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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / South West
Rank 123 135 127
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 12 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.37% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.28% 2.48% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Median daily rate £263 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £360 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
527 444 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.53% 14.82% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 300 324
Median daily rate £375 £388 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -5.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 23
Median hourly rate £40.50 £41.80 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.52 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Somerset - 5 £253 -
Bristol - 3 £263 -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 8 (61.54%) VBScript
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (53.85%) SpecFlow
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) TestComplete
4 4 (30.77%) F#
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) WATIR
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (30.77%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) SpecFlow
1 7 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (38.46%) TestComplete
3 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Sahi
3 3 (23.08%) WATIR
4 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Automation Test Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer in Test
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
1 3 (23.08%) Gherkin
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 3 (23.08%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) VBScript
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) F#
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby
6 2 (15.38%) VB
7 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle