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 3 months to 27 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £338 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 89 165 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.70% 17.10% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 95 76
Median daily rate £450 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +15.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -67.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 27 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
Knutsford - 1 £338 -
HP UFT
North West

HP UFT
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Operational 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall