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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 489 374 379
Rank change year-on-year
-115 +5
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 141 294 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.70% 3.54% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 205 190
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £283 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +84.00%

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
8275 8303 7357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.60% 14.98% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5569 5582 5059
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 117
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 £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -68 136 £350 -6.60% 25
London -11 72 £400 -5.88% 8
North East -27 21 £327 -38.97%
Tyne and Wear -29 20 £326 -39.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 19 £327 -38.97%
South East -5 18 £313 -11.34% 10
Hampshire +1 13 £275 -31.25% 5
Yorkshire -2 10 £388 -12.67% 1
City of London -6 7 £413 -8.33% 3
South Yorkshire -13 6 £388 -20.71%
Sheffield -17 6 £381 -21.99%
East Midlands 0 5 £350 -3.44% 1
West Midlands -17 5 £600 +57.37% 3
West Yorkshire +16 4 £388 +29.16%
Leeds +13 4 £388 +29.16%
Warwick +2 4 - -
Warwickshire -1 4 - -
North West -19 4 £338 -3.57%
Wales - 4 £424 - 1
South Wales - 4 £424 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £423 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £400 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £400 - 1
East of England +4 2 £475 +58.06% 1
Lancashire -7 2 £350 +43.73%
Manchester -14 2 £325 -7.14%
Doncaster - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes +18 1 - -
Gosport +16 1 £338 -10.59%

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 166 (56.08%) Selenium
2 137 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (38.18%) HP
4 109 (36.82%) Test Automation
5 106 (35.81%) SQL
6 99 (33.45%) Test Scripting
7 91 (30.74%) Java
8 89 (30.07%) QA
9 78 (26.35%) HP Quality Center
9 78 (26.35%) Finance
10 66 (22.30%) .NET
11 62 (20.95%) Cucumber
11 62 (20.95%) Functional Testing
12 61 (20.61%) Oracle
13 57 (19.26%) Automation Testing
14 56 (18.92%) BDD
15 54 (18.24%) JIRA
16 51 (17.23%) TDD
17 50 (16.89%) ISEB
18 49 (16.55%) Software Testing
19 47 (15.88%) Regression Testing
19 47 (15.88%) C#
20 46 (15.54%) ISTQB
20 46 (15.54%) Test Strategy
21 43 (14.53%) VBScript
22 42 (14.19%) LoadRunner
23 40 (13.51%) Automated Testing
24 39 (13.18%) Unix
24 39 (13.18%) User Acceptance Testing
25 38 (12.84%) Ruby

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 9 (3.04%) Confluence
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.34%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Office
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.73%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.69%) Temenos T24
3 3 (1.01%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (1.01%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.68%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.69%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.68%) Force.com
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) FTP
1 3 (1.01%) SAN
1 3 (1.01%) SNMP
1 3 (1.01%) Wireless
2 2 (0.68%) HTTP
2 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.34%) DNS
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) Network Security
3 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.01%) MySQL
6 3 (1.01%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.68%) MS Access
7 2 (0.68%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) DB2
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 166 (56.08%) Selenium
2 62 (20.95%) Cucumber
3 54 (18.24%) JIRA
4 42 (14.19%) LoadRunner
5 35 (11.82%) Sahi
6 34 (11.49%) WATIR
7 29 (9.80%) SoapUI
8 28 (9.46%) SpecFlow
9 27 (9.12%) JMeter
10 22 (7.43%) JUnit
11 19 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (5.74%) WinRunner
13 15 (5.07%) Jenkins
13 15 (5.07%) NUnit
13 15 (5.07%) TestComplete
14 14 (4.73%) WebDriver
15 12 (4.05%) Zephyr
16 8 (2.70%) Ranorex
17 7 (2.36%) Git (software)
17 7 (2.36%) JBehave
General
1 78 (26.35%) Finance
2 33 (11.15%) Banking
3 12 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.04%) Retail
5 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.69%) Front Office
5 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.35%) Automotive
7 3 (1.01%) Military
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (34.12%) Analyst
2 96 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 74 (25.00%) Tester
4 44 (14.86%) Automation Tester
5 43 (14.53%) Automation Test Analyst
6 36 (12.16%) Test Engineer
7 26 (8.78%) Test Leader
8 21 (7.09%) QA Engineer
9 16 (5.41%) Consultant
10 15 (5.07%) Test Automation Engineer
11 14 (4.73%) QA Tester
11 14 (4.73%) Test Manager
12 13 (4.39%) Developer
13 12 (4.05%) Automation Test Lead
13 12 (4.05%) QA Test Engineer
13 12 (4.05%) Senior Tester
13 12 (4.05%) Test Automation Consultant
14 11 (3.72%) Test Consultant
15 10 (3.38%) SQL Analyst
16 9 (3.04%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (22.30%) .NET
2 33 (11.15%) XML
3 32 (10.81%) Web Services
4 25 (8.45%) SOAP
5 19 (6.42%) HTML
6 10 (3.38%) Gherkin
7 8 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.36%) REST
9 6 (2.03%) J2EE
9 6 (2.03%) JSON
10 5 (1.69%) JSP
11 4 (1.35%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.35%) JMS
11 4 (1.35%) Swagger
12 3 (1.01%) HTML5
12 3 (1.01%) jQuery
13 2 (0.68%) AngularJS
13 2 (0.68%) Mason
13 2 (0.68%) Node.js
13 2 (0.68%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.70%) Equities
3 7 (2.36%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.69%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.69%) Fintech
5 4 (1.35%) AS400
5 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.35%) NHS
6 3 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.01%) PKI
7 2 (0.68%) Derivative
7 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.68%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.34%) PDA
8 1 (0.34%) Robotics
8 1 (0.34%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.18%) Unix
2 30 (10.14%) Windows
3 18 (6.08%) Linux
4 5 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.35%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (36.82%) Test Automation
3 99 (33.45%) Test Scripting
4 62 (20.95%) Functional Testing
5 57 (19.26%) Automation Testing
6 56 (18.92%) BDD
7 51 (17.23%) TDD
8 49 (16.55%) Software Testing
9 47 (15.88%) Regression Testing
10 46 (15.54%) Test Strategy
11 40 (13.51%) Automated Testing
12 39 (13.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (12.84%) Scrum
14 37 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (11.15%) Open Source
16 28 (9.46%) Migration
17 25 (8.45%) Defect Tracking
18 24 (8.11%) Test Management
19 23 (7.77%) Waterfall
20 22 (7.43%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (35.81%) SQL
2 91 (30.74%) Java
3 47 (15.88%) C#
4 43 (14.53%) VBScript
5 38 (12.84%) Ruby
6 32 (10.81%) VB
7 21 (7.09%) JavaScript
8 20 (6.76%) C++
9 18 (6.08%) C
10 15 (5.07%) F#
10 15 (5.07%) Shell Script
11 13 (4.39%) PL/SQL
12 12 (4.05%) Python
13 10 (3.38%) VBA
14 5 (1.69%) Perl
15 4 (1.35%) Groovy
15 4 (1.35%) PHP
16 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.68%) Apex Code
17 2 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (16.89%) ISEB
2 46 (15.54%) ISTQB
3 36 (12.16%) Security Cleared
4 28 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 21 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (4.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.35%) Degree
8 4 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.35%) PhD
9 3 (1.01%) CCNA
9 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.34%) HND
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MCSA
11 1 (0.34%) MCSE
11 1 (0.34%) MCTS
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (30.07%) QA
2 8 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.01%) SDET
4 2 (0.68%) WCAG
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (1.35%) XenApp
1 4 (1.35%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Docker
3 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 78 (26.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.34%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.34%) Netcool
2 1 (0.34%) OpenView
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 113 (38.18%) HP
2 61 (20.61%) Oracle
3 25 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.05%) IBM
4 12 (4.05%) SAP
5 7 (2.36%) Sybase
6 5 (1.69%) Temenos
7 4 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.35%) Green Hat
7 4 (1.35%) Guidewire
7 4 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.01%) Calypso
8 3 (1.01%) Siebel
9 2 (0.68%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.68%) Veritas
9 2 (0.68%) VMware
10 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.34%) Perforce
10 1 (0.34%) Telerik
10 1 (0.34%) WorldPay
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