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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 155 131 130
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.16% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.50% 1.52% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£313 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
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
561 328 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.88% 10.71% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 194 170
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015. 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
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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
Lancashire -6 9 £279 - 2
Manchester -17 4 £338 +101.49% 10
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) LoadRunner
2 12 (57.14%) QA
3 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Facilita Forecast
4 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
4 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
5 9 (42.86%) UNIX
5 9 (42.86%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) Linux
5 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (42.86%) Performance Metrics
6 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
7 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
8 6 (28.57%) Data Structures
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (23.81%) Java
9 5 (23.81%) Selenium
10 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (19.05%) HTML
11 3 (14.29%) HP
11 3 (14.29%) Web Services
11 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
11 3 (14.29%) SQL
11 3 (14.29%) VB
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) LoadRunner
2 11 (52.38%) Facilita Forecast
3 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
4 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 3 (14.29%) JMeter
5 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
5 3 (14.29%) LoadUI
6 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
6 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Tester
2 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Test Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Performance Metrics
2 6 (28.57%) Data Structures
3 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) UNIX
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Test Strategy
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
5 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) System Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (9.52%) Change Control
8 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Dependency Management
9 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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