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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / North East
Rank 78 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 10 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.13% 1.93% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.46% 11.81% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 3
Median daily rate £463 £318 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.66% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
183 144 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 20.75% 16.38% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 96 46
Median daily rate £350 £405 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -21 9 £450 +41.73%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 28 (84.85%) Test Automation
2 24 (72.73%) Selenium
2 24 (72.73%) QA
3 22 (66.67%) TDD
4 21 (63.64%) BDD
5 17 (51.52%) Ruby
6 16 (48.48%) Java
6 16 (48.48%) .NET
7 15 (45.45%) SQL
8 14 (42.42%) Web Services
8 14 (42.42%) XML
8 14 (42.42%) WATIR
8 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (42.42%) Sahi
8 14 (42.42%) Open Source
9 11 (33.33%) LoadRunner
9 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (27.27%) HP
10 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
10 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
10 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
10 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
11 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
11 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
11 8 (24.24%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
12 7 (21.21%) Knowledge Management
12 7 (21.21%) Test Management
12 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
13 6 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) OpenROAD
2 1 (3.03%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (72.73%) Selenium
2 14 (42.42%) Sahi
2 14 (42.42%) WATIR
3 11 (33.33%) LoadRunner
4 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 9 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.09%) JIRA
5 3 (9.09%) JMeter
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) QA Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) QA Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Systems Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Senior QA Tester
6 4 (12.12%) Senior Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Developer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Tester
8 2 (6.06%) QA Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Security Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior UAT Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Senior UAT Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) .NET
2 14 (42.42%) Web Services
2 14 (42.42%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) NHS
1 3 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
1 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) Test Automation
2 22 (66.67%) TDD
3 21 (63.64%) BDD
4 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (42.42%) Open Source
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.21%) Knowledge Management
8 7 (21.21%) Test Management
8 7 (21.21%) Waterfall
9 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (6.06%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Ruby
2 16 (48.48%) Java
3 15 (45.45%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) C
5 2 (6.06%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (15.15%) ISEB
4 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (72.73%) QA
2 6 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle