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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 478 341 346
Rank change year-on-year
-137 +5
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 118 278 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 4.12% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 157 133
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£338 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.70% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 -

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
6890 6741 5310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.73% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4517 4356 3337
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 152 151
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -145 105 £338 +2.11% 57
London -35 48 £450 +5.88% 16
South East -60 23 £315 -3.07% 11
East of England +6 11 £210 -28.51% 2
Berkshire -2 10 £280 +5.66% 1
Scotland -7 10 £378 +3.42% 1
City of London -10 10 £450 - 4
Essex 0 8 £210 -33.85%
North West -16 7 £319 +13.75% 10
Yorkshire -28 7 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £293 +17.00% 2
Edinburgh -3 6 £410 +10.81%
West Yorkshire -24 6 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 5 £365 +0.76%
North East -4 5 £365 +0.76%
Tyne and Wear -4 5 £365 +0.76%
Hampshire -49 5 £340 +4.61% 4
Bracknell - 5 - -
Milton Keynes +6 4 £320 - 2
Reading -4 4 £310 +16.98%
Chelmsford -7 4 £185 -47.14%
South West -9 4 £313 -3.84% 6
Bradford -19 4 - -
Bristol +9 3 £300 -18.64% 1
Andover +8 3 £325 -
Watford -2 3 £375 -
Hertfordshire -10 3 £375 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £331 - 1
Greenford +5 2 - -
Docklands, London 0 2 £275 -25.17%

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 125 (40.19%) Selenium
2 121 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (37.94%) Test Automation
4 115 (36.98%) HP Quality Center
5 108 (34.73%) SQL
6 98 (31.51%) Test Scripting
7 95 (30.55%) Finance
8 94 (30.23%) QA
9 79 (25.40%) Java
10 78 (25.08%) HP
11 64 (20.58%) LoadRunner
12 61 (19.61%) Automated Testing
13 57 (18.33%) Software Testing
14 56 (18.01%) ISTQB
14 56 (18.01%) .NET
15 50 (16.08%) Security Cleared
16 49 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (15.43%) ISEB
18 46 (14.79%) Test Strategy
19 44 (14.15%) Test Management
20 43 (13.83%) Microsoft
20 43 (13.83%) XML
21 41 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (12.86%) Banking
23 39 (12.54%) Scrum
23 39 (12.54%) Regression Testing
24 38 (12.22%) TDD
24 38 (12.22%) BDD
25 37 (11.90%) Cucumber
26 36 (11.58%) System Testing

