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 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 100 80 51
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -29
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.78% 0.58% 1.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.52% 3.16% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 10
Median daily rate £291 £275 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% -23.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £255 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50
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
221 190 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.15% 18.34% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 129 60
Median daily rate £330 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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
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 24 August 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 -24 9 £288 +4.54%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 14 (73.68%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
4 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
5 9 (47.37%) Facilita Forecast
5 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 9 (47.37%) Unix
5 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
6 8 (42.11%) Windows
6 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
6 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (42.11%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (42.11%) Performance Metrics
6 8 (42.11%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
7 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
8 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
8 6 (31.58%) TDD
8 6 (31.58%) Web Services
8 6 (31.58%) XML
8 6 (31.58%) VB
8 6 (31.58%) .NET
8 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
8 6 (31.58%) WATIR
8 6 (31.58%) Selenium

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 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Facilita Forecast
1 9 (47.37%) LoadRunner
2 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
3 6 (31.58%) Sahi
3 6 (31.58%) Selenium
3 6 (31.58%) WATIR
4 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Test Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (31.58%) Data Structures
3 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Unix
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Automated Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
4 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 8 (42.11%) Defect Tracking
5 8 (42.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (42.11%) Performance Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
6 7 (36.84%) Regression Testing
7 6 (31.58%) BDD
7 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
7 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (31.58%) Open Source
7 6 (31.58%) TDD
8 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
11 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Ruby
2 6 (31.58%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (73.68%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP