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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 228 217 234
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 18 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 3.70% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 16
Median daily rate £275 £355 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% +26.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £247 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +76.00%
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
1127 1351 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.76% 14.20% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 810 690
Median daily rate £415 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 31
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £37.50 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 4 December 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
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 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 14 £250 -37.50% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
West Sussex +10 1 - -
Berkshire +9 1 £350 +9.37%
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) C#
3 26 (56.52%) Selenium
4 22 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 20 (43.48%) HP
6 19 (41.30%) Oracle
7 18 (39.13%) Java
7 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
7 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
7 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
8 17 (36.96%) VBScript
9 16 (34.78%) .NET
9 16 (34.78%) Migration
9 16 (34.78%) Scrum
10 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
10 15 (32.61%) C++
10 15 (32.61%) F#
10 15 (32.61%) SpecFlow
10 15 (32.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (32.61%) Defect Tracking
11 14 (30.43%) Test Strategy
12 13 (28.26%) User Stories
13 12 (26.09%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (23.91%) LoadRunner
15 10 (21.74%) Oracle Applications
15 10 (21.74%) SQL
16 9 (19.57%) BDD
16 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
17 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.35%) Force.com
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Selenium
2 15 (32.61%) SpecFlow
2 15 (32.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (23.91%) LoadRunner
4 5 (10.87%) JIRA
4 5 (10.87%) JMeter
4 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.70%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.52%) MSTest
7 2 (4.35%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (4.35%) Trac
8 1 (2.17%) Appium
8 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.17%) Robot Framework
8 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Military
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Tester
2 17 (36.96%) Automation Tester
3 7 (15.22%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (2.17%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 3 (6.52%) JSP
4 2 (4.35%) Mason
4 2 (4.35%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 18 (39.13%) Software Testing
4 16 (34.78%) Migration
4 16 (34.78%) Scrum
5 15 (32.61%) Defect Tracking
5 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
6 14 (30.43%) Test Strategy
7 13 (28.26%) User Stories
8 9 (19.57%) BDD
8 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 8 (17.39%) CRM
9 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
11 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
12 3 (6.52%) ERP
12 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 17 (36.96%) VBScript
4 15 (32.61%) C++
4 15 (32.61%) F#
5 10 (21.74%) SQL
6 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.70%) VB
7 2 (4.35%) Apex Code
8 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.17%) VBA
8 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.04%) ISEB
4 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (6.52%) CCNA
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) HP
2 19 (41.30%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) Temenos
6 1 (2.17%) Ariba
6 1 (2.17%) NetSuite
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
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