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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 137 123 114
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 14 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.23% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.48% 2.79% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
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£313 £280 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £264 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.75 -
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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
402 251 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.07% 8.31% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 153 158
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.02 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 7 July 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 +12 8 £297 - 2
Manchester -11 3 £350 +34.61% 2
Cheshire - 2 £313 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 13 (76.47%) LoadRunner
2 10 (58.82%) QA
3 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
3 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
3 7 (41.18%) UNIX
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Facilita Forecast
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Metrics
4 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
5 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
6 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
8 2 (11.76%) HTML
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) VB
8 2 (11.76%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) LoadRunner
2 7 (41.18%) Facilita Forecast
2 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Metrics
2 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.88%) DTV
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) UNIX
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
1 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
1 7 (41.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (35.29%) Test Strategy
3 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Dependency Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Telerik
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) hybris
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