Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 22 November 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 107
Rank change year-on-year - +107 -13
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% - 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.62% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Cheshire median daily rate £279 - £300
10th Percentile £213 - £275
90th Percentile £324 - £325
North West median daily rate £279 £350 £331
% change year-on-year -20.36% +5.66% -15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 221 249 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.55% 17.00% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 186 176
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £304 £284 £280
90th Percentile £534 £500 £524
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.50 £25.63
90th Percentile £33.00 £39.50 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £41.13 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +10.29%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in Cheshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Cheshire

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £313 -
HP UFT
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) MCSA
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 7 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (50.00%) JMeter
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Time Management
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) VBScript
4 4 (50.00%) VB
4 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Environment Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Environment Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
1 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) VB
1 4 (50.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSA
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Fortinet
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle