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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / South East
Rank 228 221 229
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 10 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.96% 2.44% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 14
Median daily rate £425 £380 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £434 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +91.66%

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
1044 1271 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.38% 15.32% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 762 658
Median daily rate £425 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 35
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.85 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -1 5 £420 +3.38% 6
Kent +1 2 £425 -5.55%
West Sussex 0 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (70.83%) Selenium
3 15 (62.50%) HP
3 15 (62.50%) C#
3 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 13 (54.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (54.17%) SpecFlow
4 13 (54.17%) Oracle
5 12 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (50.00%) Scrum
6 11 (45.83%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
6 11 (45.83%) Regression Testing
6 11 (45.83%) VBScript
6 11 (45.83%) F#
6 11 (45.83%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (37.50%) User Stories
7 9 (37.50%) C++
7 9 (37.50%) Migration
8 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
9 4 (16.67%) QA
9 4 (16.67%) .NET
10 3 (12.50%) HTML
10 3 (12.50%) Java
10 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 3 (12.50%) JIRA
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) Finance

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:

Business Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) SpecFlow
2 13 (54.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (8.33%) Trac
5 1 (4.17%) Appium
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Military
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Tester
2 13 (54.17%) Automation Tester
3 3 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Test Assurance Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 12 (50.00%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Defect Tracking
4 11 (45.83%) Regression Testing
4 11 (45.83%) Software Testing
5 9 (37.50%) Migration
5 9 (37.50%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
8 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.33%) UML
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (4.17%) CRM
9 1 (4.17%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) F#
2 11 (45.83%) VBScript
3 9 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) Java
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) TypeScript
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) HP
2 13 (54.17%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Ariba