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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 51 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.23% 1.31% 1.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.89% 6.42% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £425 £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
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
53 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.30% 20.37% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 61 51
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +10.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -3.79%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 10 (90.91%) HP
2 9 (81.82%) ETL
2 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) RESTful
3 8 (72.73%) HTML
3 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (72.73%) Wealth Management
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) DB2
3 8 (72.73%) XML
3 8 (72.73%) Unix
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) ISEB
4 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (54.55%) Scrum
6 5 (45.45%) Web Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 2 (18.18%) QA
8 2 (18.18%) Banking
8 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
9 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) DB2
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Automation Tester
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) RESTful
1 8 (72.73%) XML
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) ETL
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Wealth Management
3 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Web Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
7 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
8 1 (9.09%) ERP
8 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) SAP