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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 117 120 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.34% 0.041% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.78% 0.49% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
Average daily rate
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£379 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.05% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £335 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £335 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
- +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
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
238 203 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.01% 8.25% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 98 131
Average daily rate £400 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +145.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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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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 - 5 £419 - 3
Slough - 3 £358 -
HP UFT
South East

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) HP
3 10 (47.62%) Java
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
4 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 8 (38.10%) UNIX
5 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (33.33%) ISEB
6 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (23.81%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
8 5 (23.81%) System Testing
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) Scrum
8 5 (23.81%) Retail
8 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 5 (23.81%) J2EE
8 5 (23.81%) DB2
8 5 (23.81%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) HTML
8 5 (23.81%) IBM
8 5 (23.81%) Flash
8 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
8 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (19.05%) ISTQB

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
1 5 (23.81%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.52%) Introscope
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Toad
3 2 (9.52%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.52%) JProfiler
3 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
4 1 (4.76%) Ranorex
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
1 13 (61.90%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
1 5 (23.81%) J2EE
1 5 (23.81%) Flash
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) ODBC
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) JDBC
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Solaris
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
4 5 (23.81%) System Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) ETL Development
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) V-Model
6 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Content Management
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) CA LISA
2 2 (9.52%) nmon
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) CA
3 2 (9.52%) Talend