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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK
Rank 456 416 429
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +13
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 140 214 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 2.87% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 140 111
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
7653 7455 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.88% 14.57% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5117 4924 4667
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 £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 205 127
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -16 131 £400 - 35
London -24 49 £400 -5.88% 16
South East +14 25 £410 +14.68% 8
North East -14 18 £350 +9.37%
Tyne and Wear -13 17 £350 +9.37%
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 17 £350 +9.37%
Hampshire +21 16 £388 -3.12% 5
South West +3 12 £263 -25.00% 2
West Midlands +7 8 £430 +66.99%
East Midlands +11 7 £300 -57.14% 1
City of London -3 7 £350 -16.41% 2
Andover - 7 £375 - 1
Kent +1 6 £425 +45.29% 1
North West +16 5 £475 +24.18% 2
Scotland -3 5 £425 +39.34%
Northamptonshire - 5 £300 -
Somerset - 5 £253 -
Lancashire - 4 £475 - 2
Blackpool - 4 £475 -
Basingstoke +11 3 £314 -21.50%
Yorkshire -3 3 £288 -40.72% 3
East of England -6 3 £425 +21.42% 2
Northampton - 3 £300 -
Bristol - 3 £263 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £425 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £390 -
Edinburgh +15 2 £425 +37.65%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £375 -22.68% 2
Leeds -6 2 £375 -25.18% 1
Fareham -13 2 £448 - 1

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 168 (60.22%) Selenium
2 136 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (39.78%) Test Automation
4 96 (34.41%) SQL
5 93 (33.33%) HP
6 83 (29.75%) QA
7 81 (29.03%) Test Scripting
8 77 (27.60%) Java
9 70 (25.09%) Finance
10 62 (22.22%) Regression Testing
11 60 (21.51%) Oracle
12 58 (20.79%) TDD
13 56 (20.07%) BDD
14 55 (19.71%) Automation Testing
14 55 (19.71%) JIRA
15 52 (18.64%) Cucumber
16 49 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (17.20%) Test Management
18 47 (16.85%) HP Quality Center
19 45 (16.13%) Automated Testing
19 45 (16.13%) LoadRunner
19 45 (16.13%) Functional Testing
20 44 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
21 43 (15.41%) .NET
21 43 (15.41%) Banking
22 42 (15.05%) Scrum
22 42 (15.05%) Unix
23 40 (14.34%) ISEB
24 39 (13.98%) C#
25 38 (13.62%) XML

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 13 (4.66%) Confluence
2 8 (2.87%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.36%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) MS Office
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.08%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (1.08%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.08%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.72%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.79%) GitHub
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.72%) Slack
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.36%) Loggly
4 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.87%) PuTTY
1 8 (2.87%) WinSCP
2 3 (1.08%) Internet
2 3 (1.08%) Intranet
2 3 (1.08%) SNMP
3 2 (0.72%) FTP
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) Wireless
4 1 (0.36%) DNS
4 1 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.36%) IPv4
4 1 (0.36%) Network Security
4 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.17%) Oracle Database
1 20 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.15%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (1.43%) MySQL
8 2 (0.72%) DB2
8 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.72%) MS Access
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
9 1 (0.36%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 168 (60.22%) Selenium
2 55 (19.71%) JIRA
3 52 (18.64%) Cucumber
4 45 (16.13%) LoadRunner
5 35 (12.54%) Jenkins
5 35 (12.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (10.39%) Sahi
7 28 (10.04%) WATIR
8 27 (9.68%) SoapUI
9 26 (9.32%) JUnit
9 26 (9.32%) SpecFlow
10 18 (6.45%) JMeter
11 17 (6.09%) Maven
12 14 (5.02%) WebDriver
13 12 (4.30%) Git (software)
14 11 (3.94%) Subversion
14 11 (3.94%) TeamCity
15 9 (3.23%) NUnit
15 9 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
15 9 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 70 (25.09%) Finance
2 43 (15.41%) Banking
3 12 (4.30%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.58%) Retail
5 6 (2.15%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.43%) Back Office
7 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.08%) Front Office
8 2 (0.72%) Law
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (36.20%) Analyst
2 99 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 77 (27.60%) Tester
4 46 (16.49%) Automation Test Analyst
5 45 (16.13%) Automation Tester
6 32 (11.47%) Test Engineer
7 23 (8.24%) Test Manager
8 21 (7.53%) Developer
9 20 (7.17%) QA Engineer
10 18 (6.45%) QA Tester
10 18 (6.45%) Test Leader
11 17 (6.09%) Test Automation Engineer
12 15 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (5.38%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (4.66%) Senior Tester
14 11 (3.94%) Agile Test Analyst
14 11 (3.94%) QA Test Engineer
15 9 (3.23%) Senior Automation Tester
16 8 (2.87%) Automation Test Lead
17 7 (2.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.41%) .NET
2 38 (13.62%) XML
3 33 (11.83%) Web Services
4 22 (7.89%) SOAP
5 16 (5.73%) HTML
6 11 (3.94%) J2EE
7 10 (3.58%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.87%) Spring
10 6 (2.15%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.15%) CSS
10 6 (2.15%) jQuery
10 6 (2.15%) JSON
10 6 (2.15%) Node.js
10 6 (2.15%) REST
11 5 (1.79%) HTML5
11 5 (1.79%) RESTful
11 5 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.43%) JMS
12 4 (1.43%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.15%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.43%) Equities
3 4 (1.43%) Fixed Income
3 4 (1.43%) NHS
4 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.08%) Fintech
4 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.08%) PKI
5 2 (0.72%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.72%) Replication
5 2 (0.72%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.36%) iPad
6 1 (0.36%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.05%) Unix
2 31 (11.11%) Linux
3 29 (10.39%) Windows
4 4 (1.43%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (39.78%) Test Automation
3 81 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 62 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 58 (20.79%) TDD
6 56 (20.07%) BDD
7 55 (19.71%) Automation Testing
8 49 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (17.20%) Test Management
10 45 (16.13%) Automated Testing
10 45 (16.13%) Functional Testing
11 44 (15.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (15.05%) Scrum
13 38 (13.62%) Software Testing
14 36 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
14 36 (12.90%) Test Strategy
15 35 (12.54%) Open Source
16 28 (10.04%) Defect Tracking
16 28 (10.04%) Non-Functional Testing
17 27 (9.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 96 (34.41%) SQL
2 77 (27.60%) Java
3 39 (13.98%) C#
4 32 (11.47%) VBScript
5 30 (10.75%) Ruby
6 23 (8.24%) F#
7 16 (5.73%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.73%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.02%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.66%) Python
9 13 (4.66%) VB
10 12 (4.30%) C++
11 9 (3.23%) C
12 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.79%) Perl
13 4 (1.43%) VBA
14 3 (1.08%) Groovy
15 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.72%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (14.34%) ISEB
2 37 (13.26%) Security Cleared
3 33 (11.83%) ISTQB
4 28 (10.04%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (3.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.15%) Degree
7 6 (2.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.43%) PhD
9 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (29.75%) QA
2 7 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.15%) SDET
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (1.79%) Docker
3 4 (1.43%) XenApp
3 4 (1.43%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.36%) HDFS
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 47 (16.85%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.51%) Puppet
3 4 (1.43%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.72%) Graphite
4 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.36%) OpenView
Vendors
1 93 (33.33%) HP
2 60 (21.51%) Oracle
3 15 (5.38%) IBM
4 13 (4.66%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.51%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (2.51%) VMware
6 6 (2.15%) Remedy
6 6 (2.15%) Sybase
7 5 (1.79%) SAP
8 4 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.43%) Green Hat
8 4 (1.43%) Guidewire
8 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.08%) Calypso
9 3 (1.08%) Siebel
9 3 (1.08%) Splunk
9 3 (1.08%) Temenos
10 2 (0.72%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.72%) CA
10 2 (0.72%) SaltStack
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