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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 92 95 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.061% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.91% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £306 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.47% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
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
203 165 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.07% 9.99% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 96 73
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +0.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 6 May 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 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
3 11 (45.83%) HP
4 9 (37.50%) Citrix
4 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 9 (37.50%) Selenium
4 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 8 (33.33%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
7 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) Ruby
7 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (25.00%) Oracle
7 6 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 5 (20.83%) C#
8 5 (20.83%) XML
8 5 (20.83%) TDD
8 5 (20.83%) JIRA
8 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
8 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
9 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (16.67%) LexisNexis
9 4 (16.67%) WinSCP
9 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 4 (16.67%) V-Model

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 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BPC
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) WinSCP
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
2 2 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 4 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
3 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
4 5 (20.83%) JIRA
5 4 (16.67%) Toad
6 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 16 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) OAT Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) OAT Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SAP Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Developer in Test
7 1 (4.17%) Junior QA Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Algorithms
2 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.33%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
3 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.83%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Management
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
5 4 (16.67%) V-Model
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.83%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) OCP
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (8.33%) SAP Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (16.67%) DameWare
2 4 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) HP
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) IBM
4 4 (16.67%) LexisNexis
4 4 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) VMware