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 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 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.80% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 8.06% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£342 - -
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 -
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
62 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.90% 11.20% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 7
Average daily rate £325 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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 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 30 January 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 5 £342 -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
2 11 (78.57%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (71.43%) Problem Management
4 9 (64.29%) LoadRunner
4 9 (64.29%) Configuration Management
5 8 (57.14%) QA
5 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
6 6 (42.86%) Facilita Forecast
7 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
7 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
7 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
8 4 (28.57%) Data Structures
8 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 3 (21.43%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 3 (21.43%) VB
10 2 (14.29%) HP
10 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (14.29%) Selenium
11 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
11 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
11 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
11 1 (7.14%) JMeter
11 1 (7.14%) ISEB
11 1 (7.14%) Business Objects

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) LoadRunner
2 6 (42.86%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tester
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Regression Testing
2 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 10 (71.43%) Problem Management
4 9 (64.29%) Configuration Management
5 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
5 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Performance Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Test Strategy
7 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 3 (21.43%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects