The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.99% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 13.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate
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£360 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
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 North East region.

Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
111 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.76% 7.25% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 14 17
Average daily rate £347 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 September 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear - 15 £360 - 3
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 17 (89.47%) Test Scripting
2 16 (84.21%) Problem Management
2 16 (84.21%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (78.95%) LoadRunner
3 15 (78.95%) Regression Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Configuration Management
4 13 (68.42%) Automated Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Performance Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Facilita Forecast
5 12 (63.16%) QA
5 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
6 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
7 9 (47.37%) Data Structures
8 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
9 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) BC Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
11 3 (15.79%) VB
12 2 (10.53%) HP
12 2 (10.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
13 1 (5.26%) JMeter
13 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
13 1 (5.26%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 15 (78.95%) LoadRunner
2 13 (68.42%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Test Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Tester
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Tester
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Test Scripting
2 16 (84.21%) Problem Management
3 15 (78.95%) Regression Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Automated Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Software Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Performance Testing
4 13 (68.42%) Configuration Management
5 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
6 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (84.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Business Objects