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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 141 95 130
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +35
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 7 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.73% 3.38% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £339 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.53% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £314 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £364 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +16.66%
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
405 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.17% 11.90% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 169 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 47
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 -8 6 £298 -19.59% 3
Dorset -3 1 £325 +5.69%
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (35.71%) VBScript
4 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
5 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (28.57%) .NET
6 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 7 (25.00%) HP
6 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
7 6 (21.43%) SOAP
8 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Kanban
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 4 (14.29%) Time Management
9 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Supply Chain Management
10 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
10 3 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (10.71%) Selenium
10 3 (10.71%) SOA
10 3 (10.71%) IBM
10 3 (10.71%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.71%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
3 3 (10.71%) JMeter
4 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) LoadUI
4 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.57%) WATIR
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Automated Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.57%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (21.43%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Kanban
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.29%) Time Management
6 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Supply Chain Management
7 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
7 3 (10.71%) SOA
8 1 (3.57%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Test Management
8 1 (3.57%) Web Development
8 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.57%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) VBScript
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.71%) VB
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Informatica
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