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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 178 172 179
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 73 66 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.76% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.12% 7.50% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 31
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£363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.25%
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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
1026 880 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.00% 10.11% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 549 499
Average daily rate £364 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.13 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 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 30 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 +5 41 £400 +3.22% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 18 £413 +17.85% 4
Surrey -2 9 £323 -19.37% 1
East Sussex -10 5 £350 +27.27%
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 6
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England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 108 (62.79%) Oracle
2 98 (56.98%) HP
3 97 (56.40%) ISTQB
4 88 (51.16%) Test Automation
5 84 (48.84%) VB
6 83 (48.26%) .NET
7 81 (47.09%) C#
8 75 (43.60%) Security Cleared
9 72 (41.86%) HTML
9 72 (41.86%) JavaScript
10 70 (40.70%) JSP
11 69 (40.12%) ASP.NET
12 64 (37.21%) SC Cleared
13 62 (36.05%) CRM
14 59 (34.30%) Microsoft
15 56 (32.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 54 (31.40%) Test Scripting
17 51 (29.65%) HP Quality Center
18 50 (29.07%) Knowledge Management
19 46 (26.74%) Functional Testing
19 46 (26.74%) SQL
20 41 (23.84%) Selenium
21 36 (20.93%) Windows
21 36 (20.93%) ISEB
22 35 (20.35%) Oracle Reports
22 35 (20.35%) LoadRunner
23 34 (19.77%) UNIX
24 32 (18.60%) Project Management
25 31 (18.02%) Finance
25 31 (18.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 5 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (1.74%) Confluence
2 3 (1.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 18 (10.47%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.05%) HTTPS
2 18 (10.47%) HTTP
3 16 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.72%) 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 13 (7.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.58%) DB2
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 41 (23.84%) Selenium
2 35 (20.35%) LoadRunner
3 17 (9.88%) WebDriver
4 16 (9.30%) JMeter
5 9 (5.23%) TestDirector
5 9 (5.23%) JIRA
6 8 (4.65%) WinRunner
7 6 (3.49%) Toad
7 6 (3.49%) JUnit
7 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.91%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.33%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.33%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (1.74%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.74%) QARun
10 3 (1.74%) Maven
10 3 (1.74%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.74%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.74%) Introscope
General
1 31 (18.02%) Finance
2 7 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.16%) Publishing
3 2 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (0.58%) Billing
4 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Automotive
4 1 (0.58%) Legal
4 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (30.23%) Analyst
1 52 (30.23%) Test Analyst
2 41 (23.84%) Tester
3 35 (20.35%) Test Manager
4 23 (13.37%) Test Leader
5 20 (11.63%) Test Specialist
6 14 (8.14%) Automation Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) Automation Specialist
7 13 (7.56%) Automation Test Analyst
8 12 (6.98%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.98%) Performance Tester
9 8 (4.65%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.07%) Systems Tester
11 6 (3.49%) Consultant
11 6 (3.49%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.49%) Test Automation Specialist
12 5 (2.91%) Test Consultant
13 4 (2.33%) Senior Tester
13 4 (2.33%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (48.26%) .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%) Middleware
7 3 (1.74%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.74%) JDBC
7 3 (1.74%) JPA
8 2 (1.16%) HTML5
8 2 (1.16%) CSS3
8 2 (1.16%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.16%) CSS
8 2 (1.16%) jQuery
8 2 (1.16%) Ajax
9 1 (0.58%) DOM
9 1 (0.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.23%) User Experience
2 7 (4.07%) 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%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) Open Source
6 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.93%) Windows
2 34 (19.77%) UNIX
3 21 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (11.05%) Windows XP
5 16 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.30%) Windows 2000
6 9 (5.23%) Windows NT
7 5 (2.91%) Linux
7 5 (2.91%) AIX
8 3 (1.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (51.16%) Test Automation
2 62 (36.05%) CRM
3 54 (31.40%) Test Scripting
4 50 (29.07%) Knowledge Management
5 46 (26.74%) Functional Testing
6 32 (18.60%) Project Management
7 29 (16.86%) Software Testing
8 28 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (13.95%) Performance Testing
10 18 (10.47%) Automated Testing
11 15 (8.72%) Test Strategy
12 11 (6.40%) Waterfall
12 11 (6.40%) Regression Testing
12 11 (6.40%) Test Management
13 10 (5.81%) Automation Testing
14 9 (5.23%) BDD
14 9 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (5.23%) Line Management
14 9 (5.23%) Load Testing
14 9 (5.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 84 (48.84%) VB
2 81 (47.09%) C#
3 72 (41.86%) JavaScript
4 46 (26.74%) SQL
5 24 (13.95%) VBScript
6 20 (11.63%) 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%) XPath
10 1 (0.58%) Groovy
10 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.58%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) PHP
10 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 97 (56.40%) ISTQB
2 75 (43.60%) Security Cleared
3 64 (37.21%) SC Cleared
4 56 (32.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 36 (20.93%) ISEB
6 31 (18.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (14.53%) DV Cleared
8 10 (5.81%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.91%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) Degree
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.16%) MCP
10 2 (1.16%) MCSE
10 2 (1.16%) CCNP
10 2 (1.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (29.65%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (9.30%) 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%) Puppet
4 3 (1.74%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.74%) nmon
Vendors
1 108 (62.79%) Oracle
2 98 (56.98%) HP
3 59 (34.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.23%) Siebel
5 7 (4.07%) Citrix
6 5 (2.91%) Veritas
6 5 (2.91%) McAfee
7 3 (1.74%) SAP
8 2 (1.16%) ATG
8 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 2 (1.16%) Demandware
8 2 (1.16%) hybris
9 1 (0.58%) Comverse
9 1 (0.58%) Serena
9 1 (0.58%) IBM
Buckinghamshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago