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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 394 376 397
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 187 197 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.66% 3.28% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 119 92
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£335 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
- +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
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
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 February 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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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 -35 162 £335 -6.29% 64
London -35 57 £343 -14.31% 13
South East -32 51 £375 +8.69% 17
Scotland +8 21 £354 +1.15% 2
Berkshire +4 18 £400 +52.38% 4
Yorkshire +3 16 £309 +2.91% 13
City of London +3 16 £419 -14.10% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £363 +31.81%
Reading +8 12 £362 +36.41% 2
West Yorkshire -3 12 £305 +1.66% 5
South West -25 12 £400 +8.47% 9
Hampshire -22 11 £390 +11.42% 3
Leeds - 10 £325 - 5
Bristol -2 9 £463 +35.53% 3
Milton Keynes -3 9 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 8 £342 +184.61%
Tyne and Wear +9 8 £342 +184.61%
Surrey +6 8 £300 -31.03% 4
North East +1 8 £342 +184.61%
Glasgow +9 7 £325 +36.84% 1
East of England +2 7 £256 -39.70% 4
West Midlands -6 6 £350 +1.81% 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £500 +42.85% 1
North West -9 5 £225 - 5
Southampton - 5 £395 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £326 - 5
Hertfordshire - 3 £220 -
Reigate - 3 £300 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £220 -
Bradford -8 2 £305 +1.66%

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 190 (44.08%) Selenium
2 177 (41.07%) HP Quality Center
3 168 (38.98%) Test Automation
4 165 (38.28%) SQL
5 157 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
6 132 (30.63%) QA
7 125 (29.00%) Test Scripting
7 125 (29.00%) Java
8 111 (25.75%) HP
9 104 (24.13%) Finance
10 101 (23.43%) .NET
11 100 (23.20%) ISTQB
12 97 (22.51%) Software Testing
13 88 (20.42%) Security Cleared
14 83 (19.26%) ISEB
15 81 (18.79%) Automated Testing
16 78 (18.10%) Cucumber
17 75 (17.40%) Test Strategy
18 68 (15.78%) JIRA
19 66 (15.31%) Microsoft
20 65 (15.08%) SC Cleared
20 65 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
21 64 (14.85%) XML
22 62 (14.39%) TDD
23 60 (13.92%) BDD
24 59 (13.69%) Banking
25 57 (13.23%) Ruby
26 52 (12.06%) Test Management
27 51 (11.83%) Oracle
28 50 (11.60%) C#

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (2.09%) Confluence
2 5 (1.16%) Node.js
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.46%) nginx
4 1 (0.23%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (4.64%) MS Office
2 18 (4.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.39%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.32%) Summit
2 5 (1.16%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 5 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.93%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Agresso
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) 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 (0.46%) WAN
2 2 (0.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.23%) HTTP
3 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.94%) SQL Server
1 17 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.25%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.16%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.46%) DataStage
8 2 (0.46%) DB2
8 2 (0.46%) Big Data
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 190 (44.08%) Selenium
2 78 (18.10%) Cucumber
3 68 (15.78%) JIRA
4 48 (11.14%) LoadRunner
5 40 (9.28%) Sahi
6 39 (9.05%) WATIR
7 37 (8.58%) SoapUI
8 29 (6.73%) WebDriver
9 27 (6.26%) WinRunner
10 26 (6.03%) JMeter
11 25 (5.80%) TestDirector
12 19 (4.41%) Jenkins
13 15 (3.48%) JUnit
13 15 (3.48%) Visual Studio
13 15 (3.48%) FitNesse
14 12 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (2.32%) Calabash
16 9 (2.09%) Maven
17 8 (1.86%) RSpec
17 8 (1.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 104 (24.13%) Finance
2 59 (13.69%) Banking
3 13 (3.02%) Retail
3 13 (3.02%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.46%) Front Office
6 2 (0.46%) Back Office
6 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.23%) Legal
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 155 (35.96%) Analyst
2 141 (32.71%) Test Analyst
3 110 (25.52%) Tester
4 50 (11.60%) Test Manager
5 42 (9.74%) Test Leader
6 41 (9.51%) Automation Tester
7 32 (7.42%) Test Engineer
8 28 (6.50%) QA Tester
9 25 (5.80%) Automation Analyst
10 23 (5.34%) Automation Test Analyst
11 21 (4.87%) QA Analyst
12 15 (3.48%) Senior Tester
12 15 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.25%) QA Engineer
13 14 (3.25%) QA Test Analyst
14 12 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
15 11 (2.55%) Software Tester
16 10 (2.32%) Performance Tester
16 10 (2.32%) Automation Engineer
17 8 (1.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (23.43%) .NET
2 64 (14.85%) XML
3 50 (11.60%) Web Services
4 32 (7.42%) SOAP
5 21 (4.87%) HTML
6 14 (3.25%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.78%) JSP
8 9 (2.09%) REST
9 8 (1.86%) MSMQ
10 7 (1.62%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.62%) RESTful
11 4 (0.93%) Mustache
11 4 (0.93%) Sass
12 3 (0.70%) Gherkin
12 3 (0.70%) CSS
13 2 (0.46%) Spring
13 2 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.46%) HTML5
13 2 (0.46%) WPF
13 2 (0.46%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.14%) Open Source
2 37 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.87%) Clustering
3 21 (4.87%) PDA
4 11 (2.55%) Fixed Income
5 10 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.09%) AS400
7 7 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.16%) Equities
9 5 (1.16%) iPad
9 5 (1.16%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.93%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.93%) W3C
11 3 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.70%) Derivative
11 3 (0.70%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.70%) iPhone
12 2 (0.46%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.05%) Windows
2 24 (5.57%) Windows XP
2 24 (5.57%) Windows 7
3 22 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (4.87%) UNIX
4 21 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (4.87%) AIX
5 13 (3.02%) Android
5 13 (3.02%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.09%) Linux
7 6 (1.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (38.98%) Test Automation
2 157 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (29.00%) Test Scripting
4 97 (22.51%) Software Testing
5 81 (18.79%) Automated Testing
6 75 (17.40%) Test Strategy
7 65 (15.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 62 (14.39%) TDD
9 60 (13.92%) BDD
10 52 (12.06%) Test Management
11 49 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (11.37%) Scrum
12 47 (10.90%) Automation Testing
13 41 (9.51%) Project Management
14 39 (9.05%) Regression Testing
15 36 (8.35%) System Testing
16 34 (7.89%) Integration Testing
16 34 (7.89%) Test Planning
17 31 (7.19%) Functional Testing
18 30 (6.96%) OO
Programming Languages
1 165 (38.28%) SQL
2 125 (29.00%) Java
3 57 (13.23%) Ruby
4 50 (11.60%) C#
5 42 (9.74%) VB
6 37 (8.58%) JavaScript
7 29 (6.73%) VBScript
8 18 (4.18%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.09%) VBA
9 9 (2.09%) Python
10 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.39%) Scala
12 5 (1.16%) C++
13 4 (0.93%) PHP
13 4 (0.93%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.70%) C
14 3 (0.70%) Perl
15 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.23%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 100 (23.20%) ISTQB
2 88 (20.42%) Security Cleared
3 83 (19.26%) ISEB
4 65 (15.08%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.64%) MCSE
5 20 (4.64%) MCSA
5 20 (4.64%) MCTS
5 20 (4.64%) MCITP
6 19 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (3.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 16 (3.71%) Degree
8 12 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (2.32%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.16%) VCP4
11 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (30.63%) QA
2 7 (1.62%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (4.64%) VMware ESX
1 20 (4.64%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.46%) NDS
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 177 (41.07%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (4.87%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (4.41%) Netcool
4 9 (2.09%) Puppet
5 8 (1.86%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.93%) SCCM
7 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.23%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 111 (25.75%) HP
2 66 (15.31%) Microsoft
3 51 (11.83%) Oracle
4 23 (5.34%) Citrix
5 21 (4.87%) Veritas
5 21 (4.87%) McAfee
6 20 (4.64%) VMware
7 16 (3.71%) SAP
8 12 (2.78%) IBM
9 11 (2.55%) Sybase
10 8 (1.86%) Murex
11 7 (1.62%) Cognos
12 5 (1.16%) JD Edwards
12 5 (1.16%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.70%) Telerik
14 2 (0.46%) Infragistics
14 2 (0.46%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.46%) Apple
14 2 (0.46%) NetApp
14 2 (0.46%) Business Objects
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Dunstable
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £260.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago