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 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 116 125
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.094% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 2.57% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +20.17%  
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 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 365 311 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.17% 12.54% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 170 173
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £487 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +34.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.54 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.45 £50.39 £40.30
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 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 29 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
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 £400 -
HP UFT
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Ant
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) IPv4
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) JBehave
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) Redmine
2 1 (16.67%) Robotium
2 1 (16.67%) TestNG
2 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Android Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle