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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 153 134 129
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 4 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.64% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 4.20% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 7
Median daily rate £338 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £635 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +76.00%
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
467 643 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.67% 15.35% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 362 255
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £27.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Lancashire -3 2 £350 +43.73% 1
Manchester -12 2 £325 -7.14%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) VB
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Sahi
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (10.00%) WATIR
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Developer
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (10.00%) API Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Modular Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Ruby
1 3 (30.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle