The table below looks at the statistics for HP UFT skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
Rank - 103 113
Permanent jobs citing HP UFT 0 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.69% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.60% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 7
Average salary - £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
HP UFT
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
322 333 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.47% 19.05% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 277 293 237
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

HP UFT
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

HP UFT Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP UFT
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HP UFT across the Cheshire region.

HP UFT Salary Trend in Cheshire

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) QA
4 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
4 9 (64.29%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) Release Management
4 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
4 9 (64.29%) MSTest
4 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) C#
6 2 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) VB
6 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) C
7 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Selenium
7 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
7 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) VBScript
7 1 (7.14%) HTML

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 IT job ads sampled that cited HP UFT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) RoboHelp
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (64.29%) MSTest
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Tester
2 11 (78.57%) Software Tester
3 10 (71.43%) Analyst
3 10 (71.43%) Test Analyst
4 9 (64.29%) Consultant
4 9 (64.29%) QA Tester
4 9 (64.29%) Test Consultant
4 9 (64.29%) Software Consultant
4 9 (64.29%) QA Consultant
5 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Junior Tester
6 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Junior
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Scripting
3 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
3 9 (64.29%) Release Management
3 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft