The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 70 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.53% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.23% 0.91% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £650 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
HP UFT
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
155 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.42% 14.27% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 64 30
Average daily rate £405 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £41.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -30.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -6 4 £675 +145.45%
HP UFT
North West

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) eggPlant
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) DSDM
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum-ban
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (66.67%) Unified Process
3 4 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Management
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (16.67%) System Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (66.67%) eggPlant
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) DSDM
3 4 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (66.67%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Kanban
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum-ban
3 4 (66.67%) Unified Process
4 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (33.33%) User Stories
6 1 (16.67%) Coaching
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
6 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Rally
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat