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 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 88 83 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.081% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.29% 0.81% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 -
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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
131 124 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.55% 10.05% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 79 67
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £262 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +63.13%
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 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 16 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Telerik
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Telerik
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft