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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 361 358 338
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 71 69 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.88% 2.21% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 65
Average daily rate £450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £291 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £147.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
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
3775 3127 3098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.40% 13.94% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2771 2186 2304
Average daily rate £463 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.31 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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
Hayes - 4 £425 -
City of London +22 2 - - 3
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Croydon - 1 £475 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 77 (50.00%) SQL
2 71 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (43.51%) Selenium
4 65 (42.21%) Test Automation
5 59 (38.31%) QA
6 57 (37.01%) Finance
7 49 (31.82%) HP
8 45 (29.22%) Banking
9 39 (25.32%) HP Quality Center
10 35 (22.73%) Automated Testing
11 33 (21.43%) ISTQB
12 31 (20.13%) Test Scripting
12 31 (20.13%) ISEB
13 30 (19.48%) LoadRunner
13 30 (19.48%) Java
13 30 (19.48%) Test Strategy
14 29 (18.83%) TDD
15 27 (17.53%) .NET
15 27 (17.53%) Functional Testing
16 25 (16.23%) Investment Banking
16 25 (16.23%) Open Source
17 24 (15.58%) JIRA
17 24 (15.58%) Automation Testing
18 23 (14.94%) Cucumber
18 23 (14.94%) Test Management
19 22 (14.29%) Regression Testing
19 22 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
19 22 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (13.64%) BDD
20 21 (13.64%) SoapUI

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.95%) Confluence
3 2 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.65%) Node.js
4 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) MS Project
3 2 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.90%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.95%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.30%) Big Data
6 2 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (43.51%) Selenium
2 30 (19.48%) LoadRunner
3 24 (15.58%) JIRA
4 23 (14.94%) Cucumber
5 21 (13.64%) SoapUI
6 15 (9.74%) JMeter
7 12 (7.79%) Sahi
7 12 (7.79%) WATIR
8 11 (7.14%) JUnit
9 10 (6.49%) FitNesse
10 9 (5.84%) WebDriver
11 8 (5.19%) Git (software)
12 7 (4.55%) Geb
13 6 (3.90%) ClearQuest
13 6 (3.90%) Maven
13 6 (3.90%) TeamCity
13 6 (3.90%) WinRunner
13 6 (3.90%) Zephyr
14 5 (3.25%) Jenkins
14 5 (3.25%) NUnit
General
1 57 (37.01%) Finance
2 45 (29.22%) Banking
3 25 (16.23%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Retail
5 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.95%) Front Office
6 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.30%) Billing
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (37.01%) Analyst
2 47 (30.52%) Test Analyst
3 26 (16.88%) Test Manager
4 23 (14.94%) Tester
5 19 (12.34%) Automation Test Analyst
6 15 (9.74%) QA Leader
6 15 (9.74%) Senior Tester
7 13 (8.44%) QA Analyst
7 13 (8.44%) Test Engineer
8 11 (7.14%) Lead Tester
8 11 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 11 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
8 11 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
9 9 (5.84%) Test Leader
10 8 (5.19%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Automation Tester
11 7 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
11 7 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.53%) .NET
2 16 (10.39%) MSMQ
3 15 (9.74%) SOAP
4 14 (9.09%) Web Services
4 14 (9.09%) XML
5 7 (4.55%) jQuery
6 6 (3.90%) HTML
7 5 (3.25%) JSON
8 4 (2.60%) Ajax
8 4 (2.60%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.60%) YAML
9 3 (1.95%) Middleware
9 3 (1.95%) SailPoint
10 2 (1.30%) REST
10 2 (1.30%) WCF
11 1 (0.65%) J2EE
11 1 (0.65%) Java EE
11 1 (0.65%) ODBC
11 1 (0.65%) RESTful
11 1 (0.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.44%) Derivative
3 7 (4.55%) Equities
4 6 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.25%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.25%) Physics
6 3 (1.95%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) EPoS
8 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.09%) Unix
2 12 (7.79%) Windows
3 4 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (42.21%) Test Automation
3 35 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 31 (20.13%) Test Scripting
5 30 (19.48%) Test Strategy
6 29 (18.83%) TDD
7 27 (17.53%) Functional Testing
8 25 (16.23%) Open Source
9 24 (15.58%) Automation Testing
10 23 (14.94%) Test Management
11 22 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 22 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (13.64%) BDD
13 20 (12.99%) Waterfall
14 17 (11.04%) Analytics
14 17 (11.04%) Software Testing
15 16 (10.39%) Scrum
16 15 (9.74%) Migration
17 14 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (50.00%) SQL
2 30 (19.48%) Java
3 14 (9.09%) VBA
4 12 (7.79%) VBScript
5 11 (7.14%) Ruby
6 10 (6.49%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.49%) Python
7 8 (5.19%) C#
7 8 (5.19%) Groovy
7 8 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.55%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.25%) VB
10 2 (1.30%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 31 (20.13%) ISEB
3 12 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (7.14%) PhD
4 11 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.84%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.19%) Degree
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (38.31%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.65%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 39 (25.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Nmap
2 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 49 (31.82%) HP
2 16 (10.39%) Oracle
3 11 (7.14%) Sybase
4 7 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.25%) Citrix
5 5 (3.25%) IBM
6 3 (1.95%) ATG
6 3 (1.95%) Informatica
6 3 (1.95%) Murex
7 2 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.30%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.65%) PTC
8 1 (0.65%) Rally
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.65%) SAP
8 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.65%) Siebel
8 1 (0.65%) WorldPay
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