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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 240 229 187
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -42
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 43 40 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.40% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.45% 3.33% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 36
Median daily rate £336 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £395 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+378.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 £35.50 £60.63
% change year-on-year
+378.87% -41.44%
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
1248 1200 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.95% 11.89% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 705 647
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 27
Median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £30.00 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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 1 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 +6 15 £450 +16.88% 5
Kent - 11 £210 -
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £238 -9.95% 1
Surrey -9 4 £350 +16.66% 1
West Sussex - 3 £288 -
Berkshire -14 1 - - 2
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (47.76%) HP
2 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.79%) Finance
4 25 (37.31%) Test Scripting
5 23 (34.33%) Selenium
5 23 (34.33%) Test Strategy
5 23 (34.33%) SQL
6 20 (29.85%) JIRA
6 20 (29.85%) Functional Testing
7 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
7 18 (26.87%) Automated Testing
8 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
8 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
9 15 (22.39%) TestComplete
9 15 (22.39%) Test Management
9 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
10 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
11 13 (19.40%) QA
12 12 (17.91%) LoadRunner
13 11 (16.42%) VB
13 11 (16.42%) System Testing
13 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (14.93%) Automation Testing
14 10 (14.93%) ISEB
15 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
15 9 (13.43%) Java
16 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
16 8 (11.94%) C#
16 8 (11.94%) .NET
16 8 (11.94%) Oracle

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 (1.49%) Confluence
1 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) SAN
2 1 (1.49%) FTP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Selenium
2 20 (29.85%) JIRA
3 15 (22.39%) TestComplete
4 12 (17.91%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.97%) JUnit
5 4 (5.97%) WATIR
5 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.48%) eggPlant
6 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.48%) SpecFlow
6 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.99%) Introscope
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
7 2 (2.99%) WebLOAD
7 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.49%) QARun
8 1 (1.49%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 28 (41.79%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Back Office
5 2 (2.99%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Analyst
1 20 (29.85%) Test Analyst
2 17 (25.37%) Tester
3 14 (20.90%) Automation Tester
4 7 (10.45%) QA Automation Tester
4 7 (10.45%) QA Tester
5 5 (7.46%) Architect
5 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Test Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.48%) T-SQL Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) JSP
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.48%) SOAP
5 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) JDBC
5 1 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (1.49%) ODBC
5 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
1 6 (8.96%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.46%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.99%) IVR
3 2 (2.99%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Android
1 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.48%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Unix
3 1 (1.49%) Debian
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Solaris
3 1 (1.49%) SUSE
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.31%) Test Scripting
3 23 (34.33%) Test Strategy
4 20 (29.85%) Functional Testing
5 18 (26.87%) Automated Testing
6 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
7 15 (22.39%) Software Testing
7 15 (22.39%) Test Management
8 11 (16.42%) System Testing
8 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Automation Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Regression Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.45%) SDLC
11 7 (10.45%) Software Delivery
11 7 (10.45%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.45%) UML
12 6 (8.96%) Migration
13 5 (7.46%) Project Management
13 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.33%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) VB
3 9 (13.43%) Java
4 8 (11.94%) C#
4 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.48%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) C
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.90%) ISTQB
4 10 (14.93%) ISEB
5 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (8.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (5.97%) CCNA
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.49%) nmon
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) HP
2 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Telerik
4 3 (4.48%) Temenos
5 2 (2.99%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.49%) CA
6 1 (1.49%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat