The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 93 77 78
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.065% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 6.00% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate - £420 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
HP UFT
Scotland

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

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
187 150 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.19% 10.37% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 99 76
Average daily rate £360 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) DOM
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) DHTML
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) HP

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Financials Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) DHTML
1 2 (33.33%) DOM
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Fund Accounting
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle