The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 72 68
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.24% 0.12% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.57% 1.01% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £367 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.38% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £450 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.21% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 127 99 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.01% 11.61% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 111
Median daily rate £372 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Bristol

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) TestComplete
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (33.33%) Toad
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Ant
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 2 (33.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 2 (33.33%) TestNG
3 2 (33.33%) Toad
4 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) API Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) F#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) VMware