The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 130 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.068% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.95% 0.57% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£296 £313 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £313 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £313 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +16.66%
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%
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
359 353 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.29% 11.93% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 184 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Average hourly rate £31.25 £32.03 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -14.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.91 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £43.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 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
Manchester -9 4 £296 -5.20% 2
Cheshire - 3 - - 2
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England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Line Management
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
5 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
6 3 (21.43%) MSTest
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (21.43%) Zephyr

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
3 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) MSTest
3 3 (21.43%) Zephyr
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 4 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Software Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 4 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
2 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Line Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Release Management
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
7 1 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) HP