The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 359 376 333
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -43
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 257 207 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.65% 3.51% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 134 160
Average daily rate
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£364 £350 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -67.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -67.14%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7049 5905 6124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.55% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4537 3701 3586
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 142 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
England +12 208 £364 +3.92% 50
South East +27 95 £358 +8.33% 26
Hampshire +39 68 £375 -3.22% 6
London -4 62 £400 - 10
Scotland +10 36 £375 -7.69% 3
City of London +27 25 £438 +5.99% 3
Gosport -2 25 £450 +3.44% 4
Glasgow +14 20 £300 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire +8 11 £230 -20.00% 3
West Yorkshire +8 10 £210 -26.95% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £275 +37.50% 4
East of England -15 9 £288 +64.28% 2
North West -10 8 £260 -20.00% 2
Tyne and Wear - 8 £361 - 1
North East - 8 £361 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £361 - 1
East Midlands +2 7 £300 -7.69% 1
West Lothian - 7 £375 - 1
Surrey -9 6 £300 -25.00% 1
South West -37 6 £305 -23.75% 4
Watford +2 5 - -
Hertfordshire 0 5 - - 2
Berkshire -15 5 £259 -26.07% 10
East Sussex +2 4 £365 - 5
Leeds 0 4 - - 2
Greenford - 4 - -
Brighton +1 3 £365 - 4
Manchester -3 3 £214 -14.50%
Norfolk -7 3 £288 +43.75%
Edinburgh -17 3 £370 -10.30%

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 255 (46.11%) HP
2 212 (38.34%) HP Quality Center
3 209 (37.79%) Test Automation
4 192 (34.72%) ISTQB
5 183 (33.09%) SQL
6 166 (30.02%) .NET
7 160 (28.93%) Test Scripting
8 159 (28.75%) Oracle
9 158 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 139 (25.14%) Selenium
11 134 (24.23%) VB
12 131 (23.69%) JavaScript
12 131 (23.69%) LoadRunner
13 129 (23.33%) HTML
13 129 (23.33%) Finance
14 123 (22.24%) SC Cleared
15 119 (21.52%) QA
16 110 (19.89%) Java
16 110 (19.89%) C#
17 109 (19.71%) ISEB
18 102 (18.44%) Software Testing
19 101 (18.26%) Microsoft
20 97 (17.54%) ASP.NET
20 97 (17.54%) JSP
21 94 (17.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 89 (16.09%) Automated Testing
23 85 (15.37%) CRM
24 80 (14.47%) Windows
25 76 (13.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
26 71 (12.84%) UNIX

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 23 (4.16%) Node.js
2 19 (3.44%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.07%) MQSeries
4 11 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.72%) Confluence
6 4 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.36%) CICS
7 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.17%) MS Office
3 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 32 (5.79%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.90%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.72%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.72%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.54%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.54%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.36%) Magento
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.36%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.70%) HTTP
2 25 (4.52%) HTTPS
3 22 (3.98%) TCP/IP
4 21 (3.80%) DNS
5 10 (1.81%) SAN
6 3 (0.54%) FTP
7 2 (0.36%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) Internet
8 1 (0.18%) IPv4
8 1 (0.18%) IPv6
8 1 (0.18%) Firewall
8 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.68%) Oracle Reports
2 19 (3.44%) DB2
3 17 (3.07%) DbVisualizer
4 15 (2.71%) SQL Server
5 12 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.54%) MySQL
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.36%) QlikView
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 139 (25.14%) Selenium
2 131 (23.69%) LoadRunner
3 65 (11.75%) Cucumber
4 43 (7.78%) JIRA
5 35 (6.33%) WATIR
6 30 (5.42%) WinRunner
7 29 (5.24%) WebDriver
8 27 (4.88%) Sahi
9 25 (4.52%) JMeter
10 23 (4.16%) TestDirector
11 22 (3.98%) SoapUI
12 20 (3.62%) JUnit
13 15 (2.71%) Jenkins
14 10 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (1.81%) Maven
14 10 (1.81%) Bugzilla
14 10 (1.81%) Facilita Forecast
15 8 (1.45%) Visual Studio
16 7 (1.27%) Xcode
16 7 (1.27%) TestComplete
General
1 129 (23.33%) Finance
2 62 (11.21%) Banking
3 38 (6.87%) Retail
4 24 (4.34%) Manufacturing
5 18 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.45%) Front Office
8 5 (0.90%) Military
8 5 (0.90%) Marketing
9 3 (0.54%) Automotive
9 3 (0.54%) Back Office
9 3 (0.54%) Local Government
9 3 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (34.54%) Analyst
2 184 (33.27%) Test Analyst
3 146 (26.40%) Tester
4 68 (12.30%) Test Manager
5 47 (8.50%) Test Leader
6 42 (7.59%) Automation Tester
7 41 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 32 (5.79%) Automation Analyst
9 30 (5.42%) Automation Test Analyst
10 27 (4.88%) Test Specialist
11 25 (4.52%) Consultant
12 22 (3.98%) QA Analyst
13 20 (3.62%) Test Consultant
14 19 (3.44%) Automation Specialist
15 17 (3.07%) QA Tester
15 17 (3.07%) Developer
16 16 (2.89%) Performance Tester
17 15 (2.71%) QA Test Analyst
17 15 (2.71%) Performance Engineer
18 13 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (30.02%) .NET
2 129 (23.33%) HTML
3 97 (17.54%) ASP.NET
3 97 (17.54%) JSP
4 59 (10.67%) XML
5 43 (7.78%) Web Services
6 23 (4.16%) J2EE
6 23 (4.16%) Sass
7 20 (3.62%) Mustache
8 17 (3.07%) Flash
9 11 (1.99%) SOAP
9 11 (1.99%) CSS
9 11 (1.99%) .NET Framework
10 9 (1.63%) OLE
10 9 (1.63%) REST
11 7 (1.27%) Cocoa
11 7 (1.27%) HTML5
11 7 (1.27%) Cocoa Touch
12 4 (0.72%) Ajax
12 4 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.41%) Open Source
2 13 (2.35%) Clustering
2 13 (2.35%) SWIFT
3 9 (1.63%) Fixed Income
4 8 (1.45%) iPad
4 8 (1.45%) iPhone
5 7 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.27%) PDA
6 6 (1.08%) Derivative
7 5 (0.90%) Equities
8 4 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.54%) AS400
9 3 (0.54%) iSeries
9 3 (0.54%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.36%) Statistics
10 2 (0.36%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 80 (14.47%) Windows
2 71 (12.84%) UNIX
3 40 (7.23%) Windows XP
4 38 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.98%) Windows 2000
7 14 (2.53%) Linux
8 13 (2.35%) AIX
9 7 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.72%) Solaris
11 3 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (37.79%) Test Automation
2 160 (28.93%) Test Scripting
3 102 (18.44%) Software Testing
4 89 (16.09%) Automated Testing
5 85 (15.37%) CRM
6 70 (12.66%) Performance Testing
7 61 (11.03%) Test Strategy
8 57 (10.31%) Knowledge Management
9 55 (9.95%) Regression Testing
10 54 (9.76%) Automation Testing
11 50 (9.04%) TDD
12 49 (8.86%) Project Management
13 47 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 46 (8.32%) System Testing
15 45 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (7.59%) Test Management
17 39 (7.05%) Functional Testing
18 38 (6.87%) E-Commerce
19 36 (6.51%) BDD
20 35 (6.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 183 (33.09%) SQL
2 134 (24.23%) VB
3 131 (23.69%) JavaScript
4 110 (19.89%) Java
4 110 (19.89%) C#
5 67 (12.12%) VBScript
6 34 (6.15%) Ruby
7 13 (2.35%) VB.NET
8 10 (1.81%) Perl
9 9 (1.63%) C++
9 9 (1.63%) VBA
9 9 (1.63%) Objective-C
10 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.08%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.08%) Python
12 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.54%) Groovy
13 3 (0.54%) XPath
14 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 192 (34.72%) ISTQB
2 158 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 123 (22.24%) SC Cleared
4 109 (19.71%) ISEB
5 94 (17.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 76 (13.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 46 (8.32%) DV Cleared
8 35 (6.33%) Degree
9 14 (2.53%) MCITP
9 14 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (1.99%) MCSE
10 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.27%) MCSA
11 7 (1.27%) MCTS
12 5 (0.90%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.72%) CCNP
13 4 (0.72%) CCNA
13 4 (0.72%) MCP
14 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (21.52%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.18%) WCAG
2 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.18%) EMIR
2 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.27%) VMware ESX
1 7 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) NDS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 212 (38.34%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (2.35%) Netcool
3 13 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.54%) nmon
6 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 255 (46.11%) HP
2 159 (28.75%) Oracle
3 101 (18.26%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.06%) IBM
5 27 (4.88%) VMware
6 20 (3.62%) Citrix
7 15 (2.71%) SAP
8 13 (2.35%) Veritas
8 13 (2.35%) McAfee
9 9 (1.63%) Siebel
10 7 (1.27%) Apple
11 6 (1.08%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.90%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.72%) MarketAxess
14 3 (0.54%) Murex
14 3 (0.54%) Sun
14 3 (0.54%) SunGard
14 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.54%) BMC
14 3 (0.54%) Serena
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