The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 Swindon 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 45 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.90% 0.37% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 3.23% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £295 £288 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -37.83%
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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
92 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 20.72% 11.48% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 26 26
Average daily rate £350 £430 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -50.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
Wiltshire

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Swindon region.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the Swindon region.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

QuickTest Pro
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) EasyMock
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) jMock
2 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) jMock
1 1 (25.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (25.00%) SilkPerformer
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET