The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 106 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.93% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.78% 5.16% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 6
Median daily rate £325 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +84.00%
HP UFT
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
258 349 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.43% 17.97% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 184 152
Median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing HP UFT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
5 1 (12.50%) Robotics
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (12.50%) VC++
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) MS Access
5 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Modular Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft