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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 397 440 413
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -27
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 199 155 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.33% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.83% 2.43% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 97 101
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
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
7025 6383 5445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.89% 13.56% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4728 4345 3525
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 114 121
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £47.50 £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Histogram in England

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London +42 89 £444 +23.26% 15
South East -3 29 £360 +9.09% 7
Yorkshire -10 19 £463 +49.79% 3
North East -6 17 £320 -6.30%
North West -8 16 £350 +55.55% 7
South West +2 15 £350 -12.50% 5
East of England +5 12 £350 +27.27% 7
West Midlands -11 4 £310 -11.57% 2
East Midlands -14 1 £700 - 1
HP UFT
UK

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 203 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (48.26%) HP
3 191 (47.51%) Selenium
4 176 (43.78%) Test Automation
5 124 (30.85%) Functional Testing
6 119 (29.60%) Test Scripting
7 118 (29.35%) SQL
8 107 (26.62%) LoadRunner
9 99 (24.63%) Finance
10 94 (23.38%) QA
11 92 (22.89%) Java
12 91 (22.64%) ISTQB
12 91 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
12 91 (22.64%) Cucumber
13 88 (21.89%) Test Strategy
14 84 (20.90%) .NET
15 82 (20.40%) ISEB
15 82 (20.40%) JIRA
16 80 (19.90%) Software Testing
17 75 (18.66%) Automated Testing
18 73 (18.16%) Security Cleared
18 73 (18.16%) Non-Functional Testing
19 62 (15.42%) Windows
20 59 (14.68%) Banking
21 58 (14.43%) Regression Testing
22 57 (14.18%) Oracle
22 57 (14.18%) Jenkins
22 57 (14.18%) Automation Testing
23 54 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 54 (13.43%) C#

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 41 (10.20%) Confluence
2 5 (1.24%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.75%) CMS
4 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.00%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.50%) assyst
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.96%) SNMP
2 8 (1.99%) HTTP
3 3 (0.75%) FTP
3 3 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.50%) 3G
4 2 (0.50%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.23%) DB2
4 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.99%) MySQL
7 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.75%) Big Data
8 3 (0.75%) DbVisualizer
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.50%) MS Access
10 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 191 (47.51%) Selenium
2 107 (26.62%) LoadRunner
3 91 (22.64%) Cucumber
4 82 (20.40%) JIRA
5 57 (14.18%) Jenkins
6 52 (12.94%) JMeter
7 33 (8.21%) WebDriver
8 32 (7.96%) SoapUI
9 26 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (3.73%) Git (software)
10 15 (3.73%) Oracle APEX
11 14 (3.48%) TestComplete
12 13 (3.23%) ClearQuest
12 13 (3.23%) SpecFlow
13 12 (2.99%) WATIR
14 10 (2.49%) Capybara
15 9 (2.24%) eggPlant
15 9 (2.24%) FitNesse
15 9 (2.24%) JUnit
15 9 (2.24%) WinRunner
General
1 99 (24.63%) Finance
2 59 (14.68%) Banking
3 26 (6.47%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.48%) Retail
5 10 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.74%) Military
6 7 (1.74%) Publishing
7 6 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.00%) Back Office
8 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.00%) Front Office
8 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Billing
9 2 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 164 (40.80%) Analyst
2 153 (38.06%) Test Analyst
3 95 (23.63%) Tester
4 55 (13.68%) Automation Analyst
5 53 (13.18%) Automation Test Analyst
6 45 (11.19%) Automation Tester
6 45 (11.19%) Test Leader
7 43 (10.70%) Test Manager
8 22 (5.47%) Consultant
8 22 (5.47%) QA Analyst
9 21 (5.22%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 21 (5.22%) Senior Tester
10 17 (4.23%) Developer
11 16 (3.98%) QA Leader
12 15 (3.73%) Test Consultant
13 14 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.48%) Test Engineer
14 13 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
14 13 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
15 12 (2.99%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (20.90%) .NET
2 35 (8.71%) XML
3 31 (7.71%) HTML
4 22 (5.47%) Gherkin
4 22 (5.47%) Web Services
5 20 (4.98%) SOAP
6 14 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.23%) MSMQ
8 8 (1.99%) RESTful
9 7 (1.74%) Middleware
10 6 (1.49%) JSON
11 5 (1.24%) REST
12 4 (1.00%) Ajax
12 4 (1.00%) SAP PI
12 4 (1.00%) YAML
13 3 (0.75%) Flash
13 3 (0.75%) J2EE
13 3 (0.75%) JDBC
13 3 (0.75%) jQuery
13 3 (0.75%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.46%) PKI
2 16 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.98%) Derivative
3 9 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.99%) Equities
4 8 (1.99%) Fixed Income
4 8 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.24%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.24%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.24%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (1.00%) Physics
9 3 (0.75%) CESG
9 3 (0.75%) EPoS
9 3 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.75%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.42%) Windows
2 52 (12.94%) Linux
3 34 (8.46%) Mac OS X
4 31 (7.71%) Unix
5 3 (0.75%) Android
5 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.75%) Solaris
5 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Debian
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) SUSE
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (43.78%) Test Automation
3 124 (30.85%) Functional Testing
4 119 (29.60%) Test Scripting
5 88 (21.89%) Test Strategy
6 80 (19.90%) Software Testing
7 75 (18.66%) Automated Testing
8 73 (18.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 58 (14.43%) Regression Testing
10 57 (14.18%) Automation Testing
11 50 (12.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 45 (11.19%) Test Management
13 43 (10.70%) BDD
14 42 (10.45%) Scrum
15 40 (9.95%) Performance Testing
16 38 (9.45%) Defect Management
17 37 (9.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 36 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
19 33 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (8.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (29.35%) SQL
2 92 (22.89%) Java
3 54 (13.43%) C#
4 50 (12.44%) VB
5 47 (11.69%) JavaScript
6 35 (8.71%) Ruby
7 29 (7.21%) VBScript
8 27 (6.72%) Shell Script
9 24 (5.97%) Python
10 21 (5.22%) C++
11 18 (4.48%) C
11 18 (4.48%) Perl
12 10 (2.49%) F#
13 8 (1.99%) Groovy
14 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.24%) VBA
15 3 (0.75%) PHP
15 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (22.64%) ISTQB
2 82 (20.40%) ISEB
3 73 (18.16%) Security Cleared
4 54 (13.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (12.69%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.98%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.48%) Degree
8 14 (3.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.99%) PhD
12 3 (0.75%) MCSE
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.50%) MCDST
14 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.25%) MCITP
14 1 (0.25%) MCSA
14 1 (0.25%) MCTS
14 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (23.38%) QA
2 10 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.50%) GPG13
3 2 (0.50%) SEPA
3 2 (0.50%) WAI
3 2 (0.50%) WCAG
4 1 (0.25%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) MiFID
4 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) KVM
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 91 (22.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.24%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.75%) nmon
4 2 (0.50%) AppDNA
4 2 (0.50%) DameWare
4 2 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 194 (48.26%) HP
2 57 (14.18%) Oracle
3 44 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.47%) Citrix
5 12 (2.99%) SAP
6 9 (2.24%) Sybase
7 7 (1.74%) IBM
8 5 (1.24%) Telerik
9 4 (1.00%) Remedy
10 3 (0.75%) Murex
10 3 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.50%) ATG
11 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.50%) CA
11 2 (0.50%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.50%) Rally
12 1 (0.25%) AppDynamics
12 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.25%) Splunk
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