The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank 118 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 19 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.68% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.93% 3.18% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Average daily rate £463 £309 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.79% -11.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £11.75
HP UFT
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
484 283 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.21% 11.10% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 191 165
Average daily rate £425 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP UFT across the Yorkshire region.

HP UFT Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

HP UFT Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 13 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Yorkshire +5 18 £463 +51.63% 2
Humberside - 1 - -
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 38 (95.00%) Selenium
2 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (77.50%) HP
4 30 (75.00%) LoadRunner
5 27 (67.50%) Cucumber
6 24 (60.00%) JIRA
7 23 (57.50%) Jenkins
7 23 (57.50%) JMeter
8 22 (55.00%) Confluence
9 21 (52.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (52.50%) .NET
10 20 (50.00%) SNMP
10 20 (50.00%) Windows
10 20 (50.00%) Linux
10 20 (50.00%) Mac OS X
10 20 (50.00%) PKI
10 20 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
11 19 (47.50%) Functional Testing
11 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
12 17 (42.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (32.50%) C#
13 13 (32.50%) QA
14 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
15 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (27.50%) Java
15 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
15 11 (27.50%) Perl
15 11 (27.50%) C
15 11 (27.50%) Python
15 11 (27.50%) Shell Script

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 22 (55.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (95.00%) Selenium
2 30 (75.00%) LoadRunner
3 27 (67.50%) Cucumber
4 24 (60.00%) JIRA
5 23 (57.50%) Jenkins
5 23 (57.50%) JMeter
6 2 (5.00%) eggPlant
6 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.00%) Subversion
7 1 (2.50%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Publishing
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Test Leader
2 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Web Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Agile Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Web Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (52.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (5.00%) New Media
3 1 (2.50%) CESG
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Linux
1 20 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (47.50%) Functional Testing
4 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
5 17 (42.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (22.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (22.50%) Test Scripting
8 8 (20.00%) Load Testing
9 7 (17.50%) Analytics
9 7 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.50%) Open Source
12 2 (5.00%) Defect Management
12 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) C#
2 11 (27.50%) C
2 11 (27.50%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (27.50%) Perl
2 11 (27.50%) Python
2 11 (27.50%) Ruby
2 11 (27.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
2 10 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.50%) GPG13
3 1 (2.50%) WAI
3 1 (2.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) HP