The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 56 36
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% 1.43% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 5.41% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.31% +27.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cardiff with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 64 111 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 18.99% 26.43% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 85 22
Median daily rate £400 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Cardiff

HP UFT
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

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 Cardiff region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (75.00%) Groovy
2 3 (75.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (75.00%) V-Model
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) WinRunner
2 3 (75.00%) The Grinder
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) RAD
2 3 (75.00%) RUP
2 3 (75.00%) Siebel
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Java

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 3 (75.00%) JMeter
2 3 (75.00%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (75.00%) The Grinder
2 3 (75.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Release Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Load Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) RAD
1 3 (75.00%) RUP
1 3 (75.00%) System Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) V-Model
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) Groovy
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Siebel
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago