The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 66 41 63
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.23% 2.09% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 28.21% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Average daily rate - £219 £257
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
78 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.86% 7.40% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 23
Average daily rate £350 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
Buckinghamshire

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Telematics
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
5 1 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Atlassian

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Junior
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Telematics
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian