The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 416 373 373
Rank change year-on-year
-43 0
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 178 227 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.49% 3.46% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 144 121
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £244 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7141 6557 5266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.31% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4575 4172 3340
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 115 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the UK

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
England -56 152 £350 -0.77% 46
London -34 61 £398 -5.07% 17
South East -39 44 £375 +19.04% 14
Scotland +2 20 £358 -1.89% 2
Yorkshire +5 18 £326 +8.75% 5
Berkshire +3 18 £400 +50.94% 5
City of London +1 18 £425 -5.55% 4
West Yorkshire -4 14 £328 +9.16% 1
Reading +2 12 £362 +36.41% 3
Hampshire -19 11 £390 +4.00% 1
North East +14 10 £340 +183.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 10 £340 +183.33%
Tyne and Wear +11 10 £340 +183.33%
Leeds 0 9 £350 - 1
Glasgow +2 7 £325 +36.84% 1
East of England 0 6 £270 -16.92% 2
Edinburgh -5 6 £450 -2.17% 1
West Midlands -7 5 £350 - 1
Bradford -13 5 £305 +12.96%
South West -18 5 £325 -10.34% 4
Southampton - 5 £395 -
Surrey +6 4 £300 -57.14% 5
Bristol -5 4 £363 - 2
Essex -6 4 £313 -7.40%
South Yorkshire - 4 £326 - 4
Reigate - 3 £300 - 1
North West - 3 £338 - 2
Brentwood - 2 £313 -
Doncaster - 2 £340 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 1 £220 -

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 166 (44.39%) Selenium
2 147 (39.30%) Test Automation
3 140 (37.43%) SQL
4 139 (37.17%) HP Quality Center
5 136 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (32.09%) QA
7 115 (30.75%) Test Scripting
8 104 (27.81%) Finance
9 103 (27.54%) Java
10 96 (25.67%) HP
11 93 (24.87%) .NET
12 81 (21.66%) ISTQB
13 72 (19.25%) Security Cleared
14 71 (18.98%) Software Testing
15 65 (17.38%) Automated Testing
16 64 (17.11%) Cucumber
17 62 (16.58%) ISEB
17 62 (16.58%) Microsoft
18 60 (16.04%) Test Strategy
19 59 (15.78%) XML
20 56 (14.97%) User Acceptance Testing
21 55 (14.71%) JIRA
22 50 (13.37%) TDD
22 50 (13.37%) Banking
23 49 (13.10%) Ruby
23 49 (13.10%) BDD
23 49 (13.10%) SC Cleared
24 48 (12.83%) LoadRunner
25 47 (12.57%) Test Management
26 46 (12.30%) Web Services

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.41%) Confluence
2 5 (1.34%) Node.js
3 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.53%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.27%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 22 (5.88%) MS Office
2 17 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Summit
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.07%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Agresso
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) CDMA
1 3 (0.80%) GSM
2 2 (0.53%) WAN
2 2 (0.53%) HTTP
2 2 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.01%) Oracle Reports
1 15 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.34%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.80%) DB2
7 3 (0.80%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.53%) Big Data
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 166 (44.39%) Selenium
2 64 (17.11%) Cucumber
3 55 (14.71%) JIRA
4 48 (12.83%) LoadRunner
5 36 (9.63%) SoapUI
6 34 (9.09%) Sahi
7 33 (8.82%) WATIR
8 26 (6.95%) WinRunner
9 25 (6.68%) TestDirector
10 24 (6.42%) WebDriver
11 23 (6.15%) JMeter
12 18 (4.81%) Jenkins
13 17 (4.55%) JUnit
14 16 (4.28%) Visual Studio
15 12 (3.21%) FitNesse
16 10 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (2.67%) Maven
16 10 (2.67%) Calabash
17 9 (2.41%) RequisitePro
17 9 (2.41%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 104 (27.81%) Finance
2 50 (13.37%) Banking
3 15 (4.01%) Retail
4 14 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.07%) Back Office
8 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.53%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 136 (36.36%) Analyst
2 120 (32.09%) Test Analyst
3 95 (25.40%) Tester
4 46 (12.30%) Test Manager
5 37 (9.89%) Test Leader
6 28 (7.49%) Automation Tester
7 26 (6.95%) Test Engineer
7 26 (6.95%) QA Tester
8 25 (6.68%) QA Analyst
9 16 (4.28%) QA Test Analyst
9 16 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
9 16 (4.28%) Automation Analyst
10 12 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.21%) Software Tester
11 11 (2.94%) Senior Tester
11 11 (2.94%) QA Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Automation Engineer
13 9 (2.41%) Senior Test Analyst
14 8 (2.14%) Test Specialist
14 8 (2.14%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (24.87%) .NET
2 59 (15.78%) XML
3 46 (12.30%) Web Services
4 25 (6.68%) SOAP
5 18 (4.81%) HTML
6 12 (3.21%) ASP.NET
6 12 (3.21%) MSMQ
7 10 (2.67%) JSP
8 7 (1.87%) RESTful
9 6 (1.60%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.34%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.34%) REST
11 4 (1.07%) Mustache
11 4 (1.07%) Sass
12 3 (0.80%) CSS
13 2 (0.53%) J2EE
13 2 (0.53%) Spring
13 2 (0.53%) HTML5
13 2 (0.53%) WPF
13 2 (0.53%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.96%) Open Source
2 33 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.61%) Clustering
3 21 (5.61%) PDA
4 10 (2.67%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.14%) AS400
6 6 (1.60%) Equities
6 6 (1.60%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.34%) Derivative
7 5 (1.34%) W3C
7 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.07%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.07%) iPad
9 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.80%) iPhone
10 2 (0.53%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.16%) Windows
2 25 (6.68%) Windows 7
3 24 (6.42%) Windows XP
4 23 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (5.61%) AIX
5 21 (5.61%) UNIX
6 11 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.94%) Android
7 8 (2.14%) Linux
8 4 (1.07%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (39.30%) Test Automation
2 136 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (30.75%) Test Scripting
4 71 (18.98%) Software Testing
5 65 (17.38%) Automated Testing
6 60 (16.04%) Test Strategy
7 56 (14.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 50 (13.37%) TDD
9 49 (13.10%) BDD
10 47 (12.57%) Test Management
11 44 (11.76%) Automation Testing
11 44 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
12 39 (10.43%) Scrum
13 34 (9.09%) Project Management
13 34 (9.09%) System Testing
14 32 (8.56%) Functional Testing
15 30 (8.02%) Regression Testing
15 30 (8.02%) Integration Testing
16 28 (7.49%) Test Planning
17 27 (7.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 140 (37.43%) SQL
2 103 (27.54%) Java
3 49 (13.10%) Ruby
4 45 (12.03%) C#
5 35 (9.36%) VB
6 33 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 25 (6.68%) VBScript
8 18 (4.81%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.41%) VBA
10 8 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.87%) Python
12 5 (1.34%) C++
13 4 (1.07%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.80%) C
15 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.53%) Perl
15 2 (0.53%) PHP
16 1 (0.27%) RPG
16 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 81 (21.66%) ISTQB
2 72 (19.25%) Security Cleared
3 62 (16.58%) ISEB
4 49 (13.10%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.61%) Degree
6 20 (5.35%) MCTS
6 20 (5.35%) MCITP
6 20 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (5.35%) MCSE
6 20 (5.35%) MCSA
7 17 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (3.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (2.14%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (32.09%) QA
2 5 (1.34%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.07%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (5.35%) VMware ESX
1 20 (5.35%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.53%) NDS
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 139 (37.17%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (5.61%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (5.08%) Netcool
4 9 (2.41%) Puppet
5 8 (2.14%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.07%) SCCM
7 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.27%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 96 (25.67%) HP
2 62 (16.58%) Microsoft
3 44 (11.76%) Oracle
4 23 (6.15%) Citrix
5 21 (5.61%) Veritas
5 21 (5.61%) McAfee
6 20 (5.35%) VMware
7 14 (3.74%) SAP
8 13 (3.48%) IBM
9 12 (3.21%) Sybase
10 5 (1.34%) Murex
11 3 (0.80%) Cognos
11 3 (0.80%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.53%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.53%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.53%) Infragistics
12 2 (0.53%) NetApp
12 2 (0.53%) Telerik
13 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
13 1 (0.27%) Tradeweb
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago