The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 107 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.21% 3.78% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
- +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.75 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
187 185 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.25% 8.37% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 109 101
Average daily rate £375 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 19
Average hourly rate £30.20 £37.80 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.10% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £32.50 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.80
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 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 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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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
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle HRMS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) TIBCO