The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 150 159 177
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 100 65 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.09% 0.77% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.11% 7.13% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 29
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£350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -58.92%
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
989 912 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.75% 10.74% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 495 461
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
QuickTest Pro
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +38 73 £375 +4.52% 3
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £275 -14.06% 6
Berkshire -5 6 £250 -33.33% 9
Surrey -8 6 £300 -25.00% 2
East Sussex +3 4 £365 - 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 107 (63.69%) Oracle
1 107 (63.69%) HP
2 95 (56.55%) ISTQB
3 92 (54.76%) Security Cleared
4 86 (51.19%) .NET
5 83 (49.40%) VB
6 82 (48.81%) Test Automation
7 76 (45.24%) SC Cleared
8 75 (44.64%) C#
9 74 (44.05%) JavaScript
10 72 (42.86%) HTML
11 70 (41.67%) JSP
12 69 (41.07%) ASP.NET
13 63 (37.50%) Test Scripting
14 58 (34.52%) CRM
15 57 (33.93%) Microsoft
16 55 (32.74%) HP Quality Center
17 53 (31.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 46 (27.38%) ISEB
19 45 (26.79%) Knowledge Management
20 43 (25.60%) LoadRunner
21 41 (24.40%) Windows
22 37 (22.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 36 (21.43%) SQL
24 34 (20.24%) Oracle Reports
24 34 (20.24%) Selenium
25 32 (19.05%) Software Testing
26 31 (18.45%) UNIX
27 28 (16.67%) Windows XP
28 27 (16.07%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (5.95%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.19%) Confluence
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (13.10%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 20 (11.90%) HTTP
3 18 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 17 (10.12%) DNS
5 8 (4.76%) SAN
6 3 (1.79%) FTP
7 1 (0.60%) Internet
7 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.60%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.24%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.79%) MySQL
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.60%) DB2
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (25.60%) LoadRunner
2 34 (20.24%) Selenium
3 14 (8.33%) WinRunner
4 12 (7.14%) TestDirector
5 11 (6.55%) JIRA
5 11 (6.55%) Jenkins
6 10 (5.95%) WebDriver
7 9 (5.36%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (5.36%) JUnit
8 8 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.17%) JMeter
10 5 (2.98%) Toad
10 5 (2.98%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.38%) Maven
11 4 (2.38%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (2.38%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.79%) Introscope
12 3 (1.79%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.79%) Subversion
12 3 (1.79%) Artifactory
General
1 22 (13.10%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.98%) Military
4 2 (1.19%) Banking
4 2 (1.19%) Retail
4 2 (1.19%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Automotive
5 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Billing
5 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (26.79%) Analyst
1 45 (26.79%) Test Analyst
2 44 (26.19%) Tester
3 29 (17.26%) Test Manager
4 20 (11.90%) Test Specialist
4 20 (11.90%) Test Leader
5 16 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 13 (7.74%) Automation Specialist
7 12 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
8 11 (6.55%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (6.55%) Performance Tester
9 9 (5.36%) Consultant
10 7 (4.17%) Test Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Test Consultant
11 6 (3.57%) QA Tester
11 6 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Test Automation Specialist
12 5 (2.98%) Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.38%) Performance Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (51.19%) .NET
2 72 (42.86%) HTML
3 70 (41.67%) JSP
4 69 (41.07%) ASP.NET
5 9 (5.36%) OLE
6 3 (1.79%) ODBC
6 3 (1.79%) Middleware
6 3 (1.79%) J2EE
6 3 (1.79%) JDBC
6 3 (1.79%) JPA
7 2 (1.19%) HTML5
7 2 (1.19%) CSS3
7 2 (1.19%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.19%) CSS
7 2 (1.19%) XML
7 2 (1.19%) Ajax
7 2 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.57%) Clustering
2 3 (1.79%) Open Source
3 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.60%) Statistics
4 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.40%) Windows
2 31 (18.45%) UNIX
3 28 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 26 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 7 (4.17%) Linux
7 6 (3.57%) AIX
8 4 (2.38%) Solaris
9 3 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (48.81%) Test Automation
2 63 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 58 (34.52%) CRM
4 45 (26.79%) Knowledge Management
5 32 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 27 (16.07%) Performance Testing
7 25 (14.88%) Project Management
8 23 (13.69%) Functional Testing
9 19 (11.31%) Automation Testing
10 16 (9.52%) Test Strategy
10 16 (9.52%) Automated Testing
11 14 (8.33%) Test Management
12 10 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.95%) Scrum
13 9 (5.36%) Load Testing
14 5 (2.98%) Security Testing
14 5 (2.98%) TDD
15 4 (2.38%) Regression Testing
15 4 (2.38%) E-Commerce
15 4 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 83 (49.40%) VB
2 75 (44.64%) C#
3 74 (44.05%) JavaScript
4 36 (21.43%) SQL
5 20 (11.90%) VBScript
6 17 (10.12%) Java
7 5 (2.98%) Python
8 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.38%) Perl
9 3 (1.79%) C++
9 3 (1.79%) Ruby
10 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.19%) C
10 2 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) VBA
11 1 (0.60%) XPath
11 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (56.55%) ISTQB
2 92 (54.76%) Security Cleared
3 76 (45.24%) SC Cleared
4 53 (31.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 46 (27.38%) ISEB
6 37 (22.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (13.10%) DV Cleared
8 12 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (3.57%) MCITP
10 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.79%) MCP
10 3 (1.79%) MCSE
10 3 (1.79%) CCNP
10 3 (1.79%) CCNA
11 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 55 (32.74%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (10.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.57%) Netcool
4 6 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.79%) nmon
6 2 (1.19%) Puppet
6 2 (1.19%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 107 (63.69%) Oracle
1 107 (63.69%) HP
2 57 (33.93%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.55%) Citrix
4 9 (5.36%) Siebel
5 6 (3.57%) Veritas
5 6 (3.57%) McAfee
6 3 (1.79%) SAP
6 3 (1.79%) VMware
6 3 (1.79%) Serena
7 2 (1.19%) hybris
7 2 (1.19%) Demandware
7 2 (1.19%) ATG
8 1 (0.60%) Comverse
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