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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 205 216 261
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +45
Permanent jobs citing QuickTest Pro 43 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.50% 2.29% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 41 15 10
Average salary £29,500 £52,500 £30,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.80% +74.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £31,000 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,000 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
1228 959 1310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.65% 14.78% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1135 842 1151
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 22 £40,000 -25.58% 2
Cheshire +7 18 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Lancashire -2 3 £22,500 -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (62.63%) ISEB
2 61 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (58.59%) QA
4 56 (56.57%) Selenium
5 44 (44.44%) Software Testing
6 41 (41.41%) Manual Testing
6 41 (41.41%) Windows
7 40 (40.40%) Automated Testing
8 35 (35.35%) HP Quality Center
9 33 (33.33%) ISTQB
10 31 (31.31%) Automation Testing
11 30 (30.30%) Test Scripting
11 30 (30.30%) Finance
12 26 (26.26%) Test Automation
13 25 (25.25%) SQL
14 23 (23.23%) Test Strategy
15 20 (20.20%) Cucumber
16 18 (18.18%) JIRA
16 18 (18.18%) Web Services
17 17 (17.17%) Test Management
18 16 (16.16%) Oracle
18 16 (16.16%) LoadRunner
19 15 (15.15%) Degree
20 14 (14.14%) QMS
21 13 (13.13%) Release Management
21 13 (13.13%) Performance Testing
21 13 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (13.13%) MSTest
22 12 (12.12%) Test Planning
22 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (2.02%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle Retail
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) LAN
1 4 (4.04%) WAN
2 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 56 (56.57%) Selenium
2 20 (20.20%) Cucumber
3 18 (18.18%) JIRA
4 16 (16.16%) LoadRunner
5 13 (13.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (13.13%) MSTest
6 10 (10.10%) SilkPerformer
7 9 (9.09%) FitNesse
8 8 (8.08%) WebDriver
8 8 (8.08%) Selenium IDE
9 6 (6.06%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.04%) jMock
10 4 (4.04%) QALoad
10 4 (4.04%) TestPartner
10 4 (4.04%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.04%) EasyMock
10 4 (4.04%) JUnit
11 1 (1.01%) RSpec
11 1 (1.01%) Sahi
General
1 30 (30.30%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (54.55%) Analyst
2 39 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 37 (37.37%) Tester
4 33 (33.33%) Software Tester
5 24 (24.24%) Test Manager
6 21 (21.21%) QA Tester
7 19 (19.19%) QA Analyst
8 12 (12.12%) Test Leader
9 10 (10.10%) Senior Test Manager
9 10 (10.10%) Senior Manager
10 9 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (5.05%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (4.04%) Performance Test Analyst
12 4 (4.04%) Software Consultant
12 4 (4.04%) Performance Analyst
12 4 (4.04%) Head of Testing
12 4 (4.04%) Automation Tester
12 4 (4.04%) QA Consultant
12 4 (4.04%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.18%) Web Services
2 9 (9.09%) .NET
3 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.06%) SOAP
5 4 (4.04%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Open Source
3 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.41%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
2 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (10.10%) Windows XP
3 9 (9.09%) Linux
3 9 (9.09%) UNIX
4 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.07%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.62%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 41 (41.41%) Manual Testing
4 40 (40.40%) Automated Testing
5 31 (31.31%) Automation Testing
6 30 (30.30%) Test Scripting
7 26 (26.26%) Test Automation
8 23 (23.23%) Test Strategy
9 17 (17.17%) Test Management
10 14 (14.14%) QMS
11 13 (13.13%) Release Management
11 13 (13.13%) Performance Testing
12 12 (12.12%) Test Planning
12 12 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (11.11%) Waterfall
14 10 (10.10%) Project Management
14 10 (10.10%) Risk Management
14 10 (10.10%) Service Management
14 10 (10.10%) Process Management
14 10 (10.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.25%) SQL
2 10 (10.10%) C#
3 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.02%) C
5 1 (1.01%) C++
5 1 (1.01%) VBScript
5 1 (1.01%) VB
5 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (62.63%) ISEB
2 33 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 15 (15.15%) Degree
4 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (58.59%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (35.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Oracle
2 6 (6.06%) VMware
3 5 (5.05%) HP
3 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.03%) Telerik
5 2 (2.02%) SAP
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