The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 129 128 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 15 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.59% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.11% 3.98% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
482 477 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.03% 14.93% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 327 175
Average daily rate £375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the South West region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the South West region.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon 0 9 £350 -12.50%
Gloucestershire +7 4 £400 +6.66% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £350 - 1
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing HP UFT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT.

1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (75.00%) ISEB
4 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
6 10 (50.00%) Gherkin
6 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (50.00%) Capybara
6 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
6 10 (50.00%) Selenium
6 10 (50.00%) Ruby
6 10 (50.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (45.00%) BDD
8 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (40.00%) Time Management
8 8 (40.00%) TDD
9 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (30.00%) Java
9 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (30.00%) HP
9 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
9 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
10 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
10 5 (25.00%) RSpec
10 5 (25.00%) ITIL V3
10 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (25.00%) VB

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing HP UFT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (50.00%) Capybara
3 10 (50.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
5 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (25.00%) RSpec
6 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.00%) Ant
7 1 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (5.00%) JMeter
7 1 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Penetration Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Web Applications Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Applications Tester
3 2 (10.00%) Web Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Web Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 9 (45.00%) BDD
5 8 (40.00%) TDD
5 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (40.00%) Time Management
6 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL V3
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
9 2 (10.00%) Migration
9 2 (10.00%) Open Source
9 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Test Management
9 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) F#
4 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) ISEB
2 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft