The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 63 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.02% 0.68% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.26% 8.06% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£425 £180 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Development Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
78 62 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 9.99% 8.49% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 28
Average daily rate £414 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (72.22%) Finance
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (61.11%) VBScript
4 10 (55.56%) C#
5 9 (50.00%) Java
5 9 (50.00%) SQL
6 7 (38.89%) TDD
6 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
6 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
7 6 (33.33%) BDD
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 6 (33.33%) VB
7 6 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (33.33%) UNIX
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) Windows NT
7 6 (33.33%) JMeter
7 6 (33.33%) Line Management
8 5 (27.78%) HP
8 5 (27.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (22.22%) eggPlant
10 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 3 (16.67%) Android
10 3 (16.67%) iPhone
10 3 (16.67%) iPad

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) CDMA
1 3 (16.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
3 6 (33.33%) JMeter
4 4 (22.22%) eggPlant
5 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
1 3 (16.67%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 3 (16.67%) Android
2 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) Waterfall
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Line Management
5 5 (27.78%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Test Management
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.56%) Strategic Management
7 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
7 1 (5.56%) Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) VBScript
2 10 (55.56%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM