The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 109 114 111
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 42 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.41% 0.64% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.69% 5.94% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 13
Average daily rate £304 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.06% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £310 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £468 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £60.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
HP UFT
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
393 320 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 10.73% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 189 169
Average daily rate £340 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -3.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £30.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.10 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the Scotland region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Scotland region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Renfrewshire -16 20 £269 -17.38%
Glasgow +16 16 £349 +16.16% 2
Stirling +14 4 £325 -
Edinburgh -16 1 - - 2
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HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 53 (80.30%) Test Automation
2 52 (78.79%) HP Quality Center
3 49 (74.24%) Microsoft
4 48 (72.73%) ISTQB
4 48 (72.73%) Test Scripting
5 41 (62.12%) SQL
5 41 (62.12%) Security Cleared
6 40 (60.61%) Windows
6 40 (60.61%) Change Management
6 40 (60.61%) WinRunner
7 39 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (59.09%) VMware
7 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
7 39 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (59.09%) Windows 7
8 38 (57.58%) Software Testing
8 38 (57.58%) MCTS
8 38 (57.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (57.58%) MCSE
8 38 (57.58%) MCSA
8 38 (57.58%) Windows XP
8 38 (57.58%) TestDirector
9 37 (56.06%) Veritas
10 36 (54.55%) Citrix
10 36 (54.55%) MCITP
10 36 (54.55%) Hyper-V
11 35 (53.03%) McAfee ePO
11 35 (53.03%) AIX
11 35 (53.03%) Netcool
11 35 (53.03%) Intel Security

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 40 (60.61%) WinRunner
2 38 (57.58%) TestDirector
3 6 (9.09%) Selenium
4 5 (7.58%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (65.15%) Analyst
1 43 (65.15%) Test Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 22 (33.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Tester
4 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Automation Tester
6 6 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Test Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Engineer
11 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials Analyst
11 1 (1.52%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) HTML
2 11 (16.67%) .NET
2 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.55%) JSP
4 2 (3.03%) DHTML
4 2 (3.03%) DOM
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 35 (53.03%) Clustering
2 32 (48.48%) PDA
3 20 (30.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (60.61%) Windows
2 39 (59.09%) Windows 7
2 39 (59.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 39 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (57.58%) Windows XP
4 35 (53.03%) AIX
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (80.30%) Test Automation
2 48 (72.73%) Test Scripting
3 40 (60.61%) Change Management
4 38 (57.58%) Software Testing
5 13 (19.70%) Functional Testing
6 12 (18.18%) CRM
7 4 (6.06%) Migration
7 4 (6.06%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.55%) Records Management
9 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.03%) DOM Manipulation/Scripting
9 2 (3.03%) Manual Testing
9 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.52%) Automated Testing
10 1 (1.52%) Integration Testing
10 1 (1.52%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (1.52%) System Testing
10 1 (1.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (62.12%) SQL
2 13 (19.70%) C#
2 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
3 12 (18.18%) VB
4 4 (6.06%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) VBScript
6 2 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (72.73%) ISTQB
2 41 (62.12%) Security Cleared
3 38 (57.58%) MCSA
3 38 (57.58%) MCSE
3 38 (57.58%) MCTS
3 38 (57.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (54.55%) MCITP
5 30 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 13 (19.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (15.15%) ISEB
8 9 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (4.55%) CCNA
9 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.52%) Degree
10 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 36 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 35 (53.03%) VMware ESX
4 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (78.79%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (53.03%) McAfee ePO
2 35 (53.03%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (74.24%) Microsoft
2 39 (59.09%) VMware
3 37 (56.06%) Veritas
4 36 (54.55%) Citrix
5 35 (53.03%) Intel Security
6 15 (22.73%) HP
6 15 (22.73%) Oracle
7 2 (3.03%) IBM
7 2 (3.03%) SAP
8 1 (1.52%) EMC
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