The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 191 192 194
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 7 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 1.97% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
754 814 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.00% 13.76% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 622 640
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £57.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -36.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) SWIFT
7 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Back Office
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) System Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (11.76%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Degree

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
1 1 (5.88%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
3 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
5 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
5 1 (5.88%) JMeter
5 1 (5.88%) NUnit
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (5.88%) DbUnit
5 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Wholesale Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Testing Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) DevOps
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
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