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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / North East
Rank 69 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 25 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.62% 1.00% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.45% 6.57% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 4
Median daily rate £350 £563 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +64.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £405 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £638 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +91.66%

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
152 137 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.92% 15.27% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 91 40
Median daily rate £345 £420 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £325 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 -5 24 £350 -37.77%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 35 (85.37%) Test Automation
2 30 (73.17%) Selenium
2 30 (73.17%) QA
3 28 (68.29%) TDD
4 27 (65.85%) BDD
5 23 (56.10%) Ruby
6 22 (53.66%) Java
6 22 (53.66%) .NET
7 21 (51.22%) SQL
8 20 (48.78%) Web Services
8 20 (48.78%) XML
8 20 (48.78%) WATIR
8 20 (48.78%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (48.78%) Sahi
8 20 (48.78%) Open Source
9 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
10 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (26.83%) LoadRunner
11 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
11 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
12 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
12 10 (24.39%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (24.39%) HP
12 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
13 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
13 9 (21.95%) Jenkins
14 8 (19.51%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (19.51%) Knowledge Management
15 7 (17.07%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (17.07%) Waterfall

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 (7.32%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) OpenROAD
2 1 (2.44%) Tuxedo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (73.17%) Selenium
2 20 (48.78%) Sahi
2 20 (48.78%) WATIR
3 14 (34.15%) Cucumber
4 11 (26.83%) LoadRunner
5 9 (21.95%) Jenkins
6 3 (7.32%) JIRA
6 3 (7.32%) JMeter
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Tester
2 11 (26.83%) QA Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) QA Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Test Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Systems Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Senior QA Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Developer
7 3 (7.32%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.88%) OAT Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Ruby Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Security Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Senior UAT Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Senior UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 20 (48.78%) Web Services
2 20 (48.78%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) NHS
1 3 (7.32%) PKI
2 2 (4.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
1 3 (7.32%) Mac OS X
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (85.37%) Test Automation
2 28 (68.29%) TDD
3 27 (65.85%) BDD
4 20 (48.78%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (48.78%) Open Source
5 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (26.83%) Automation Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
7 10 (24.39%) Automated Testing
7 10 (24.39%) Risk Analysis
7 10 (24.39%) Test Strategy
8 8 (19.51%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (17.07%) Test Management
9 7 (17.07%) Waterfall
10 5 (12.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 2 (4.88%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (56.10%) Ruby
2 22 (53.66%) Java
3 21 (51.22%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) C
5 2 (4.88%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) Perl
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (12.20%) ISEB
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
5 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (73.17%) QA
2 8 (19.51%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle