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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 195 170 191
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 10 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.38% 4.08% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 24
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£450 £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £353 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 -
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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
724 759 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.58% 13.00% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 592 625
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 July 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 July 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 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 16 (53.33%) Selenium
3 15 (50.00%) SQL
4 14 (46.67%) QA
4 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) Banking
5 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
7 9 (30.00%) Investment Banking
8 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 8 (26.67%) Migration
8 8 (26.67%) Data Migration
9 7 (23.33%) Analytics
9 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (23.33%) ISEB
9 7 (23.33%) .NET
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
9 7 (23.33%) Sybase
9 7 (23.33%) ITIL
9 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
9 7 (23.33%) MSMQ
10 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (16.67%) Equities
11 5 (16.67%) Fixed Income
12 4 (13.33%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Calabash
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 14 (46.67%) Banking
3 9 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Wholesale Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) Tester
3 10 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 8 (26.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (23.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Test Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Test Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Testing Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Automated Tester
8 1 (3.33%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) MSMQ
2 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (16.67%) Fixed Income
1 5 (16.67%) Equities
2 3 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 8 (26.67%) Migration
5 7 (23.33%) ITIL
5 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) Ruby
2 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 7 (23.33%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Sybase
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft