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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 203 209 251
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +42
Permanent jobs citing QuickTest Pro 53 36 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 0.52% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.24% 3.47% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 47 27 10
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,400 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +8.21%
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
1250 1037 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.14% 14.93% 16.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1101 908 1163
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,600 £45,000 £47,000
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +22 31 £32,500 -
Manchester -12 20 £60,000 +33.33%
Lancashire - 2 - -
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 67 (67.00%) QA
2 60 (60.00%) ISEB
3 58 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (54.00%) Selenium
5 49 (49.00%) Automated Testing
6 47 (47.00%) Windows
7 44 (44.00%) Software Testing
8 43 (43.00%) Manual Testing
9 38 (38.00%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (33.00%) Finance
11 31 (31.00%) ISTQB
12 26 (26.00%) Test Scripting
12 26 (26.00%) Test Automation
13 25 (25.00%) Automation Testing
14 20 (20.00%) Test Strategy
15 19 (19.00%) LoadRunner
15 19 (19.00%) SQL
16 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
17 14 (14.00%) Test Management
17 14 (14.00%) Web Services
18 13 (13.00%) Oracle
18 13 (13.00%) QMS
19 12 (12.00%) WebDriver
19 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
19 12 (12.00%) .NET
19 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (12.00%) Windows XP
20 11 (11.00%) C#
20 11 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (1.00%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) LAN
1 5 (5.00%) WAN
2 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (54.00%) Selenium
2 19 (19.00%) LoadRunner
3 18 (18.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 11 (11.00%) SilkPerformer
5 11 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (10.00%) JIRA
6 10 (10.00%) MSTest
7 9 (9.00%) Selenium IDE
7 9 (9.00%) FitNesse
8 7 (7.00%) SoapUI
9 6 (6.00%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.00%) QALoad
10 4 (4.00%) jMock
10 4 (4.00%) JUnit
10 4 (4.00%) TestPartner
10 4 (4.00%) EasyMock
11 2 (2.00%) LabVIEW
11 2 (2.00%) TestComplete
11 2 (2.00%) eggPlant
General
1 33 (33.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.00%) Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (55.00%) Analyst
2 38 (38.00%) Test Analyst
3 30 (30.00%) Tester
4 27 (27.00%) Software Tester
5 21 (21.00%) Test Manager
6 20 (20.00%) QA Analyst
7 14 (14.00%) QA Tester
8 9 (9.00%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (9.00%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (7.00%) Test Leader
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Test Manager
10 6 (6.00%) Senior Manager
11 5 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) Head of Testing
13 2 (2.00%) Web Analyst
13 2 (2.00%) Automation Analyst
13 2 (2.00%) Web Test Analyst
13 2 (2.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.00%) Web Services
2 12 (12.00%) .NET
3 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.00%) SOAP
5 6 (6.00%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.00%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.00%) J2EE
8 1 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.00%) Open Source
3 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.00%) User Experience
3 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.00%) Windows
2 12 (12.00%) Windows XP
2 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.00%) Linux
3 10 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.00%) Automated Testing
3 44 (44.00%) Software Testing
4 43 (43.00%) Manual Testing
5 26 (26.00%) Test Scripting
5 26 (26.00%) Test Automation
6 25 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 20 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 14 (14.00%) Test Management
9 13 (13.00%) QMS
10 11 (11.00%) Release Management
11 10 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Performance Testing
12 9 (9.00%) Scrum
12 9 (9.00%) Service Management
12 9 (9.00%) ITIL
12 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (8.00%) RAD
13 8 (8.00%) Test Planning
14 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) SQL
2 11 (11.00%) C#
3 5 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (1.00%) C++
5 1 (1.00%) VBScript
5 1 (1.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (60.00%) ISEB
2 31 (31.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (9.00%) Degree
4 7 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (67.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (38.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Oracle
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) VMware
4 5 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (3.00%) Telerik
6 1 (1.00%) SAP