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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 88 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.13% 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.84% 1.29% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £326 £306 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +17.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £316 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £108.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+204.22% -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
186 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.24% 10.22% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 87 70
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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 £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -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 24 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 12 (70.59%) HP
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Selenium
3 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
4 9 (52.94%) Java
5 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (41.18%) Oracle
6 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
7 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
7 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
7 6 (35.29%) BDD
7 6 (35.29%) JIRA
7 6 (35.29%) Ruby
7 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
7 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
7 6 (35.29%) TDD
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) XML
8 5 (29.41%) V-Model
8 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
8 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
8 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
9 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (23.53%) LexisNexis
9 4 (23.53%) WinSCP
9 4 (23.53%) Test Management
9 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
9 4 (23.53%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (23.53%) Validation

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 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) WinSCP
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) FTP
2 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
1 4 (23.53%) MS Access
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (35.29%) JIRA
3 6 (35.29%) LoadRunner
4 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (23.53%) Toad
6 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
6 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.88%) Subversion
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Algorithms
2 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (11.76%) Data Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
4 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
4 5 (29.41%) V-Model
5 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
5 4 (23.53%) Load Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Ruby
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
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
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (23.53%) DameWare
2 4 (23.53%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 4 (23.53%) LexisNexis
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix