The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 66 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 4 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.49% 1.77% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.92% 14.29% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
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- £355 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £331
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Development Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
102 98 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.58% 12.41% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 59 19
Average daily rate £350 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Watford -5 4 - -
HP UFT
East of England

HP UFT
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Flash
1 6 (85.71%) MQSeries
1 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) HP
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
1 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
1 6 (85.71%) System Testing
1 6 (85.71%) DbVisualizer
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (85.71%) MQSeries
1 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) DB2
1 6 (85.71%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
1 6 (85.71%) J2EE
1 6 (85.71%) XML
1 6 (85.71%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 6 (85.71%) Regression Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
1 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
1 6 (85.71%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos