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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 135 122 97
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.45% 5.35% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
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£300 £303 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.82% -24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £248 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £328 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 -
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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
414 374 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.41% 12.71% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 234 102
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 8
Average hourly rate £38.26 £36.40 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% -2.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £33.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.42 £42.10 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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
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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
Bristol - 3 £300 -
Wiltshire -8 2 £325 -
Dorset -5 1 £200 -33.88% 1
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HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Splunk
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) TeamCity

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (8.33%) Behat
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) System Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) Dependency Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Splunk