The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 April 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 Essex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 50 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.05% 0.24% -
As % of the Development Applications category 16.67% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £338 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
96 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.28% 4.72% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 24
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £246 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £423 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £29.50 £33.42 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +27.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £28.99 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.84 £36.48 £32.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
QuickTest Pro
East of England

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Essex

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 2 £388 -
Witham - 1 - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
QuickTest Pro
East of England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) VBScript
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) VB
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
6 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (6.25%) NAS
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) IPv4
1 1 (6.25%) IPv6
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Consultant
1 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
1 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
2 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
1 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Test Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) VBScript
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) IBM