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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 136 178 175
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -3
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 7 12 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.24% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.76% 1.68% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 24
Average daily rate £419 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
HP UFT
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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
398 713 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.91% 14.05% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 571 548
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.37 £46.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.68% -40.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) QA
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Derivative
4 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
4 6 (31.58%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) VBScript
5 5 (26.32%) VB
5 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) TestComplete
6 4 (21.05%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) TDD
7 3 (15.79%) WATIR
7 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.79%) API Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SEPA
8 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (10.53%) Appium
8 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 5 (26.32%) TestComplete
3 3 (15.79%) WATIR
4 2 (10.53%) Appium
4 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 2 (10.53%) SilkTest
4 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.26%) Geb
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) JIRA
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
5 1 (5.26%) Sahi
General
1 10 (52.63%) Banking
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (10.53%) Front Office
4 2 (10.53%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (5.26%) Billing
5 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Automation Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Java Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) QA Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) Ajax
3 1 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.26%) JSON
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Derivative
2 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.79%) API Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
3 3 (15.79%) BDD
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) OOD
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) System Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) VB
1 5 (26.32%) VBScript
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) Groovy
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
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