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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 360 373 342
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 258 214 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.55% 3.42% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 149 168
Average daily rate
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£366 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -45.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £11.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £11.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.38 £11.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -45.23%

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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
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 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 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 22 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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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 -9 212 £375 - 56
South East +30 96 £375 +10.29% 21
Hampshire +32 64 £381 -1.61% 5
London -21 57 £400 - 12
Scotland +9 33 £375 +6.38% 4
Gosport -4 25 £450 +3.44% 1
Glasgow +3 17 £300 -
East of England -19 17 £321 +83.57% 3
City of London +11 16 £400 +6.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £418 +108.75% 3
Hertfordshire -6 14 £355 - 2
Yorkshire +14 13 £250 -13.04% 7
West Yorkshire +19 10 £160 -44.34% 4
Tyne and Wear - 9 £360 -
North East - 9 £360 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £360 -
Milton Keynes +8 7 £425 +112.50% 1
East Midlands +2 7 £298 -2.85% 3
Surrey -2 7 £320 -20.00% 5
West Lothian - 7 £375 - 2
East Sussex -1 6 £365 +32.72% 4
Leeds +13 5 £160 -34.69% 3
North West +2 5 £168 -33.72% 5
Brighton +1 5 £365 +32.72% 3
Watford +1 5 - -
South West -39 5 £305 -24.69% 3
Greenford - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 2
Dorset -3 2 £315 -28.40%
Manchester -8 2 £168 -33.72% 3

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 243 (45.08%) HP
2 211 (39.15%) Test Automation
3 203 (37.66%) HP Quality Center
4 192 (35.62%) ISTQB
5 181 (33.58%) SQL
6 173 (32.10%) Oracle
7 169 (31.35%) .NET
8 158 (29.31%) Test Scripting
9 149 (27.64%) Security Cleared
10 135 (25.05%) VB
11 133 (24.68%) JavaScript
12 132 (24.49%) Finance
13 131 (24.30%) HTML
14 128 (23.75%) Selenium
15 119 (22.08%) SC Cleared
15 119 (22.08%) C#
16 118 (21.89%) QA
17 115 (21.34%) LoadRunner
18 111 (20.59%) Java
19 107 (19.85%) Microsoft
20 104 (19.29%) Software Testing
21 103 (19.11%) ISEB
22 101 (18.74%) ASP.NET
22 101 (18.74%) JSP
23 95 (17.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 93 (17.25%) CRM
25 87 (16.14%) Automated Testing
26 81 (15.03%) UNIX
27 80 (14.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
28 76 (14.10%) Windows

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 20 (3.71%) Node.js
2 15 (2.78%) MQSeries
2 15 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 10 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.74%) Confluence
6 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.37%) CICS
6 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.19%) CMS
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.60%) MS Office
3 4 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
5 2 (0.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 32 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.74%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.74%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.74%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.56%) SunGard GMI
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Maximo
4 2 (0.37%) Magento
4 2 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Retail-J
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.82%) HTTP
2 25 (4.64%) HTTPS
3 22 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 21 (3.90%) DNS
5 7 (1.30%) SAN
6 3 (0.56%) Internet
6 3 (0.56%) FTP
6 3 (0.56%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.37%) Intranet
8 1 (0.19%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.19%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.95%) Oracle Reports
2 24 (4.45%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.34%) DB2
4 15 (2.78%) DbVisualizer
5 12 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.04%) SQL Server
7 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.11%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.74%) MySQL
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 128 (23.75%) Selenium
2 115 (21.34%) LoadRunner
3 55 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 38 (7.05%) JIRA
5 31 (5.75%) WebDriver
6 30 (5.57%) WATIR
7 29 (5.38%) JMeter
7 29 (5.38%) WinRunner
8 24 (4.45%) TestDirector
9 23 (4.27%) Sahi
10 21 (3.90%) JUnit
11 14 (2.60%) SoapUI
12 10 (1.86%) Toad
12 10 (1.86%) Bugzilla
12 10 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
12 10 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.86%) Facilita Forecast
13 8 (1.48%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.30%) Xcode
General
1 132 (24.49%) Finance
2 57 (10.58%) Banking
3 37 (6.86%) Retail
4 22 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.48%) Front Office
8 5 (0.93%) Marketing
8 5 (0.93%) Military
9 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Local Government
9 3 (0.56%) Automotive
9 3 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 178 (33.02%) Analyst
2 172 (31.91%) Test Analyst
3 158 (29.31%) Tester
4 68 (12.62%) Test Manager
5 48 (8.91%) Test Leader
6 45 (8.35%) Automation Tester
7 35 (6.49%) Test Engineer
8 30 (5.57%) Automation Analyst
9 28 (5.19%) Automation Test Analyst
10 26 (4.82%) Test Specialist
11 20 (3.71%) Consultant
11 20 (3.71%) QA Analyst
12 19 (3.53%) Performance Tester
13 18 (3.34%) QA Tester
13 18 (3.34%) Automation Specialist
14 17 (3.15%) Developer
15 16 (2.97%) Test Consultant
16 14 (2.60%) Performance Engineer
17 13 (2.41%) QA Test Analyst
17 13 (2.41%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (31.35%) .NET
2 131 (24.30%) HTML
3 101 (18.74%) ASP.NET
3 101 (18.74%) JSP
4 52 (9.65%) XML
5 46 (8.53%) Web Services
6 20 (3.71%) Sass
7 18 (3.34%) J2EE
8 17 (3.15%) Mustache
9 15 (2.78%) Flash
10 12 (2.23%) .NET Framework
11 11 (2.04%) CSS
12 10 (1.86%) OLE
13 9 (1.67%) SOAP
14 8 (1.48%) REST
15 7 (1.30%) Cocoa Touch
15 7 (1.30%) Cocoa
15 7 (1.30%) Spring
16 6 (1.11%) Hibernate
16 6 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.31%) Open Source
2 13 (2.41%) Clustering
3 12 (2.23%) SWIFT
4 9 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 8 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.30%) PDA
6 7 (1.30%) iPhone
6 7 (1.30%) iPad
7 5 (0.93%) PKI
7 5 (0.93%) Derivative
7 5 (0.93%) Equities
7 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.56%) iSeries
9 3 (0.56%) AS400
10 2 (0.37%) PMI
10 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.37%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.03%) UNIX
2 76 (14.10%) Windows
3 37 (6.86%) Windows XP
4 35 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (4.08%) Windows 2000
7 14 (2.60%) Linux
8 13 (2.41%) AIX
9 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.30%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.56%) Solaris
11 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (39.15%) Test Automation
2 158 (29.31%) Test Scripting
3 104 (19.29%) Software Testing
4 93 (17.25%) CRM
5 87 (16.14%) Automated Testing
6 74 (13.73%) Regression Testing
7 70 (12.99%) Performance Testing
8 63 (11.69%) Knowledge Management
9 59 (10.95%) Test Strategy
10 55 (10.20%) Project Management
11 51 (9.46%) Automation Testing
12 48 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 46 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (8.53%) TDD
14 43 (7.98%) System Testing
15 39 (7.24%) Functional Testing
16 38 (7.05%) BDD
17 35 (6.49%) E-Commerce
18 33 (6.12%) Test Management
19 27 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 181 (33.58%) SQL
2 135 (25.05%) VB
3 133 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 119 (22.08%) C#
5 111 (20.59%) Java
6 66 (12.24%) VBScript
7 29 (5.38%) Ruby
8 14 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.67%) Objective-C
10 9 (1.67%) VBA
10 9 (1.67%) C++
11 8 (1.48%) Perl
12 6 (1.11%) Python
12 6 (1.11%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.56%) Groovy
14 3 (0.56%) PHP
15 2 (0.37%) C
15 2 (0.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 192 (35.62%) ISTQB
2 149 (27.64%) Security Cleared
3 119 (22.08%) SC Cleared
4 103 (19.11%) ISEB
5 95 (17.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 80 (14.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 48 (8.91%) DV Cleared
8 30 (5.57%) Degree
9 15 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (2.41%) MCITP
11 10 (1.86%) MCSE
11 10 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.30%) MCTS
12 7 (1.30%) MCSA
13 5 (0.93%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.56%) CCNP
14 3 (0.56%) CCNA
14 3 (0.56%) MCP
15 2 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (21.89%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) WCAG
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) EMIR
3 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.30%) Hyper-V
1 7 (1.30%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.19%) NDS
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 203 (37.66%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (2.41%) Netcool
3 13 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.56%) nmon
5 3 (0.56%) Puppet
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.19%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 243 (45.08%) HP
2 173 (32.10%) Oracle
3 107 (19.85%) Microsoft
4 26 (4.82%) IBM
5 25 (4.64%) VMware
6 18 (3.34%) Citrix
7 15 (2.78%) SAP
8 13 (2.41%) McAfee
8 13 (2.41%) Veritas
9 9 (1.67%) Siebel
10 7 (1.30%) Apple
11 6 (1.11%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.93%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.74%) MarketAxess
14 3 (0.56%) Remedy
14 3 (0.56%) Serena
14 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.56%) BMC
14 3 (0.56%) SunGard
14 3 (0.56%) Sun
Derby, Derbyshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
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Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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