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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - 76
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% - 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.83% - 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £225 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 121 156 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.00% 16.83% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 120 110
Median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% -49.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Cheshire

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

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) 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 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Environment Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Test Environment Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
1 1 (50.00%) HP