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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 137 139 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 17 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.82% 1.46% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate £350 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
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
602 412 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.05% 12.65% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 273 130
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 9 18
Average hourly rate £39.13 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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
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 13 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -6 11 £300 +33.33% 5
Cheshire 0 5 £650 +136.36% 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
4 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (42.42%) Selenium
5 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
5 13 (39.39%) HP
6 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
8 9 (27.27%) Functional Testing
8 9 (27.27%) QA
8 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
9 6 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Scrum-ban
10 5 (15.15%) eggPlant
10 5 (15.15%) Feature Driven Development
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA
10 5 (15.15%) Kanban
10 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.15%) Extreme Programming
10 5 (15.15%) Unified Process
10 5 (15.15%) DSDM
11 4 (12.12%) SAP
11 4 (12.12%) SNMP
11 4 (12.12%) JMeter
11 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (12.12%) Confluence
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SNMP
2 2 (6.06%) 3G
2 2 (6.06%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
2 2 (6.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Selenium
2 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 5 (15.15%) eggPlant
4 5 (15.15%) JIRA
5 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.12%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) Toad
7 1 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.03%) Maven
7 1 (3.03%) PhantomJS
7 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.03%) Subversion
7 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Analyst
2 20 (60.61%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) QA Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SAP Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SAP Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) HR Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
6 1 (3.03%) Junior QA Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
1 2 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
1 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Linux
1 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Test Automation
5 9 (27.27%) Functional Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) DSDM
7 5 (15.15%) Extreme Programming
7 5 (15.15%) Feature Driven Development
7 5 (15.15%) Kanban
7 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (15.15%) Scrum-ban
7 5 (15.15%) Unified Process
8 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) R
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) DameWare
2 2 (6.06%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Citrix
2 13 (39.39%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) LexisNexis
6 1 (3.03%) Rally
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
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