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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 82 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 23 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.82% 1.45% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.37% 9.40% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 2
Median daily rate £340 £535 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.44% +116.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £502 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £588 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +84.00%
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
186 149 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.74% 15.47% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 98 65
Median daily rate £350 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.78% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £535 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £7.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+231.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 11 December 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -20 22 £333 -37.71%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 North East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 29 (85.29%) Test Automation
2 23 (67.65%) QA
2 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 23 (67.65%) Ruby
3 22 (64.71%) Java
3 22 (64.71%) .NET
4 21 (61.76%) SQL
4 21 (61.76%) TDD
5 20 (58.82%) WATIR
5 20 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (58.82%) Sahi
5 20 (58.82%) Open Source
5 20 (58.82%) BDD
5 20 (58.82%) Web Services
5 20 (58.82%) XML
6 14 (41.18%) Cucumber
7 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
7 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
8 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
8 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
8 10 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
8 10 (29.41%) HP
9 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
10 8 (23.53%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (20.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (20.59%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (11.76%) Degree
13 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
14 3 (8.82%) Mac OS X

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 (8.82%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) OpenROAD
2 1 (2.94%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Selenium
2 20 (58.82%) Sahi
2 20 (58.82%) WATIR
3 14 (41.18%) Cucumber
4 4 (11.76%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) JIRA
5 3 (8.82%) JMeter
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) QA Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) QA Tester
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (64.71%) .NET
2 20 (58.82%) Web Services
2 20 (58.82%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) NHS
1 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Mac OS X
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Test Automation
2 21 (61.76%) TDD
3 20 (58.82%) BDD
3 20 (58.82%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (58.82%) Open Source
4 11 (32.35%) Automation Testing
4 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
5 10 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 8 (23.53%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Testing
9 2 (5.88%) E-business
9 2 (5.88%) QA Automation
10 1 (2.94%) CRM
10 1 (2.94%) ITIL
10 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Ruby
2 22 (64.71%) Java
3 21 (61.76%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) C
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (67.65%) QA
2 7 (20.59%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle