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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 45 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% - 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.89% - 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£361 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -67.14%
Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
90 17 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.85% 4.89% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 10 33
Average daily rate £325 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £384 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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
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 July 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 8 £361 - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) LoadRunner
1 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
1 14 (93.33%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
4 7 (46.67%) QA
4 7 (46.67%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (20.00%) VB
8 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
9 1 (6.67%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) LoadRunner
2 7 (46.67%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Junior Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Junior
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 9 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) BC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (93.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP