The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West 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 116 116 140
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 28 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.13% 2.38% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
Average daily rate £338 £288 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -22.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £475
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
457 294 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.80% 12.64% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 184 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £30.10 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
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 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 18 April 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 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
Wiltshire -14 5 £310 +7.82% 2
Bristol - 5 £363 -
Dorset -5 2 £325 -7.14%
Gloucestershire - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (58.54%) Software Testing
1 24 (58.54%) Selenium
2 23 (56.10%) Scrum
3 20 (48.78%) ISTQB
4 19 (46.34%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (43.90%) Performance Testing
5 18 (43.90%) HP
6 16 (39.02%) LoadRunner
6 16 (39.02%) Automated Testing
7 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
8 14 (34.15%) Kanban
8 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
9 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
9 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
10 10 (24.39%) ISEB
11 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
11 9 (21.95%) Time Management
12 8 (19.51%) VBScript
12 8 (19.51%) User Stories
13 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
13 7 (17.07%) SQL
13 7 (17.07%) JIRA
14 6 (14.63%) SOAP
14 6 (14.63%) JMeter
14 6 (14.63%) Finance
14 6 (14.63%) Capybara
15 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
15 4 (9.76%) Open Source
15 4 (9.76%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Summit
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (58.54%) Selenium
2 16 (39.02%) LoadRunner
3 9 (21.95%) Cucumber
4 7 (17.07%) SoapUI
4 7 (17.07%) JIRA
5 6 (14.63%) JMeter
5 6 (14.63%) Capybara
6 3 (7.32%) WATIR
6 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.88%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.44%) jMock
8 1 (2.44%) TestPartner
8 1 (2.44%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (2.44%) JUnit
8 1 (2.44%) EasyMock
8 1 (2.44%) Concordion
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Tester
2 14 (34.15%) Analyst
2 14 (34.15%) Test Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Automation Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Automated Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Software Testing
2 23 (56.10%) Scrum
3 18 (43.90%) Performance Testing
4 16 (39.02%) Automated Testing
5 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (34.15%) Test Scripting
6 14 (34.15%) Kanban
7 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
8 9 (21.95%) Time Management
9 8 (19.51%) User Stories
10 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
11 3 (7.32%) Test Management
12 2 (4.88%) Business Transformation
12 2 (4.88%) Automation Testing
12 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
12 2 (4.88%) RUP
12 2 (4.88%) Unified Process
13 1 (2.44%) Load Testing
13 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (2.44%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) VBScript
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) ISTQB
2 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
3 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (24.39%) ISEB
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) ISO 14001
2 3 (7.32%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 19 (46.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle