The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 60 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.41% 0.49% -
As % of the Development Applications category 6.35% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £16.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -18.75%
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Wales

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 Wales region.

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
126 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.14% 11.25% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 31 48
Average daily rate £350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £224 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £20.84 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the South Wales region.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (64.29%) HP
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (57.14%) AS400
2 8 (57.14%) Workflow
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 1 (7.14%) Statistics
7 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 1 (7.14%) QA

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Workflow
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Test Management
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft