The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Wales 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 55 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.15% 0.73% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.86% 7.14% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £263 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +4.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -58.92%
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
102 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.69% 10.22% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 29 33
Average daily rate £350 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £384 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
QuickTest Pro
Wales

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

QuickTest Pro
Top 22 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) QA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (9.09%) HP

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
1 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
1 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) HP