The first table below looks at the demand for QuickTest Pro skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 July 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 99 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing QuickTest Pro 11 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.47% 0.14% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.64% 1.15% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 17
Average daily rate
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£230 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £254 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £322 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -58.92%
Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
302 260 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.85% 12.38% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 157 210
Average daily rate £325 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +89.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

QuickTest Pro Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

QuickTest Pro Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

QuickTest Pro
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
West Yorkshire +16 10 £210 -26.95% 2
South Yorkshire - 1 £250 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (72.00%) SQL
3 17 (68.00%) Finance
4 16 (64.00%) HP
4 16 (64.00%) ISTQB
5 14 (56.00%) Windows
5 14 (56.00%) VMware
6 11 (44.00%) Banking
6 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (44.00%) High Availability
7 5 (20.00%) ISEB
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) Retail
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (12.00%) ITSM
9 3 (12.00%) BMC
9 3 (12.00%) Remedy
10 2 (8.00%) Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.00%) C#
10 2 (8.00%) Java
10 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
10 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking

QuickTest Pro
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (68.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
1 16 (64.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (44.00%) High Availability
2 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (12.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 20 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) HP
2 14 (56.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) BMC
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy