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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 210 205 239
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +34
Permanent jobs citing QuickTest Pro 51 39 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.57% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.93% 3.88% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 39 38 14
Average salary £32,500 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,350 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1297 1005 1209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.51% 14.66% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1123 891 1056
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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 19 September 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 September 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 +17 36 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Manchester +3 15 £60,000 +71.42% 2
QuickTest Pro
England

QuickTest Pro
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (68.89%) QA
2 47 (52.22%) ISEB
3 40 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 40 (44.44%) Selenium
4 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (41.11%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (40.00%) Manual Testing
6 36 (40.00%) Software Testing
7 35 (38.89%) Windows
8 29 (32.22%) Finance
8 29 (32.22%) LoadRunner
9 24 (26.67%) Automation Testing
10 20 (22.22%) SQL
10 20 (22.22%) ISTQB
11 18 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
11 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 18 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 17 (18.89%) Cucumber
12 17 (18.89%) QMS
13 16 (17.78%) Test Automation
14 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
14 14 (15.56%) .NET
14 14 (15.56%) Java
14 14 (15.56%) E-Commerce
15 13 (14.44%) Regression Testing
15 13 (14.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
16 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (13.33%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (2.22%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) LAN
1 5 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (44.44%) Selenium
2 29 (32.22%) LoadRunner
3 18 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
4 17 (18.89%) Cucumber
5 14 (15.56%) WebDriver
6 11 (12.22%) QALoad
6 11 (12.22%) JUnit
6 11 (12.22%) TestPartner
6 11 (12.22%) jMock
6 11 (12.22%) EasyMock
7 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (8.89%) MSTest
9 7 (7.78%) eggPlant
9 7 (7.78%) LabVIEW
10 6 (6.67%) SpecFlow
11 5 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
11 5 (5.56%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.44%) JIRA
13 2 (2.22%) TestComplete
13 2 (2.22%) FitNesse
General
1 29 (32.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
2 5 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (46.67%) Analyst
2 33 (36.67%) Test Analyst
3 23 (25.56%) Tester
4 21 (23.33%) Software Tester
5 18 (20.00%) Test Manager
6 12 (13.33%) QA Analyst
7 8 (8.89%) QA Tester
7 8 (8.89%) Head of Testing
8 7 (7.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (7.78%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (3.33%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.22%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) UAT Tester
12 1 (1.11%) IT Graduate
12 1 (1.11%) Web Analyst
12 1 (1.11%) Senior Tester
12 1 (1.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) J2EE
3 6 (6.67%) Gherkin
4 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.56%) SOAP
5 2 (2.22%) Web Services
6 1 (1.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) User Experience
2 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.11%) Open Source
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.78%) UNIX
3 7 (7.78%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Android
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 39 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 36 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 24 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 18 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 17 (18.89%) QMS
7 16 (17.78%) Test Automation
8 14 (15.56%) E-Commerce
9 13 (14.44%) Regression Testing
9 13 (14.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Performance Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Release Management
12 7 (7.78%) Test Management
12 7 (7.78%) Test Planning
13 6 (6.67%) TDD
13 6 (6.67%) Service Management
13 6 (6.67%) ITIL
14 5 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.22%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) Java
3 7 (7.78%) Ruby
4 6 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (1.11%) C++
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (52.22%) ISEB
2 20 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (68.89%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) VMware ESX
2 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (41.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle
1 9 (10.00%) HP
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.78%) VMware
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