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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / South East
Rank 215 234 210
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -24
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 25 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.30% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.19% 2.16% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 32
Median daily rate £420 £375 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
1139 1205 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.80% 13.78% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 752 702
Median daily rate £425 £375 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 44
Median hourly rate £45.87 £47.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +31.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.60 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +15 14 £400 - 5
Kent +8 8 £425 +45.29% 1
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Surrey +13 1 £675 +62.65% 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 26 (63.41%) Selenium
2 25 (60.98%) HP
3 24 (58.54%) Oracle
3 24 (58.54%) Test Scripting
3 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (48.78%) Migration
5 19 (46.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (46.34%) F#
6 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
7 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
7 17 (41.46%) Defect Tracking
8 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
8 15 (36.59%) Regression Testing
8 15 (36.59%) C#
9 13 (31.71%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (31.71%) Oracle Applications
9 13 (31.71%) SpecFlow
10 11 (26.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
10 11 (26.83%) Scrum
10 11 (26.83%) VBScript
11 10 (24.39%) ISEB
11 10 (24.39%) Test Management
12 9 (21.95%) User Stories
12 9 (21.95%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (19.51%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (19.51%) SQL
13 8 (19.51%) C++
13 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) PuTTY
1 8 (19.51%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (19.51%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (14.63%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.44%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Selenium
2 19 (46.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (31.71%) SpecFlow
4 9 (21.95%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (19.51%) Toad
6 7 (17.07%) JIRA
6 7 (17.07%) LoadRunner
7 6 (14.63%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (14.63%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
8 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
8 3 (7.32%) SilkTest
8 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
9 2 (4.88%) Trac
10 1 (2.44%) Appium
10 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 1 (2.44%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Tester
2 12 (29.27%) Automation Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Test Manager
4 7 (17.07%) Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) QA Tester
5 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce Manager
6 2 (4.88%) ETL Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
1 3 (7.32%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (58.54%) Test Scripting
2 20 (48.78%) Migration
3 17 (41.46%) Defect Tracking
4 15 (36.59%) Regression Testing
4 15 (36.59%) Software Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
6 10 (24.39%) Test Management
7 9 (21.95%) User Stories
8 8 (19.51%) ETL
9 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Service Management
11 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
11 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (9.76%) Functional Testing
12 4 (9.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) F#
2 15 (36.59%) C#
3 11 (26.83%) VBScript
4 8 (19.51%) C++
4 8 (19.51%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Java
5 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.44%) Python
7 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (24.39%) ISEB
4 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
5 5 (12.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) HP
2 24 (58.54%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) Remedy
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Ariba
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