The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 23 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 Leeds 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 89 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.17% 0.13% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.99% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
207 101 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.41% 13.08% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 57 64
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
West Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

QuickTest Pro
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware