The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 96 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.44% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.87% 2.21% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £295 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £289 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £339 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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%
HP UFT
England

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

Development Applications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
181 181 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.25% 12.07% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 97 76
Average daily rate £370 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Derbyshire -1 3 £355 +20.33%
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £400 - 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (71.43%) HP
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Tester
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft