The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 228 216 191
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -25
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 29 43 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.45% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.36% 3.60% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 25
Average daily rate £360 £320 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
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 South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1228 1194 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.35% 12.61% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 660 504
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £487 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 37 32
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.75 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 8 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
Hampshire +11 8 £300 - 3
Buckinghamshire +7 6 £200 -44.82%
Kent +1 6 £375 -
West Sussex +6 4 £360 +89.47%
Surrey -6 2 £415 +41.88% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £300 -
Berkshire -10 1 £340 -15.00% 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 65 (66.33%) HP
2 56 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (47.96%) Test Scripting
4 46 (46.94%) Test Automation
5 44 (44.90%) Selenium
6 42 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 41 (41.84%) Functional Testing
8 40 (40.82%) SC Cleared
9 39 (39.80%) Oracle
10 35 (35.71%) VB
11 33 (33.67%) .NET
12 29 (29.59%) ISTQB
12 29 (29.59%) Test Strategy
13 26 (26.53%) Java
14 25 (25.51%) Regression Testing
15 24 (24.49%) Microsoft
15 24 (24.49%) Finance
15 24 (24.49%) C#
16 21 (21.43%) ISEB
17 20 (20.41%) Software Testing
18 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
18 19 (19.39%) WebDriver
19 18 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 18 (18.37%) C++
19 18 (18.37%) HTML
19 18 (18.37%) Scrum
20 17 (17.35%) Oracle Reports
21 15 (15.31%) VBScript
21 15 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
21 15 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (3.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) HTTP
2 3 (3.06%) FTP
2 3 (3.06%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.35%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.08%) MySQL
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (44.90%) Selenium
2 19 (19.39%) WebDriver
3 15 (15.31%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (11.22%) JIRA
5 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
5 10 (10.20%) LoadRunner
5 10 (10.20%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.16%) TestComplete
7 5 (5.10%) JUnit
7 5 (5.10%) Toad
7 5 (5.10%) WATIR
8 4 (4.08%) Introscope
9 3 (3.06%) JProfiler
9 3 (3.06%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (3.06%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.04%) JMeter
10 2 (2.04%) WebLOAD
10 2 (2.04%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 10 (10.20%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Military
4 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 3 (3.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) Analyst
1 38 (38.78%) Test Analyst
2 29 (29.59%) Tester
3 19 (19.39%) Automation Tester
4 15 (15.31%) Consultant
5 10 (10.20%) Test Consultant
6 9 (9.18%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Test Specialist
8 7 (7.14%) Agile Tester
8 7 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
8 7 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
9 6 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Systems Test Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Automated Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Test Automation Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (33.67%) .NET
2 18 (18.37%) HTML
3 14 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.12%) Web Services
5 4 (4.08%) SAP PI
5 4 (4.08%) SOAP
6 3 (3.06%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.06%) JDBC
6 3 (3.06%) Middleware
6 3 (3.06%) ODBC
6 3 (3.06%) XML
7 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.10%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.06%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.02%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Linux
1 5 (5.10%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Android
2 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.06%) Solaris
2 3 (3.06%) Unix
3 1 (1.02%) Debian
3 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.02%) SUSE
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (47.96%) Test Scripting
3 46 (46.94%) Test Automation
4 41 (41.84%) Functional Testing
5 29 (29.59%) Test Strategy
6 25 (25.51%) Regression Testing
7 20 (20.41%) Software Testing
8 18 (18.37%) Scrum
9 15 (15.31%) Test Management
10 14 (14.29%) BDD
10 14 (14.29%) CRM
10 14 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
10 14 (14.29%) Project Management
11 13 (13.27%) Automated Testing
12 11 (11.22%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (11.22%) Performance Testing
12 11 (11.22%) System Testing
13 10 (10.20%) Automation Testing
13 10 (10.20%) Defect Management
13 10 (10.20%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.71%) VB
2 26 (26.53%) Java
3 24 (24.49%) C#
4 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.37%) C++
6 15 (15.31%) VBScript
7 14 (14.29%) SQL
8 9 (9.18%) F#
9 3 (3.06%) PHP
9 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.06%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.04%) C
11 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 40 (40.82%) SC Cleared
3 29 (29.59%) ISTQB
4 21 (21.43%) ISEB
5 18 (18.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (13.27%) DV Cleared
8 11 (11.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (4.08%) Degree
10 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 15 (15.31%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (3.06%) nmon
3 1 (1.02%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.02%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 65 (66.33%) HP
2 39 (39.80%) Oracle
3 24 (24.49%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.10%) Telerik
5 4 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) CA
7 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.02%) Dynatrace
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat