The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 52 50 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.78% 0.77% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.73% 9.76% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£355 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 - £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
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%
QuickTest Pro
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
102 41 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.96% 7.93% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 20 74
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Average hourly rate - £34.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.27% -3.33%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Watford -1 5 - -
St Albans - - - -
QuickTest Pro
East of England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
1 15 (100.00%) UNIX
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (53.33%) V-Model
5 6 (40.00%) System Testing
5 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (40.00%) DB2
5 6 (40.00%) JUnit
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) J2EE
5 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) XML
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (40.00%) Flash
5 6 (40.00%) MQSeries
5 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
5 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
5 6 (40.00%) Retail
5 6 (40.00%) Spring
5 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (40.00%) MQSeries
1 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (40.00%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) JUnit
1 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 5 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 5 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) J2EE
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
1 6 (40.00%) XML
1 6 (40.00%) Flash
1 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (40.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) V-Model
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (40.00%) System Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) HP
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