The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 321 356 337
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -19
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 85 55 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.64% 1.75% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 32 53
Average daily rate £425 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
HP UFT
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3214 3148 2896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.13% 15.00% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 2381 2080
Average daily rate £475 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
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 London

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in London

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in London

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in London

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the London region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in London

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
City of London +42 7 £419 -6.94% 5
Docklands, London - 2 £383 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 72 (45.86%) Selenium
2 71 (45.22%) Test Automation
2 71 (45.22%) SQL
3 58 (36.94%) Finance
4 54 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (31.85%) QA
6 47 (29.94%) Automated Testing
7 44 (28.03%) Banking
8 43 (27.39%) Test Scripting
9 39 (24.84%) Java
9 39 (24.84%) HP
10 37 (23.57%) HP Quality Center
11 29 (18.47%) LoadRunner
11 29 (18.47%) Test Strategy
11 29 (18.47%) JIRA
12 28 (17.83%) SoapUI
13 27 (17.20%) Investment Banking
13 27 (17.20%) ISTQB
13 27 (17.20%) Functional Testing
14 26 (16.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (16.56%) ISEB
15 24 (15.29%) .NET
15 24 (15.29%) Non-Functional Testing
16 23 (14.65%) Automation Testing
17 20 (12.74%) XML
18 19 (12.10%) Test Management
19 18 (11.46%) System Testing
19 18 (11.46%) Open Source
19 18 (11.46%) BDD
19 18 (11.46%) Regression Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (1.91%) CMS
1 3 (1.91%) Confluence
1 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
2 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.55%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.91%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) Big Data
5 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (45.86%) Selenium
2 29 (18.47%) JIRA
2 29 (18.47%) LoadRunner
3 28 (17.83%) SoapUI
4 17 (10.83%) Cucumber
5 13 (8.28%) ClearQuest
6 10 (6.37%) JMeter
6 10 (6.37%) WebDriver
7 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
7 8 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (4.46%) FitNesse
8 7 (4.46%) Geb
8 7 (4.46%) WATIR
9 6 (3.82%) Sahi
9 6 (3.82%) TestComplete
10 5 (3.18%) Appium
10 5 (3.18%) WinRunner
11 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.91%) JUnit
12 3 (1.91%) SilkTest
General
1 58 (36.94%) Finance
2 44 (28.03%) Banking
3 27 (17.20%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.82%) Retail
5 5 (3.18%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.55%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.55%) Front Office
7 3 (1.91%) Back Office
8 2 (1.27%) Billing
8 2 (1.27%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (40.13%) Analyst
2 54 (34.39%) Test Analyst
3 32 (20.38%) Tester
4 29 (18.47%) Automation Analyst
5 27 (17.20%) Automation Test Analyst
6 23 (14.65%) Test Manager
7 15 (9.55%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 15 (9.55%) Senior Tester
8 14 (8.92%) QA Leader
9 13 (8.28%) Automation Tester
9 13 (8.28%) QA Analyst
9 13 (8.28%) Test Leader
10 12 (7.64%) Developer
11 10 (6.37%) Lead Tester
11 10 (6.37%) QA Tester
11 10 (6.37%) Senior QA Tester
12 8 (5.10%) Developer in Test
12 8 (5.10%) Test Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) .NET
2 20 (12.74%) XML
3 17 (10.83%) SOAP
4 15 (9.55%) Web Services
5 14 (8.92%) MSMQ
6 6 (3.82%) Gherkin
7 5 (3.18%) JSON
8 4 (2.55%) Ajax
8 4 (2.55%) YAML
9 3 (1.91%) jQuery
9 3 (1.91%) Middleware
9 3 (1.91%) REST
9 3 (1.91%) SailPoint
10 2 (1.27%) WCF
11 1 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Derivative
2 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.10%) Equities
3 8 (5.10%) Fixed Income
3 8 (5.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.18%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.55%) Physics
6 3 (1.91%) EPoS
6 3 (1.91%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.01%) Windows
2 10 (6.37%) Unix
3 5 (3.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (45.22%) Test Automation
2 54 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (29.94%) Automated Testing
4 43 (27.39%) Test Scripting
5 29 (18.47%) Test Strategy
6 27 (17.20%) Functional Testing
7 26 (16.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (15.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 23 (14.65%) Automation Testing
10 19 (12.10%) Test Management
11 18 (11.46%) BDD
11 18 (11.46%) Open Source
11 18 (11.46%) Regression Testing
11 18 (11.46%) System Testing
12 17 (10.83%) Migration
13 16 (10.19%) Defect Management
13 16 (10.19%) TDD
13 16 (10.19%) Test Planning
14 15 (9.55%) Analytics
15 14 (8.92%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.22%) SQL
2 39 (24.84%) Java
3 12 (7.64%) VBScript
4 10 (6.37%) C#
5 9 (5.73%) Ruby
6 8 (5.10%) Groovy
7 7 (4.46%) VB
8 6 (3.82%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.18%) VBA
10 2 (1.27%) C++
10 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.27%) Python
10 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (17.20%) ISTQB
2 26 (16.56%) ISEB
3 9 (5.73%) Degree
3 9 (5.73%) PhD
4 8 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (31.85%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (1.27%) SEPA
3 1 (0.64%) EMIR
3 1 (0.64%) MiFID
3 1 (0.64%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (23.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (24.84%) HP
2 14 (8.92%) Oracle
3 10 (6.37%) Sybase
4 7 (4.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.18%) Citrix
6 3 (1.91%) Murex
7 2 (1.27%) ATG
7 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
7 2 (1.27%) Informatica
8 1 (0.64%) Rally
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.64%) SAP
8 1 (0.64%) Splunk
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