The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 137 98 126
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +28
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.49% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.28% 4.23% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£305 £405 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +29.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £326 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £440 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -45.23%
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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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
392 260 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.35% 11.65% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 142
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.50
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 West

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the South West

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the South West region.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Dorset -3 2 £315 -28.40%
Bristol -18 2 £275 -25.67% 2
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (40.00%) Finance
1 12 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
2 11 (36.67%) VBScript
3 10 (33.33%) HP
3 10 (33.33%) Scrum
3 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (26.67%) Kanban
5 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
6 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
6 7 (23.33%) .NET
6 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
7 6 (20.00%) SOAP
7 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.33%) Time Management
9 4 (13.33%) VB
9 4 (13.33%) JMeter
9 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
10 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.00%) QA
10 3 (10.00%) Selenium
10 3 (10.00%) Open Source
10 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 6 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (13.33%) JMeter
4 3 (10.00%) Selenium
5 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) WATIR
5 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (6.67%) LoadUI
6 1 (3.33%) JUnit
6 1 (3.33%) jMock
6 1 (3.33%) EasyMock
6 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.33%) TestPartner
6 1 (3.33%) SilkPerformer
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Tester
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Automated Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
2 6 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 10 (33.33%) Scrum
2 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Kanban
3 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Test Management
7 2 (6.67%) Unified Process
7 2 (6.67%) RUP
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
8 1 (3.33%) OOP
8 1 (3.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) VBScript
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) VB.NET
4 4 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle