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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 95 94 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.31% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 3.73% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £330 £325 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +52.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £295 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £251
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £339
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50
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
243 134 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.12% 8.25% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 91 102
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +29.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 29 July 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 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
2 10 (58.82%) HP
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) Java
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
6 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
6 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
6 6 (35.29%) TDD
6 6 (35.29%) JIRA
7 5 (29.41%) Ruby
7 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
7 5 (29.41%) C#
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 5 (29.41%) XML
7 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
7 5 (29.41%) ISEB
7 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
7 5 (29.41%) BDD
7 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
7 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
7 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (29.41%) V-Model
7 5 (29.41%) Web Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
8 4 (23.53%) Test Management
8 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (29.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (11.76%) Toad
6 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.88%) JMeter
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Tester
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Senior Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
4 5 (29.41%) V-Model
4 5 (29.41%) Web Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
7 2 (11.76%) Load Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
4 5 (29.41%) C#
4 5 (29.41%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) OCP
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (11.76%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.76%) DameWare
2 2 (11.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) LexisNexis
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) VMware