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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 458 376 399
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +23
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 173 256 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.13% 3.55% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 136 146
Average daily rate
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£350 £358 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £246 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.38 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%

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
8126 7216 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.92% 12.76% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5362 4640 4009
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 137
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £23.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 September 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 September 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 -58 148 £350 -2.77% 71
South East -48 53 £400 +6.66% 16
London -23 43 £350 -12.50% 15
Scotland -21 23 £300 -20.00% 4
Hampshire -35 19 £375 -1.63% 8
North West -21 14 £313 +86.56% 14
Milton Keynes -4 13 £430 +1.17%
Buckinghamshire -20 13 £430 +2.99%
Glasgow +6 12 £325 +8.33% 2
Yorkshire -25 12 £330 +20.00% 5
Berkshire +7 10 £400 +19.40% 3
Lancashire -6 9 £279 - 2
Blackpool - 8 £279 -
City of London +3 7 £325 -18.75% 3
East Midlands -12 7 £400 +31.92% 2
Andover - 7 £363 - 1
Surrey -7 6 £381 +25.00% 3
Edinburgh -8 6 £331 - 2
West Yorkshire -22 6 £370 +52.57% 4
Leeds -29 6 £370 +38.31% 4
Tyne and Wear -29 6 £275 -23.61%
North East -31 6 £275 -23.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 6 £275 -23.61%
Reading - 6 £438 - 2
East of England -6 5 - - 14
South West -8 5 £323 +17.27% 3
South Yorkshire -17 5 £330 +20.00% 1
Manchester -17 4 £338 +101.49% 9
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 135 (43.13%) Selenium
2 122 (38.98%) HP
3 106 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (32.59%) HP Quality Center
5 100 (31.95%) Test Automation
5 100 (31.95%) Java
6 97 (30.99%) Finance
7 95 (30.35%) Test Scripting
8 94 (30.03%) SQL
9 89 (28.43%) LoadRunner
10 68 (21.73%) Software Testing
11 62 (19.81%) QA
12 60 (19.17%) Automated Testing
13 57 (18.21%) Test Management
14 56 (17.89%) Test Strategy
15 53 (16.93%) Regression Testing
15 53 (16.93%) UNIX
16 51 (16.29%) Security Cleared
17 50 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (14.38%) XML
19 43 (13.74%) .NET
19 43 (13.74%) ISTQB
20 41 (13.10%) Oracle
20 41 (13.10%) C#
20 41 (13.10%) Performance Testing
21 40 (12.78%) ISEB
22 39 (12.46%) SC Cleared
23 37 (11.82%) Waterfall
23 37 (11.82%) BDD
23 37 (11.82%) Functional Testing

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (6.07%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.15%) MQSeries
3 10 (3.19%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.64%) FileNet
7 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.32%) Node.js
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
3 1 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.32%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.92%) Internet
2 3 (0.96%) HTTP
3 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.64%) VoIP
3 2 (0.64%) FTP
4 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.47%) DB2
2 13 (4.15%) DbVisualizer
3 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.56%) MySQL
5 7 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.28%) PowerCenter
9 3 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.64%) QlikView
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.32%) Big Data
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 135 (43.13%) Selenium
2 89 (28.43%) LoadRunner
3 36 (11.50%) Cucumber
4 35 (11.18%) WebDriver
5 29 (9.27%) SoapUI
6 25 (7.99%) Visual Studio
7 20 (6.39%) JIRA
8 15 (4.79%) JMeter
8 15 (4.79%) Facilita Forecast
9 14 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (4.15%) SpecFlow
11 11 (3.51%) Jenkins
12 10 (3.19%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (2.88%) FitNesse
14 8 (2.56%) WATIR
14 8 (2.56%) Sahi
15 7 (2.24%) LoadUI
15 7 (2.24%) JUnit
16 6 (1.92%) eggPlant
17 5 (1.60%) TestDirector
General
1 97 (30.99%) Finance
2 33 (10.54%) Banking
3 19 (6.07%) Retail
4 16 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.92%) Legal
5 6 (1.92%) Back Office
6 4 (1.28%) Wholesale Banking
6 4 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Military
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
8 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 125 (39.94%) Analyst
2 118 (37.70%) Test Analyst
3 73 (23.32%) Tester
4 49 (15.65%) Test Manager
5 33 (10.54%) Automation Tester
6 26 (8.31%) Automation Analyst
7 23 (7.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 17 (5.43%) Performance Tester
8 17 (5.43%) Test Leader
9 16 (5.11%) Test Engineer
10 14 (4.47%) Test Specialist
10 14 (4.47%) Developer
11 13 (4.15%) Consultant
11 13 (4.15%) QA Analyst
12 12 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.51%) Test Consultant
13 11 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (3.19%) QA Test Analyst
14 10 (3.19%) Automation Specialist
15 8 (2.56%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.38%) XML
2 43 (13.74%) .NET
3 35 (11.18%) HTML
4 26 (8.31%) Web Services
5 22 (7.03%) SOAP
6 16 (5.11%) J2EE
7 13 (4.15%) Flash
8 11 (3.51%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.92%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.92%) REST
10 5 (1.60%) CSS
11 4 (1.28%) JSP
12 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.96%) ODBC
12 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.96%) JSON
12 3 (0.96%) YAML
12 3 (0.96%) RESTful
13 2 (0.64%) WCF
13 2 (0.64%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.47%) Performance Metrics
3 10 (3.19%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.60%) Derivative
6 5 (1.60%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.60%) New Media
6 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.96%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.96%) Clustering
7 3 (0.96%) PDA
7 3 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.64%) Physics
8 2 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) Equities
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.93%) UNIX
2 32 (10.22%) Windows
3 23 (7.35%) Linux
4 6 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.92%) Solaris
5 4 (1.28%) Windows NT
5 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.96%) AIX
7 2 (0.64%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (31.95%) Test Automation
3 95 (30.35%) Test Scripting
4 68 (21.73%) Software Testing
5 60 (19.17%) Automated Testing
6 57 (18.21%) Test Management
7 56 (17.89%) Test Strategy
8 53 (16.93%) Regression Testing
9 50 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 41 (13.10%) Performance Testing
11 37 (11.82%) TDD
11 37 (11.82%) Waterfall
11 37 (11.82%) BDD
11 37 (11.82%) Functional Testing
12 35 (11.18%) Scrum
13 33 (10.54%) System Testing
14 27 (8.63%) Automation Testing
15 22 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (5.75%) Integration Testing
16 18 (5.75%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (31.95%) Java
2 94 (30.03%) SQL
3 41 (13.10%) C#
4 36 (11.50%) VB
5 29 (9.27%) VBScript
6 25 (7.99%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.83%) C++
8 11 (3.51%) Ruby
9 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.28%) C
10 4 (1.28%) VBA
10 4 (1.28%) Python
10 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.64%) Groovy
12 2 (0.64%) F#
13 1 (0.32%) ABAP
13 1 (0.32%) RPG
13 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.74%) ISTQB
3 40 (12.78%) ISEB
4 39 (12.46%) SC Cleared
5 36 (11.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (6.71%) Degree
7 7 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.60%) HP AIS
9 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.28%) MCSE
10 3 (0.96%) MCSA
10 3 (0.96%) MCTS
10 3 (0.96%) MCITP
11 1 (0.32%) MCDST
11 1 (0.32%) PhD
11 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (19.81%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) VMware ESX
1 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 102 (32.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.64%) Netcool
2 2 (0.64%) CA LISA
2 2 (0.64%) nmon
3 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 122 (38.98%) HP
2 41 (13.10%) Oracle
3 24 (7.67%) IBM
4 21 (6.71%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.83%) Splunk
6 6 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (1.92%) SAP
7 4 (1.28%) Citrix
8 3 (0.96%) Veritas
8 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.96%) Sybase
8 3 (0.96%) McAfee
8 3 (0.96%) VMware
9 2 (0.64%) Wall Street Systems
9 2 (0.64%) Talend
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco
9 2 (0.64%) CA
10 1 (0.32%) Ariba
10 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.32%) Remedy
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