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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 365 340 343
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 59 72 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.77% 2.25% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 62
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£375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £303 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
3335 3196 2894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.30% 13.95% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 2296 2103
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £25.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £48.75 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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 -27 11 £425 -2.85% 1
Docklands, London -3 3 £275 -28.33%
Greenford +3 2 - -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 56 (45.90%) SQL
2 48 (39.34%) QA
3 47 (38.52%) Selenium
3 47 (38.52%) Finance
4 46 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
6 36 (29.51%) HP
6 36 (29.51%) Test Scripting
7 35 (28.69%) HP Quality Center
8 34 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (27.05%) Automated Testing
10 31 (25.41%) Java
11 29 (23.77%) Banking
12 27 (22.13%) .NET
13 23 (18.85%) LoadRunner
13 23 (18.85%) ISTQB
14 22 (18.03%) Test Strategy
14 22 (18.03%) ISEB
15 21 (17.21%) XML
16 20 (16.39%) BDD
17 19 (15.57%) Test Management
18 17 (13.93%) Migration
18 17 (13.93%) Scrum
18 17 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (13.11%) Waterfall
20 15 (12.30%) Functional Testing
21 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
21 14 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
21 14 (11.48%) Investment Banking
21 14 (11.48%) Oracle

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (2.46%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.46%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.64%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Office
2 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.82%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) HTTP
1 1 (0.82%) Internet
1 1 (0.82%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) DB2
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.46%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.64%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (0.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (38.52%) Selenium
2 23 (18.85%) LoadRunner
3 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.38%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.92%) JIRA
6 6 (4.92%) Rational Functional Tester
6 6 (4.92%) Calabash
7 5 (4.10%) SpecFlow
7 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.10%) Sahi
7 5 (4.10%) WATIR
7 5 (4.10%) RequisitePro
7 5 (4.10%) Rational Robot
8 4 (3.28%) FitNesse
8 4 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (3.28%) JUnit
8 4 (3.28%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.46%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.46%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 47 (38.52%) Finance
2 29 (23.77%) Banking
3 14 (11.48%) Investment Banking
4 11 (9.02%) Retail
5 5 (4.10%) Back Office
6 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.46%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.64%) Front Office
8 1 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (36.89%) Analyst
2 38 (31.15%) Test Analyst
3 31 (25.41%) Tester
4 23 (18.85%) Test Manager
5 19 (15.57%) QA Analyst
6 13 (10.66%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) QA Tester
8 10 (8.20%) Automation Tester
9 9 (7.38%) Test Leader
10 8 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) Test Specialist
13 5 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
13 5 (4.10%) Senior QA Analyst
14 4 (3.28%) Automation Analyst
14 4 (3.28%) Automated Tester
14 4 (3.28%) Test Engineer
14 4 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
14 4 (3.28%) Senior QA Test Analyst
15 3 (2.46%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.13%) .NET
2 21 (17.21%) XML
3 12 (9.84%) MSMQ
4 8 (6.56%) SOAP
5 7 (5.74%) Web Services
5 7 (5.74%) Gherkin
6 4 (3.28%) J2EE
6 4 (3.28%) HTML
7 3 (2.46%) JSON
7 3 (2.46%) YAML
8 2 (1.64%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.64%) Flash
9 1 (0.82%) FpML
9 1 (0.82%) Ajax
9 1 (0.82%) REST
9 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.82%) CSS
9 1 (0.82%) JSP
9 1 (0.82%) XSLT
9 1 (0.82%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Fixed Income
3 7 (5.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.92%) Equities
5 4 (3.28%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.46%) Physics
6 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.46%) Derivative
6 3 (2.46%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.64%) User Experience
7 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.82%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.82%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.82%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.66%) UNIX
2 6 (4.92%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Android
2 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.82%) Solaris
4 1 (0.82%) Linux
4 1 (0.82%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
3 36 (29.51%) Test Scripting
4 34 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (27.05%) Automated Testing
6 22 (18.03%) Test Strategy
7 20 (16.39%) BDD
8 19 (15.57%) Test Management
9 17 (13.93%) Migration
9 17 (13.93%) Scrum
10 16 (13.11%) Waterfall
11 15 (12.30%) Functional Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (10.66%) System Testing
14 12 (9.84%) Data Migration
14 12 (9.84%) Analytics
14 12 (9.84%) TDD
14 12 (9.84%) ITIL
14 12 (9.84%) PRINCE2
15 11 (9.02%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (45.90%) SQL
2 31 (25.41%) Java
3 14 (11.48%) C#
4 13 (10.66%) Ruby
5 8 (6.56%) VB
6 7 (5.74%) VBScript
6 7 (5.74%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
8 4 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.28%) VBA
9 3 (2.46%) C++
9 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.64%) Python
10 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.64%) Groovy
11 1 (0.82%) ABAP
11 1 (0.82%) C
11 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (18.85%) ISTQB
2 22 (18.03%) ISEB
3 12 (9.84%) Degree
4 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) HP AIS
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (39.34%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (28.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (29.51%) HP
2 14 (11.48%) Oracle
2 14 (11.48%) IBM
3 12 (9.84%) Sybase
4 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.28%) Splunk
6 1 (0.82%) DataCash
6 1 (0.82%) Murex
6 1 (0.82%) Calypso
6 1 (0.82%) SAP
6 1 (0.82%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.82%) Tradeweb