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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 49 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.53% 0.86% -
As % of the Development Applications category 10.42% 7.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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
96 64 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.66% 11.02% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 39 8
Average daily rate £328 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £128 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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
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 31 March 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear +11 10 £340 +183.33%
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (58.33%) Automated Testing
1 7 (58.33%) QA
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) WATIR
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Sahi
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Sahi
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) WATIR
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Mustache
3 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) VB
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle