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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 177 184 205
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 73 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.63% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.59% 5.50% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 18
Average daily rate £325 £288 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +3.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £201 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £375 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1108 964 1089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.44% 11.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 526 550
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 62
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £15.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +34 39 £325 -8.12%
Berkshire +5 15 £265 -18.46% 1
Buckinghamshire -26 8 £250 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 4 £356 +18.75%
Surrey -19 4 £698 +92.41% 8
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 2
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 61 (47.66%) Test Scripting
3 59 (46.09%) HP Quality Center
4 57 (44.53%) SC Cleared
5 56 (43.75%) HP
6 49 (38.28%) .NET
7 46 (35.94%) ISTQB
8 45 (35.16%) Test Automation
8 45 (35.16%) ISEB
9 44 (34.38%) Oracle
10 43 (33.59%) VB
10 43 (33.59%) JavaScript
11 42 (32.81%) Windows
12 41 (32.03%) SQL
13 39 (30.47%) HTML
14 35 (27.34%) C#
14 35 (27.34%) Windows XP
14 35 (27.34%) LoadRunner
15 34 (26.56%) JSP
16 33 (25.78%) ASP.NET
16 33 (25.78%) Software Testing
17 31 (24.22%) Microsoft
17 31 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (21.88%) Selenium
19 26 (20.31%) Finance
20 23 (17.97%) Knowledge Management
21 22 (17.19%) UNIX
22 19 (14.84%) Citrix
22 19 (14.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 19 (14.84%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (10.94%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (10.94%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SCM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) HTTP
1 13 (10.16%) HTTPS
2 12 (9.38%) DNS
2 12 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.34%) MySQL
4 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 35 (27.34%) LoadRunner
2 28 (21.88%) Selenium
3 18 (14.06%) WinRunner
4 15 (11.72%) TestDirector
5 10 (7.81%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.03%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.03%) JIRA
7 6 (4.69%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.69%) TestComplete
8 5 (3.91%) JUnit
8 5 (3.91%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (3.13%) Subversion
9 4 (3.13%) CruiseControl
9 4 (3.13%) MSBuild
9 4 (3.13%) Bugzilla
10 3 (2.34%) Ranorex
10 3 (2.34%) QAComplete
10 3 (2.34%) Artifactory
10 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.03%) Banking
4 5 (3.91%) Military
5 3 (2.34%) Publishing
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (39.06%) Analyst
1 50 (39.06%) Test Analyst
2 35 (27.34%) Tester
3 14 (10.94%) Test Engineer
4 13 (10.16%) Test Leader
5 12 (9.38%) Automation Analyst
5 12 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) Test Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Automation Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Automation Tester
8 6 (4.69%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Performance Tester
8 6 (4.69%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Applications Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Tester
9 5 (3.91%) Consultant
10 4 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (38.28%) .NET
2 39 (30.47%) HTML
3 34 (26.56%) JSP
4 33 (25.78%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.34%) OLE
5 3 (2.34%) J2EE
5 3 (2.34%) Ajax
6 2 (1.56%) jQuery
6 2 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.56%) JPA
6 2 (1.56%) CSS3
6 2 (1.56%) HTML5
6 2 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.56%) CSS
7 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.78%) Middleware
7 1 (0.78%) JDBC
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Clustering
2 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.78%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.78%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.81%) Windows
2 35 (27.34%) Windows XP
3 31 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (17.19%) UNIX
5 15 (11.72%) Windows 2000
6 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (8.59%) AIX
8 5 (3.91%) Linux
9 4 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.34%) Solaris
10 3 (2.34%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (47.66%) Test Scripting
2 45 (35.16%) Test Automation
3 33 (25.78%) Software Testing
4 23 (17.97%) Knowledge Management
5 19 (14.84%) Test Management
6 17 (13.28%) Performance Testing
7 16 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 16 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 14 (10.94%) CRM
9 13 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (9.38%) Scrum
11 11 (8.59%) Functional Testing
11 11 (8.59%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.03%) Waterfall
13 6 (4.69%) Load Testing
13 6 (4.69%) Document Management
13 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
14 5 (3.91%) Project Management
14 5 (3.91%) Regression Testing
14 5 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.59%) VB
1 43 (33.59%) JavaScript
2 41 (32.03%) SQL
3 35 (27.34%) C#
4 12 (9.38%) Java
5 10 (7.81%) VBScript
6 4 (3.13%) Python
7 3 (2.34%) VBA
8 2 (1.56%) Ruby
8 2 (1.56%) C
8 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.78%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 68 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 57 (44.53%) SC Cleared
3 46 (35.94%) ISTQB
4 45 (35.16%) ISEB
5 8 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.34%) Degree
8 1 (0.78%) MCP
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
8 1 (0.78%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.78%) MCSE
8 1 (0.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 59 (46.09%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (14.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (9.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (8.59%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (8.59%) Netcool
5 1 (0.78%) nmon
Vendors
1 56 (43.75%) HP
2 44 (34.38%) Oracle
3 31 (24.22%) Microsoft
4 19 (14.84%) Citrix
5 11 (8.59%) Veritas
5 11 (8.59%) McAfee
6 4 (3.13%) VMware
7 3 (2.34%) Serena
7 3 (2.34%) JD Edwards
7 3 (2.34%) SAP
8 1 (0.78%) Remedy
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian