The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 42 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.82% 0.37% 1.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.76% 2.22% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
HP UFT
South East

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

Development Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
51 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.50% 16.61% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 17
Average daily rate £375 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Kent

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Kent region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 14 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
West Malling - 1 £375 -
HP UFT
South East

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) TestComplete
3 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) C#

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (33.33%) QA Leader
2 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (50.00%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft