The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 211 181 183
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 47 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.91% 5.83% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 24
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£390 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1203 978 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.46% 11.06% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 566 440
Average daily rate £364 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 47
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £37.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 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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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
Berkshire 0 18 £400 +52.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £425 +28.78%
Hampshire -26 11 £390 +7.58% 2
Surrey +7 5 £300 -31.03% 5
East Sussex 0 1 - - 6
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (45.57%) Test Automation
2 35 (44.30%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (37.97%) Selenium
5 26 (32.91%) HP
6 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
6 25 (31.65%) Test Scripting
6 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
7 24 (30.38%) ISTQB
8 21 (26.58%) JIRA
8 21 (26.58%) Finance
8 21 (26.58%) .NET
9 20 (25.32%) C#
10 19 (24.05%) VB
11 18 (22.78%) Oracle
12 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
13 16 (20.25%) Java
14 15 (18.99%) JMeter
15 14 (17.72%) Software Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Test Strategy
16 13 (16.46%) Integration Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Scrum
16 13 (16.46%) SQL
17 12 (15.19%) VBScript
17 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
17 12 (15.19%) HTML
17 12 (15.19%) ISEB
17 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
18 11 (13.92%) Functional Testing
19 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (11.39%) Confluence
2 2 (2.53%) nginx
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) CDMA
1 3 (3.80%) GSM
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (37.97%) Selenium
2 21 (26.58%) JIRA
3 15 (18.99%) JMeter
4 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
5 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
6 9 (11.39%) Maven
6 9 (11.39%) JUnit
6 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
7 8 (10.13%) RSpec
7 8 (10.13%) LoadRunner
8 7 (8.86%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.06%) eggPlant
9 4 (5.06%) WinRunner
10 3 (3.80%) TestDirector
11 2 (2.53%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.53%) InstallShield
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (2.53%) FitNesse
12 1 (1.27%) IntelliJ
12 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Analyst
2 28 (35.44%) Test Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) Tester
4 15 (18.99%) Test Manager
5 14 (17.72%) Test Leader
6 8 (10.13%) Automation Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Software Tester
6 8 (10.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Automation Specialist
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Test Specialist
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Performance Tester
8 3 (3.80%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Performance Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Software Tester
8 3 (3.80%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
3 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.66%) JSP
4 2 (2.53%) CSS
4 2 (2.53%) XML
4 2 (2.53%) GWT
5 1 (1.27%) WCF
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.80%) Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) iPad
3 3 (3.80%) iPhone
4 2 (2.53%) PDA
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.06%) UNIX
2 4 (5.06%) Windows NT
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.80%) AIX
3 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Test Automation
2 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (31.65%) Test Scripting
4 14 (17.72%) Software Testing
5 13 (16.46%) Test Strategy
5 13 (16.46%) Integration Testing
5 13 (16.46%) Scrum
6 11 (13.92%) Functional Testing
7 10 (12.66%) Project Management
7 10 (12.66%) CRM
7 10 (12.66%) Knowledge Management
8 9 (11.39%) Test Management
8 9 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Automation Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
9 8 (10.13%) TDD
10 6 (7.59%) BDD
10 6 (7.59%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
11 5 (6.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) C#
2 19 (24.05%) VB
3 16 (20.25%) Java
4 13 (16.46%) SQL
5 12 (15.19%) VBScript
5 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
6 7 (8.86%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) VBA
8 2 (2.53%) C
8 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.38%) ISTQB
3 17 (21.52%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.19%) ISEB
5 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (10.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (8.86%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (2.53%) MCSE
9 2 (2.53%) MCSA
9 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.53%) Degree
9 2 (2.53%) MCTS
9 2 (2.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (44.30%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (11.39%) Puppet
3 8 (10.13%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.53%) SCCM
5 2 (2.53%) Netcool
6 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) HP
2 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.78%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) Veritas
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
4 3 (3.80%) McAfee
5 2 (2.53%) VMware
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