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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 397 442 404
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -38
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 235 175 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.07% 2.50% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 111 112
Average daily rate £380 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.88
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 - £17.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 - £64.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75

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
7651 7001 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 13.55% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4702 3757
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 127 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

HP UFT Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 200 £400 +14.28% 41
London +43 92 £438 +23.23% 8
South East -21 29 £360 +10.76% 5
Scotland +3 26 £305 -12.85% 5
Yorkshire -1 19 £463 +49.79% 2
West Yorkshire +6 18 £463 +51.63%
Erskine +3 17 £305 -13.85% 1
Renfrewshire 0 17 £305 -12.85% 1
North East -13 17 £320 -6.30% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 17 £320 -6.30% 1
Tyne and Wear -18 17 £320 -6.30% 1
Leeds +9 16 £475 +25.00%
North West -2 16 £350 +40.00% 10
South West -5 15 £350 -12.50% 6
East of England +3 11 £350 +27.27% 7
Manchester -10 10 £300 +33.33% 6
Essex - 10 £350 - 1
Devon -2 9 £350 -12.50%
Plymouth - 9 £350 -
City of London +39 8 £450 -
Hampshire +6 8 £300 -24.05% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £200 -44.82%
Kent -3 6 £375 -
Wales -4 6 £381 +8.92% 1
Cardiff -6 6 £381 +8.92%
South Wales -10 6 £381 +8.92% 1
Cheshire -1 5 £650 +136.36% 3
Edinburgh -7 5 £300 - 2
Gloucestershire +13 4 £400 +6.66% 1
West Sussex +8 4 £360 +89.47%

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 237 (48.47%) Test Automation
2 214 (43.76%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (42.13%) Selenium
4 203 (41.51%) HP
5 174 (35.58%) Test Scripting
6 168 (34.36%) SQL
7 160 (32.72%) HP Quality Center
8 140 (28.63%) Functional Testing
9 139 (28.43%) ISTQB
10 130 (26.58%) Software Testing
11 120 (24.54%) Finance
12 117 (23.93%) Windows
13 116 (23.72%) LoadRunner
14 106 (21.68%) Security Cleared
15 101 (20.65%) QA
16 99 (20.25%) Java
17 96 (19.63%) Test Strategy
18 93 (19.02%) Cucumber
18 93 (19.02%) Microsoft
19 90 (18.40%) ISEB
20 85 (17.38%) .NET
20 85 (17.38%) JIRA
21 76 (15.54%) Non-Functional Testing
21 76 (15.54%) Automated Testing
22 74 (15.13%) SC Cleared
23 67 (13.70%) Citrix
24 62 (12.68%) WinRunner
25 60 (12.27%) Banking
26 59 (12.07%) Oracle
27 58 (11.86%) Regression Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 42 (8.59%) Confluence
2 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.82%) MQSeries
3 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.61%) CMS
4 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.82%) MS Office
3 3 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.02%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) assyst
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.57%) SNMP
2 8 (1.64%) HTTP
3 3 (0.61%) FTP
3 3 (0.61%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.41%) 3G
4 2 (0.41%) LAN
4 2 (0.41%) SAN
4 2 (0.41%) WAN
4 2 (0.41%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (2.86%) DB2
4 10 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.84%) MySQL
5 9 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.82%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.61%) Big Data
9 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.41%) MS Access
10 1 (0.20%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 206 (42.13%) Selenium
2 116 (23.72%) LoadRunner
3 93 (19.02%) Cucumber
4 85 (17.38%) JIRA
5 62 (12.68%) WinRunner
6 58 (11.86%) Jenkins
7 53 (10.84%) JMeter
7 53 (10.84%) TestDirector
8 34 (6.95%) WebDriver
9 32 (6.54%) SoapUI
10 26 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (3.07%) Git (software)
11 15 (3.07%) Oracle APEX
12 14 (2.86%) TestComplete
13 13 (2.66%) ClearQuest
13 13 (2.66%) SpecFlow
14 12 (2.45%) WATIR
15 11 (2.25%) FitNesse
16 10 (2.04%) Capybara
16 10 (2.04%) eggPlant
General
1 120 (24.54%) Finance
2 60 (12.27%) Banking
3 27 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.27%) Retail
5 11 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.43%) Military
6 7 (1.43%) Publishing
7 6 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.82%) Back Office
9 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.82%) Front Office
10 3 (0.61%) Legal
11 2 (0.41%) Billing
11 2 (0.41%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 222 (45.40%) Analyst
2 206 (42.13%) Test Analyst
3 112 (22.90%) Tester
4 64 (13.09%) Automation Analyst
5 62 (12.68%) Automation Test Analyst
6 48 (9.82%) Automation Tester
7 46 (9.41%) Test Manager
8 45 (9.20%) Test Leader
9 27 (5.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 27 (5.52%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 26 (5.32%) QA Analyst
11 22 (4.50%) Consultant
11 22 (4.50%) Test Engineer
12 20 (4.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 20 (4.09%) Senior Tester
13 18 (3.68%) Developer
14 17 (3.48%) QA Leader
15 15 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (3.07%) Test Consultant
16 14 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (17.38%) .NET
2 36 (7.36%) XML
3 33 (6.75%) HTML
4 23 (4.70%) Gherkin
5 22 (4.50%) Web Services
6 20 (4.09%) SOAP
7 14 (2.86%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.66%) MSMQ
9 8 (1.64%) RESTful
10 7 (1.43%) Middleware
11 6 (1.23%) JSON
12 5 (1.02%) REST
13 4 (0.82%) Ajax
13 4 (0.82%) Flash
13 4 (0.82%) J2EE
13 4 (0.82%) SAP PI
13 4 (0.82%) YAML
14 3 (0.61%) JDBC
14 3 (0.61%) jQuery
14 3 (0.61%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.41%) Clustering
1 46 (9.41%) PDA
2 42 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.95%) PKI
4 18 (3.68%) Derivative
5 9 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.64%) Equities
6 8 (1.64%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.23%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.23%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.02%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.82%) Physics
11 3 (0.61%) CESG
11 3 (0.61%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 117 (23.93%) Windows
2 56 (11.45%) Linux
3 55 (11.25%) Windows 7
4 54 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (10.84%) Windows XP
6 46 (9.41%) AIX
7 34 (6.95%) Mac OS X
7 34 (6.95%) Unix
8 5 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.82%) Android
9 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.61%) Solaris
11 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.20%) Debian
12 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (48.47%) Test Automation
2 214 (43.76%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (35.58%) Test Scripting
4 140 (28.63%) Functional Testing
5 130 (26.58%) Software Testing
6 96 (19.63%) Test Strategy
7 76 (15.54%) Automated Testing
7 76 (15.54%) Non-Functional Testing
8 58 (11.86%) Regression Testing
9 56 (11.45%) Automation Testing
9 56 (11.45%) Change Management
10 51 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 49 (10.02%) Test Management
12 46 (9.41%) BDD
13 43 (8.79%) Scrum
14 41 (8.38%) Performance Testing
15 40 (8.18%) Defect Management
16 39 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (7.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 37 (7.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 168 (34.36%) SQL
2 99 (20.25%) Java
3 56 (11.45%) C#
4 50 (10.22%) VB
5 49 (10.02%) JavaScript
6 35 (7.16%) Ruby
7 31 (6.34%) VBScript
8 27 (5.52%) Shell Script
9 25 (5.11%) Python
10 23 (4.70%) C++
11 19 (3.89%) Perl
12 18 (3.68%) C
13 10 (2.04%) F#
14 8 (1.64%) Groovy
15 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.02%) VBA
16 3 (0.61%) PHP
16 3 (0.61%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 139 (28.43%) ISTQB
2 106 (21.68%) Security Cleared
3 90 (18.40%) ISEB
4 74 (15.13%) SC Cleared
5 57 (11.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 53 (10.84%) MCSE
6 53 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 51 (10.43%) MCITP
7 51 (10.43%) MCSA
7 51 (10.43%) MCTS
8 22 (4.50%) Degree
9 20 (4.09%) DV Cleared
10 15 (3.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (2.66%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.64%) PhD
14 2 (0.41%) MCDST
15 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (20.65%) QA
2 10 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.41%) GPG13
3 2 (0.41%) SEPA
3 2 (0.41%) WAI
3 2 (0.41%) WCAG
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) SDET
System Software
1 54 (11.04%) Active Directory
2 46 (9.41%) Hyper-V
2 46 (9.41%) VMware ESX
3 11 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.41%) KVM
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 160 (32.72%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (9.41%) McAfee ePO
2 46 (9.41%) Netcool
3 5 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (1.02%) SCCM
4 4 (0.82%) BMC Marimba
4 4 (0.82%) WSUS
5 3 (0.61%) nmon
6 2 (0.41%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.41%) DameWare
6 2 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 203 (41.51%) HP
2 93 (19.02%) Microsoft
3 67 (13.70%) Citrix
4 59 (12.07%) Oracle
5 50 (10.22%) VMware
6 46 (9.41%) Intel Security
6 46 (9.41%) Veritas
7 15 (3.07%) SAP
8 13 (2.66%) IBM
9 11 (2.25%) Sybase
10 8 (1.64%) Remedy
11 5 (1.02%) Telerik
12 4 (0.82%) BMC
12 4 (0.82%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.82%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.61%) CA
13 3 (0.61%) Murex
14 2 (0.41%) LexisNexis
14 2 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
14 2 (0.41%) Rally
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