The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 70 77 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 16 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.29% 0.69% 1.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.09% 8.82% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Average daily rate
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£430 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.36% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.83% +4.61%
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Development Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
106 102 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.57% 7.77% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 52
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £431 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 Buckinghamshire

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Milton Keynes +8 15 £430 +1.17%
HP UFT
South East

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Test Management
3 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (39.13%) TDD
5 8 (34.78%) Selenium
5 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
5 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
6 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
6 7 (30.43%) VBScript
7 6 (26.09%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (26.09%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (21.74%) Java
8 5 (21.74%) VB
8 5 (21.74%) UNIX
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) BDD
8 5 (21.74%) SaaS
8 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Line Management
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
9 4 (17.39%) PowerCenter
9 4 (17.39%) Windows

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) PowerCenter
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
1 8 (34.78%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.70%) eggPlant
2 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) WinRunner
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Tester
4 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Management
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Test Strategy
5 7 (30.43%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) BDD
7 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Line Management
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
10 2 (8.70%) Strategic Management
10 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) VBScript
2 6 (26.09%) C#
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) PeopleSoft
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Wall Street Systems
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix