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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 155 145 129
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 8 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 1.49% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £326 £313 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £313 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £108.00 £35.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+204.22% +162.96%
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
469 402 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.86% 10.93% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 242 161
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.64 £37.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.48 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -1.62%

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 27 May 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 -9 8 £326 +6.53% 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 14 (73.68%) HP
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) Selenium
4 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
5 10 (52.63%) Java
5 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) JIRA
6 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
6 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
7 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
7 7 (36.84%) BDD
7 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (36.84%) Ruby
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
7 7 (36.84%) PL/SQL
7 7 (36.84%) Oracle
8 6 (31.58%) C#
8 6 (31.58%) XML
8 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
8 6 (31.58%) V-Model
8 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 6 (31.58%) Algorithms
8 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
9 5 (26.32%) Test Management
10 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
10 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Validation
10 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
10 4 (21.05%) ServiceCenter

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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) WinSCP
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) FTP
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DB2
1 4 (21.05%) MS Access
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 8 (42.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (42.11%) JIRA
2 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
4 4 (21.05%) Toad
5 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
5 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) Subversion
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.26%) Junior QA Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Lead
6 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XML
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Algorithms
2 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) BDD
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
4 6 (31.58%) V-Model
5 5 (26.32%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) PL/SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Ruby
4 6 (31.58%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) VB
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) OCP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (10.53%) SAP Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (21.05%) DameWare
2 4 (21.05%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) LexisNexis
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Rally
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat