The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 24 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 North East 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 54 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.10% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £138 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +12.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
96 16 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.05% 5.26% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 8 21
Average daily rate £250 £270 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -16.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £223 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the North East

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 7 £138 -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (28.57%) BC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
1 3 (42.86%) Junior
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Junior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) HP Quality Center