The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 61 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 12 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.18% 0.88% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.23% 7.09% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 1
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£362 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.41% -18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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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 Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
130 127 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.73% 12.44% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 78 38
Average daily rate £350 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £181 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £426 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £33.50 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 - £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.15 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +3.10%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Reading

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) JIRA
2 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) InstallShield
7 2 (14.29%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 2 (14.29%) SCCM
7 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
8 1 (7.14%) Clustering
8 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Automation

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) JIRA
1 9 (64.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) InstallShield
3 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
3 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Build Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Packager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Scrum
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.14%) Netcool
3 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee