The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 111 99 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 15 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.90% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.98% 8.40% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Average daily rate £359 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.29% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
301 250 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 10.67% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 152 113
Average daily rate £363 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
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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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +1 6 £356 +6.34%
Edinburgh -22 6 £393 -18.44% 2
Stirling -3 1 £375 -11.76% 1
Glasgow - - - -
QuickTest Pro
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QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (37.50%) Linux
5 7 (29.17%) ISEB
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.83%) HP
7 5 (20.83%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) MS Office
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
9 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.50%) Netcool
9 3 (12.50%) McAfee
9 3 (12.50%) Change Management
9 3 (12.50%) Banking

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) CICS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 3 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Toad
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Test Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) PDA
1 3 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Management
6 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) VBScript
3 3 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) ISEB
2 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) MCTS
5 3 (12.50%) MCITP
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (12.50%) MCSE
5 3 (12.50%) MCSA
6 2 (8.33%) HNC
6 2 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) Netcool
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Veritas
4 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago