The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 126 136
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.086% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.46% 1.13% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £275 £425 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.29% +102.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.21% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 433 353 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.63% 13.85% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 240 247
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £503 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 9
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.77% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £50.78 £51.30
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 East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the East of England

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the East of England

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £275 -
HP UFT
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) JMeter
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Maven
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Ant
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) Robotium
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Appium

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) Ant
3 1 (25.00%) Appium
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Robotium
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Android Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP