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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 421 352 367
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +15
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 175 266 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 3.87% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 163 134
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £110.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.63 -

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
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -89 147 £350 +0.07% 41
London -30 65 £425 - 18
South East -47 45 £350 +11.84% 8
Scotland +10 23 £379 +4.56% 1
City of London +13 20 £425 -5.55% 5
Berkshire +11 20 £400 +50.94% 2
Yorkshire -14 14 £350 +29.62%
West Yorkshire -8 13 £350 +29.62%
Reading +8 12 £362 +36.41% 2
Hampshire -36 10 £390 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £265 +6.00% 1
Edinburgh -1 9 £420 -8.69% 1
Leeds -7 9 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 7 £340 +172.00%
East of England +8 7 £291 -10.38% 3
North East +6 7 £340 +172.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +6 7 £340 +172.00%
Glasgow - 7 £325 -
Essex +2 6 £313 -7.40% 1
Southampton - 5 £395 -
Surrey +3 4 £300 -56.98% 5
West Midlands -15 4 - -
Bradford -16 4 - -
Reigate - 3 £300 - 1
North West - 3 £338 - 3
South West -23 2 £313 -3.84% 5
Brentwood - 2 £313 -
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £375 +25.00% 3

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 154 (44.00%) Selenium
2 147 (42.00%) Test Automation
3 133 (38.00%) HP Quality Center
4 129 (36.86%) SQL
4 129 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (31.71%) QA
6 109 (31.14%) Test Scripting
7 100 (28.57%) Java
8 99 (28.29%) Finance
9 84 (24.00%) HP
10 83 (23.71%) .NET
11 75 (21.43%) ISTQB
12 66 (18.86%) Security Cleared
13 65 (18.57%) Automated Testing
14 63 (18.00%) Software Testing
15 53 (15.14%) LoadRunner
15 53 (15.14%) Cucumber
16 52 (14.86%) Microsoft
16 52 (14.86%) XML
17 51 (14.57%) ISEB
17 51 (14.57%) Test Strategy
18 49 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (14.00%) JIRA
19 46 (13.14%) Test Management
20 45 (12.86%) Banking
21 44 (12.57%) TDD
22 43 (12.29%) Ruby
22 43 (12.29%) SC Cleared
22 43 (12.29%) BDD
23 42 (12.00%) Web Services

