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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 131 128 137
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.52% 0.91% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£168 £181 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -35.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -44.57%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
328 329 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.64% 11.38% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 171 203
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 2 £168 -7.20% 4
Cheshire - 2 - - 4
Merseyside - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) QA
4 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
4 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
5 4 (36.36%) TestComplete
5 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Release Management
7 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (18.18%) MSTest
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) Windows
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) WCAG
8 1 (9.09%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 4 (36.36%) TestComplete
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) MSTest
3 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
1 8 (72.73%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 4 (36.36%) QA Tester
3 4 (36.36%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) QA Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Automated Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Security Testing
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (9.09%) Workflow
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) V-Model
7 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle