The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 68 80
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.20% 0.63% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.90% 7.06% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 8
Median daily rate £250 £238 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -44.11%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 222 85 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 21.74% 8.90% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 55 77
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -9.09%  
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Buckinghamshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Milton Keynes -16 2 £250 -9.09%
HP UFT
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Calabash
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Python

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) Calabash
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby