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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 49 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 10 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.89% - 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.10% - 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
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
99 49 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.68% 11.40% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 23
Average daily rate £430 £277 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.23% -26.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 18
Average hourly rate £41.75 £36.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £32.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £40.15 £34.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Brentwood - 4 £375 - 1
Colchester - 1 - -
HP UFT
East of England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) ETL
1 9 (81.82%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) HP
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Wealth Management
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) DB2
2 8 (72.73%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) RESTful
3 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (63.64%) Software Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Web Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

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
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (81.82%) 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 Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
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
2 8 (72.73%) 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 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 2 (18.18%) QA Automation
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) ERP
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 7 (63.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) HP
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) SAP