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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 492 473 363
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -110
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 131 146 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 2.10% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 92 114
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £430 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
8046 6961 6257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.13% 13.49% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5565 4663 4089
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 106 129
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £22.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 49 £444 +26.78% 7
South East +5 45 £450 +12.50% 11
South West -4 8 £305 +1.66%
Yorkshire -11 8 £350 - 3
North West -4 7 £360 +13.02% 1
West Midlands -24 5 £300 - 4
North East -47 5 £323 -4.08% 1
East of England +14 2 £425 +102.38% 1
East Midlands -8 1 - - 2
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HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 137 (44.48%) HP
2 115 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (36.69%) SQL
4 109 (35.39%) Selenium
5 94 (30.52%) Test Scripting
6 88 (28.57%) LoadRunner
7 83 (26.95%) Java
8 82 (26.62%) Test Automation
9 73 (23.70%) Finance
10 71 (23.05%) QA
11 70 (22.73%) Software Testing
11 70 (22.73%) ISTQB
12 67 (21.75%) Automated Testing
12 67 (21.75%) Functional Testing
13 65 (21.10%) HP Quality Center
14 63 (20.45%) Test Strategy
15 55 (17.86%) Automation Testing
16 53 (17.21%) Oracle
17 51 (16.56%) ISEB
18 49 (15.91%) Regression Testing
19 47 (15.26%) Banking
20 46 (14.94%) JIRA
20 46 (14.94%) Security Cleared
21 45 (14.61%) VB
22 44 (14.29%) .NET
23 42 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 42 (13.64%) C#
24 41 (13.31%) Unix
25 39 (12.66%) SC Cleared
26 38 (12.34%) TDD

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 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.62%) Confluence
3 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.30%) MS Project
3 3 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.30%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.30%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.30%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.30%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.32%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.97%) SaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.25%) SAN
2 2 (0.65%) Firewall
2 2 (0.65%) FTP
2 2 (0.65%) HTTP
2 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.65%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.87%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.60%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.97%) DB2
7 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.65%) MS Access
7 2 (0.65%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.32%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.32%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 109 (35.39%) Selenium
2 88 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 46 (14.94%) JIRA
4 35 (11.36%) Cucumber
5 26 (8.44%) WebDriver
6 22 (7.14%) JMeter
7 20 (6.49%) TestComplete
8 17 (5.52%) SoapUI
9 15 (4.87%) JUnit
9 15 (4.87%) SpecFlow
10 14 (4.55%) WinRunner
11 13 (4.22%) Jenkins
12 12 (3.90%) Facilita Forecast
13 11 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (3.57%) Visual Studio
14 9 (2.92%) Sahi
14 9 (2.92%) WATIR
15 8 (2.60%) Maven
15 8 (2.60%) NUnit
15 8 (2.60%) Zephyr
General
1 73 (23.70%) Finance
2 47 (15.26%) Banking
3 14 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 14 (4.55%) Retail
4 11 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
5 4 (1.30%) Military
6 3 (0.97%) Back Office
6 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Automotive
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (34.42%) Analyst
2 98 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 76 (24.68%) Tester
4 45 (14.61%) Automation Test Analyst
5 44 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 27 (8.77%) Test Manager
7 26 (8.44%) Consultant
8 25 (8.12%) Test Engineer
9 18 (5.84%) Test Leader
10 17 (5.52%) Senior Tester
11 15 (4.87%) QA Tester
11 15 (4.87%) Test Consultant
12 14 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
12 14 (4.55%) Test Automation Manager
13 12 (3.90%) QA Analyst
13 12 (3.90%) Test Automation Consultant
14 11 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
15 10 (3.25%) QA Automation Tester
15 10 (3.25%) QA Leader
15 10 (3.25%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.29%) .NET
2 24 (7.79%) XML
3 22 (7.14%) HTML
4 15 (4.87%) SOAP
5 11 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.25%) JSP
7 8 (2.60%) JSON
7 8 (2.60%) MSMQ
7 8 (2.60%) REST
8 7 (2.27%) Web Services
9 5 (1.62%) jQuery
10 3 (0.97%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.97%) Middleware
11 2 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.65%) Java EE
11 2 (0.65%) Mason
11 2 (0.65%) Visualforce
11 2 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.32%) Node.js
12 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
3 8 (2.60%) Derivative
4 7 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.95%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.95%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.62%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.30%) Physics
8 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.97%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.65%) IVR
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.65%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.65%) Psychology
9 2 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.31%) Unix
2 32 (10.39%) Windows
3 25 (8.12%) Linux
4 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.32%) Android
5 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.32%) Debian
5 1 (0.32%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) SUSE
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (30.52%) Test Scripting
3 82 (26.62%) Test Automation
4 70 (22.73%) Software Testing
5 67 (21.75%) Automated Testing
5 67 (21.75%) Functional Testing
6 63 (20.45%) Test Strategy
7 55 (17.86%) Automation Testing
8 49 (15.91%) Regression Testing
9 38 (12.34%) TDD
10 37 (12.01%) BDD
11 35 (11.36%) Migration
11 35 (11.36%) Waterfall
12 33 (10.71%) Scrum
13 31 (10.06%) Test Management
14 30 (9.74%) SDLC
14 30 (9.74%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (7.47%) Defect Management
16 22 (7.14%) Open Source
16 22 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (36.69%) SQL
2 83 (26.95%) Java
3 45 (14.61%) VB
4 42 (13.64%) C#
5 36 (11.69%) VBScript
6 21 (6.82%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.19%) VBA
8 15 (4.87%) C++
8 15 (4.87%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.90%) Ruby
10 11 (3.57%) Python
11 10 (3.25%) C
12 8 (2.60%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.27%) F#
13 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.65%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.65%) Groovy
15 2 (0.65%) Scala
15 2 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (22.73%) ISTQB
2 51 (16.56%) ISEB
3 46 (14.94%) Security Cleared
4 42 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (12.66%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.22%) Degree
7 12 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (3.25%) CCNA
8 10 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.62%) PhD
11 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.65%) MCP
12 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.65%) OCP
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.65%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (23.05%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 65 (21.10%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.25%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.65%) DameWare
4 2 (0.65%) Linux-HA
4 2 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.32%) Nmap
5 1 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 137 (44.48%) HP
2 53 (17.21%) Oracle
3 25 (8.12%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.17%) IBM
5 12 (3.90%) SAP
6 6 (1.95%) Temenos
7 5 (1.62%) Sybase
8 4 (1.30%) Green Hat
9 3 (0.97%) ATG
9 3 (0.97%) Informatica
9 3 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.97%) Veritas
9 3 (0.97%) VMware
10 2 (0.65%) LexisNexis
10 2 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.65%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.32%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.32%) PTC
11 1 (0.32%) TIBCO
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