The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 29 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 154 171
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 5 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.94% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Median daily rate £319 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.74% -0.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £338 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £438 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £345
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.42%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 569 534 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.52% 15.78% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 431 536
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the City of London

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 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 City of London region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) QA
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) Sahi
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) WATIR
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Sahi
2 2 (18.18%) WATIR
3 1 (9.09%) Gradle
3 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) Maven
3 1 (9.09%) NetBeans
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) RSpec
3 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) TestLink
3 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) JSF
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Struts
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Kanban
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Practice Management
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
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