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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 96 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.21% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.18% 1.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate £300 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
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
314 194 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.33% 13.59% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 149 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) Citrix
2 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (20.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
8 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (10.00%) DameWare
8 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) DB2
8 2 (10.00%) Toad
8 2 (10.00%) IBM

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP BPC
1 1 (5.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Analyst
1 17 (85.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.00%) SAP HR Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Software Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) ATDD
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) OO
6 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.00%) DameWare
2 2 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) LexisNexis
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