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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 509 499 371
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -128
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 152 165 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.74% 2.15% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 103 140
Median daily rate £380 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £429 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £339
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median 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
8742 7657 7008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.41% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5985 5058 4494
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 129 153
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.95 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

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 July 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 July 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 -3 130 £400 +14.28% 30
London -2 44 £444 +26.78% 8
South East +14 43 £450 +12.50% 10
Hampshire +16 25 £450 +26.76% 5
Scotland +4 16 £326 +0.38% 1
Yorkshire -3 9 £368 +8.08% 1
Gosport +8 8 £450 +21.62%
Glasgow +6 8 £387 +19.03%
South West +4 8 £305 +1.66%
West Midlands -20 7 £300 - 2
Milton Keynes +4 6 £450 +4.65% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £450 +4.65% 1
Manchester -9 6 £330 +1.53% 2
North West -13 6 £330 +3.61% 4
Andover -15 6 £325 -
Tyne and Wear -36 6 £270 -19.70%
North East -39 6 £270 -19.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 6 £270 -19.70%
South Wales - 6 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 6 £350 - 1
Wales - 6 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire -3 5 £388 +17.42%
Surrey -9 5 £455 +12.00% 2
Sheffield -9 5 £388 +17.42%
Renfrewshire -10 5 £296 -16.59%
Erskine -15 5 £296 -16.59%
City of London +45 4 £450 +19.20% 2
West Yorkshire +1 4 £313 -19.87% 1
Warwick - 4 £300 -
Warwickshire - 4 £300 -

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 169 (44.47%) HP
2 141 (37.11%) SQL
3 132 (34.74%) Test Scripting
4 126 (33.16%) Test Automation
5 122 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (31.32%) Selenium
7 116 (30.53%) ISTQB
8 107 (28.16%) HP Quality Center
9 99 (26.05%) Software Testing
10 98 (25.79%) LoadRunner
11 91 (23.95%) Java
12 90 (23.68%) Functional Testing
13 86 (22.63%) Security Cleared
14 83 (21.84%) Finance
15 76 (20.00%) Oracle
16 72 (18.95%) ISEB
17 71 (18.68%) SC Cleared
18 70 (18.42%) QA
19 68 (17.89%) Microsoft
20 66 (17.37%) Automated Testing
20 66 (17.37%) Test Strategy
21 64 (16.84%) VB
22 61 (16.05%) .NET
22 61 (16.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 60 (15.79%) C#
24 58 (15.26%) Automation Testing
25 57 (15.00%) Windows
26 50 (13.16%) Banking
26 50 (13.16%) Regression Testing
27 46 (12.11%) WinRunner

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 8 (2.11%) WebLogic
2 5 (1.32%) Confluence
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.05%) MS Office
2 4 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.58%) Temenos T24
2 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.05%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.05%) SAP CRM
3 4 (1.05%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.05%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.79%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.21%) SAN
2 2 (0.53%) Firewall
2 2 (0.53%) FTP
2 2 (0.53%) HTTP
2 2 (0.53%) LAN
2 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.53%) WAN
2 2 (0.53%) WinSCP
3 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.47%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.11%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.05%) DB2
7 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.79%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.53%) MS Access
8 2 (0.53%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.26%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.26%) ObjectStore
9 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 119 (31.32%) Selenium
2 98 (25.79%) LoadRunner
3 46 (12.11%) JIRA
3 46 (12.11%) WinRunner
4 42 (11.05%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.89%) TestDirector
6 27 (7.11%) WebDriver
7 22 (5.79%) JMeter
8 20 (5.26%) TestComplete
9 17 (4.47%) SoapUI
10 15 (3.95%) JUnit
11 14 (3.68%) SpecFlow
12 13 (3.42%) Jenkins
13 12 (3.16%) Facilita Forecast
14 11 (2.89%) Sahi
14 11 (2.89%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.89%) WATIR
15 10 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (2.11%) Maven
16 8 (2.11%) Zephyr
General
1 83 (21.84%) Finance
2 50 (13.16%) Banking
3 16 (4.21%) Retail
4 13 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.05%) Military
7 3 (0.79%) Back Office
7 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 146 (38.42%) Analyst
2 140 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 89 (23.42%) Tester
4 54 (14.21%) Automation Test Analyst
4 54 (14.21%) Automation Tester
5 31 (8.16%) Test Manager
6 30 (7.89%) Test Engineer
7 28 (7.37%) Consultant
8 20 (5.26%) Test Leader
9 17 (4.47%) Test Consultant
10 16 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 16 (4.21%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 16 (4.21%) Senior Tester
11 14 (3.68%) Banking Analyst
11 14 (3.68%) QA Tester
11 14 (3.68%) Test Automation Consultant
11 14 (3.68%) Test Automation Manager
12 11 (2.89%) Financial Analyst
12 11 (2.89%) Test Specialist
13 10 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (16.05%) .NET
2 41 (10.79%) HTML
3 28 (7.37%) ASP.NET
4 27 (7.11%) XML
5 14 (3.68%) JSP
5 14 (3.68%) SOAP
6 9 (2.37%) Web Services
7 8 (2.11%) Gherkin
7 8 (2.11%) JSON
7 8 (2.11%) REST
8 5 (1.32%) jQuery
8 5 (1.32%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.79%) Middleware
10 2 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.53%) Java EE
10 2 (0.53%) Mason
10 2 (0.53%) Visualforce
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (5.79%) Clustering
2 19 (5.00%) PDA
3 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.89%) Performance Metrics
4 7 (1.84%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.58%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.58%) Derivative
5 6 (1.58%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.32%) AS400
6 5 (1.32%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.00%) Windows
2 41 (10.79%) Unix
3 27 (7.11%) Linux
4 26 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (6.32%) Windows XP
7 23 (6.05%) Windows 7
8 21 (5.53%) AIX
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.53%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.26%) Android
11 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.26%) Debian
11 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.26%) SUSE
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.74%) Test Scripting
2 126 (33.16%) Test Automation
3 122 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (26.05%) Software Testing
5 90 (23.68%) Functional Testing
6 66 (17.37%) Automated Testing
6 66 (17.37%) Test Strategy
7 58 (15.26%) Automation Testing
8 50 (13.16%) Regression Testing
9 44 (11.58%) Migration
10 41 (10.79%) TDD
11 40 (10.53%) CRM
12 38 (10.00%) BDD
13 37 (9.74%) Waterfall
14 34 (8.95%) Test Management
15 33 (8.68%) SDLC
15 33 (8.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (8.42%) Scrum
17 29 (7.63%) Change Management
18 27 (7.11%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (37.11%) SQL
2 91 (23.95%) Java
3 64 (16.84%) VB
4 60 (15.79%) C#
5 39 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 38 (10.00%) VBScript
7 19 (5.00%) VBA
8 16 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 15 (3.95%) C++
10 14 (3.68%) C
10 14 (3.68%) Ruby
11 11 (2.89%) Python
12 8 (2.11%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.84%) F#
13 7 (1.84%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.53%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.53%) Groovy
15 2 (0.53%) Perl
15 2 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 116 (30.53%) ISTQB
2 86 (22.63%) Security Cleared
3 72 (18.95%) ISEB
4 71 (18.68%) SC Cleared
5 61 (16.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 25 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (6.05%) MCSA
8 23 (6.05%) MCSE
8 23 (6.05%) MCTS
9 21 (5.53%) MCITP
10 14 (3.68%) CCNA
10 14 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (3.42%) Degree
12 10 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.05%) PhD
15 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
16 2 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (18.42%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.05%) Hyper-V
3 21 (5.53%) VMware ESX
4 13 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 107 (28.16%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (5.53%) McAfee ePO
2 21 (5.53%) Netcool
3 10 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.53%) DameWare
5 2 (0.53%) Linux-HA
5 2 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.26%) Nmap
6 1 (0.26%) Puppet
6 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 169 (44.47%) HP
2 76 (20.00%) Oracle
3 68 (17.89%) Microsoft
4 28 (7.37%) VMware
5 26 (6.84%) Veritas
6 23 (6.05%) Citrix
7 21 (5.53%) Intel Security
8 20 (5.26%) IBM
9 16 (4.21%) SAP
10 6 (1.58%) Temenos
11 4 (1.05%) Green Hat
11 4 (1.05%) Sybase
12 3 (0.79%) Informatica
12 3 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.53%) ATG
13 2 (0.53%) LexisNexis
13 2 (0.53%) WorldPay
14 1 (0.26%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.26%) ServiceNow
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