The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank - 24 30
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 0.55% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category - 9.09% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £330 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -44.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Development Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.20% 6.08% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 4
Average daily rate £425 £343 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -16.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
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 28 August 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 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 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