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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 60 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 17 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.84% 0.80% -
As % of the Development Applications category 10.97% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 0
Average daily rate £320 £342 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
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
155 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.81% 11.25% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 44 32
Average daily rate £405 £330 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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 -15 17 £320 -6.30%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 18 (66.67%) HP
2 17 (62.96%) Cucumber
3 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (55.56%) Linux
4 15 (55.56%) Functional Testing
5 14 (51.85%) LoadRunner
6 13 (48.15%) JIRA
7 12 (44.44%) PKI
7 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
7 12 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (44.44%) Confluence
7 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
7 12 (44.44%) SNMP
7 12 (44.44%) Mac OS X
7 12 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (44.44%) JMeter
8 10 (37.04%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 9 (33.33%) QA
10 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
12 6 (22.22%) Project Management
12 6 (22.22%) Java
12 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
12 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
12 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
12 6 (22.22%) Defect Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 12 (44.44%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Cucumber
2 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 14 (51.85%) LoadRunner
4 13 (48.15%) JIRA
5 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 12 (44.44%) JMeter
6 4 (14.81%) eggPlant
6 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 3 (11.11%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
8 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.70%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Test Manager
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Functional Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Regression Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.70%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) PKI
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Linux
3 12 (44.44%) Mac OS X
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Functional Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 12 (44.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 10 (37.04%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 5 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Kanban
9 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) C
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (3.70%) MCITP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) MCTS
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) GPG13
2 1 (3.70%) WAI
2 1 (3.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) VMware