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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 205 201 233
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +32
Permanent jobs citing QuickTest Pro 47 37 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.54% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.65% 3.78% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 39 37 14
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -6.57%
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
1286 979 1157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.29% 14.29% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1103 865 1016
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,850 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
(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
Cheshire +12 31 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Manchester -7 13 £55,000 +96.42% 4
Merseyside +7 3 £29,000 -20.00%
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 56 (72.73%) QA
2 37 (48.05%) ISEB
3 35 (45.45%) Selenium
4 34 (44.16%) Automated Testing
5 32 (41.56%) Manual Testing
6 28 (36.36%) Software Testing
6 28 (36.36%) Windows
7 27 (35.06%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (33.77%) LoadRunner
9 22 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (28.57%) Automation Testing
10 21 (27.27%) Finance
11 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
11 16 (20.78%) Java
11 16 (20.78%) SilkPerformer
12 15 (19.48%) QMS
12 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
12 15 (19.48%) SQL
13 14 (18.18%) .NET
13 14 (18.18%) WebDriver
14 13 (16.88%) Test Strategy
14 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
14 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
15 12 (15.58%) JUnit
15 12 (15.58%) TestPartner
15 12 (15.58%) QALoad
15 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (15.58%) jMock
15 12 (15.58%) EasyMock
15 12 (15.58%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (3.90%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) LAN
1 4 (5.19%) WAN
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (45.45%) Selenium
2 26 (33.77%) LoadRunner
3 16 (20.78%) SilkPerformer
4 15 (19.48%) Cucumber
5 14 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 12 (15.58%) EasyMock
6 12 (15.58%) jMock
6 12 (15.58%) JUnit
6 12 (15.58%) TestPartner
6 12 (15.58%) QALoad
7 9 (11.69%) eggPlant
7 9 (11.69%) LabVIEW
8 7 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (7.79%) MSTest
10 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
11 3 (3.90%) Selenium IDE
11 3 (3.90%) JIRA
12 2 (2.60%) TestComplete
13 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
2 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Analyst
2 26 (33.77%) Test Analyst
3 19 (24.68%) Tester
4 18 (23.38%) Software Tester
5 13 (16.88%) Test Manager
6 9 (11.69%) QA Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Head of Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.60%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) UAT Tester
11 1 (1.30%) IT Graduate
11 1 (1.30%) Web Analyst
11 1 (1.30%) Test Consultant
11 1 (1.30%) Senior Tester
11 1 (1.30%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) J2EE
3 4 (5.19%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.90%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
2 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.19%) UNIX
3 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Android
4 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) Automated Testing
2 32 (41.56%) Manual Testing
3 28 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
6 15 (19.48%) QMS
7 13 (16.88%) Test Strategy
7 13 (16.88%) Test Scripting
8 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
8 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
11 7 (9.09%) Release Management
12 5 (6.49%) TDD
13 4 (5.19%) Migration
13 4 (5.19%) CMMI
13 4 (5.19%) Test Management
14 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
14 3 (3.90%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.78%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 9 (11.69%) Ruby
4 4 (5.19%) C#
5 1 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) VB
5 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (48.05%) ISEB
2 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (72.73%) QA
2 4 (5.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) HP
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) VMware
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