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 28 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 118 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 26 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.18% 5.60% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 3
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£338 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £231 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £336
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £16.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -10.95%
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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
502 232 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.98% 10.35% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 147 156
Average daily rate £388 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 43
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £21.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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
Bristol -22 4 £335 +20.17%
Gloucestershire - 1 £678 -
Wiltshire - - - - 5
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England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 24 (77.42%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (74.19%) HP
3 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
3 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
3 22 (70.97%) ISTQB
4 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (64.52%) JIRA
6 19 (61.29%) Selenium
6 19 (61.29%) Software Testing
6 19 (61.29%) Automated Testing
6 19 (61.29%) ISEB
7 17 (54.84%) User Stories
8 12 (38.71%) Java
8 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
9 9 (29.03%) OO
10 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
11 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
12 6 (19.35%) Finance
13 5 (16.13%) Scrum
14 4 (12.90%) ISO 14001
14 4 (12.90%) Summit
14 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
14 4 (12.90%) Supply Chain Management
14 4 (12.90%) SOA
14 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
14 4 (12.90%) ISO 9001
14 4 (12.90%) IBM
14 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
15 3 (9.68%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) JIRA
2 19 (61.29%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.90%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.23%) Toad
6 1 (3.23%) WinRunner
6 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Tester
2 14 (45.16%) Automation Tester
3 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Automated Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Automated Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Security Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.23%) Technology Consultant
4 1 (3.23%) Test Automation Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) RESTful
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Clustering
1 1 (3.23%) PDA
1 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) AIX
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Software Testing
2 19 (61.29%) Automated Testing
3 17 (54.84%) User Stories
4 12 (38.71%) Test Scripting
5 9 (29.03%) OO
6 8 (25.81%) Test Automation
7 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
9 4 (12.90%) Supply Chain Management
9 4 (12.90%) SOA
10 2 (6.45%) Project Management
11 1 (3.23%) BDD
11 1 (3.23%) Change Management
11 1 (3.23%) Validation
11 1 (3.23%) Migration
11 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
11 1 (3.23%) Data Validation
11 1 (3.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) SC Cleared
1 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
1 22 (70.97%) ISTQB
2 19 (61.29%) ISEB
3 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) MCTS
4 1 (3.23%) MCITP
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) ISO 14001
1 4 (12.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (77.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) HP
2 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Informatica
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle