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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 144 122 109
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -13
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 4 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.20% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 2.16% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£313 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £264 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £296 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.63 -
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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
402 278 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.95% 9.19% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 163 124
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -3.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £19.40 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £72.00 £128.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
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 22 May 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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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 -10 2 £306 +17.78% 4
Cheshire - 2 £313 - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 4 (44.44%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Dependency Management
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Telerik
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Dependency Management
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Telerik
2 1 (11.11%) hybris
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
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