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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 203 217 264
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +47
Permanent jobs citing QuickTest Pro 47 27 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.68% 2.69% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45 18 11
Average salary £35,000 £46,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.91% +53.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
1277 1002 1367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.33% 14.75% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 876 1227
Average salary £37,500 £36,021 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 22 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Manchester -5 22 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Lancashire +2 3 £22,500 - 1
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 61 (62.24%) ISEB
2 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (57.14%) QA
4 53 (54.08%) Selenium
5 43 (43.88%) Automated Testing
5 43 (43.88%) Software Testing
6 42 (42.86%) Windows
7 38 (38.78%) HP Quality Center
8 37 (37.76%) Manual Testing
9 35 (35.71%) ISTQB
10 31 (31.63%) Finance
11 27 (27.55%) Test Automation
11 27 (27.55%) Test Scripting
12 26 (26.53%) Automation Testing
13 23 (23.47%) Test Strategy
14 21 (21.43%) SQL
15 19 (19.39%) Cucumber
16 18 (18.37%) Web Services
16 18 (18.37%) LoadRunner
16 18 (18.37%) Test Management
17 17 (17.35%) Oracle
18 14 (14.29%) JIRA
19 13 (13.27%) QMS
20 12 (12.24%) Windows XP
20 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
20 12 (12.24%) Windows 7
20 12 (12.24%) Release Management
20 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (1.02%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) LAN
1 5 (5.10%) WAN
2 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 53 (54.08%) Selenium
2 19 (19.39%) Cucumber
3 18 (18.37%) LoadRunner
4 14 (14.29%) JIRA
5 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (11.22%) SilkPerformer
6 11 (11.22%) MSTest
7 10 (10.20%) WebDriver
8 9 (9.18%) Selenium IDE
8 9 (9.18%) FitNesse
9 7 (7.14%) SoapUI
10 6 (6.12%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.08%) QALoad
11 4 (4.08%) jMock
11 4 (4.08%) EasyMock
11 4 (4.08%) JUnit
11 4 (4.08%) TestPartner
12 1 (1.02%) LabVIEW
12 1 (1.02%) Sahi
12 1 (1.02%) RSpec
General
1 31 (31.63%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) Analyst
2 36 (36.73%) Test Analyst
3 30 (30.61%) Tester
4 26 (26.53%) Software Tester
5 25 (25.51%) Test Manager
6 18 (18.37%) QA Analyst
7 15 (15.31%) QA Tester
8 12 (12.24%) Test Leader
9 10 (10.20%) Senior Test Manager
9 10 (10.20%) Senior Manager
10 8 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (8.16%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) Performance Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) Performance Test Analyst
13 4 (4.08%) Head of Testing
13 4 (4.08%) Automation Tester
14 3 (3.06%) Test Engineer
14 3 (3.06%) Software Test Engineer
14 3 (3.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) Web Services
2 10 (10.20%) .NET
3 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.14%) SOAP
5 6 (6.12%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.02%) Middleware
7 1 (1.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Open Source
3 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (12.24%) Windows XP
2 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (12.24%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.20%) UNIX
3 10 (10.20%) Linux
4 4 (4.08%) Android
4 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (43.88%) Automated Testing
2 43 (43.88%) Software Testing
3 37 (37.76%) Manual Testing
4 27 (27.55%) Test Automation
4 27 (27.55%) Test Scripting
5 26 (26.53%) Automation Testing
6 23 (23.47%) Test Strategy
7 18 (18.37%) Test Management
8 13 (13.27%) QMS
9 12 (12.24%) Release Management
9 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
10 11 (11.22%) Test Planning
11 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
11 10 (10.20%) Waterfall
11 10 (10.20%) Risk Management
11 10 (10.20%) Project Management
11 10 (10.20%) Process Management
12 9 (9.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.43%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) C#
3 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (1.02%) VBScript
5 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (62.24%) ISEB
2 35 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 11 (11.22%) Degree
4 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (38.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) Oracle
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.14%) VMware
3 4 (4.08%) HP
4 3 (3.06%) Telerik
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
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