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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 166 170 182
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 80 75 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.86% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 8.13% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 33
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.35% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £15.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -22.22%
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1000 922 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.93% 10.52% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 559 503
Average daily rate £363 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.27 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +19 44 £388 - 4
Buckinghamshire +2 19 £418 +19.28% 6
East Sussex -4 8 £358 +30.00%
Surrey -5 8 £323 -19.37% 2
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 6
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 106 (61.63%) Oracle
2 98 (56.98%) HP
3 97 (56.40%) ISTQB
4 84 (48.84%) Test Automation
5 83 (48.26%) VB
6 81 (47.09%) .NET
7 78 (45.35%) C#
7 78 (45.35%) Security Cleared
8 72 (41.86%) HTML
8 72 (41.86%) JavaScript
9 70 (40.70%) JSP
10 69 (40.12%) ASP.NET
11 67 (38.95%) SC Cleared
12 61 (35.47%) CRM
13 58 (33.72%) Microsoft
14 55 (31.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 54 (31.40%) Test Scripting
16 53 (30.81%) HP Quality Center
17 48 (27.91%) Knowledge Management
18 45 (26.16%) Functional Testing
19 42 (24.42%) SQL
20 41 (23.84%) Selenium
21 39 (22.67%) ISEB
22 38 (22.09%) LoadRunner
23 37 (21.51%) Windows
24 35 (20.35%) Oracle Reports
25 33 (19.19%) UNIX
25 33 (19.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 31 (18.02%) Software Testing
27 30 (17.44%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 7 (4.07%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.74%) Confluence
3 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (11.05%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.63%) HTTPS
2 19 (11.05%) HTTP
3 17 (9.88%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.30%) DNS
5 5 (2.91%) SAN
6 3 (1.74%) FTP
7 1 (0.58%) Internet
7 1 (0.58%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.35%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (6.40%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.16%) MySQL
4 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.58%) DB2
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (23.84%) Selenium
2 38 (22.09%) LoadRunner
3 15 (8.72%) WebDriver
4 14 (8.14%) JMeter
5 11 (6.40%) TestDirector
6 10 (5.81%) WinRunner
7 9 (5.23%) JIRA
8 8 (4.65%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.65%) JUnit
9 6 (3.49%) Toad
10 5 (2.91%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (2.33%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (2.33%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.74%) Introscope
12 3 (1.74%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.74%) Artifactory
12 3 (1.74%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.74%) RSpec
General
1 28 (16.28%) Finance
2 7 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.16%) Retail
3 2 (1.16%) Publishing
4 1 (0.58%) Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Automotive
4 1 (0.58%) Legal
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (30.23%) Analyst
1 52 (30.23%) Test Analyst
2 42 (24.42%) Tester
3 33 (19.19%) Test Manager
4 22 (12.79%) Test Leader
5 20 (11.63%) Test Specialist
6 14 (8.14%) Automation Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) Performance Tester
7 13 (7.56%) Automation Specialist
7 13 (7.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (6.98%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.07%) Systems Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Performance Test Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Test Automation Specialist
10 6 (3.49%) QA Tester
10 6 (3.49%) Consultant
11 5 (2.91%) Test Consultant
12 4 (2.33%) Performance Test Specialist
12 4 (2.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (47.09%) .NET
2 72 (41.86%) HTML
3 70 (40.70%) JSP
4 69 (40.12%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.81%) OLE
6 4 (2.33%) XML
7 3 (1.74%) ODBC
7 3 (1.74%) JDBC
7 3 (1.74%) Middleware
7 3 (1.74%) JPA
7 3 (1.74%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.16%) Ajax
8 2 (1.16%) jQuery
8 2 (1.16%) HTML5
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.16%) CSS3
8 2 (1.16%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.16%) CSS
9 1 (0.58%) SOAP
9 1 (0.58%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.23%) User Experience
2 6 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.91%) Clustering
4 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.74%) AS400
4 3 (1.74%) iSeries
5 2 (1.16%) Open Source
6 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.51%) Windows
2 33 (19.19%) UNIX
3 22 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (12.79%) Windows XP
4 17 (9.88%) Windows 2000
4 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.07%) Windows NT
6 5 (2.91%) Linux
6 5 (2.91%) AIX
7 3 (1.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (48.84%) Test Automation
2 61 (35.47%) CRM
3 54 (31.40%) Test Scripting
4 48 (27.91%) Knowledge Management
5 45 (26.16%) Functional Testing
6 31 (18.02%) Software Testing
7 30 (17.44%) Project Management
8 28 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (14.53%) Performance Testing
10 16 (9.30%) Automated Testing
11 13 (7.56%) Test Strategy
12 12 (6.98%) Automation Testing
13 11 (6.40%) Test Management
13 11 (6.40%) Regression Testing
14 9 (5.23%) Load Testing
14 9 (5.23%) Waterfall
15 7 (4.07%) Scrum
15 7 (4.07%) TDD
15 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (4.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 83 (48.26%) VB
2 78 (45.35%) C#
3 72 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 42 (24.42%) SQL
5 22 (12.79%) VBScript
6 18 (10.47%) Java
7 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.74%) Python
8 3 (1.74%) C++
8 3 (1.74%) Perl
9 2 (1.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.58%) C
10 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) PHP
10 1 (0.58%) Groovy
10 1 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 97 (56.40%) ISTQB
2 78 (45.35%) Security Cleared
3 67 (38.95%) SC Cleared
4 55 (31.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 39 (22.67%) ISEB
6 33 (19.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (13.95%) DV Cleared
8 11 (6.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.91%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) MCP
10 2 (1.16%) MCSE
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.16%) CCNP
10 2 (1.16%) CCNA
11 1 (0.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.95%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 53 (30.81%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (9.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.91%) Netcool
3 5 (2.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.74%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.74%) nmon
4 3 (1.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 106 (61.63%) Oracle
2 98 (56.98%) HP
3 58 (33.72%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.23%) Siebel
5 7 (4.07%) Citrix
6 5 (2.91%) McAfee
6 5 (2.91%) Veritas
7 3 (1.74%) SAP
7 3 (1.74%) Serena
8 2 (1.16%) hybris
8 2 (1.16%) Demandware
8 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 2 (1.16%) ATG
9 1 (0.58%) IBM
9 1 (0.58%) Comverse
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