The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 August 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 Manchester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 78 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.91% 3.91% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£214 £250 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -67.14%
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
157 128 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.58% 11.23% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 78 66
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -28.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
QuickTest Pro
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QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Altrincham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
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North West

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Zephyr
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) WCAG
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Zephyr
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) V-Model
1 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle