The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 114 96 102
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 4.12% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate £319 £345 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +30.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £435 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.63 - £32.25
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
184 170 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.74% 9.28% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 91
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £491 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the West Midlands region.

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the West Midlands region.

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Coventry -6 2 £338 -
Birmingham -11 1 £313 +7.75% 3
Solihull - 1 £313 - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (80.00%) HP
1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (70.00%) System Testing
2 7 (70.00%) ISEB
3 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) VBScript
5 4 (40.00%) VB
5 4 (40.00%) Java
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) EPoS
5 4 (40.00%) Retail
5 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (30.00%) Retail-J
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Finance
8 1 (10.00%) Migration
8 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
8 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (10.00%) .NET
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle
8 1 (10.00%) SAP
8 1 (10.00%) COBOL
8 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (60.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) System Testing
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) VBScript
2 4 (40.00%) VB
2 4 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP