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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 358 348 298
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -50
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 62 86 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.72% 2.56% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 67 76
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +16.66%
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
3613 3360 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.75% 13.37% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2672 2401 1916
Average daily rate £415 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £22.00 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 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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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 +10 15 £400 -0.12% 3
Greenford - 4 - -
Chessington - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 68 (46.90%) SQL
2 58 (40.00%) Selenium
3 57 (39.31%) Java
4 52 (35.86%) Test Automation
5 47 (32.41%) .NET
6 46 (31.72%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (31.72%) HP Quality Center
7 45 (31.03%) QA
8 44 (30.34%) HP
8 44 (30.34%) Finance
9 35 (24.14%) Web Services
9 35 (24.14%) Cucumber
10 34 (23.45%) XML
10 34 (23.45%) Banking
11 29 (20.00%) TDD
11 29 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 29 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 29 (20.00%) Open Source
12 28 (19.31%) WATIR
13 27 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 27 (18.62%) BDD
14 25 (17.24%) Ruby
15 24 (16.55%) System Testing
15 24 (16.55%) Sahi
16 23 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (15.17%) HTML
18 21 (14.48%) Oracle
19 20 (13.79%) JavaScript
19 20 (13.79%) LoadRunner
20 18 (12.41%) ISEB

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (10.34%) Node.js
2 5 (3.45%) MQSeries
2 5 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.69%) Confluence
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.07%) SunGard GMI
2 3 (2.07%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (2.07%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.38%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Intranet
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.14%) DB2
2 6 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.45%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.38%) QlikView
5 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.69%) DataStage
6 1 (0.69%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 58 (40.00%) Selenium
2 35 (24.14%) Cucumber
3 28 (19.31%) WATIR
4 24 (16.55%) Sahi
5 20 (13.79%) LoadRunner
6 12 (8.28%) WebDriver
7 11 (7.59%) JMeter
7 11 (7.59%) JIRA
8 7 (4.83%) Xcode
9 6 (4.14%) FitNesse
9 6 (4.14%) Bugzilla
10 5 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.76%) WinRunner
12 3 (2.07%) TestDirector
13 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.38%) JUnit
13 2 (1.38%) Calabash
14 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 44 (30.34%) Finance
2 34 (23.45%) Banking
3 13 (8.97%) Investment Banking
3 13 (8.97%) Retail
4 5 (3.45%) Front Office
4 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.07%) Local Government
6 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.69%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (33.79%) Analyst
2 44 (30.34%) Test Analyst
3 37 (25.52%) Tester
4 15 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 14 (9.66%) Automation Tester
6 12 (8.28%) QA Analyst
6 12 (8.28%) Test Leader
7 11 (7.59%) Test Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Developer
9 9 (6.21%) Automation Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) iOS Developer
10 7 (4.83%) Systems Tester
10 7 (4.83%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) QA Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Consultant
12 5 (3.45%) Test Consultant
13 4 (2.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (32.41%) .NET
2 35 (24.14%) Web Services
3 34 (23.45%) XML
4 22 (15.17%) HTML
5 15 (10.34%) Sass
6 12 (8.28%) Mustache
7 10 (6.90%) REST
8 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET
9 8 (5.52%) CSS
10 7 (4.83%) Cocoa Touch
10 7 (4.83%) Cocoa
10 7 (4.83%) J2EE
10 7 (4.83%) JSP
11 5 (3.45%) Flash
12 4 (2.76%) SOAP
13 3 (2.07%) Silverlight
14 2 (1.38%) FIX Protocol
14 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
14 2 (1.38%) HTML5
15 1 (0.69%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.00%) Open Source
2 12 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (5.52%) iPad
3 8 (5.52%) SWIFT
4 7 (4.83%) User Experience
4 7 (4.83%) Fixed Income
4 7 (4.83%) Derivative
4 7 (4.83%) iPhone
5 4 (2.76%) Equities
6 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) UNIX
2 7 (4.83%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.38%) Windows
4 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.86%) Test Automation
2 46 (31.72%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (20.00%) TDD
3 29 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 29 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 27 (18.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (18.62%) BDD
5 24 (16.55%) System Testing
6 23 (15.86%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (12.41%) Regression Testing
7 18 (12.41%) Software Testing
8 17 (11.72%) Integration Testing
8 17 (11.72%) E-Commerce
9 15 (10.34%) CRM
10 13 (8.97%) Project Management
11 12 (8.28%) Performance Testing
11 12 (8.28%) OO
11 12 (8.28%) Test Strategy
12 11 (7.59%) Migration
13 10 (6.90%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 68 (46.90%) SQL
2 57 (39.31%) Java
3 25 (17.24%) Ruby
4 20 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.72%) C#
5 17 (11.72%) VB
6 8 (5.52%) VBScript
7 7 (4.83%) Objective-C
8 6 (4.14%) VBA
9 5 (3.45%) Scala
9 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.76%) Perl
11 3 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.07%) Python
12 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.38%) PHP
12 2 (1.38%) C++
12 2 (1.38%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (12.41%) ISEB
1 18 (12.41%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.90%) Degree
2 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.83%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (31.03%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) EMIR
2 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) NDS
Systems Management
1 46 (31.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (30.34%) HP
2 21 (14.48%) Oracle
3 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.52%) Apple
5 6 (4.14%) IBM
6 5 (3.45%) Cognos
7 4 (2.76%) SAP
8 3 (2.07%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.07%) Sybase
8 3 (2.07%) SunGard
8 3 (2.07%) Murex
8 3 (2.07%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.38%) MarketAxess
9 2 (1.38%) Sun
9 2 (1.38%) Charles River
9 2 (1.38%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.38%) MKS
10 1 (0.69%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.69%) FactSet
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