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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 456 383 397
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +14
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 156 213 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.06% 3.23% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 110 133
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £331
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
HP UFT
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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
7565 6593 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.03% 13.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5043 4272 3773
Average daily rate £408 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 119 123
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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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
South East -66 57 £388 +3.33% 11
London -11 46 £350 -12.50% 13
North West -21 14 £313 +86.56% 10
Yorkshire -32 12 £330 +25.71% 6
East Midlands -8 7 £400 +33.73% 1
South West -3 6 £311 +13.18% 3
North East -28 6 £275 -23.61%
East of England -6 5 - - 11
Midlands - 3 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
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HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 114 (42.70%) HP
2 113 (42.32%) Selenium
3 97 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (33.71%) Test Automation
5 89 (33.33%) Java
6 84 (31.46%) SQL
6 84 (31.46%) HP Quality Center
6 84 (31.46%) Test Scripting
7 81 (30.34%) LoadRunner
8 72 (26.97%) Finance
9 62 (23.22%) Software Testing
10 60 (22.47%) Automated Testing
11 54 (20.22%) QA
12 53 (19.85%) Test Strategy
13 51 (19.10%) Regression Testing
14 49 (18.35%) UNIX
14 49 (18.35%) Security Cleared
15 48 (17.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 46 (17.23%) Test Management
17 45 (16.85%) XML
18 41 (15.36%) Performance Testing
19 40 (14.98%) Oracle
20 39 (14.61%) .NET
21 38 (14.23%) ISTQB
21 38 (14.23%) SC Cleared
22 36 (13.48%) Cucumber
22 36 (13.48%) VB
22 36 (13.48%) C#
23 35 (13.11%) BDD
23 35 (13.11%) Functional Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 17 (6.37%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.87%) MQSeries
3 10 (3.75%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.37%) Node.js
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (2.62%) MS Office
2 6 (2.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.37%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.37%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) Internet
2 3 (1.12%) HTTP
3 2 (0.75%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.75%) VoIP
3 2 (0.75%) FTP
4 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.24%) DB2
2 13 (4.87%) DbVisualizer
3 9 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.87%) MySQL
5 5 (1.87%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.87%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.50%) PowerCenter
7 3 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 113 (42.32%) Selenium
2 81 (30.34%) LoadRunner
3 36 (13.48%) Cucumber
4 33 (12.36%) WebDriver
5 30 (11.24%) SoapUI
6 25 (9.36%) Visual Studio
7 17 (6.37%) JIRA
8 15 (5.62%) Facilita Forecast
9 14 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (5.24%) JMeter
10 13 (4.87%) SpecFlow
11 11 (4.12%) Jenkins
12 10 (3.75%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (3.00%) WATIR
13 8 (3.00%) Sahi
14 7 (2.62%) FitNesse
14 7 (2.62%) JUnit
14 7 (2.62%) LoadUI
15 5 (1.87%) RequisitePro
15 5 (1.87%) Rational Robot
General
1 72 (26.97%) Finance
2 27 (10.11%) Banking
3 16 (5.99%) Retail
3 16 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.25%) Back Office
5 4 (1.50%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.50%) Wholesale Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Military
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Front Office
7 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 103 (38.58%) Analyst
2 96 (35.96%) Test Analyst
3 67 (25.09%) Tester
4 41 (15.36%) Test Manager
5 27 (10.11%) Automation Tester
6 20 (7.49%) Automation Analyst
7 17 (6.37%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (5.99%) Performance Tester
9 14 (5.24%) Test Specialist
10 13 (4.87%) Test Engineer
10 13 (4.87%) Developer
10 13 (4.87%) Test Leader
11 11 (4.12%) Consultant
12 10 (3.75%) Automation Specialist
13 9 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.37%) Test Consultant
13 9 (3.37%) QA Analyst
14 8 (3.00%) Senior Test Analyst
14 8 (3.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
15 6 (2.25%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (16.85%) XML
2 39 (14.61%) .NET
3 34 (12.73%) HTML
4 26 (9.74%) Web Services
5 23 (8.61%) SOAP
6 16 (5.99%) J2EE
7 13 (4.87%) Flash
8 11 (4.12%) Gherkin
9 6 (2.25%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.25%) REST
10 5 (1.87%) CSS
11 4 (1.50%) JSP
12 3 (1.12%) ODBC
12 3 (1.12%) YAML
12 3 (1.12%) RESTful
12 3 (1.12%) JSON
12 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.75%) WCF
13 2 (0.75%) Java SE
13 2 (0.75%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.87%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (3.75%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.62%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.25%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.87%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.87%) New Media
6 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.12%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.75%) Derivative
8 2 (0.75%) Physics
8 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.75%) User Experience
9 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.37%) W3C
9 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) DTV
9 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.35%) UNIX
2 27 (10.11%) Windows
3 18 (6.74%) Linux
4 6 (2.25%) Solaris
5 4 (1.50%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (33.71%) Test Automation
3 84 (31.46%) Test Scripting
4 62 (23.22%) Software Testing
5 60 (22.47%) Automated Testing
6 53 (19.85%) Test Strategy
7 51 (19.10%) Regression Testing
8 48 (17.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 46 (17.23%) Test Management
10 41 (15.36%) Performance Testing
11 35 (13.11%) BDD
11 35 (13.11%) Functional Testing
12 34 (12.73%) TDD
13 33 (12.36%) Scrum
14 30 (11.24%) Waterfall
15 29 (10.86%) System Testing
16 26 (9.74%) Automation Testing
17 18 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (6.74%) Configuration Management
18 17 (6.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 89 (33.33%) Java
2 84 (31.46%) SQL
3 36 (13.48%) C#
3 36 (13.48%) VB
4 28 (10.49%) VBScript
5 24 (8.99%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.12%) Ruby
7 9 (3.37%) C++
8 5 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.50%) C
9 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.50%) VBA
10 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.75%) Groovy
11 2 (0.75%) F#
11 2 (0.75%) Python
12 1 (0.37%) ABAP
12 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.23%) ISTQB
2 38 (14.23%) SC Cleared
3 34 (12.73%) ISEB
4 33 (12.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (7.12%) Degree
6 7 (2.62%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.87%) HP AIS
8 4 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.37%) PhD
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (20.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 84 (31.46%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.75%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.75%) nmon
Vendors
1 114 (42.70%) HP
2 40 (14.98%) Oracle
3 25 (9.36%) IBM
4 18 (6.74%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.49%) Splunk
6 6 (2.25%) PeopleSoft
7 5 (1.87%) SAP
8 3 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.75%) Wall Street Systems
9 2 (0.75%) Cisco
9 2 (0.75%) CA
9 2 (0.75%) Talend
10 1 (0.37%) Citrix
10 1 (0.37%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.37%) Telerik
10 1 (0.37%) Cognos
10 1 (0.37%) Sybase
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe
10 1 (0.37%) Murex
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