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (2.00%) Confluence
2 6 (1.71%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.43%) Node.js
4 4 (1.14%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.00%) MS Office
3 5 (1.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.14%) SAP BPC
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.86%) Summit
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.29%) Agresso
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) GitHub
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.86%) CDMA
1 3 (0.86%) GSM
1 3 (0.86%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) WAN
2 2 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (3.43%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.71%) DB2
5 6 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.14%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 154 (44.00%) Selenium
2 53 (15.14%) Cucumber
2 53 (15.14%) LoadRunner
3 49 (14.00%) JIRA
4 30 (8.57%) Sahi
5 28 (8.00%) WATIR
5 28 (8.00%) SoapUI
6 25 (7.14%) WinRunner
6 25 (7.14%) TestDirector
7 22 (6.29%) WebDriver
8 21 (6.00%) JMeter
9 16 (4.57%) Visual Studio
9 16 (4.57%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.71%) JUnit
11 9 (2.57%) Maven
12 8 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (2.29%) Rational Functional Tester
12 8 (2.29%) SpecFlow
13 7 (2.00%) Calabash
13 7 (2.00%) FitNesse
General
1 99 (28.29%) Finance
2 45 (12.86%) Banking
3 19 (5.43%) Retail
4 12 (3.43%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Back Office
8 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.57%) Front Office
9 2 (0.57%) Automotive
9 2 (0.57%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 129 (36.86%) Analyst
2 113 (32.29%) Test Analyst
3 83 (23.71%) Tester
4 45 (12.86%) Test Manager
5 30 (8.57%) Test Leader
6 29 (8.29%) QA Analyst
7 26 (7.43%) Test Engineer
8 23 (6.57%) QA Tester
9 22 (6.29%) Automation Tester
10 18 (5.14%) QA Test Analyst
11 17 (4.86%) Automation Test Analyst
11 17 (4.86%) Automation Analyst
12 12 (3.43%) Software Tester
12 12 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.14%) Test Specialist
13 11 (3.14%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (2.57%) QA Engineer
15 8 (2.29%) Performance Tester
15 8 (2.29%) Senior Test Analyst
15 8 (2.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (23.71%) .NET
2 52 (14.86%) XML
3 42 (12.00%) Web Services
4 21 (6.00%) SOAP
4 21 (6.00%) HTML
5 12 (3.43%) MSMQ
6 10 (2.86%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.29%) JSP
8 7 (2.00%) RESTful
9 6 (1.71%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.71%) J2EE
10 5 (1.43%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.14%) Mustache
11 4 (1.14%) Sass
11 4 (1.14%) CSS
11 4 (1.14%) Flash
12 2 (0.57%) Spring
12 2 (0.57%) HTML5
12 2 (0.57%) REST
12 2 (0.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.14%) Open Source
2 34 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.00%) PDA
3 21 (6.00%) Clustering
4 10 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.29%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.71%) Equities
6 6 (1.71%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.14%) Derivative
8 3 (0.86%) Physics
8 3 (0.86%) W3C
8 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.86%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.86%) iPhone
8 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.86%) iPad
9 2 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.14%) Windows
2 25 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 25 (7.14%) UNIX
3 24 (6.86%) Windows XP
4 23 (6.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.00%) AIX
6 11 (3.14%) Android
7 10 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.57%) Linux
9 4 (1.14%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (42.00%) Test Automation
2 129 (36.86%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (31.14%) Test Scripting
4 65 (18.57%) Automated Testing
5 63 (18.00%) Software Testing
6 51 (14.57%) Test Strategy
7 49 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (13.14%) Test Management
9 44 (12.57%) TDD
10 43 (12.29%) BDD
11 41 (11.71%) Automation Testing
12 40 (11.43%) Scrum
13 39 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (9.43%) System Testing
15 31 (8.86%) Integration Testing
15 31 (8.86%) Regression Testing
16 28 (8.00%) Functional Testing
17 27 (7.71%) Waterfall
18 26 (7.43%) Change Management
18 26 (7.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (36.86%) SQL
2 100 (28.57%) Java
3 43 (12.29%) Ruby
4 42 (12.00%) C#
5 35 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 33 (9.43%) VB
7 26 (7.43%) VBScript
8 13 (3.71%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.00%) VBA
9 7 (2.00%) Python
9 7 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.71%) C++
11 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.86%) C
12 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.57%) Perl
13 2 (0.57%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) RPG
14 1 (0.29%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 75 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 66 (18.86%) Security Cleared
3 51 (14.57%) ISEB
4 43 (12.29%) SC Cleared
5 20 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.71%) MCSE
5 20 (5.71%) MCSA
5 20 (5.71%) Degree
5 20 (5.71%) MCTS
5 20 (5.71%) MCITP
6 14 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.29%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (31.71%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.86%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (5.71%) VMware ESX
1 20 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) NDS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 133 (38.00%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (5.43%) Netcool
4 7 (2.00%) Puppet
4 7 (2.00%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.14%) SCCM
6 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.29%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 84 (24.00%) HP
2 52 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 42 (12.00%) Oracle
4 23 (6.57%) Citrix
5 21 (6.00%) Veritas
5 21 (6.00%) McAfee
6 20 (5.71%) VMware
7 19 (5.43%) IBM
8 12 (3.43%) Sybase
8 12 (3.43%) SAP
9 3 (0.86%) Murex
10 2 (0.57%) NetApp
10 2 (0.57%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.57%) Telerik
11 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.29%) Tradeweb
11 1 (0.29%) hybris
11 1 (0.29%) DataCash
11 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 19 days ago