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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 452 485 347
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -138
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 195 138 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 1.92% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 72 161
Median daily rate £375 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £316 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.11% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% +177.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £35.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+29.57% +162.96%

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
8179 7182 6935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.24% 13.04% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4697 4491
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 130 155
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 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
England +41 157 £400 +18.51% 20
London +4 57 £450 - 6
South East +10 48 £365 +17.74% 4
Scotland +6 34 £316 -16.29% 1
Hampshire +15 21 £450 +35.33% 1
Glasgow +20 15 £380 +16.92% 1
Yorkshire +12 15 £350 - 1
Renfrewshire -26 14 £265 -25.35%
Erskine -28 13 £265 -25.35%
South Yorkshire +9 11 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 11 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -44 9 £324 -11.37%
North East -45 9 £324 -11.37%
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 9 £324 -11.37%
Gosport - 9 £450 -
Manchester -6 7 £326 +6.53% 1
North West -15 7 £326 +2.43% 1
Surrey - 7 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £238 -18.80%
Kent - 6 £210 -
East of England +1 5 £425 +80.85% 3
South West -5 5 £275 -12.00% 2
West Midlands - 5 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes +9 4 £306 -4.29%
West Yorkshire -5 4 £425 +21.42%
East Midlands - 4 £700 - 2
Nottingham - 4 £700 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £700 -
Redhill - 4 £460 -
Stirling +5 3 £325 -

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 177 (44.47%) HP
2 171 (42.96%) SQL
3 157 (39.45%) Test Automation
4 149 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (34.17%) Test Scripting
6 125 (31.41%) HP Quality Center
7 123 (30.90%) ISTQB
7 123 (30.90%) Selenium
8 111 (27.89%) Finance
9 110 (27.64%) LoadRunner
10 102 (25.63%) Software Testing
11 93 (23.37%) QA
12 87 (21.86%) Functional Testing
13 81 (20.35%) Windows
14 80 (20.10%) Java
15 79 (19.85%) Test Strategy
16 77 (19.35%) Security Cleared
17 75 (18.84%) ISEB
17 75 (18.84%) Automated Testing
18 74 (18.59%) Microsoft
19 68 (17.09%) Banking
20 64 (16.08%) Oracle
21 62 (15.58%) JIRA
22 59 (14.82%) SC Cleared
22 59 (14.82%) .NET
23 54 (13.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 53 (13.32%) C#
25 52 (13.07%) Automation Testing
26 50 (12.56%) WinRunner
27 48 (12.06%) VB

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 16 (4.02%) Confluence
2 8 (2.01%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.50%) SAS
5 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.01%) MS Project
3 3 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.01%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.50%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.50%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.02%) SAN
2 11 (2.76%) SNMP
3 7 (1.76%) HTTP
4 3 (0.75%) FTP
4 3 (0.75%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.50%) Firewall
5 2 (0.50%) LAN
5 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.50%) WAN
6 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (3.27%) DB2
5 10 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.01%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.75%) MS Access
10 2 (0.50%) Big Data
10 2 (0.50%) DbVisualizer
10 2 (0.50%) MySQL
11 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.25%) ObjectStore
11 1 (0.25%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 123 (30.90%) Selenium
2 110 (27.64%) LoadRunner
3 62 (15.58%) JIRA
4 50 (12.56%) WinRunner
5 41 (10.30%) Cucumber
6 37 (9.30%) TestDirector
7 32 (8.04%) JMeter
8 29 (7.29%) SoapUI
9 25 (6.28%) WebDriver
10 23 (5.78%) Jenkins
11 17 (4.27%) JUnit
12 16 (4.02%) TestComplete
13 12 (3.02%) Facilita Forecast
14 11 (2.76%) Visual Studio
15 10 (2.51%) Subversion
15 10 (2.51%) WATIR
16 9 (2.26%) FitNesse
16 9 (2.26%) SpecFlow
17 8 (2.01%) Maven
18 7 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 111 (27.89%) Finance
2 68 (17.09%) Banking
3 23 (5.78%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.27%) Retail
5 12 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.76%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Back Office
7 3 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 2 (0.50%) Front Office
8 2 (0.50%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 161 (40.45%) Analyst
2 148 (37.19%) Test Analyst
3 92 (23.12%) Tester
4 49 (12.31%) Automation Test Analyst
5 46 (11.56%) Automation Tester
6 37 (9.30%) Test Manager
7 29 (7.29%) Test Engineer
8 26 (6.53%) Test Leader
9 24 (6.03%) Senior Tester
10 22 (5.53%) Consultant
11 21 (5.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 21 (5.28%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 21 (5.28%) QA Tester
12 17 (4.27%) Banking Analyst
13 16 (4.02%) QA Leader
13 16 (4.02%) Test Consultant
14 14 (3.52%) QA Analyst
14 14 (3.52%) Test Automation Manager
15 13 (3.27%) Lead Tester
15 13 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.82%) .NET
2 43 (10.80%) HTML
3 34 (8.54%) XML
4 22 (5.53%) SOAP
5 20 (5.03%) ASP.NET
6 15 (3.77%) MSMQ
7 13 (3.27%) Web Services
8 10 (2.51%) JSP
9 9 (2.26%) Gherkin
9 9 (2.26%) RESTful
10 8 (2.01%) JSON
10 8 (2.01%) REST
11 7 (1.76%) jQuery
12 4 (1.01%) Ajax
12 4 (1.01%) Middleware
13 3 (0.75%) SailPoint
13 3 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
14 2 (0.50%) Flash
14 2 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
14 2 (0.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (7.79%) Clustering
2 27 (6.78%) PDA
3 13 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.76%) Performance Metrics
4 11 (2.76%) PKI
5 10 (2.51%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.26%) Derivative
7 7 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.51%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.26%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.26%) Physics
10 4 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.75%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 81 (20.35%) Windows
2 46 (11.56%) Unix
3 38 (9.55%) Linux
4 36 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.54%) Windows XP
6 33 (8.29%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.54%) AIX
8 11 (2.76%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.01%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.50%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) Debian
11 2 (0.50%) SUSE
12 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (39.45%) Test Automation
2 149 (37.44%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (34.17%) Test Scripting
4 102 (25.63%) Software Testing
5 87 (21.86%) Functional Testing
6 79 (19.85%) Test Strategy
7 75 (18.84%) Automated Testing
8 52 (13.07%) Automation Testing
9 48 (12.06%) Regression Testing
10 47 (11.81%) Test Management
11 40 (10.05%) Change Management
11 40 (10.05%) Migration
12 37 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (9.30%) Waterfall
13 35 (8.79%) Scrum
13 35 (8.79%) TDD
14 30 (7.54%) Performance Testing
14 30 (7.54%) System Testing
15 29 (7.29%) BDD
16 28 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 171 (42.96%) SQL
2 80 (20.10%) Java
3 53 (13.32%) C#
4 48 (12.06%) VB
5 45 (11.31%) JavaScript
6 23 (5.78%) VBScript
7 22 (5.53%) Ruby
8 21 (5.28%) Python
9 20 (5.03%) C
10 19 (4.77%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.02%) PL/SQL
11 16 (4.02%) VBA
12 14 (3.52%) Perl
13 10 (2.51%) C++
14 7 (1.76%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.26%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.75%) Groovy
17 2 (0.50%) F#
17 2 (0.50%) Scala
18 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 123 (30.90%) ISTQB
2 77 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 75 (18.84%) ISEB
4 59 (14.82%) SC Cleared
5 54 (13.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (8.04%) MCSA
7 32 (8.04%) MCSE
7 32 (8.04%) MCTS
8 30 (7.54%) MCITP
9 23 (5.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (3.77%) Degree
11 11 (2.76%) PhD
12 10 (2.51%) CCNA
12 10 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (23.37%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) GPG13
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) SDET
3 1 (0.25%) WAI
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.04%) Hyper-V
3 30 (7.54%) VMware ESX
4 14 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.50%) KVM
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (31.41%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (7.54%) McAfee ePO
2 30 (7.54%) Netcool
3 11 (2.76%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (1.01%) BMC Marimba
4 4 (1.01%) SCCM
4 4 (1.01%) WSUS
5 3 (0.75%) DameWare
5 3 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.25%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.25%) Nmap
7 1 (0.25%) nmon
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 177 (44.47%) HP
2 74 (18.59%) Microsoft
3 64 (16.08%) Oracle
4 37 (9.30%) Citrix
5 36 (9.05%) VMware
6 34 (8.54%) Veritas
7 30 (7.54%) Intel Security
8 21 (5.28%) IBM
9 14 (3.52%) SAP
10 10 (2.51%) Sybase
11 6 (1.51%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.26%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.01%) BMC
13 4 (1.01%) Green Hat
13 4 (1.01%) Remedy
13 4 (1.01%) Temenos
14 3 (0.75%) ATG
14 3 (0.75%) Informatica
14 3 (0.75%) LexisNexis
14 3 (0.75%) Telerik
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