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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / North West
Rank 126 143 143
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.39% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.07% 2.41% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 4
Median daily rate £475 £320 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% +42.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
467 622 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.66% 16.29% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 378 282
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.93 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £44.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 - 4 £475 - 2
Manchester +9 1 £325 +9.70%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 7 (87.50%) Selenium
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) Test Management
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) JUnit
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Ruby
7 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) Robotics
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting

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 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) NUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (12.50%) Sahi
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) WATIR
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
2 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (37.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Open Source
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
7 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle