The table below looks at the statistics for QuickTest Pro skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 218 227 249
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +22
Permanent jobs citing QuickTest Pro 33 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.80% 1.56% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 33 15 10
Average salary £27,500 £55,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +98.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £27,400 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £60,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +7.85%
QuickTest Pro
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1180 1023 1138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.96% 15.69% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1068 886 976
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

QuickTest Pro
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

QuickTest Pro Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the North West region.

QuickTest Pro Salary Trend in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

QuickTest Pro Salary Histogram in the North West

QuickTest Pro
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QuickTest Pro within the North West 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 16 £31,500 -42.72% 2
Cheshire +7 16 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Lancashire 0 1 £22,500 -6.25%
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QuickTest Pro.

1 61 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (65.12%) ISEB
3 51 (59.30%) QA
4 50 (58.14%) Selenium
5 38 (44.19%) Software Testing
6 34 (39.53%) Windows
7 32 (37.21%) Test Scripting
8 31 (36.05%) Automated Testing
9 30 (34.88%) Manual Testing
10 29 (33.72%) HP Quality Center
11 27 (31.40%) SQL
12 26 (30.23%) ISTQB
13 25 (29.07%) Automation Testing
14 23 (26.74%) Finance
15 21 (24.42%) Test Automation
16 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
16 18 (20.93%) Web Services
17 17 (19.77%) JIRA
17 17 (19.77%) Test Strategy
18 16 (18.60%) MSTest
18 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (18.60%) Release Management
18 16 (18.60%) Performance Testing
19 15 (17.44%) Degree
20 14 (16.28%) Test Management
21 13 (15.12%) Oracle
22 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
23 11 (12.79%) Waterfall
23 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
24 10 (11.63%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QuickTest Pro. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (1.16%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (58.14%) Selenium
2 18 (20.93%) Cucumber
3 17 (19.77%) JIRA
4 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (18.60%) MSTest
5 9 (10.47%) FitNesse
6 7 (8.14%) LoadRunner
6 7 (8.14%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.14%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.65%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.16%) Sahi
10 1 (1.16%) RSpec
10 1 (1.16%) QALoad
10 1 (1.16%) JUnit
10 1 (1.16%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.16%) jMock
10 1 (1.16%) EasyMock
General
1 23 (26.74%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (58.14%) Analyst
2 40 (46.51%) Tester
3 35 (40.70%) Software Tester
4 34 (39.53%) Test Analyst
5 24 (27.91%) QA Tester
6 18 (20.93%) Test Manager
6 18 (20.93%) QA Analyst
7 12 (13.95%) Test Leader
8 10 (11.63%) Senior Test Manager
8 10 (11.63%) Senior Manager
9 8 (9.30%) Test Consultant
9 8 (9.30%) Consultant
9 8 (9.30%) Software Consultant
9 8 (9.30%) QA Consultant
10 7 (8.14%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (5.81%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Software Engineer
12 3 (3.49%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) Web Services
2 8 (9.30%) .NET
3 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.81%) SOAP
5 3 (3.49%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Open Source
3 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Android
2 7 (8.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.98%) UNIX
3 6 (6.98%) Linux
4 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (70.93%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.19%) Software Testing
3 32 (37.21%) Test Scripting
4 31 (36.05%) Automated Testing
5 30 (34.88%) Manual Testing
6 25 (29.07%) Automation Testing
7 21 (24.42%) Test Automation
8 17 (19.77%) Test Strategy
9 16 (18.60%) Performance Testing
9 16 (18.60%) Release Management
10 14 (16.28%) Test Management
11 12 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (12.79%) Test Planning
12 11 (12.79%) Waterfall
13 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
13 10 (11.63%) Process Management
13 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
13 10 (11.63%) Project Management
14 9 (10.47%) Scrum
15 8 (9.30%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) SQL
2 9 (10.47%) C#
3 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.33%) C
5 1 (1.16%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) VBScript
5 1 (1.16%) VB
5 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (65.12%) ISEB
2 26 (30.23%) ISTQB
3 15 (17.44%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (59.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (33.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) VMware
3 3 (3.49%) Telerik
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.33%) SAP
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