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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 234 223 163
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -60
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 31 52 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.53% 1.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.31% 4.12% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 42
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £325 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.38
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
1341 1263 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.59% 12.88% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 773 585
Median daily rate £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £23.94 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £50.00 £50.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +7 20 £450 +20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £450 +4.65%
Surrey -4 2 £413 +1.53% 1
Berkshire +4 1 £400 -
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (46.84%) HP
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Java
3 29 (36.71%) Security Cleared
4 28 (35.44%) C#
5 27 (34.18%) SQL
5 27 (34.18%) .NET
6 26 (32.91%) Selenium
6 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
6 26 (32.91%) SC Cleared
7 24 (30.38%) LoadRunner
7 24 (30.38%) Test Strategy
7 24 (30.38%) Functional Testing
8 21 (26.58%) Migration
8 21 (26.58%) ISTQB
9 19 (24.05%) Software Testing
10 18 (22.78%) Finance
10 18 (22.78%) Oracle
11 17 (21.52%) VB
12 16 (20.25%) Automated Testing
13 15 (18.99%) CRM
13 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
13 15 (18.99%) ISEB
14 14 (17.72%) Regression Testing
14 14 (17.72%) BDD
15 13 (16.46%) JIRA
16 12 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (15.19%) Scrum
16 12 (15.19%) C++
16 12 (15.19%) JavaScript

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 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
2 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (32.91%) Selenium
2 24 (30.38%) LoadRunner
3 13 (16.46%) JIRA
4 10 (12.66%) WebDriver
5 7 (8.86%) SpecFlow
5 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.86%) TestComplete
6 6 (7.59%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.59%) JMeter
7 3 (3.80%) MSTest
8 2 (2.53%) Appium
8 2 (2.53%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.53%) QARun
8 2 (2.53%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.53%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.27%) JBehave
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.27%) Robotium
9 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Military
4 3 (3.80%) Back Office
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Tester
2 20 (25.32%) Automation Tester
3 18 (22.78%) Analyst
3 18 (22.78%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Agile Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Developer
7 4 (5.06%) QA Automation Tester
7 4 (5.06%) QA Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Test Specialist
8 3 (3.80%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.80%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (34.18%) .NET
2 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
2 11 (13.92%) HTML
3 10 (12.66%) JSP
4 2 (2.53%) Mason
4 2 (2.53%) Visualforce
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
1 3 (3.80%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.53%) User Experience
3 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.27%) IVR
3 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Unix
2 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
3 24 (30.38%) Functional Testing
3 24 (30.38%) Test Strategy
4 21 (26.58%) Migration
5 19 (24.05%) Software Testing
6 16 (20.25%) Automated Testing
7 15 (18.99%) CRM
8 14 (17.72%) BDD
8 14 (17.72%) Regression Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Scrum
9 12 (15.19%) Test Automation
9 12 (15.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (11.39%) User Stories
11 8 (10.13%) Automation Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Defect Tracking
13 6 (7.59%) Waterfall
14 5 (6.33%) Load Testing
14 5 (6.33%) Test Management
15 4 (5.06%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) Java
2 28 (35.44%) C#
3 27 (34.18%) SQL
4 17 (21.52%) VB
5 12 (15.19%) C++
5 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
6 11 (13.92%) VBScript
7 7 (8.86%) F#
8 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.53%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.53%) Python
9 2 (2.53%) XPath
10 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.27%) C
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) Security Cleared
2 26 (32.91%) SC Cleared
3 21 (26.58%) ISTQB
4 15 (18.99%) ISEB
5 12 (15.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (13.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (12.66%) CCNA
7 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (7.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) HP
2 18 (22.78%) Oracle
3 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.59%) Temenos
5 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) NetSuite
7 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.27%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) VMware