The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 107 94 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 14 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.87% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.36% 6.92% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 5
Average daily rate
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£249 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.02% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £316 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £356 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £16.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -18.75%
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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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
321 318 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.64% 12.58% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 166 110
Average daily rate £375 £351 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Glasgow -3 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -3 3 £311 -4.23% 1
Stirling - - - -
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QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (55.10%) Test Automation
2 26 (53.06%) HP
3 22 (44.90%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
5 18 (36.73%) SQL
6 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
6 16 (32.65%) Cucumber
7 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
8 14 (28.57%) Java
8 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 12 (24.49%) Software Testing
9 12 (24.49%) HTML
9 12 (24.49%) Oracle
10 11 (22.45%) C#
10 11 (22.45%) .NET
10 11 (22.45%) JSP
10 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
10 11 (22.45%) VBScript
10 11 (22.45%) VB
10 11 (22.45%) Selenium
10 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
11 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
11 10 (20.41%) CRM
11 10 (20.41%) WinRunner
11 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
11 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (18.37%) UNIX
13 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
13 7 (14.29%) Finance

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.04%) DataStage
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.45%) Selenium
3 10 (20.41%) WinRunner
4 5 (10.20%) TestDirector
5 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.04%) JMeter
6 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Analyst
1 19 (38.78%) Test Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Tester
3 9 (18.37%) Automation Tester
4 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Test Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Verification Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (2.04%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.04%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) HTML
2 11 (22.45%) .NET
2 11 (22.45%) JSP
3 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.08%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) ODBC
5 1 (2.04%) JMS
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Clustering
2 5 (10.20%) PDA
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) UNIX
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.20%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Test Automation
2 12 (24.49%) Software Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Test Scripting
4 10 (20.41%) CRM
5 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.20%) Change Management
7 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Manual Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Load Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Test Management
8 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Test Planning
8 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.08%) Migration
9 2 (4.08%) Wealth Management
9 2 (4.08%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.45%) VBScript
3 11 (22.45%) VB
3 11 (22.45%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) Perl
5 2 (4.08%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Clojure
6 1 (2.04%) ClojureScript
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
3 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (18.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 6 (12.24%) Degree
7 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (10.20%) MCTS
7 5 (10.20%) MCITP
7 5 (10.20%) MCSE
7 5 (10.20%) MCSA
8 3 (6.12%) ISEB
8 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.04%) HNC
9 1 (2.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) VMware ESX
1 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (44.90%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.20%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (10.20%) Netcool
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.04%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) HP
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Oracle
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix
4 5 (10.20%) Veritas
4 5 (10.20%) McAfee
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.04%) CA