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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 132 102 126
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 10 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.61% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 5.58% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -58.92%
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
390 233 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.81% 10.85% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 142 146
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 28
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 5 £300 -31.81%
Bristol -20 2 £275 -25.67% 1
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (43.59%) HP
1 17 (43.59%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (41.03%) ISTQB
3 15 (38.46%) Scrum
3 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
4 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 13 (33.33%) Finance
6 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
6 11 (28.21%) VBScript
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Selenium
8 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.51%) Kanban
9 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
10 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
10 7 (17.95%) JIRA
10 7 (17.95%) VB.NET
10 7 (17.95%) .NET
10 7 (17.95%) ISEB
10 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
11 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.38%) JMeter
11 6 (15.38%) SOAP
12 5 (12.82%) QA
12 5 (12.82%) User Stories
13 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.56%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
2 10 (25.64%) Selenium
3 7 (17.95%) JIRA
3 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
4 6 (15.38%) JMeter
5 3 (7.69%) WATIR
5 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.13%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (5.13%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.56%) Concordion
7 1 (2.56%) JUnit
7 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) jMock
7 1 (2.56%) EasyMock
7 1 (2.56%) TestPartner
7 1 (2.56%) SilkPerformer
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Tester
2 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Automated Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Test Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Testing Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
1 7 (17.95%) .NET Framework
2 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Open Source
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Scrum
1 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 14 (35.90%) Software Testing
3 13 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 8 (20.51%) Kanban
5 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.82%) User Stories
7 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Time Management
7 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Test Management
8 3 (7.69%) SOA
9 2 (5.13%) Unified Process
9 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.13%) RUP
9 2 (5.13%) Supply Chain Management
9 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.56%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) VBScript
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.26%) VB
5 2 (5.13%) Java
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) ISTQB
2 9 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.95%) ISEB
5 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 17 (43.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) IBM