The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 77 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 18 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.55% 0.93% 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.78% 6.42% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 6
Average daily rate £305 £340 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +147.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £295 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
HP UFT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Development Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
167 109 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.41% 14.46% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 81 55
Average daily rate £325 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £495 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the North East region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the North East

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the North East region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -24 18 £305 -10.29%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (57.69%) LoadRunner
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 13 (50.00%) QA
3 13 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 11 (42.31%) Facilita Forecast
4 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
4 11 (42.31%) Java
4 11 (42.31%) Unix
4 11 (42.31%) HP
4 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Visual Studio
5 10 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (38.46%) Automation Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Performance Metrics
6 9 (34.62%) HP SiteScope
6 9 (34.62%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Selenium
7 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
7 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
8 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (26.92%) Problem Management
8 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
8 7 (26.92%) WebLogic
8 7 (26.92%) SQL

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 7 (26.92%) WebLogic
2 4 (15.38%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) LoadRunner
2 11 (42.31%) Facilita Forecast
3 10 (38.46%) Visual Studio
4 8 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (30.77%) Selenium
5 4 (15.38%) eggPlant
5 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 4 (15.38%) JIRA
5 4 (15.38%) JMeter
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Test Engineer
1 9 (34.62%) Tester
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Test Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.85%) Developer in Test
6 1 (3.85%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (23.08%) Data Structures
3 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
4 4 (15.38%) PKI
5 2 (7.69%) CESG
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Unix
3 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Test Scripting
4 10 (38.46%) Automation Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (34.62%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (30.77%) Performance Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Problem Management
8 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
10 4 (15.38%) Kanban
10 4 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (15.38%) Scrum
10 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) VB
3 5 (19.23%) C
4 4 (15.38%) C#
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) Perl
4 4 (15.38%) Python
4 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
1 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) GPG13
2 1 (3.85%) WAI
2 1 (3.85%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) HP
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle