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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 127 104 129
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +25
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 18 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.48% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.15% 4.20% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 3
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£325 £314 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £356 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £340 £316
% change year-on-year
-1.47% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.25%
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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
434 262 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.11% 11.40% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 166 158
Average daily rate £375 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 48
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £14.08 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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 -14 6 £298 -7.03% 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (44.74%) HP
4 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
5 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
6 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
6 13 (34.21%) Selenium
6 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
7 12 (31.58%) ISEB
7 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
8 11 (28.95%) JIRA
9 10 (26.32%) User Stories
10 9 (23.68%) Scrum
10 9 (23.68%) VBScript
11 8 (21.05%) SQL
12 7 (18.42%) Java
12 7 (18.42%) .NET
12 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
13 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
13 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
13 6 (15.79%) SOAP
13 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
13 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
14 5 (13.16%) OO
14 5 (13.16%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (2.63%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Selenium
2 11 (28.95%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) SoapUI
3 6 (15.79%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.26%) LoadUI
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) Toad
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Tester
2 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Automation Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Test Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Automated Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Manual Tester
8 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 6 (15.79%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Test Scripting
5 10 (26.32%) User Stories
6 9 (23.68%) Scrum
7 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
7 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.79%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.16%) OO
9 5 (13.16%) Kanban
10 4 (10.53%) Time Management
11 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
11 3 (7.89%) Supply Chain Management
11 3 (7.89%) SOA
11 3 (7.89%) Project Management
12 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
12 1 (2.63%) Data Validation
12 1 (2.63%) Load Testing
12 1 (2.63%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) VBScript
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) Java
4 6 (15.79%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.89%) VB
6 2 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) ISEB
3 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 19 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Informatica
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