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 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 489 475 372
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -103
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 164 204 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.82% 2.45% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 123 177
Median daily rate £363 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £339
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.50

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
8992 8320 7413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.87% 14.37% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6051 5502 4930
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 192 117
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
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

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 September 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 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
England -17 138 £375 +7.14% 18
London +23 59 £450 +28.57% 4
South East -13 25 £350 -12.50% 4
Hampshire +3 19 £250 -32.88% 2
Scotland -11 19 £297 -0.95%
North East -10 12 £300 -
Yorkshire +14 11 £388 +20.15% 2
Tyne and Wear -17 10 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 10 £300 -
South West +18 9 £363 +16.46% 1
East Midlands -8 8 £350 -9.67% 1
West Midlands -21 8 £310 -14.48% 1
City of London +15 7 £450 +38.46% 1
Glasgow -1 7 £422 +40.62%
Nottinghamshire -3 7 £338 -15.62%
Nottingham -8 7 £338 -15.62%
West Yorkshire +7 6 £375 +26.26% 1
Leeds +10 5 £425 +52.46% 1
Livingston +8 5 £230 -17.85%
North West +8 5 - - 2
West Lothian +7 5 £230 -17.85%
South Yorkshire +2 5 £388 +17.42% 1
Sheffield 0 5 £381 +15.53% 1
South Wales - 5 £350 - 1
Wales - 5 £350 - 1
Bristol -4 4 £400 +33.33% 1
Manchester -10 4 - - 2
Cardiff - 4 £350 - 1
Gosport +20 2 £450 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £463 +7.55%

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 152 (44.84%) HP
2 143 (42.18%) Selenium
3 138 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (36.87%) Test Scripting
5 121 (35.69%) SQL
6 116 (34.22%) Test Automation
7 99 (29.20%) HP Quality Center
8 94 (27.73%) ISTQB
9 93 (27.43%) Java
10 85 (25.07%) Oracle
10 85 (25.07%) Finance
11 83 (24.48%) QA
12 80 (23.60%) Functional Testing
13 79 (23.30%) Software Testing
14 73 (21.53%) .NET
15 70 (20.65%) C#
16 69 (20.35%) ISEB
17 68 (20.06%) LoadRunner
18 65 (19.17%) VB
19 63 (18.58%) Security Cleared
20 56 (16.52%) Automation Testing
21 55 (16.22%) Microsoft
21 55 (16.22%) Regression Testing
22 54 (15.93%) SC Cleared
23 53 (15.63%) VBScript
24 50 (14.75%) JIRA
25 49 (14.45%) BDD
25 49 (14.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 48 (14.16%) Cucumber
27 47 (13.86%) TDD

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 10 (2.95%) Confluence
2 5 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.29%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.29%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 22 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.88%) MS Office
2 3 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.47%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.88%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.88%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.59%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.29%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.18%) GitHub
2 3 (0.88%) SaaS
3 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.59%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.13%) SAN
2 5 (1.47%) FTP
3 3 (0.88%) SNMP
3 3 (0.88%) Wireless
4 2 (0.59%) Firewall
4 2 (0.59%) HTTP
4 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.59%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
5 1 (0.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.37%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.06%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.88%) DB2
7 3 (0.88%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.59%) MS Access
8 2 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.59%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.29%) MySQL
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 143 (42.18%) Selenium
2 68 (20.06%) LoadRunner
3 50 (14.75%) JIRA
4 48 (14.16%) Cucumber
5 30 (8.85%) WinRunner
6 24 (7.08%) JMeter
7 23 (6.78%) SpecFlow
8 22 (6.49%) SoapUI
9 20 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (5.90%) WebDriver
10 19 (5.60%) Sahi
11 18 (5.31%) WATIR
12 17 (5.01%) TestComplete
13 16 (4.72%) JUnit
13 16 (4.72%) TestDirector
14 12 (3.54%) Jenkins
15 11 (3.24%) NUnit
16 10 (2.95%) Ranorex
17 9 (2.65%) Zephyr
18 8 (2.36%) Git (software)
General
1 85 (25.07%) Finance
2 46 (13.57%) Banking
3 13 (3.83%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.54%) Retail
5 8 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.47%) Front Office
6 5 (1.47%) Military
7 4 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.88%) Automotive
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Electronics
9 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (34.51%) Analyst
2 110 (32.45%) Test Analyst
3 81 (23.89%) Tester
4 52 (15.34%) Automation Tester
5 47 (13.86%) Automation Test Analyst
6 41 (12.09%) Test Engineer
7 26 (7.67%) Consultant
7 26 (7.67%) Test Leader
8 18 (5.31%) Test Manager
9 16 (4.72%) QA Engineer
9 16 (4.72%) Test Consultant
10 14 (4.13%) QA Test Engineer
10 14 (4.13%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (3.83%) Financial Analyst
11 13 (3.83%) Test Automation Consultant
12 12 (3.54%) Test Specialist
13 10 (2.95%) QA Analyst
13 10 (2.95%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.95%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (21.53%) .NET
2 40 (11.80%) HTML
3 28 (8.26%) ASP.NET
4 27 (7.96%) XML
5 22 (6.49%) Web Services
6 18 (5.31%) SOAP
7 16 (4.72%) JSP
8 10 (2.95%) REST
9 9 (2.65%) JSON
10 8 (2.36%) Gherkin
11 4 (1.18%) jQuery
12 3 (0.88%) HTML5
12 3 (0.88%) Java EE
13 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.59%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.59%) Mason
13 2 (0.59%) Node.js
13 2 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.59%) RESTful
13 2 (0.59%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.95%) Fixed Income
2 9 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.36%) Clustering
4 7 (2.06%) Client/Server
4 7 (2.06%) Equities
4 7 (2.06%) PDA
5 5 (1.47%) Fintech
5 5 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (1.18%) AS400
6 4 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.88%) Derivative
7 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.88%) PKI
8 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.59%) Psychology
8 2 (0.59%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.59%) Replication
8 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.68%) Windows
2 39 (11.50%) Unix
3 24 (7.08%) Linux
4 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.36%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.06%) AIX
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (40.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (36.87%) Test Scripting
3 116 (34.22%) Test Automation
4 80 (23.60%) Functional Testing
5 79 (23.30%) Software Testing
6 56 (16.52%) Automation Testing
7 55 (16.22%) Regression Testing
8 49 (14.45%) BDD
9 47 (13.86%) TDD
10 44 (12.98%) Migration
11 41 (12.09%) Test Strategy
12 40 (11.80%) CRM
12 40 (11.80%) Scrum
13 39 (11.50%) Automated Testing
14 36 (10.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (9.14%) Waterfall
16 28 (8.26%) Defect Tracking
17 27 (7.96%) Defect Management
18 26 (7.67%) Open Source
19 24 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 121 (35.69%) SQL
2 93 (27.43%) Java
3 70 (20.65%) C#
4 65 (19.17%) VB
5 53 (15.63%) VBScript
6 42 (12.39%) JavaScript
7 25 (7.37%) C++
8 23 (6.78%) Ruby
9 19 (5.60%) C
10 16 (4.72%) Python
10 16 (4.72%) VBA
11 15 (4.42%) F#
12 10 (2.95%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.77%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.77%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.18%) Perl
14 4 (1.18%) PHP
14 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.59%) Groovy
15 2 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 94 (27.73%) ISTQB
2 69 (20.35%) ISEB
3 63 (18.58%) Security Cleared
4 54 (15.93%) SC Cleared
5 49 (14.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (8.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (4.13%) CCNA
7 14 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.36%) MCSA
9 8 (2.36%) MCSE
9 8 (2.36%) MCTS
10 7 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (2.06%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (2.06%) MCITP
11 5 (1.47%) Degree
12 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.18%) PhD
13 2 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (24.48%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.88%) SDET
4 2 (0.59%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.06%) VMware ESX
3 7 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 99 (29.20%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (2.06%) Netcool
3 5 (1.47%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.59%) DameWare
5 2 (0.59%) Linux-HA
5 2 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.29%) Nmap
6 1 (0.29%) Puppet
6 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 152 (44.84%) HP
2 85 (25.07%) Oracle
3 55 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.42%) SAP
5 13 (3.83%) IBM
6 12 (3.54%) VMware
7 11 (3.24%) Veritas
8 8 (2.36%) Citrix
9 7 (2.06%) Intel Security
9 7 (2.06%) Sybase
10 5 (1.47%) Temenos
11 4 (1.18%) Green Hat
11 4 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.59%) Calypso
12 2 (0.59%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.59%) LexisNexis
12 2 (0.59%) Rally
12 2 (0.59%) WorldPay
13 1 (0.29%) Adobe
13 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
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