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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 343 336 319
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 71 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.00% 2.63% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 70
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £284 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £340 £316
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.25%
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
3544 3349 2882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.62% 13.28% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2643 2393 1945
Average daily rate £420 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £20.35 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £56.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 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 1 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 +15 16 £438 +12.83% 7
Greenford - 3 - -
Chessington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 65 (45.77%) SQL
2 53 (37.32%) HP Quality Center
3 50 (35.21%) Java
4 48 (33.80%) Selenium
5 47 (33.10%) HP
6 45 (31.69%) Test Automation
7 43 (30.28%) Finance
8 42 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (28.87%) Banking
9 41 (28.87%) QA
10 39 (27.46%) .NET
11 33 (23.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (21.83%) Automated Testing
13 30 (21.13%) XML
14 27 (19.01%) Cucumber
15 25 (17.61%) Web Services
15 25 (17.61%) Test Scripting
16 24 (16.90%) Open Source
17 23 (16.20%) System Testing
17 23 (16.20%) Software Testing
18 22 (15.49%) ISEB
19 21 (14.79%) HTML
19 21 (14.79%) LoadRunner
19 21 (14.79%) TDD
19 21 (14.79%) BDD
20 20 (14.08%) WATIR
20 20 (14.08%) Oracle
21 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
21 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
21 19 (13.38%) Continuous Integration

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.93%) Node.js
2 4 (2.82%) MQSeries
2 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Confluence
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Office
3 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.82%) Summit
3 3 (2.11%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.11%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (2.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.41%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.70%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) Intranet
1 1 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.23%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.52%) DB2
4 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.82%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.41%) QlikView
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) DataStage
7 1 (0.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 48 (33.80%) Selenium
2 27 (19.01%) Cucumber
3 21 (14.79%) LoadRunner
4 20 (14.08%) WATIR
5 19 (13.38%) Sahi
6 10 (7.04%) WebDriver
6 10 (7.04%) JIRA
7 9 (6.34%) JMeter
8 6 (4.23%) Bugzilla
8 6 (4.23%) FitNesse
9 5 (3.52%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.52%) Xcode
10 4 (2.82%) WinRunner
11 3 (2.11%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.41%) JUnit
12 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.41%) RequisitePro
12 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.41%) Calabash
General
1 43 (30.28%) Finance
2 41 (28.87%) Banking
3 13 (9.15%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.04%) Retail
5 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.82%) Front Office
6 2 (1.41%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Analyst
2 39 (27.46%) Test Analyst
3 35 (24.65%) Tester
4 17 (11.97%) Test Manager
5 14 (9.86%) Test Leader
6 13 (9.15%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.75%) QA Analyst
8 10 (7.04%) Test Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Automation Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Consultant
10 6 (4.23%) Test Consultant
10 6 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) Systems Tester
11 5 (3.52%) iOS Developer
12 4 (2.82%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (2.82%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.46%) .NET
2 30 (21.13%) XML
3 25 (17.61%) Web Services
4 21 (14.79%) HTML
5 10 (7.04%) SOAP
6 9 (6.34%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.63%) REST
8 7 (4.93%) Mustache
8 7 (4.93%) Sass
8 7 (4.93%) JSP
9 6 (4.23%) CSS
9 6 (4.23%) J2EE
10 5 (3.52%) Cocoa Touch
10 5 (3.52%) Cocoa
11 4 (2.82%) Flash
12 3 (2.11%) Silverlight
13 2 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
13 2 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Open Source
2 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (4.93%) SWIFT
4 7 (4.93%) Derivative
5 6 (4.23%) Fixed Income
5 6 (4.23%) iPad
6 5 (3.52%) User Experience
6 5 (3.52%) iPhone
7 4 (2.82%) Equities
8 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.41%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.70%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.75%) UNIX
2 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.41%) Windows
4 1 (0.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.69%) Test Automation
2 42 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (23.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (21.83%) Automated Testing
5 25 (17.61%) Test Scripting
6 23 (16.20%) System Testing
6 23 (16.20%) Software Testing
7 21 (14.79%) TDD
7 21 (14.79%) BDD
8 19 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (11.97%) Integration Testing
9 17 (11.97%) Project Management
9 17 (11.97%) Test Strategy
10 15 (10.56%) CRM
10 15 (10.56%) Regression Testing
11 13 (9.15%) Functional Testing
12 12 (8.45%) E-Commerce
13 11 (7.75%) Migration
13 11 (7.75%) Test Management
14 10 (7.04%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (45.77%) SQL
2 50 (35.21%) Java
3 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
3 19 (13.38%) Ruby
4 16 (11.27%) C#
4 16 (11.27%) VB
5 9 (6.34%) VBScript
6 7 (4.93%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.93%) VBA
7 5 (3.52%) Scala
7 5 (3.52%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.82%) Perl
9 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.11%) Python
10 2 (1.41%) PHP
10 2 (1.41%) C++
10 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.41%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) ISEB
2 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.75%) Degree
4 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (4.93%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.93%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (3.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (28.87%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) NDS
Systems Management
1 53 (37.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (33.10%) HP
2 20 (14.08%) Oracle
3 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.93%) Murex
5 6 (4.23%) Apple
5 6 (4.23%) IBM
6 5 (3.52%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.52%) SAP
6 5 (3.52%) Cognos
7 3 (2.11%) SunGard
8 2 (1.41%) Sybase
8 2 (1.41%) MKS
8 2 (1.41%) Charles River
8 2 (1.41%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.41%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.70%) Comverse
9 1 (0.70%) FactSet
9 1 (0.70%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.70%) Sophis
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