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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 374 372 355
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 259 216 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.53% 3.46% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 146 153
Average daily rate
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£350 £354 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.25%

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
7331 6242 6395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.68% 11.84% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4863 4041 3561
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 £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 125 228
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +1 213 £355 -4.05% 53
South East +2 80 £370 +5.71% 19
London -18 57 £425 +6.25% 12
Hampshire +12 44 £400 +3.22% 4
Scotland +6 35 £365 +8.14% 2
Gosport -2 22 £450 +3.44% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £410 +17.14% 2
South West -18 17 £325 -5.10% 4
Yorkshire +16 15 £285 - 6
Glasgow -6 15 £300 -11.11% 1
East of England -15 15 £355 +77.50% 3
North East - 14 £368 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 14 £368 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £368 - 2
City of London -2 13 £400 -0.12% 3
Hertfordshire -13 13 £355 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 10 £425 +21.42% 1
Devon -11 9 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire 0 8 £325 - 3
Surrey -6 8 £323 -19.37% 2
East Sussex -6 8 £358 +30.00%
North West +5 7 £296 -5.20% 5
Brighton -5 7 £358 +30.00%
West Lothian +3 6 £375 +15.38%
Bristol -11 6 £298 -16.49% 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £275 -
East Midlands +1 5 £319 +9.91%
Watford -4 4 - -
Manchester -8 4 £296 -5.20% 3
Sheffield - 4 £280 -

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 238 (43.35%) HP
2 207 (37.70%) Test Automation
3 206 (37.52%) HP Quality Center
4 201 (36.61%) ISTQB
5 191 (34.79%) SQL
6 171 (31.15%) Oracle
7 170 (30.97%) .NET
8 158 (28.78%) Test Scripting
9 151 (27.50%) Selenium
10 145 (26.41%) Security Cleared
11 137 (24.95%) VB
12 128 (23.32%) Java
13 125 (22.77%) Finance
14 124 (22.59%) JavaScript
14 124 (22.59%) HTML
14 124 (22.59%) QA
15 122 (22.22%) C#
16 119 (21.68%) SC Cleared
17 114 (20.77%) Software Testing
17 114 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
18 111 (20.22%) LoadRunner
19 106 (19.31%) Automated Testing
20 105 (19.13%) Microsoft
21 101 (18.40%) ASP.NET
21 101 (18.40%) JSP
22 100 (18.21%) ISEB
23 96 (17.49%) CRM
24 85 (15.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
25 82 (14.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 77 (14.03%) UNIX

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (2.73%) Node.js
2 11 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.82%) MQSeries
4 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.73%) Confluence
7 2 (0.36%) CICS
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.18%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) Mingle
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.73%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.55%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Maximo
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.55%) HTTP
2 24 (4.37%) HTTPS
3 21 (3.83%) TCP/IP
4 20 (3.64%) DNS
5 6 (1.09%) SAN
6 3 (0.55%) Internet
6 3 (0.55%) FTP
7 2 (0.36%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.93%) Oracle Reports
2 25 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.55%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.37%) DB2
6 10 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.82%) DbVisualizer
7 7 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.91%) MySQL
9 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.36%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 151 (27.50%) Selenium
2 111 (20.22%) LoadRunner
3 66 (12.02%) Cucumber
4 44 (8.01%) JIRA
5 31 (5.65%) WebDriver
6 29 (5.28%) WATIR
7 27 (4.92%) JMeter
8 24 (4.37%) Sahi
9 22 (4.01%) WinRunner
10 18 (3.28%) TestDirector
11 16 (2.91%) JUnit
11 16 (2.91%) Facilita Forecast
12 15 (2.73%) SoapUI
13 11 (2.00%) Toad
14 10 (1.82%) Visual Studio
15 9 (1.64%) Bugzilla
15 9 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (1.64%) FitNesse
16 8 (1.46%) Jenkins
17 7 (1.28%) Xcode
General
1 125 (22.77%) Finance
2 51 (9.29%) Banking
3 33 (6.01%) Retail
4 17 (3.10%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.91%) Front Office
8 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 3 (0.55%) Local Government
9 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 181 (32.97%) Analyst
2 176 (32.06%) Test Analyst
3 163 (29.69%) Tester
4 62 (11.29%) Test Manager
5 57 (10.38%) Automation Tester
6 50 (9.11%) Test Leader
7 42 (7.65%) Automation Analyst
8 41 (7.47%) Test Engineer
9 38 (6.92%) Automation Test Analyst
10 26 (4.74%) Test Specialist
11 23 (4.19%) Performance Tester
12 22 (4.01%) QA Tester
13 19 (3.46%) QA Analyst
14 18 (3.28%) Performance Engineer
14 18 (3.28%) Automation Specialist
15 16 (2.91%) Consultant
16 15 (2.73%) Developer
17 14 (2.55%) Systems Tester
17 14 (2.55%) Senior Tester
18 13 (2.37%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (30.97%) .NET
2 124 (22.59%) HTML
3 101 (18.40%) JSP
3 101 (18.40%) ASP.NET
4 49 (8.93%) XML
5 47 (8.56%) Web Services
6 19 (3.46%) SOAP
7 15 (2.73%) Sass
8 14 (2.55%) REST
8 14 (2.55%) .NET Framework
9 13 (2.37%) J2EE
10 12 (2.19%) Mustache
11 10 (1.82%) CSS
11 10 (1.82%) Flash
11 10 (1.82%) OLE
12 7 (1.28%) Cocoa
12 7 (1.28%) Spring
12 7 (1.28%) Cocoa Touch
13 6 (1.09%) Hibernate
14 5 (0.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.01%) Open Source
3 18 (3.28%) User Experience
4 10 (1.82%) Clustering
5 9 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.64%) SWIFT
6 8 (1.46%) iPad
7 7 (1.28%) Derivative
7 7 (1.28%) iPhone
8 6 (1.09%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.91%) PKI
9 5 (0.91%) PDA
9 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.73%) Equities
11 3 (0.55%) AS400
11 3 (0.55%) iSeries
11 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.36%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.36%) Statistics
12 2 (0.36%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.03%) UNIX
2 61 (11.11%) Windows
3 31 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (5.28%) Windows XP
5 26 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.83%) Windows 2000
7 14 (2.55%) Linux
8 10 (1.82%) AIX
9 9 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.28%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.55%) Solaris
13 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (37.70%) Test Automation
2 158 (28.78%) Test Scripting
3 114 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (20.77%) Software Testing
4 106 (19.31%) Automated Testing
5 96 (17.49%) CRM
6 75 (13.66%) Functional Testing
7 71 (12.93%) Performance Testing
8 67 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 65 (11.84%) Knowledge Management
10 58 (10.56%) Project Management
10 58 (10.56%) Test Strategy
11 51 (9.29%) Automation Testing
12 46 (8.38%) TDD
12 46 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (7.10%) BDD
14 36 (6.56%) System Testing
15 31 (5.65%) Manual Testing
16 30 (5.46%) Test Management
17 29 (5.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 191 (34.79%) SQL
2 137 (24.95%) VB
3 128 (23.32%) Java
4 124 (22.59%) JavaScript
5 122 (22.22%) C#
6 58 (10.56%) VBScript
7 28 (5.10%) Ruby
8 15 (2.73%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.37%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.00%) Perl
11 9 (1.64%) VBA
12 8 (1.46%) Python
12 8 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.28%) C++
13 7 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.91%) Scala
15 4 (0.73%) PHP
16 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.36%) XPath
16 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 201 (36.61%) ISTQB
2 145 (26.41%) Security Cleared
3 119 (21.68%) SC Cleared
4 100 (18.21%) ISEB
5 85 (15.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 82 (14.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 51 (9.29%) DV Cleared
8 25 (4.55%) Degree
9 11 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (2.00%) MCITP
10 8 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.46%) MCSE
11 6 (1.09%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.91%) MCTS
12 5 (0.91%) MCSA
13 3 (0.55%) MCP
13 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.55%) CCNP
13 3 (0.55%) CCNA
14 2 (0.36%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (22.59%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.91%) VMware ESX
1 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) NDS
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 206 (37.52%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (3.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (1.82%) Netcool
3 10 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.55%) nmon
5 3 (0.55%) Puppet
5 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 238 (43.35%) HP
2 171 (31.15%) Oracle
3 105 (19.13%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.83%) IBM
5 20 (3.64%) VMware
6 14 (2.55%) Citrix
6 14 (2.55%) SAP
7 10 (1.82%) Siebel
7 10 (1.82%) McAfee
7 10 (1.82%) Veritas
8 8 (1.46%) Apple
9 5 (0.91%) Cognos
10 3 (0.55%) BMC
10 3 (0.55%) SunGard
10 3 (0.55%) Murex
10 3 (0.55%) Remedy
10 3 (0.55%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.36%) Telerik
11 2 (0.36%) Comverse
11 2 (0.36%) Demandware
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