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (3.54%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.89%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.25%) Confluence
4 5 (1.61%) Node.js
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.64%) nginx
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.64%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Agresso
3 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.64%) GitHub
1 2 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.29%) Internet
2 3 (0.96%) CDMA
2 3 (0.96%) GSM
3 2 (0.64%) HTTP
3 2 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.54%) DB2
3 9 (2.89%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.89%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.57%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 125 (40.19%) Selenium
2 64 (20.58%) LoadRunner
3 37 (11.90%) Cucumber
4 32 (10.29%) JIRA
5 27 (8.68%) SoapUI
6 19 (6.11%) Visual Studio
6 19 (6.11%) WinRunner
6 19 (6.11%) TestDirector
6 19 (6.11%) JMeter
7 18 (5.79%) WebDriver
7 18 (5.79%) Jenkins
8 17 (5.47%) Sahi
9 16 (5.14%) WATIR
10 13 (4.18%) JUnit
11 10 (3.22%) Maven
12 7 (2.25%) Subversion
12 7 (2.25%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.25%) RSpec
13 6 (1.93%) Calabash
13 6 (1.93%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 95 (30.55%) Finance
2 40 (12.86%) Banking
3 21 (6.75%) Retail
4 14 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.61%) Back Office
8 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Front Office
9 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Automotive
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 133 (42.77%) Analyst
2 117 (37.62%) Test Analyst
3 72 (23.15%) Tester
4 36 (11.58%) Test Manager
5 30 (9.65%) QA Analyst
6 27 (8.68%) Test Leader
7 20 (6.43%) Test Engineer
7 20 (6.43%) Automation Tester
8 19 (6.11%) Automation Analyst
8 19 (6.11%) QA Test Analyst
9 17 (5.47%) Automation Test Analyst
10 16 (5.14%) QA Tester
11 12 (3.86%) Test Specialist
12 11 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (3.22%) Software Tester
14 9 (2.89%) Senior Test Analyst
14 9 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
15 8 (2.57%) Automation Specialist
16 7 (2.25%) Performance Tester
17 6 (1.93%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (18.01%) .NET
2 43 (13.83%) XML
3 27 (8.68%) Web Services
4 22 (7.07%) HTML
5 19 (6.11%) SOAP
6 12 (3.86%) J2EE
6 12 (3.86%) MSMQ
7 9 (2.89%) Flash
7 9 (2.89%) RESTful
8 6 (1.93%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.93%) CSS
9 5 (1.61%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.29%) Sass
10 4 (1.29%) Mustache
10 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.96%) JSON
11 3 (0.96%) YAML
12 2 (0.64%) GWT
12 2 (0.64%) HTML5
12 2 (0.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.47%) Clustering
3 16 (5.14%) PDA
4 9 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.57%) SWIFT
5 8 (2.57%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.93%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.93%) Equities
6 6 (1.93%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.96%) Physics
8 3 (0.96%) Derivative
8 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.96%) iPad
8 3 (0.96%) iPhone
8 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.58%) Windows
2 34 (10.93%) UNIX
3 21 (6.75%) Windows 7
4 19 (6.11%) Windows XP
5 18 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (5.47%) AIX
7 16 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (3.54%) Android
9 10 (3.22%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.22%) Linux
10 4 (1.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.96%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (38.91%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (37.94%) Test Automation
3 98 (31.51%) Test Scripting
4 61 (19.61%) Automated Testing
5 57 (18.33%) Software Testing
6 49 (15.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 46 (14.79%) Test Strategy
8 44 (14.15%) Test Management
9 39 (12.54%) Scrum
9 39 (12.54%) Regression Testing
10 38 (12.22%) TDD
10 38 (12.22%) BDD
11 36 (11.58%) System Testing
11 36 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (11.58%) Automation Testing
12 33 (10.61%) Integration Testing
13 29 (9.32%) Waterfall
14 26 (8.36%) Performance Testing
15 23 (7.40%) Change Management
15 23 (7.40%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 108 (34.73%) SQL
2 79 (25.40%) Java
3 30 (9.65%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.32%) Ruby
4 29 (9.32%) C#
5 26 (8.36%) VB
6 25 (8.04%) VBScript
7 9 (2.89%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.57%) VBA
9 7 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.29%) C++
11 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.64%) Groovy
12 2 (0.64%) RPG IV
12 2 (0.64%) C
12 2 (0.64%) RPG
12 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.32%) ABAP
13 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (18.01%) ISTQB
2 50 (16.08%) Security Cleared
3 48 (15.43%) ISEB
4 31 (9.97%) SC Cleared
5 22 (7.07%) Degree
6 21 (6.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (5.14%) MCTS
7 16 (5.14%) MCITP
7 16 (5.14%) MCSE
7 16 (5.14%) MCSA
7 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.61%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.29%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.32%) PhD
11 1 (0.32%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (30.23%) QA
System Software
1 16 (5.14%) VMware ESX
1 16 (5.14%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 115 (36.98%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.47%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (4.82%) Netcool
4 7 (2.25%) Puppet
4 7 (2.25%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.29%) SCCM
6 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.32%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 78 (25.08%) HP
2 43 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 31 (9.97%) Oracle
4 23 (7.40%) IBM
5 18 (5.79%) Citrix
6 17 (5.47%) Veritas
6 17 (5.47%) McAfee
7 16 (5.14%) VMware
8 12 (3.86%) Sybase
9 10 (3.22%) SAP
10 2 (0.64%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.64%) NetApp
10 2 (0.64%) Telerik
11 1 (0.32%) Cognos
11 1 (0.32%) Adobe
11 1 (0.32%) Murex
11 1 (0.32%) Calypso
11 1 (0.32%) Ariba
11 1 (0.32%) CA
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
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City, London
Vadis People
Rate: £350-400 per day
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