The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 59 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.63% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.88% 1.59% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£185 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.37% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +17.39%
HP UFT
East of England

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

Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
103 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.35% 13.04% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 29
Average daily rate £345 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £25.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +59.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £34.87 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Essex

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 3 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
Chelmsford - 4 £185 -
HP UFT
East of England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (72.73%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) SOAP
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
3 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
5 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 3 (27.27%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) JIRA
7 2 (18.18%) Web Development
7 2 (18.18%) Java SE
7 2 (18.18%) Subversion
7 2 (18.18%) Information Management
7 2 (18.18%) Maven
7 2 (18.18%) Legal
7 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) Hudson

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
1 7 (63.64%) SoapUI
2 4 (36.36%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) Maven
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) AccuRev
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Hudson
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Ant
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) SOAP
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) Java SE
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Solaris
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Information Management
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
2 2 (18.18%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe