The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 318 327 311
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 97 92 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.69% 2.84% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 61 62
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -
QuickTest Pro
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3606 3243 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.60% 13.00% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2698 2350 1906
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 14
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £22.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in London

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in London

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in London

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in London

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
City of London +16 22 £425 +13.33% 6
Greenford - 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 81 (49.69%) SQL
2 65 (39.88%) Selenium
3 64 (39.26%) Java
4 54 (33.13%) QA
5 52 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (31.90%) HP Quality Center
6 50 (30.67%) Test Automation
7 49 (30.06%) .NET
8 46 (28.22%) HP
9 45 (27.61%) Finance
10 44 (26.99%) Banking
11 43 (26.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 40 (24.54%) XML
13 37 (22.70%) Cucumber
14 36 (22.09%) Automated Testing
15 32 (19.63%) TDD
16 31 (19.02%) BDD
17 30 (18.40%) Open Source
17 30 (18.40%) System Testing
18 29 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (17.79%) Web Services
19 28 (17.18%) Test Scripting
20 27 (16.56%) Ruby
21 26 (15.95%) WATIR
21 26 (15.95%) Software Testing
21 26 (15.95%) Test Strategy
22 25 (15.34%) Sahi
22 25 (15.34%) ISEB
23 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
24 22 (13.50%) Project Management

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (4.29%) Node.js
2 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.45%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) MS Office
2 7 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.07%) Summit
2 5 (3.07%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.84%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.61%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.91%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.68%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.68%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.68%) DB2
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.45%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.23%) Big Data
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.23%) DataStage
7 2 (1.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 65 (39.88%) Selenium
2 37 (22.70%) Cucumber
3 26 (15.95%) WATIR
4 25 (15.34%) Sahi
5 16 (9.82%) JIRA
5 16 (9.82%) LoadRunner
6 13 (7.98%) SoapUI
7 12 (7.36%) FitNesse
8 11 (6.75%) WebDriver
9 8 (4.91%) JMeter
10 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.68%) Bugzilla
12 5 (3.07%) JUnit
12 5 (3.07%) Calabash
13 4 (2.45%) RequisitePro
13 4 (2.45%) WinRunner
14 3 (1.84%) TestDirector
14 3 (1.84%) Rational Robot
14 3 (1.84%) Xcode
14 3 (1.84%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 45 (27.61%) Finance
2 44 (26.99%) Banking
3 14 (8.59%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.52%) Retail
5 5 (3.07%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.84%) Front Office
6 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (31.29%) Analyst
2 46 (28.22%) Test Analyst
3 40 (24.54%) Tester
4 21 (12.88%) Test Leader
5 19 (11.66%) Test Manager
6 17 (10.43%) Automation Tester
7 11 (6.75%) QA Analyst
8 9 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Test Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Automation Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.68%) Test Consultant
11 6 (3.68%) QA Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (3.68%) Senior Tester
11 6 (3.68%) Developer
11 6 (3.68%) Consultant
12 5 (3.07%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (30.06%) .NET
2 40 (24.54%) XML
3 29 (17.79%) Web Services
4 20 (12.27%) HTML
5 16 (9.82%) SOAP
6 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.52%) REST
7 8 (4.91%) JSP
8 7 (4.29%) Mustache
8 7 (4.29%) Sass
9 4 (2.45%) Flash
9 4 (2.45%) CSS
9 4 (2.45%) J2EE
10 3 (1.84%) Cocoa
10 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.84%) Cocoa Touch
11 2 (1.23%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.23%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.40%) Open Source
2 15 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.91%) Derivative
3 8 (4.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (4.29%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.68%) SWIFT
6 5 (3.07%) iPad
7 4 (2.45%) Equities
7 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.84%) iPhone
8 3 (1.84%) User Experience
9 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.23%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.23%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.23%) W3C
10 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.61%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.75%) UNIX
2 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.67%) Test Automation
3 43 (26.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (22.09%) Automated Testing
5 32 (19.63%) TDD
6 31 (19.02%) BDD
7 30 (18.40%) System Testing
8 29 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (17.18%) Test Scripting
10 26 (15.95%) Software Testing
10 26 (15.95%) Test Strategy
11 22 (13.50%) Project Management
12 18 (11.04%) Integration Testing
13 16 (9.82%) CRM
13 16 (9.82%) Regression Testing
13 16 (9.82%) Functional Testing
13 16 (9.82%) Test Planning
14 14 (8.59%) Automation Testing
15 13 (7.98%) Test Management
15 13 (7.98%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 81 (49.69%) SQL
2 64 (39.26%) Java
3 27 (16.56%) Ruby
4 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
5 18 (11.04%) C#
6 16 (9.82%) VB
7 12 (7.36%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.52%) VBScript
9 5 (3.07%) Scala
10 4 (2.45%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.45%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.45%) VBA
10 4 (2.45%) Perl
11 3 (1.84%) PHP
11 3 (1.84%) Python
12 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.61%) C++
13 1 (0.61%) Groovy
13 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (15.34%) ISEB
2 21 (12.88%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.98%) Degree
4 12 (7.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.91%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (33.13%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 52 (31.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (28.22%) HP
2 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.66%) Oracle
4 10 (6.13%) Murex
5 9 (5.52%) IBM
6 8 (4.91%) SAP
6 8 (4.91%) Cognos
7 5 (3.07%) Apple
7 5 (3.07%) JD Edwards
7 5 (3.07%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.84%) SunGard
9 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.23%) Sybase
9 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.61%) BMC
10 1 (0.61%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.61%) Remedy
10 1 (0.61%) Charles River
10 1 (0.61%) Infragistics
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago