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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 223 215 182
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 27 52 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.02% 4.33% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 39
Median daily rate £365 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £339 £340
% change year-on-year
-0.36% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.50
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
1336 1202 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.79% 12.32% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 743 603
Median daily rate £412 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.86% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 22
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.37 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £26.09 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 20 £250 -32.88% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 3 £463 +7.55%
Surrey +4 1 £365 -12.31% 1
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.68%) HP
3 36 (49.32%) C#
4 31 (42.47%) Selenium
5 30 (41.10%) Java
6 29 (39.73%) Test Scripting
7 28 (38.36%) Migration
8 27 (36.99%) .NET
9 26 (35.62%) Oracle
9 26 (35.62%) Security Cleared
10 25 (34.25%) SQL
10 25 (34.25%) SC Cleared
11 23 (31.51%) Software Testing
12 21 (28.77%) Regression Testing
13 20 (27.40%) LoadRunner
13 20 (27.40%) ISTQB
14 19 (26.03%) Scrum
14 19 (26.03%) VBScript
14 19 (26.03%) C++
14 19 (26.03%) Functional Testing
15 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
16 15 (20.55%) User Stories
16 15 (20.55%) Defect Tracking
16 15 (20.55%) SpecFlow
16 15 (20.55%) F#
16 15 (20.55%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (20.55%) VB
16 15 (20.55%) CRM
16 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
17 14 (19.18%) BDD

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 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (5.48%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.74%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (42.47%) Selenium
2 20 (27.40%) LoadRunner
3 15 (20.55%) SpecFlow
3 15 (20.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (12.33%) JIRA
4 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
5 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.22%) JMeter
6 3 (4.11%) MSTest
6 3 (4.11%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.74%) Appium
7 2 (2.74%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.74%) QARun
7 2 (2.74%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.74%) Trac
7 2 (2.74%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.37%) Robotium
8 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Military
4 3 (4.11%) Back Office
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Tester
2 24 (32.88%) Automation Tester
3 14 (19.18%) Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Test Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) Test Leader
5 5 (6.85%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Agile Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) .NET
2 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET
2 11 (15.07%) HTML
3 10 (13.70%) JSP
4 2 (2.74%) Mason
4 2 (2.74%) Visualforce
4 2 (2.74%) Web Services
5 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
1 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
1 2 (2.74%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (2.74%) User Experience
2 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Unix
2 2 (2.74%) Windows NT
2 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Test Scripting
3 28 (38.36%) Migration
4 23 (31.51%) Software Testing
5 21 (28.77%) Regression Testing
6 19 (26.03%) Functional Testing
6 19 (26.03%) Scrum
7 18 (24.66%) Test Strategy
8 15 (20.55%) CRM
8 15 (20.55%) Defect Tracking
8 15 (20.55%) User Stories
9 14 (19.18%) BDD
10 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.07%) Automated Testing
12 10 (13.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Automation Testing
14 6 (8.22%) Waterfall
15 5 (6.85%) Load Testing
16 3 (4.11%) Test Management
16 3 (4.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) C#
2 30 (41.10%) Java
3 25 (34.25%) SQL
4 19 (26.03%) C++
4 19 (26.03%) VBScript
5 15 (20.55%) F#
5 15 (20.55%) VB
6 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.74%) Apex Code
8 2 (2.74%) Python
8 2 (2.74%) XPath
9 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.37%) C
9 1 (1.37%) Groovy
9 1 (1.37%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) Ruby
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (35.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (34.25%) SC Cleared
3 20 (27.40%) ISTQB
4 13 (17.81%) ISEB
5 12 (16.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (13.70%) CCNA
6 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (8.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (50.68%) HP
2 26 (35.62%) Oracle
3 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.48%) Temenos
5 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
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