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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 154 166 189
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +23
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 95 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.75% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.29% 6.90% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 29
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£375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £233 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -44.57%
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
1023 957 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.01% 10.94% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 555 476
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 49
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +24 60 £381 -1.61% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £418 +25.56% 4
Surrey -6 8 £340 -15.00% 5
East Sussex -3 7 £358 +30.00% 1
Berkshire -9 1 £335 -0.74% 5
West Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (62.07%) Oracle
2 102 (58.62%) HP
3 97 (55.75%) ISTQB
4 85 (48.85%) Test Automation
4 85 (48.85%) .NET
5 84 (48.28%) Security Cleared
6 83 (47.70%) VB
7 81 (46.55%) C#
8 73 (41.95%) HTML
8 73 (41.95%) JavaScript
9 72 (41.38%) SC Cleared
10 71 (40.80%) JSP
11 70 (40.23%) ASP.NET
12 62 (35.63%) CRM
13 60 (34.48%) Microsoft
14 57 (32.76%) Test Scripting
15 56 (32.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 55 (31.61%) HP Quality Center
17 48 (27.59%) Knowledge Management
18 43 (24.71%) ISEB
19 40 (22.99%) Windows
19 40 (22.99%) Selenium
20 38 (21.84%) SQL
20 38 (21.84%) LoadRunner
21 36 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
22 34 (19.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 32 (18.39%) Software Testing
24 31 (17.82%) UNIX
25 30 (17.24%) Project Management
26 29 (16.67%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.75%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.72%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.87%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (10.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.49%) HTTPS
2 19 (10.92%) HTTP
3 17 (9.77%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.20%) DNS
5 5 (2.87%) SAN
6 3 (1.72%) FTP
7 1 (0.57%) Internet
7 1 (0.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (5.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (22.99%) Selenium
2 38 (21.84%) LoadRunner
3 14 (8.05%) JMeter
3 14 (8.05%) WebDriver
3 14 (8.05%) TestDirector
4 13 (7.47%) WinRunner
5 10 (5.75%) JIRA
6 8 (4.60%) JUnit
6 8 (4.60%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.02%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (3.45%) Toad
9 5 (2.87%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.30%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.30%) Bugzilla
10 4 (2.30%) Rational Performance Tester
11 3 (1.72%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.72%) QARun
11 3 (1.72%) Introscope
11 3 (1.72%) Subversion
11 3 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 29 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.72%) Military
4 2 (1.15%) Retail
4 2 (1.15%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Billing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (29.31%) Analyst
1 51 (29.31%) Test Analyst
2 46 (26.44%) Tester
3 33 (18.97%) Test Manager
4 22 (12.64%) Test Leader
5 20 (11.49%) Test Specialist
6 15 (8.62%) Automation Tester
7 13 (7.47%) Automation Analyst
7 13 (7.47%) Automation Specialist
7 13 (7.47%) Performance Tester
8 12 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (3.45%) Consultant
9 6 (3.45%) QA Tester
9 6 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (2.87%) Test Consultant
10 5 (2.87%) Systems Tester
11 4 (2.30%) Infrastructure Tester
11 4 (2.30%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (48.85%) .NET
2 73 (41.95%) HTML
3 71 (40.80%) JSP
4 70 (40.23%) ASP.NET
5 10 (5.75%) OLE
6 4 (2.30%) XML
7 3 (1.72%) ODBC
7 3 (1.72%) Middleware
7 3 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.72%) JDBC
7 3 (1.72%) JPA
8 2 (1.15%) HTML5
8 2 (1.15%) CSS3
8 2 (1.15%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.15%) CSS
8 2 (1.15%) jQuery
8 2 (1.15%) Ajax
9 1 (0.57%) DOM
9 1 (0.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.45%) Clustering
2 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
2 3 (1.72%) iSeries
2 3 (1.72%) AS400
3 2 (1.15%) Open Source
4 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.57%) Statistics
4 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.99%) Windows
2 31 (17.82%) UNIX
3 25 (14.37%) Windows XP
4 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.77%) Windows 2000
6 7 (4.02%) Windows NT
7 6 (3.45%) AIX
8 5 (2.87%) Linux
9 3 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (48.85%) Test Automation
2 62 (35.63%) CRM
3 57 (32.76%) Test Scripting
4 48 (27.59%) Knowledge Management
5 32 (18.39%) Software Testing
6 30 (17.24%) Project Management
7 25 (14.37%) Performance Testing
8 22 (12.64%) Functional Testing
9 16 (9.20%) Automated Testing
10 15 (8.62%) Automation Testing
11 14 (8.05%) Test Strategy
12 12 (6.90%) Test Management
12 12 (6.90%) Regression Testing
13 11 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (5.17%) Load Testing
15 8 (4.60%) Waterfall
16 7 (4.02%) BDD
16 7 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
16 7 (4.02%) TDD
16 7 (4.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 83 (47.70%) VB
2 81 (46.55%) C#
3 73 (41.95%) JavaScript
4 38 (21.84%) SQL
5 24 (13.79%) VBScript
6 18 (10.34%) Java
7 4 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.72%) Python
8 3 (1.72%) C++
8 3 (1.72%) Perl
9 2 (1.15%) C
9 2 (1.15%) Ruby
10 1 (0.57%) XPath
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 97 (55.75%) ISTQB
2 84 (48.28%) Security Cleared
3 72 (41.38%) SC Cleared
4 56 (32.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 43 (24.71%) ISEB
6 34 (19.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (13.22%) DV Cleared
8 12 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.87%) MCITP
10 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.15%) MCP
10 2 (1.15%) MCSE
10 2 (1.15%) CCNP
10 2 (1.15%) CCNA
11 1 (0.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 55 (31.61%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (9.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (3.45%) Netcool
3 6 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.72%) Puppet
4 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.72%) nmon
Vendors
1 108 (62.07%) Oracle
2 102 (58.62%) HP
3 60 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.17%) Siebel
5 8 (4.60%) Citrix
6 6 (3.45%) Veritas
6 6 (3.45%) McAfee
7 3 (1.72%) SAP
7 3 (1.72%) Serena
8 2 (1.15%) hybris
8 2 (1.15%) Demandware
8 2 (1.15%) ATG
8 2 (1.15%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) IBM
9 1 (0.57%) Comverse
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago