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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 127 144 129
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.21% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 1.55% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Median daily rate £363 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £383 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -
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 West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
516 451 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.42% 13.63% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 300 257
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 18
Median hourly rate £42.25 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.02 £31.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £43.43 £40.00
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 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +2 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Dorset - 2 £315 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £384 -
Wiltshire +11 1 - -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (42.86%) ISEB
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) VBScript
4 4 (28.57%) VB
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (14.29%) WATIR
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Sahi
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) JMeter
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
3 2 (14.29%) JMeter
3 2 (14.29%) Sahi
3 2 (14.29%) WATIR
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Maven
4 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
4 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Microservices
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Records Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) VB
1 4 (28.57%) VBScript
2 3 (21.43%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP