The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QuickTest Pro over the 3 months to 16 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 Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 95 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 13 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.71% 0.30% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.78% 3.01% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £270 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £264 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £296 £300
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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
272 133 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.85% 9.84% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 71 81
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £183 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
QuickTest Pro
Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 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
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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
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Vacancies
Halifax - 5 £305 -
Leeds -17 2 - -
Wakefield - - - -
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QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 13 (76.47%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (70.59%) Finance
3 10 (58.82%) HP
4 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
5 8 (47.06%) Banking
6 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) VMware
6 7 (41.18%) High Availability
7 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
7 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) QA
9 2 (11.76%) Selenium
9 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
9 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (11.76%) Project Management
9 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle
9 2 (11.76%) VB
9 2 (11.76%) MS Project
9 2 (11.76%) SAP
9 2 (11.76%) Web Services
10 1 (5.88%) XML

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
1 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
1 12 (70.59%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (41.18%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) DSDM
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Process Management
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Management
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 13 (76.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) BMC