The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 155 155 142
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.077% 0.065%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.25% 0.71% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £306 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
534 420 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.28% 10.82% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 258 157
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 15
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £20.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £46.05 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the North West region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the North West region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Manchester +3 11 £300 -11.11% 3
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 19 (52.78%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (47.22%) HP
4 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 16 (44.44%) Selenium
5 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (41.67%) Citrix
6 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
7 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Java
9 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
10 7 (19.44%) BDD
10 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
10 7 (19.44%) JIRA
10 7 (19.44%) Ruby
10 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
10 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
11 6 (16.67%) Algorithms
11 6 (16.67%) C#
11 6 (16.67%) XML
11 6 (16.67%) SAP
11 6 (16.67%) TDD
11 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 5 (13.89%) V-Model
12 5 (13.89%) Kanban
12 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
12 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Selenium
2 13 (36.11%) Cucumber
3 8 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 7 (19.44%) JIRA
5 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (13.89%) eggPlant
6 5 (13.89%) LoadRunner
7 3 (8.33%) Toad
8 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Analyst
2 22 (61.11%) Test Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 4 (11.11%) SAP Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) SAP Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Specialist
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Junior QA Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) UAT Lead
8 1 (2.78%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.56%) Psychology
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 7 (19.44%) Automation Testing
4 7 (19.44%) BDD
4 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 5 (13.89%) DSDM
6 5 (13.89%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (13.89%) Feature Driven Development
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Kanban
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum-ban
6 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.89%) Unified Process
6 5 (13.89%) V-Model
7 4 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
3 7 (19.44%) Ruby
4 6 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.56%) MCP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) OCP
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) KVM
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (52.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.33%) DameWare
2 3 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) HP
2 15 (41.67%) Citrix
3 6 (16.67%) SAP
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) IBM
5 3 (8.33%) LexisNexis
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.78%) Rally
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) VMware
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