The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 10 July 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 Halifax 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 22 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.53% 0.56% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.77% 12.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£358 £330 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £330 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £330 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - £29.50
Development Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 8.23% 4.52% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 5
Average daily rate £425 £330 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
QuickTest Pro
West Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

QuickTest Pro
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) BMC
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) MS Project
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) BMC
1 3 (42.86%) Remedy
2 2 (28.57%) HP