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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 218 146 169
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +23
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 44 100 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.60% 9.99% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 38
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +17.39%
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
1222 1001 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.76% 10.90% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 550 495
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 37
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £59.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 28 July 2015.

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
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 28 July 2015. 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
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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
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £430 +56.36%
Hampshire -56 11 £355 -5.33% 4
Surrey +4 7 £406 +35.41% 2
Berkshire +4 5 £400 +60.00% 2
East Sussex -6 2 £338 -7.53%
West Sussex - 2 £388 - 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 41 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.19%) Test Automation
3 34 (39.53%) Selenium
3 34 (39.53%) Finance
4 32 (37.21%) HP
5 30 (34.88%) Test Scripting
5 30 (34.88%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (31.40%) SQL
7 25 (29.07%) Java
8 21 (24.42%) ISEB
9 19 (22.09%) VBScript
9 19 (22.09%) Test Management
9 19 (22.09%) Test Strategy
10 17 (19.77%) .NET
10 17 (19.77%) ISTQB
11 16 (18.60%) VB
11 16 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
13 14 (16.28%) C#
13 14 (16.28%) Scrum
13 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (16.28%) JIRA
13 14 (16.28%) Waterfall
14 13 (15.12%) WebDriver
14 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.12%) Regression Testing
14 13 (15.12%) Software Testing
14 13 (15.12%) TDD
14 13 (15.12%) UNIX
15 11 (12.79%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 7 (8.14%) WebSphere
1 7 (8.14%) Confluence
2 5 (5.81%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.16%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) VoIP
1 2 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) DB2
1 5 (5.81%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (39.53%) Selenium
2 14 (16.28%) JIRA
3 13 (15.12%) WebDriver
4 11 (12.79%) Cucumber
4 11 (12.79%) Jenkins
5 10 (11.63%) LoadRunner
6 9 (10.47%) Maven
7 8 (9.30%) JUnit
8 7 (8.14%) JMeter
8 7 (8.14%) RSpec
8 7 (8.14%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.65%) eggPlant
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (4.65%) TestNG
10 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.49%) WinRunner
11 2 (2.33%) TestDirector
11 2 (2.33%) InstallShield
11 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 34 (39.53%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
2 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.65%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) German Language
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Analyst
1 29 (33.72%) Test Analyst
2 18 (20.93%) Tester
3 14 (16.28%) Test Manager
4 12 (13.95%) Test Leader
5 9 (10.47%) Automation Tester
6 8 (9.30%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Automation Specialist
8 6 (6.98%) Test Specialist
8 6 (6.98%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Consultant
9 4 (4.65%) Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Test Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Test Automation Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Test Automation Specialist
10 3 (3.49%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.77%) .NET
2 10 (11.63%) HTML
3 7 (8.14%) XML
4 5 (5.81%) Flash
4 5 (5.81%) J2EE
5 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.33%) WCF
6 2 (2.33%) RESTful
6 2 (2.33%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) JSP
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) Web Services
7 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) PDA
4 1 (1.16%) DTV
4 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) UNIX
2 9 (10.47%) Windows
3 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.65%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.33%) AIX
5 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.19%) Test Automation
3 30 (34.88%) Test Scripting
4 19 (22.09%) Test Management
4 19 (22.09%) Test Strategy
5 14 (16.28%) Waterfall
5 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Scrum
6 13 (15.12%) Regression Testing
6 13 (15.12%) TDD
6 13 (15.12%) Software Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
7 9 (10.47%) Automation Testing
8 8 (9.30%) BDD
8 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.30%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.30%) System Testing
9 7 (8.14%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (6.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) SQL
2 25 (29.07%) Java
3 19 (22.09%) VBScript
4 16 (18.60%) VB
5 14 (16.28%) C#
6 7 (8.14%) Ruby
7 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.49%) VBA
9 2 (2.33%) C
9 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) C++
10 1 (1.16%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) ISEB
2 17 (19.77%) ISTQB
3 16 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
5 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (4.65%) Degree
8 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) MCTS
9 2 (2.33%) MCITP
9 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.33%) MCSE
9 2 (2.33%) MCSA
10 1 (1.16%) HP AIS
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (34.88%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.14%) Puppet
2 7 (8.14%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (37.21%) HP
2 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.63%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) IBM
5 5 (5.81%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (3.49%) Citrix
6 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.33%) McAfee
7 2 (2.33%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Wall Street Systems
7 2 (2.33%) Talend
7 2 (2.33%) Veritas
7 2 (2.33%) SAP
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco
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