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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 120 121
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.055% 0.041% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.49% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 12
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +407.46%  

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 204 204 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.23% 8.29% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 122 168
Median daily rate £436 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Median hourly rate £23.25 £111.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.14% +232.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £46.50 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Berkshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Newbury 0 1 - -
HP UFT
South East

HP UFT
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Appium
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Appium
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP