The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for HP UFT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HP UFT over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 121 100
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.055% 0.085% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.93% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

HP UFT is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 201 216 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.10% 9.16% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 132 129
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing HP UFT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in Berkshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Berkshire

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft