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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 408 386 412
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 169 178 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 3.07% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 106 77
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£358 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £40.88 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.82%
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
6852 5790 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.48% 11.89% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3680 3330
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 209
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -30 150 £363 -3.33% 57
London -13 65 £419 -6.94% 12
South East -40 35 £320 -1.17% 26
Scotland +3 17 £354 +1.15% 4
South West -16 16 £425 +13.33% 5
Berkshire -2 11 £400 +48.14% 14
City of London -6 11 £425 -12.82% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 11 £425 +61.90% 1
Yorkshire +4 10 £309 -11.78% 4
East of England +5 9 £275 - 2
Bristol - 9 £463 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 8 £425 +136.11% 1
North West -8 7 £250 - 4
Reading +7 6 £355 +14.51% 9
West Yorkshire +3 6 £305 -12.85% 1
Surrey -2 5 £320 +5.34% 3
Hampshire -32 5 £450 +28.57% 2
Cambridgeshire - 5 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £342 -
North East - 5 £342 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £342 -
Leeds -1 4 £380 +8.57%
Manchester - 4 £225 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £326 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £190 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £220 -
Peterborough - 3 £525 -
Glasgow +3 2 £350 +47.36% 2
Edinburgh -8 2 - -

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 184 (43.09%) HP Quality Center
2 183 (42.86%) Selenium
3 169 (39.58%) SQL
4 158 (37.00%) Test Automation
5 140 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
6 129 (30.21%) Java
7 124 (29.04%) Test Scripting
8 119 (27.87%) QA
8 119 (27.87%) HP
9 98 (22.95%) Software Testing
9 98 (22.95%) Finance
10 94 (22.01%) .NET
10 94 (22.01%) ISTQB
11 87 (20.37%) Security Cleared
12 81 (18.97%) ISEB
13 77 (18.03%) Automated Testing
14 73 (17.10%) Cucumber
15 70 (16.39%) Oracle
16 69 (16.16%) Test Strategy
17 68 (15.93%) SC Cleared
18 66 (15.46%) JIRA
19 63 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
19 63 (14.75%) XML
20 57 (13.35%) Microsoft
21 56 (13.11%) TDD
22 55 (12.88%) C#
23 53 (12.41%) BDD
24 52 (12.18%) Web Services
25 51 (11.94%) Test Management
26 50 (11.71%) VB

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
2 3 (0.70%) Confluence
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.47%) nginx
3 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.23%) Node.js
4 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (3.51%) MS Office
2 14 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.41%) MS Project
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Summit
2 8 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (1.17%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.94%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) Agresso
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.47%) GitHub
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.70%) CDMA
1 3 (0.70%) GSM
2 2 (0.47%) Internet
2 2 (0.47%) WAN
2 2 (0.47%) HTTP
2 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.47%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.23%) DNS
3 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
2 26 (6.09%) Oracle Database
3 20 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.04%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (0.94%) DB2
9 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (0.70%) MySQL
9 3 (0.70%) DataStage
10 2 (0.47%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.47%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.47%) Big Data
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 183 (42.86%) Selenium
2 73 (17.10%) Cucumber
3 66 (15.46%) JIRA
4 46 (10.77%) LoadRunner
5 36 (8.43%) WebDriver
6 35 (8.20%) Sahi
7 34 (7.96%) WATIR
8 31 (7.26%) SoapUI
9 27 (6.32%) JMeter
10 21 (4.92%) WinRunner
11 19 (4.45%) TestDirector
12 16 (3.75%) FitNesse
13 15 (3.51%) JUnit
14 13 (3.04%) Jenkins
15 12 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (2.34%) Visual Studio
17 8 (1.87%) Eclipse
17 8 (1.87%) Calabash
18 7 (1.64%) Rational Functional Tester
18 7 (1.64%) Toad
General
1 98 (22.95%) Finance
2 49 (11.48%) Banking
3 14 (3.28%) Retail
4 12 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (35.36%) Analyst
2 142 (33.26%) Test Analyst
3 115 (26.93%) Tester
4 59 (13.82%) Test Manager
5 45 (10.54%) Automation Tester
6 36 (8.43%) Test Leader
7 29 (6.79%) Automation Analyst
8 27 (6.32%) Automation Test Analyst
9 26 (6.09%) Test Engineer
10 24 (5.62%) QA Tester
11 20 (4.68%) Senior Tester
12 17 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
14 12 (2.81%) Performance Tester
15 11 (2.58%) Automation Engineer
15 11 (2.58%) QA Engineer
16 10 (2.34%) Software Tester
17 9 (2.11%) Agile Test Analyst
18 8 (1.87%) QA Analyst
19 7 (1.64%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (22.01%) .NET
2 63 (14.75%) XML
3 52 (12.18%) Web Services
4 34 (7.96%) SOAP
5 30 (7.03%) HTML
6 20 (4.68%) JSP
6 20 (4.68%) ASP.NET
7 11 (2.58%) REST
8 8 (1.87%) Spring
9 7 (1.64%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.41%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.94%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.70%) CSS
13 2 (0.47%) J2EE
13 2 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.47%) HTML5
13 2 (0.47%) RESTful
13 2 (0.47%) GWT
13 2 (0.47%) jQuery
13 2 (0.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.30%) Open Source
2 31 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.51%) PDA
3 15 (3.51%) Clustering
4 11 (2.58%) AS400
5 8 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.87%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.41%) PKI
6 6 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.17%) iPad
7 5 (1.17%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.17%) Reference Data
8 4 (0.94%) W3C
8 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.94%) Derivative
8 4 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.70%) iPhone
9 3 (0.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.13%) UNIX
2 36 (8.43%) Windows
3 19 (4.45%) Windows XP
4 17 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.51%) AIX
7 10 (2.34%) Windows NT
7 10 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.34%) Android
8 7 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (37.00%) Test Automation
2 140 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (29.04%) Test Scripting
4 98 (22.95%) Software Testing
5 77 (18.03%) Automated Testing
6 69 (16.16%) Test Strategy
7 63 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 56 (13.11%) TDD
9 53 (12.41%) BDD
10 51 (11.94%) Test Management
11 47 (11.01%) Automation Testing
12 45 (10.54%) Project Management
13 39 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (8.90%) Functional Testing
14 38 (8.90%) Regression Testing
15 37 (8.67%) Scrum
15 37 (8.67%) System Testing
16 33 (7.73%) Integration Testing
17 30 (7.03%) Test Planning
17 30 (7.03%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (39.58%) SQL
2 129 (30.21%) Java
3 55 (12.88%) C#
4 50 (11.71%) VB
5 43 (10.07%) Ruby
6 39 (9.13%) JavaScript
7 34 (7.96%) VBScript
8 26 (6.09%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.58%) Python
10 9 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.41%) Scala
12 5 (1.17%) Perl
12 5 (1.17%) PHP
13 4 (0.94%) C++
13 4 (0.94%) VBA
14 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.70%) C
15 1 (0.23%) ClojureScript
15 1 (0.23%) Clojure
15 1 (0.23%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 94 (22.01%) ISTQB
2 87 (20.37%) Security Cleared
3 81 (18.97%) ISEB
4 68 (15.93%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (5.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (3.28%) MCSE
7 14 (3.28%) MCSA
7 14 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.28%) MCTS
7 14 (3.28%) MCITP
7 14 (3.28%) Degree
8 13 (3.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (2.58%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (27.87%) QA
2 7 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.17%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (3.28%) VMware ESX
1 14 (3.28%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.47%) NDS
Systems Management
1 184 (43.09%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (3.28%) Netcool
4 3 (0.70%) Puppet
5 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.47%) SCCM
5 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.23%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 119 (27.87%) HP
2 70 (16.39%) Oracle
3 57 (13.35%) Microsoft
4 17 (3.98%) Citrix
5 15 (3.51%) McAfee
5 15 (3.51%) Veritas
6 14 (3.28%) SAP
6 14 (3.28%) IBM
6 14 (3.28%) VMware
7 8 (1.87%) Murex
7 8 (1.87%) Cognos
8 5 (1.17%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.17%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.94%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.94%) Sybase
10 2 (0.47%) Apple
10 2 (0.47%) NetApp
10 2 (0.47%) Informatica
10 2 (0.47%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.47%) Telerik
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