The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 467 391 405
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +14
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 141 230 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.46% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 3.06% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 166 164
Median daily rate £354 £369 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.07% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £287 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +76.00%
HP UFT
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7829 7510 6700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.63% 15.00% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5267 5071 4694
Median daily rate £440 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 161 111
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.77 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £53.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing HP UFT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in England

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in England

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in England

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in England

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 72 £400 -4.76% 8
North East -28 24 £345 -35.51%
South East -17 19 £300 -15.49% 10
Yorkshire -8 10 £388 -13.88% 1
West Midlands -26 6 £481 +26.22% 3
East Midlands -1 5 £350 -3.44% 2
North West -22 4 £338 -3.57%
East of England +5 2 £475 +58.06% 1
South West -10 1 £470 +34.28% 1
HP UFT
UK

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 153 (58.40%) Selenium
2 121 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (37.40%) Test Automation
4 96 (36.64%) SQL
5 89 (33.97%) HP
6 87 (33.21%) Java
7 86 (32.82%) Test Scripting
8 83 (31.68%) QA
9 70 (26.72%) Finance
10 62 (23.66%) .NET
11 59 (22.52%) HP Quality Center
12 55 (20.99%) BDD
13 54 (20.61%) Cucumber
14 53 (20.23%) Automation Testing
15 51 (19.47%) Oracle
15 51 (19.47%) TDD
16 50 (19.08%) JIRA
17 49 (18.70%) Functional Testing
18 46 (17.56%) Test Strategy
19 45 (17.18%) Regression Testing
20 43 (16.41%) VBScript
20 43 (16.41%) C#
21 41 (15.65%) Software Testing
22 39 (14.89%) ISTQB
22 39 (14.89%) Unix
23 38 (14.50%) Automated Testing
24 37 (14.12%) Ruby
24 37 (14.12%) LoadRunner
24 37 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
25 36 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (3.05%) Confluence
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.38%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.38%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.38%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
2 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (5.34%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.91%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.15%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (1.15%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.76%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.76%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.76%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.76%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.91%) GitHub
2 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.76%) Force.com
2 2 (0.76%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) FTP
1 3 (1.15%) SAN
1 3 (1.15%) SNMP
2 2 (0.76%) HTTP
2 2 (0.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
3 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.34%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.15%) MySQL
6 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.76%) MS Access
7 2 (0.76%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.76%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.38%) DB2
8 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.38%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 153 (58.40%) Selenium
2 54 (20.61%) Cucumber
3 50 (19.08%) JIRA
4 37 (14.12%) LoadRunner
5 35 (13.36%) Sahi
6 34 (12.98%) WATIR
7 28 (10.69%) SpecFlow
8 25 (9.54%) SoapUI
9 24 (9.16%) JMeter
10 21 (8.02%) JUnit
11 19 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (5.73%) Jenkins
12 15 (5.73%) NUnit
12 15 (5.73%) TestComplete
13 14 (5.34%) WebDriver
14 12 (4.58%) Zephyr
15 8 (3.05%) Ranorex
16 7 (2.67%) JBehave
17 6 (2.29%) Git (software)
17 6 (2.29%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 70 (26.72%) Finance
2 34 (12.98%) Banking
3 12 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.44%) Retail
5 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.91%) Front Office
5 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.53%) Automotive
7 3 (1.15%) Military
8 2 (0.76%) Electronics
8 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (33.59%) Analyst
2 83 (31.68%) Test Analyst
3 71 (27.10%) Tester
4 42 (16.03%) Automation Tester
5 36 (13.74%) Automation Test Analyst
6 29 (11.07%) Test Engineer
7 25 (9.54%) Test Leader
8 18 (6.87%) QA Engineer
9 14 (5.34%) QA Tester
9 14 (5.34%) Test Manager
10 13 (4.96%) Developer
10 13 (4.96%) Test Automation Engineer
11 12 (4.58%) Automation Test Lead
11 12 (4.58%) Senior Tester
12 11 (4.20%) Consultant
13 10 (3.82%) SQL Analyst
14 9 (3.44%) QA Test Engineer
15 8 (3.05%) QA Analyst
15 8 (3.05%) QA Leader
16 7 (2.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (23.66%) .NET
2 32 (12.21%) Web Services
2 32 (12.21%) XML
3 21 (8.02%) SOAP
4 15 (5.73%) HTML
5 6 (2.29%) REST
6 5 (1.91%) JSON
6 5 (1.91%) JSP
7 4 (1.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.53%) JMS
7 4 (1.53%) Swagger
8 3 (1.15%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.15%) HTML5
8 3 (1.15%) jQuery
9 2 (0.76%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.76%) CSS
9 2 (0.76%) J2EE
9 2 (0.76%) Java EE
9 2 (0.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.05%) Equities
3 7 (2.67%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.91%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.91%) Fintech
5 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.53%) NHS
6 3 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.15%) PKI
7 2 (0.76%) Derivative
7 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.76%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.38%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.38%) Robotics
8 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.89%) Unix
2 29 (11.07%) Windows
3 16 (6.11%) Linux
4 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.15%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (37.40%) Test Automation
3 86 (32.82%) Test Scripting
4 55 (20.99%) BDD
5 53 (20.23%) Automation Testing
6 51 (19.47%) TDD
7 49 (18.70%) Functional Testing
8 46 (17.56%) Test Strategy
9 45 (17.18%) Regression Testing
10 41 (15.65%) Software Testing
11 38 (14.50%) Automated Testing
12 37 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (13.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 32 (12.21%) Open Source
14 32 (12.21%) Scrum
15 25 (9.54%) Defect Tracking
16 24 (9.16%) Migration
17 20 (7.63%) Test Management
17 20 (7.63%) Waterfall
18 19 (7.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (36.64%) SQL
2 87 (33.21%) Java
3 43 (16.41%) C#
3 43 (16.41%) VBScript
4 37 (14.12%) Ruby
5 28 (10.69%) VB
6 18 (6.87%) C++
7 17 (6.49%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.73%) F#
8 15 (5.73%) Shell Script
9 13 (4.96%) C
10 12 (4.58%) Python
11 10 (3.82%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.29%) VBA
13 5 (1.91%) Perl
14 4 (1.53%) PHP
15 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.76%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (14.89%) ISTQB
2 34 (12.98%) ISEB
3 28 (10.69%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.02%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (3.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.53%) Degree
7 4 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.53%) PhD
8 3 (1.15%) CCNA
8 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (31.68%) QA
2 7 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.15%) SDET
4 2 (0.76%) WCAG
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (1.53%) XenApp
1 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 59 (22.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Ansible
2 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (33.97%) HP
2 51 (19.47%) Oracle
3 16 (6.11%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.58%) IBM
4 12 (4.58%) SAP
5 7 (2.67%) Sybase
6 5 (1.91%) Temenos
7 4 (1.53%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.53%) Green Hat
7 4 (1.53%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.15%) Calypso
9 2 (0.76%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.38%) Adobe
10 1 (0.38%) Ariba
10 1 (0.38%) Informatica
10 1 (0.38%) Perforce
10 1 (0.38%) Veritas
10 1 (0.38%) webMethods
10 1 (0.38%) WorldPay
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