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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 341 346 410
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +64
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 272 203 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.43% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.92% 3.77% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 133 110
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £221 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £110.00 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 - £30.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 - £34.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -21 253 £350 -1.75% 55
London -5 100 £413 +1.85% 25
South East +7 73 £325 +13.04% 12
Hampshire +34 39 £325 -8.12%
South West 0 28 £338 +17.39% 3
City of London -12 28 £438 -2.77% 16
East of England -16 18 £325 -13.33% 3
Essex -10 16 £338 -25.00%
Berkshire +5 15 £265 -18.46% 1
Scotland -12 15 £359 -13.29% 3
West Yorkshire -8 14 £270 -3.57% 2
Yorkshire -9 14 £270 -3.57% 3
Reading +5 10 £265 -18.46%
Buckinghamshire -26 8 £250 - 1
East Midlands -7 7 £306 -20.96% 1
North East - 7 £138 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £138 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £138 -
Renfrewshire +1 6 £356 +6.34%
Edinburgh -22 6 £393 -18.44% 2
Wiltshire -14 5 £310 +7.82% 2
Bristol - 5 £363 -
Halifax - 5 £305 - 1
Oxfordshire 0 4 £356 +18.75%
Swindon -8 4 £295 +2.60% 2
Leicestershire -9 4 £344 +5.76%
West Midlands -18 4 £319 -7.60% 4
Surrey -19 4 £698 +92.41% 8
Northamptonshire - 3 £238 - 1
Guildford - 3 £700 - 2

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 199 (44.32%) HP Quality Center
2 171 (38.08%) HP
3 157 (34.97%) Test Automation
4 154 (34.30%) SQL
5 146 (32.52%) Test Scripting
6 138 (30.73%) Selenium
7 123 (27.39%) Finance
8 114 (25.39%) ISEB
8 114 (25.39%) ISTQB
9 113 (25.17%) LoadRunner
10 101 (22.49%) Security Cleared
11 98 (21.83%) Software Testing
12 90 (20.04%) .NET
13 86 (19.15%) QA
14 78 (17.37%) SC Cleared
15 77 (17.15%) Java
16 76 (16.93%) Banking
17 75 (16.70%) Windows
18 71 (15.81%) VB
19 70 (15.59%) JavaScript
20 67 (14.92%) Automated Testing
21 66 (14.70%) Oracle
22 63 (14.03%) Scrum
22 63 (14.03%) Test Management
23 62 (13.81%) Performance Testing
23 62 (13.81%) VBScript
24 59 (13.14%) HTML
25 56 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
26 52 (11.58%) C#
26 52 (11.58%) Cucumber

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (3.56%) Node.js
2 14 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.12%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.00%) MQSeries
5 6 (1.34%) CMS
6 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.45%) Confluence
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.45%) CICS
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (2.90%) MS Office
1 13 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.11%) MS Project
3 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.67%) Summit
2 3 (0.67%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.67%) Retail-J
2 3 (0.67%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.90%) HTTPS
1 13 (2.90%) HTTP
2 12 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.67%) DNS
3 11 (2.45%) SAN
4 5 (1.11%) CHAP
5 3 (0.67%) Internet
6 2 (0.45%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) Firewall
7 1 (0.22%) IPv4
7 1 (0.22%) IPv6
7 1 (0.22%) FTP
7 1 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.00%) DB2
3 9 (2.00%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.89%) MySQL
5 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.45%) QlikView
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 138 (30.73%) Selenium
2 113 (25.17%) LoadRunner
3 52 (11.58%) Cucumber
4 39 (8.69%) JIRA
5 29 (6.46%) WATIR
6 25 (5.57%) WinRunner
7 24 (5.35%) WebDriver
8 21 (4.68%) Sahi
8 21 (4.68%) SoapUI
9 20 (4.45%) TestDirector
10 18 (4.01%) JMeter
11 16 (3.56%) Jenkins
12 15 (3.34%) JUnit
13 11 (2.45%) TestComplete
14 8 (1.78%) Maven
14 8 (1.78%) Visual Studio
15 7 (1.56%) FitNesse
15 7 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (1.34%) Capybara
16 6 (1.34%) SpecFlow
General
1 123 (27.39%) Finance
2 76 (16.93%) Banking
3 31 (6.90%) Retail
4 22 (4.90%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.00%) Front Office
8 6 (1.34%) Back Office
9 5 (1.11%) Military
9 5 (1.11%) Marketing
10 3 (0.67%) Publishing
10 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Local Government
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Legal
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 185 (41.20%) Analyst
2 182 (40.53%) Test Analyst
3 109 (24.28%) Tester
4 45 (10.02%) Test Manager
5 39 (8.69%) Automation Analyst
5 39 (8.69%) Test Engineer
6 37 (8.24%) Automation Test Analyst
6 37 (8.24%) Test Leader
7 24 (5.35%) Automation Tester
8 17 (3.79%) Consultant
9 15 (3.34%) Automation Engineer
10 12 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
10 12 (2.67%) Developer
11 11 (2.45%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (2.45%) Test Consultant
11 11 (2.45%) Systems Test Analyst
12 10 (2.23%) Technical Tester
12 10 (2.23%) Systems Tester
13 9 (2.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.04%) .NET
2 59 (13.14%) HTML
3 48 (10.69%) XML
4 35 (7.80%) ASP.NET
5 34 (7.57%) JSP
6 31 (6.90%) Web Services
7 16 (3.56%) Sass
8 15 (3.34%) SOAP
8 15 (3.34%) J2EE
9 13 (2.90%) Mustache
10 9 (2.00%) Flash
11 7 (1.56%) CSS
11 7 (1.56%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.11%) Ajax
12 5 (1.11%) REST
13 4 (0.89%) HTML5
13 4 (0.89%) Cocoa Touch
13 4 (0.89%) Cocoa
14 3 (0.67%) OLE
14 3 (0.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.24%) Open Source
2 16 (3.56%) SWIFT
3 14 (3.12%) Clustering
4 11 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.78%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.34%) iPhone
7 6 (1.34%) iPad
7 6 (1.34%) Equities
8 5 (1.11%) AS400
9 4 (0.89%) EPoS
9 4 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.67%) PDA
10 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.45%) Derivative
11 2 (0.45%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.45%) PMI
12 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (16.70%) Windows
2 43 (9.58%) UNIX
3 39 (8.69%) Windows XP
4 35 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (4.01%) Linux
6 15 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.34%) Windows 2000
7 14 (3.12%) AIX
8 9 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.89%) Solaris
11 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.45%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (34.97%) Test Automation
2 146 (32.52%) Test Scripting
3 98 (21.83%) Software Testing
4 67 (14.92%) Automated Testing
5 63 (14.03%) Scrum
5 63 (14.03%) Test Management
6 62 (13.81%) Performance Testing
7 56 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (11.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 47 (10.47%) Test Strategy
10 41 (9.13%) TDD
10 41 (9.13%) Automation Testing
11 38 (8.46%) Regression Testing
11 38 (8.46%) System Testing
12 35 (7.80%) E-Commerce
13 30 (6.68%) BDD
13 30 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (5.12%) Knowledge Management
15 21 (4.68%) Waterfall
16 19 (4.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 154 (34.30%) SQL
2 77 (17.15%) Java
3 71 (15.81%) VB
4 70 (15.59%) JavaScript
5 62 (13.81%) VBScript
6 52 (11.58%) C#
7 26 (5.79%) Ruby
8 13 (2.90%) Python
9 12 (2.67%) VBA
10 10 (2.23%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.23%) C++
11 6 (1.34%) Perl
11 6 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.34%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.45%) Groovy
13 2 (0.45%) PHP
13 2 (0.45%) C
13 2 (0.45%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (25.39%) ISEB
1 114 (25.39%) ISTQB
2 101 (22.49%) Security Cleared
3 78 (17.37%) SC Cleared
4 24 (5.35%) Degree
5 12 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (2.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.89%) MCITP
7 4 (0.89%) MCSE
7 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.67%) MCSA
8 3 (0.67%) MCTS
9 2 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.45%) HNC
9 2 (0.45%) HND
9 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (19.15%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.45%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) EMIR
4 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 10 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.89%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) NDS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 199 (44.32%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (3.12%) Netcool
3 14 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 171 (38.08%) HP
2 66 (14.70%) Oracle
3 51 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 23 (5.12%) Citrix
5 18 (4.01%) VMware
6 17 (3.79%) SAP
7 15 (3.34%) IBM
8 14 (3.12%) Veritas
8 14 (3.12%) McAfee
9 5 (1.11%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.89%) MarketAxess
10 4 (0.89%) Apple
10 4 (0.89%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.67%) ATG
11 3 (0.67%) Serena
11 3 (0.67%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.67%) Sun
12 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.45%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.45%) Remedy
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago