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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 483 476 394
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -82
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 136 156 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 2.10% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 94 137
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
-0.36% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.50
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
8410 7436 6715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.86% 14.30% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5688 4960 4524
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 163 105
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -1 55 £450 +24.22% 7
South East -8 27 £365 -8.75% 7
North East -20 12 £300 -
Yorkshire +6 10 £375 +16.27%
West Midlands -19 10 £305 -15.86% 2
South West +16 9 £363 +16.46% 1
East Midlands -5 6 £325 -16.12%
North West +8 5 - - 3
East of England +2 1 £320 -7.24% 1
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HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 127 (45.36%) Selenium
2 120 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (41.79%) HP
4 105 (37.50%) SQL
5 101 (36.07%) Test Scripting
6 85 (30.36%) Java
7 84 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 81 (28.93%) QA
9 73 (26.07%) HP Quality Center
10 72 (25.71%) Finance
11 67 (23.93%) ISTQB
12 66 (23.57%) Software Testing
12 66 (23.57%) LoadRunner
13 62 (22.14%) Oracle
14 56 (20.00%) Functional Testing
15 55 (19.64%) Regression Testing
16 54 (19.29%) .NET
17 50 (17.86%) VBScript
18 49 (17.50%) C#
18 49 (17.50%) Automation Testing
19 48 (17.14%) VB
19 48 (17.14%) ISEB
20 45 (16.07%) Test Strategy
20 45 (16.07%) JIRA
21 44 (15.71%) BDD
21 44 (15.71%) TDD
22 42 (15.00%) Unix
23 41 (14.64%) Banking
24 40 (14.29%) Automated Testing
25 39 (13.93%) Migration

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 9 (3.21%) Confluence
2 7 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.36%) OpenROAD
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.36%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.07%) MS Office
2 3 (1.07%) MS Project
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.14%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.07%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.07%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.07%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.07%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.07%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.71%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.71%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.36%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.43%) GitHub
2 3 (1.07%) SaaS
3 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.71%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.57%) SAN
2 4 (1.43%) FTP
3 3 (1.07%) SNMP
4 2 (0.71%) Firewall
4 2 (0.71%) HTTP
4 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.71%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) Network Security
5 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.79%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (4.29%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.50%) Data Mining
5 6 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.07%) DB2
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.07%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.71%) MS Access
7 2 (0.71%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.36%) MySQL
8 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 127 (45.36%) Selenium
2 66 (23.57%) LoadRunner
3 45 (16.07%) JIRA
4 36 (12.86%) Cucumber
5 24 (8.57%) JMeter
6 23 (8.21%) SpecFlow
7 20 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.79%) Sahi
8 19 (6.79%) WebDriver
9 18 (6.43%) SoapUI
9 18 (6.43%) WATIR
10 17 (6.07%) TestComplete
11 15 (5.36%) JUnit
12 14 (5.00%) WinRunner
13 11 (3.93%) NUnit
14 10 (3.57%) Ranorex
14 10 (3.57%) Visual Studio
15 9 (3.21%) Facilita Forecast
15 9 (3.21%) Jenkins
15 9 (3.21%) Zephyr
General
1 72 (25.71%) Finance
2 41 (14.64%) Banking
3 12 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.57%) Retail
5 7 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.79%) Military
7 4 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.43%) Front Office
8 3 (1.07%) Automotive
8 3 (1.07%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Legal
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (33.21%) Analyst
2 86 (30.71%) Test Analyst
3 72 (25.71%) Tester
4 44 (15.71%) Automation Tester
5 38 (13.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 34 (12.14%) Test Engineer
7 22 (7.86%) Test Leader
8 21 (7.50%) Consultant
9 15 (5.36%) Test Manager
10 14 (5.00%) QA Engineer
11 13 (4.64%) Financial Analyst
12 12 (4.29%) QA Test Engineer
13 11 (3.93%) QA Analyst
13 11 (3.93%) QA Tester
13 11 (3.93%) Test Consultant
14 10 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
14 10 (3.57%) Senior Tester
14 10 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
15 9 (3.21%) Automation Test Lead
15 9 (3.21%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (19.29%) .NET
2 24 (8.57%) XML
3 22 (7.86%) HTML
4 21 (7.50%) Web Services
5 16 (5.71%) SOAP
6 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.93%) JSP
7 9 (3.21%) REST
8 8 (2.86%) JSON
9 4 (1.43%) jQuery
10 3 (1.07%) Java EE
11 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.71%) HTML5
11 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.71%) Mason
11 2 (0.71%) Middleware
11 2 (0.71%) Node.js
11 2 (0.71%) RESTful
11 2 (0.71%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.57%) Fixed Income
2 8 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 8 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
3 7 (2.50%) Equities
4 6 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.14%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.43%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.43%) Fintech
5 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.07%) Derivative
6 3 (1.07%) PKI
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.71%) Psychology
7 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.71%) Replication
7 2 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.00%) Unix
2 36 (12.86%) Windows
3 27 (9.64%) Linux
4 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.71%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (36.07%) Test Scripting
3 84 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 66 (23.57%) Software Testing
5 56 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 55 (19.64%) Regression Testing
7 49 (17.50%) Automation Testing
8 45 (16.07%) Test Strategy
9 44 (15.71%) BDD
9 44 (15.71%) TDD
10 40 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 39 (13.93%) Migration
12 35 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (11.43%) Scrum
14 30 (10.71%) Waterfall
15 29 (10.36%) Defect Tracking
16 24 (8.57%) Open Source
17 23 (8.21%) Defect Management
18 21 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (7.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (37.50%) SQL
2 85 (30.36%) Java
3 50 (17.86%) VBScript
4 49 (17.50%) C#
5 48 (17.14%) VB
6 25 (8.93%) JavaScript
7 22 (7.86%) C++
8 21 (7.50%) Ruby
9 16 (5.71%) Python
10 15 (5.36%) C
10 15 (5.36%) F#
11 12 (4.29%) VBA
12 10 (3.57%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.14%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.07%) Perl
15 3 (1.07%) PHP
16 2 (0.71%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (23.93%) ISTQB
2 48 (17.14%) ISEB
3 34 (12.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 34 (12.14%) Security Cleared
4 28 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (3.57%) CCNA
6 10 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.79%) Degree
9 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.43%) PhD
10 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.71%) MCP
11 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.71%) OCP
11 2 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.71%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (28.93%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.71%) SDET
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 73 (26.07%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.71%) DameWare
4 2 (0.71%) Linux-HA
4 2 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.36%) Nmap
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 117 (41.79%) HP
2 62 (22.14%) Oracle
3 26 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.00%) SAP
5 13 (4.64%) IBM
6 6 (2.14%) Sybase
6 6 (2.14%) Temenos
7 4 (1.43%) Green Hat
8 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.07%) Veritas
8 3 (1.07%) VMware
9 2 (0.71%) Calypso
9 2 (0.71%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.71%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.71%) Rally
9 2 (0.71%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.36%) Adobe
10 1 (0.36%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.36%) Informatica
10 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
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