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 24 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 148 151 130
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 2.27% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Median daily rate - £325 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £343 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.45% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
564 573 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 12.79% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 370 228
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 7
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £37.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £34.90
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 24 September 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
Manchester -7 4 - - 3
Lancashire +16 1 - -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) LexisNexis
6 2 (16.67%) WinSCP
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) VMware

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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) WinSCP
1 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Toad
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) Psychology
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Web Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Scrum
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) OCP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (16.67%) DameWare
2 2 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) LexisNexis
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) VMware