMware
6 12 (2.58%) SAP
7 9 (1.93%) Siebel
7 9 (1.93%) Citrix
8 8 (1.72%) Apple
9 5 (1.07%) McAfee
9 5 (1.07%) Cognos
9 5 (1.07%) Veritas
10 3 (0.64%) Serena
10 3 (0.64%) Sybase
10 3 (0.64%) BMC
10 3 (0.64%) SunGard
10 3 (0.64%) Murex
10 3 (0.64%) ION Trading
10 3 (0.64%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.64%) Remedy
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Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
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