The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 115 120 111
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.24% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.04% 3.00% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.36% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +17.39%
HP UFT
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
245 200 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.55% 7.98% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 95 116
Average daily rate £400 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the Berkshire region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Berkshire region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 3 £400 +30.08% 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
HP UFT
South East

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HP UFT 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT.

1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) HP
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) UNIX
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (25.00%) J2EE
6 5 (25.00%) DB2
6 5 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (25.00%) XML
6 5 (25.00%) ISEB
6 5 (25.00%) Flash
6 5 (25.00%) MQSeries
6 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 5 (25.00%) IBM
6 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Retail
6 5 (25.00%) System Testing
6 5 (25.00%) JIRA
6 5 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HP UFT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (25.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) DB2
1 5 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.00%) InstallShield
3 2 (10.00%) eggPlant
3 2 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (5.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Build Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
1 5 (25.00%) J2EE
1 5 (25.00%) XML
1 5 (25.00%) Flash
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) System Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) ETL Development
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Content Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.00%) V-Model
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) Netcool
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Talend
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) VMware