The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 452 341 370
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +29
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 162 282 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.14% 4.04% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 140 142
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£350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +17.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7568 6979 5857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.26% 12.76% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4471 3673
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £30.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT within the UK.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HP UFT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT within the UK.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HP UFT
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -89 148 £350 -2.77% 39
South East -77 44 £400 +14.28% 10
London -18 43 £350 -12.50% 9
North West -6 19 £319 +22.50% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 16 £430 +56.36%
Milton Keynes +8 15 £430 +1.17%
Scotland -25 13 £325 -13.33% 4
Lancashire +18 11 £288 -
Hampshire -54 11 £355 -5.33% 4
Yorkshire -23 10 £350 +52.17% 5
South West +2 9 £300 +4.34% 1
Blackpool - 9 £279 -
East of England -2 8 £210 -26.95% 2
City of London -18 8 £378 -16.11% 3
Surrey -1 7 £406 +35.41% 4
Leeds -21 7 £390 -
West Yorkshire -24 7 £390 +85.71% 1
East Midlands -12 6 £378 +25.83% 6
Tyne and Wear -25 6 £336 -6.92%
North East -28 6 £336 -6.92%
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 6 £336 -6.92%
Berkshire +5 5 £400 +60.00% 2
Glasgow -8 5 £325 +8.33% 2
Manchester -14 5 £325 +52.04% 5
Andover - 5 £325 - 1
Wiltshire -2 4 £325 -
Watford -3 4 £375 -
Swindon -3 4 £325 -
Essex -5 4 £185 -
Hertfordshire -15 4 £375 -

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 136 (40.60%) Selenium
2 132 (39.40%) Test Automation
3 124 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (34.33%) SQL
5 114 (34.03%) Finance
6 107 (31.94%) HP
7 106 (31.64%) HP Quality Center
8 93 (27.76%) Test Scripting
9 91 (27.16%) QA
10 90 (26.87%) Java
11 82 (24.48%) LoadRunner
12 69 (20.60%) Software Testing
13 61 (18.21%) Automated Testing
13 61 (18.21%) .NET
14 60 (17.91%) Test Strategy
15 58 (17.31%) Test Management
15 58 (17.31%) ISTQB
16 54 (16.12%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (14.33%) ISEB
18 47 (14.03%) XML
19 46 (13.73%) TDD
19 46 (13.73%) Security Cleared
20 45 (13.43%) Cucumber
20 45 (13.43%) UNIX
21 43 (12.84%) BDD
22 42 (12.54%) Banking
22 42 (12.54%) Scrum
23 41 (12.24%) Regression Testing
24 40 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
25 39 (11.64%) C#

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 16 (4.78%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.99%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.09%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.09%) Confluence
4 5 (1.49%) Node.js
4 5 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.60%) FileNet
7 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (4.18%) MS Office
2 12 (3.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.30%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.09%) Internet
2 2 (0.60%) VoIP
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.28%) DB2
3 10 (2.99%) DbVisualizer
4 9 (2.69%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.19%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.60%) QlikView
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.30%) Big Data
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 136 (40.60%) Selenium
2 82 (24.48%) LoadRunner
3 45 (13.43%) Cucumber
4 33 (9.85%) SoapUI
5 28 (8.36%) Visual Studio
6 21 (6.27%) JIRA
6 21 (6.27%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.97%) JMeter
8 17 (5.07%) WATIR
8 17 (5.07%) Sahi
8 17 (5.07%) Jenkins
9 16 (4.78%) SpecFlow
10 15 (4.48%) JUnit
11 14 (4.18%) Facilita Forecast
12 12 (3.58%) Maven
13 11 (3.28%) TestDirector
14 10 (2.99%) WinRunner
15 9 (2.69%) FitNesse
15 9 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (2.09%) RSpec
General
1 114 (34.03%) Finance
2 42 (12.54%) Banking
3 21 (6.27%) Retail
4 15 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.58%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.79%) Back Office
6 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.49%) Legal
8 4 (1.19%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.60%) Automotive
10 2 (0.60%) Electronics
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 134 (40.00%) Analyst
2 120 (35.82%) Test Analyst
3 79 (23.58%) Tester
4 48 (14.33%) Test Manager
5 31 (9.25%) Test Leader
6 28 (8.36%) Automation Tester
6 28 (8.36%) QA Analyst
7 23 (6.87%) Test Engineer
7 23 (6.87%) Automation Analyst
8 20 (5.97%) Automation Test Analyst
9 19 (5.67%) QA Test Analyst
10 15 (4.48%) Test Specialist
10 15 (4.48%) Performance Tester
11 11 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (3.28%) QA Tester
11 11 (3.28%) Automation Specialist
12 10 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (2.99%) Developer
13 9 (2.69%) Consultant
14 8 (2.39%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.21%) .NET
2 47 (14.03%) XML
3 32 (9.55%) Web Services
4 29 (8.66%) HTML
5 18 (5.37%) SOAP
6 13 (3.88%) J2EE
7 11 (3.28%) MSMQ
8 10 (2.99%) Flash
8 10 (2.99%) RESTful
8 10 (2.99%) Gherkin
9 8 (2.39%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.49%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.49%) CSS
11 4 (1.19%) Mustache
11 4 (1.19%) Sass
12 3 (0.90%) JSON
12 3 (0.90%) YAML
12 3 (0.90%) REST
13 2 (0.60%) WCF
13 2 (0.60%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.88%) Performance Metrics
3 9 (2.69%) Data Structures
4 8 (2.39%) Clustering
4 8 (2.39%) PDA
5 7 (2.09%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.49%) Equities
7 5 (1.49%) New Media
7 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.19%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.19%) Derivative
9 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.90%) Physics
10 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.43%) UNIX
2 36 (10.75%) Windows
3 20 (5.97%) Linux
4 12 (3.58%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.39%) AIX
6 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.39%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.19%) Solaris
7 4 (1.19%) Android
7 4 (1.19%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (39.40%) Test Automation
2 124 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (27.76%) Test Scripting
4 69 (20.60%) Software Testing
5 61 (18.21%) Automated Testing
6 60 (17.91%) Test Strategy
7 58 (17.31%) Test Management
8 54 (16.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 46 (13.73%) TDD
10 43 (12.84%) BDD
11 42 (12.54%) Scrum
12 41 (12.24%) Regression Testing
13 38 (11.34%) Performance Testing
14 37 (11.04%) Waterfall
15 34 (10.15%) Automation Testing
16 33 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (9.55%) System Testing
18 31 (9.25%) Functional Testing
19 24 (7.16%) Open Source
20 23 (6.87%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 115 (34.33%) SQL
2 90 (26.87%) Java
3 39 (11.64%) C#
4 31 (9.25%) VB
5 29 (8.66%) VBScript
5 29 (8.66%) Ruby
6 23 (6.87%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.69%) VBA
8 7 (2.09%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.49%) C++
10 4 (1.19%) C
11 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.90%) Python
11 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.60%) Groovy
13 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.30%) ABAP
13 1 (0.30%) PHP
13 1 (0.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 58 (17.31%) ISTQB
2 48 (14.33%) ISEB
3 46 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 30 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (6.27%) Degree
7 8 (2.39%) MCTS
7 8 (2.39%) MCITP
7 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.39%) MCSE
7 8 (2.39%) MCSA
8 5 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.60%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.30%) PhD
12 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (27.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.39%) VMware ESX
1 8 (2.39%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 106 (31.64%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.39%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.09%) Puppet
3 7 (2.09%) Vagrant
3 7 (2.09%) Netcool
4 2 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 107 (31.94%) HP
2 36 (10.75%) Oracle
3 32 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.87%) IBM
5 11 (3.28%) Splunk
6 10 (2.99%) Sybase
7 9 (2.69%) Citrix
8 8 (2.39%) Veritas
8 8 (2.39%) SAP
8 8 (2.39%) McAfee
8 8 (2.39%) VMware
9 6 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.60%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco
11 2 (0.60%) Telerik
11 2 (0.60%) Wall Street Systems
11 2 (0.60%) Talend
12 1 (0.30%) Tradeweb
12 1 (0.30%) hybris
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