The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK
Rank 458 399 423
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +24
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 137 224 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.85% 3.00% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 160 126
Median daily rate £400 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +91.66%

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
7396 7466 6775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.52% 14.96% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4943 4989 4632
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 193 123
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.95 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.46 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.06 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +8.10%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 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
England -49 129 £400 +6.66% 25
London -15 54 £425 - 7
North East 0 28 £350 -37.77%
Tyne and Wear +1 27 £350 -37.77%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 26 £350 -37.77%
South East -2 10 £425 +18.05% 9
West Midlands -2 10 £430 +21.21% 1
South West +4 8 £369 +5.35% 2
North West -4 7 £464 +32.50% 1
City of London -10 6 £370 -17.77% 3
Northamptonshire - 6 £313 -
East Midlands - 6 £313 -
Lancashire +7 5 £475 +95.07% 1
Hampshire +5 5 £420 +3.38% 5
Blackpool +5 5 £475 +95.07%
Warwickshire -4 5 £390 +26.00%
Northampton - 4 £313 -
Cardiff +16 3 £423 -
South Wales +14 3 £423 -
Wales 0 3 £423 -
Warwick -2 3 £430 +38.93%
East of England -4 3 £425 +21.42% 4
Bristol - 3 £263 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £425 -
Scotland +8 2 £425 +37.65%
Manchester -1 2 £325 -7.14%
Yorkshire -2 2 £200 -56.75% 1
Fareham -10 2 £448 - 2
Andover - 2 £325 -
Bromley - 2 £425 -

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 168 (57.14%) Selenium
2 136 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (39.46%) Test Automation
4 104 (35.37%) HP
4 104 (35.37%) SQL
5 97 (32.99%) QA
6 90 (30.61%) Test Scripting
7 83 (28.23%) Java
8 75 (25.51%) Finance
9 69 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
10 65 (22.11%) BDD
11 64 (21.77%) TDD
12 59 (20.07%) Functional Testing
13 56 (19.05%) Automation Testing
13 56 (19.05%) Cucumber
13 56 (19.05%) Regression Testing
14 54 (18.37%) .NET
14 54 (18.37%) JIRA
15 53 (18.03%) Oracle
16 47 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (15.31%) ISEB
18 43 (14.63%) LoadRunner
18 43 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
19 42 (14.29%) Unix
20 41 (13.95%) Automated Testing
21 40 (13.61%) Software Testing
21 40 (13.61%) Scrum
21 40 (13.61%) VBScript
21 40 (13.61%) C#
22 39 (13.27%) XML

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills 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 13 (4.42%) Confluence
2 5 (1.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) JBoss
5 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.34%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.02%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (1.02%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.02%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.70%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) FTP
1 3 (1.02%) SNMP
1 3 (1.02%) Wireless
2 2 (0.68%) HTTP
2 2 (0.68%) Network Security
2 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.34%) DNS
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) IPv4
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.10%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (3.74%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.02%) DB2
6 3 (1.02%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) MS Access
7 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 168 (57.14%) Selenium
2 56 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 54 (18.37%) JIRA
4 43 (14.63%) LoadRunner
5 36 (12.24%) Sahi
6 35 (11.90%) SoapUI
6 35 (11.90%) WATIR
7 26 (8.84%) Jenkins
7 26 (8.84%) JUnit
7 26 (8.84%) SpecFlow
8 22 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (6.46%) JMeter
10 14 (4.76%) TestComplete
10 14 (4.76%) WebDriver
11 13 (4.42%) NUnit
12 11 (3.74%) Maven
13 10 (3.40%) Git (software)
13 10 (3.40%) Zephyr
14 9 (3.06%) WinRunner
15 7 (2.38%) JBehave
General
1 75 (25.51%) Finance
2 37 (12.59%) Banking
3 10 (3.40%) Investment Banking
3 10 (3.40%) Retail
4 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.70%) Front Office
4 5 (1.70%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.36%) Automotive
5 4 (1.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.34%) Electronics
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.34%) Military
6 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.34%) Publishing
6 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (36.39%) Analyst
2 102 (34.69%) Test Analyst
3 76 (25.85%) Tester
4 50 (17.01%) Automation Test Analyst
5 48 (16.33%) Automation Tester
6 33 (11.22%) Test Engineer
7 23 (7.82%) QA Engineer
8 21 (7.14%) Test Leader
9 19 (6.46%) Test Manager
10 17 (5.78%) QA Tester
11 15 (5.10%) Developer
11 15 (5.10%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (4.42%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (4.42%) Senior Test Analyst
12 13 (4.42%) Senior Tester
13 12 (4.08%) QA Test Engineer
14 11 (3.74%) Automation Test Lead
14 11 (3.74%) Consultant
15 10 (3.40%) Agile Test Analyst
15 10 (3.40%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.37%) .NET
2 39 (13.27%) XML
3 35 (11.90%) Web Services
4 26 (8.84%) SOAP
5 17 (5.78%) HTML
6 9 (3.06%) Gherkin
7 8 (2.72%) J2EE
7 8 (2.72%) REST
8 7 (2.38%) JSON
9 6 (2.04%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.70%) RESTful
10 5 (1.70%) Spring
11 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.36%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.36%) JMS
11 4 (1.36%) Swagger
12 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.02%) CSS
12 3 (1.02%) HTML5
12 3 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.72%) Equities
3 7 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.70%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.70%) Fintech
6 4 (1.36%) NHS
7 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.02%) PKI
8 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.34%) Derivative
9 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.34%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.34%) Robotics
9 1 (0.34%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.29%) Unix
2 25 (8.50%) Windows
3 22 (7.48%) Linux
4 4 (1.36%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (39.46%) Test Automation
3 90 (30.61%) Test Scripting
4 65 (22.11%) BDD
5 64 (21.77%) TDD
6 59 (20.07%) Functional Testing
7 56 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 56 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 47 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
10 41 (13.95%) Automated Testing
11 40 (13.61%) Scrum
11 40 (13.61%) Software Testing
12 36 (12.24%) Test Management
13 35 (11.90%) Open Source
14 34 (11.56%) System Integration Testing
15 33 (11.22%) Test Strategy
16 29 (9.86%) Waterfall
17 25 (8.50%) Integration Testing
18 23 (7.82%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 104 (35.37%) SQL
2 83 (28.23%) Java
3 40 (13.61%) C#
3 40 (13.61%) VBScript
4 38 (12.93%) Ruby
5 23 (7.82%) VB
6 20 (6.80%) Shell Script
7 18 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.76%) C
8 14 (4.76%) F#
8 14 (4.76%) Python
9 13 (4.42%) C++
10 12 (4.08%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.04%) VBA
12 5 (1.70%) Perl
13 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.36%) Groovy
14 3 (1.02%) PHP
15 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (15.31%) ISEB
2 39 (13.27%) ISTQB
3 30 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 20 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.36%) Degree
7 4 (1.36%) PhD
8 2 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (32.99%) QA
2 11 (3.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.02%) SDET
4 2 (0.68%) WCAG
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) XenApp
1 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.34%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 69 (23.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.34%) OpenView
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 104 (35.37%) HP
2 53 (18.03%) Oracle
3 16 (5.44%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.42%) IBM
5 9 (3.06%) SAP
6 6 (2.04%) Sybase
7 4 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.36%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.36%) Green Hat
7 4 (1.36%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.02%) Calypso
8 3 (1.02%) Siebel
8 3 (1.02%) Temenos
9 2 (0.68%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.34%) Google
10 1 (0.34%) Perforce
10 1 (0.34%) Telerik
10 1 (0.34%) Teradata
10 1 (0.34%) webMethods
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