The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 99 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.49% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.85% 3.85% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
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£370 £268 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.31% +9.18%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Development Applications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
325 130 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.44% 12.86% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 85 115
Average daily rate £355 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £31.00
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 Leeds

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 2 (25.00%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) WATIR
5 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) WATIR
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Sahi
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
3 1 (12.50%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) ATDD
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft