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 31 August 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 80 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.55% 1.52% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.96% 9.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £331
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
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
203 91 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.76% 15.40% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 59 14
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 2015. 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
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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 -27 6 £275 -23.61%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Splunk
6 2 (18.18%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) LoadRunner
2 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (18.18%) LoadUI
3 2 (18.18%) Sahi
3 2 (18.18%) WATIR
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tester
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
1 2 (18.18%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Automated Testing
2 6 (54.55%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) VB
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft