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 23 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 161 191
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 0 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.089% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.50% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.21% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

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 671 595 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.33% 17.58% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 495 580
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 23 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 City of London region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) iPad
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) NetBeans
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Practice Management

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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) NetBeans
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) TestLink
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) JSF
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Struts
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) CA Agile Central