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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 453 337 356
Rank change year-on-year
-116 +19
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 160 293 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.16% 4.34% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 147 133
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
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

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 3 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 3 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 -124 147 £350 - 48
London -25 59 £375 -9.09% 9
South East -65 43 £350 +7.69% 13
Buckinghamshire +8 16 £425 +47.82% 1
Milton Keynes +13 14 £428 +0.58% 1
North West -10 12 £319 +13.75% 4
East of England +4 11 £210 -26.95% 4
Scotland -10 11 £325 -10.95% 1
City of London -27 11 £425 -2.85% 1
Hampshire -54 11 £340 +4.61% 3
Berkshire +10 9 £355 +42.00% 4
Essex -6 7 £185 -
Yorkshire -30 7 £390 +56.00% 4
Lancashire +10 6 £325 - 2
South West -22 6 £300 -0.82% 1
Leeds -23 6 £395 - 1
West Yorkshire -30 6 £395 +58.00% 1
Glasgow -6 5 £325 +8.33%
Andover - 5 £325 - 1
Reading +6 4 £400 +33.33% 3
Watford -9 4 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire -11 4 £375 - 2
East Midlands -12 4 £378 +20.18% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 4 £336 -8.81% 1
North East -25 4 £336 -8.81% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 4 £336 -8.81% 1
Blackpool - 4 £297 - 2
Bracknell - 4 - -
Chelmsford - 4 £185 -
Chesterfield +2 3 £355 +17.70%

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 144 (41.14%) Selenium
2 136 (38.86%) Test Automation
3 131 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (35.14%) HP Quality Center
5 120 (34.29%) SQL
6 114 (32.57%) Finance
7 107 (30.57%) Test Scripting
8 106 (30.29%) HP
9 98 (28.00%) QA
10 88 (25.14%) Java
11 74 (21.14%) LoadRunner
12 67 (19.14%) Automated Testing
13 65 (18.57%) Software Testing
14 63 (18.00%) .NET
15 62 (17.71%) ISTQB
16 60 (17.14%) Test Strategy
17 59 (16.86%) Test Management
18 57 (16.29%) User Acceptance Testing
19 54 (15.43%) ISEB
20 52 (14.86%) Security Cleared
21 49 (14.00%) XML
22 47 (13.43%) Scrum
22 47 (13.43%) Banking
23 46 (13.14%) TDD
23 46 (13.14%) BDD
24 45 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
25 43 (12.29%) Regression Testing
26 41 (11.71%) UNIX
26 41 (11.71%) Cucumber
27 39 (11.14%) Microsoft

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (4.57%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.86%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.00%) Confluence
4 5 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.14%) Node.js
6 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.57%) FileNet
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 14 (4.00%) MS Office
1 14 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.29%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.43%) Internet
2 2 (0.57%) VoIP
2 2 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.29%) CDMA
3 1 (0.29%) GSM
3 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.43%) DB2
3 10 (2.86%) DbVisualizer
4 9 (2.57%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.14%) PowerCenter
7 4 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.57%) QlikView
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.29%) Big Data
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 144 (41.14%) Selenium
2 74 (21.14%) LoadRunner
3 41 (11.71%) Cucumber
4 30 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 28 (8.00%) JIRA
6 24 (6.86%) WebDriver
7 22 (6.29%) Visual Studio
8 17 (4.86%) JMeter
8 17 (4.86%) WATIR
8 17 (4.86%) Sahi
8 17 (4.86%) Jenkins
9 16 (4.57%) WinRunner
9 16 (4.57%) TestDirector
10 15 (4.29%) JUnit
11 13 (3.71%) Maven
12 11 (3.14%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (2.29%) FitNesse
15 7 (2.00%) RSpec
15 7 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 114 (32.57%) Finance
2 47 (13.43%) Banking
3 23 (6.57%) Retail
4 14 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.71%) Back Office
6 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.43%) Legal
8 4 (1.14%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.86%) Wholesale Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Marketing
10 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.57%) Front Office
10 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 138 (39.43%) Analyst
2 124 (35.43%) Test Analyst
3 79 (22.57%) Tester
4 56 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 32 (9.14%) Test Leader
6 29 (8.29%) QA Analyst
7 28 (8.00%) Automation Tester
8 23 (6.57%) Test Engineer
9 22 (6.29%) Automation Analyst
10 20 (5.71%) QA Test Analyst
11 19 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
12 15 (4.29%) Test Specialist
12 15 (4.29%) QA Tester
13 12 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (3.14%) Senior Test Analyst
14 11 (3.14%) Automation Specialist
15 10 (2.86%) Performance Tester
16 9 (2.57%) Automation Engineer
17 8 (2.29%) Consultant
17 8 (2.29%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.00%) .NET
2 49 (14.00%) XML
3 27 (7.71%) Web Services
4 21 (6.00%) SOAP
5 20 (5.71%) HTML
6 13 (3.71%) J2EE
7 12 (3.43%) MSMQ
8 10 (2.86%) Flash
8 10 (2.86%) RESTful
9 8 (2.29%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.29%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.43%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.14%) Mustache
11 4 (1.14%) Sass
11 4 (1.14%) JSON
11 4 (1.14%) REST
12 3 (0.86%) YAML
12 3 (0.86%) CSS
13 2 (0.57%) JSP
13 2 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.00%) Clustering
3 13 (3.71%) PDA
4 8 (2.29%) Fixed Income
4 8 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.71%) Equities
7 5 (1.43%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.14%) Derivative
8 4 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.86%) Physics
9 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.57%) User Experience
10 2 (0.57%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.71%) UNIX
2 38 (10.86%) Windows
3 18 (5.14%) Windows 7
4 15 (4.29%) Linux
4 15 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (4.00%) AIX
5 14 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 13 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.29%) Android
8 7 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.43%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (38.86%) Test Automation
2 131 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (30.57%) Test Scripting
4 67 (19.14%) Automated Testing
5 65 (18.57%) Software Testing
6 60 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 59 (16.86%) Test Management
8 57 (16.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 47 (13.43%) Scrum
10 46 (13.14%) TDD
10 46 (13.14%) BDD
11 43 (12.29%) Regression Testing
12 37 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
13 36 (10.29%) System Testing
13 36 (10.29%) Waterfall
13 36 (10.29%) Automation Testing
14 29 (8.29%) Performance Testing
14 29 (8.29%) Integration Testing
15 27 (7.71%) Functional Testing
16 26 (7.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 120 (34.29%) SQL
2 88 (25.14%) Java
3 37 (10.57%) C#
4 31 (8.86%) VB
4 31 (8.86%) Ruby
5 29 (8.29%) VBScript
6 24 (6.86%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.57%) VBA
8 8 (2.29%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.71%) C++
10 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.14%) C
11 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.86%) Python
12 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.57%) Groovy
13 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.29%) RPG
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 62 (17.71%) ISTQB
2 54 (15.43%) ISEB
3 52 (14.86%) Security Cleared
4 36 (10.29%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (6.86%) Degree
7 13 (3.71%) MCTS
7 13 (3.71%) MCITP
7 13 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (3.71%) MCSE
7 13 (3.71%) MCSA
8 7 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.57%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.29%) PhD
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (28.00%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.71%) VMware ESX
1 13 (3.71%) Hyper-V
2 6 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 123 (35.14%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (3.43%) Netcool
4 7 (2.00%) Puppet
4 7 (2.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.57%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.29%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 106 (30.29%) HP
2 39 (11.14%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.14%) Oracle
4 24 (6.86%) IBM
5 15 (4.29%) Citrix
6 14 (4.00%) Veritas
6 14 (4.00%) McAfee
7 13 (3.71%) VMware
7 13 (3.71%) Sybase
8 8 (2.29%) Splunk
9 7 (2.00%) SAP
10 5 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.57%) Talend
12 2 (0.57%) Cisco
12 2 (0.57%) Telerik
13 1 (0.29%) Wall Street Systems
13 1 (0.29%) Tradeweb
13 1 (0.29%) hybris
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