Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 25 August 2019 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 708 686 648
Rank change year-on-year -22 -38 -54
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 91 189 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 0.98% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 127 121
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £269
90th Percentile £538 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

HP UFT is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 15,386 19,378 16,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.84% 20.63% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,121 13,380 11,089
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £310
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year +0.13% +5.42% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 208 277
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -2.37%
10th Percentile £23.25 £26.50 £28.65
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.88 £56.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.89%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 29 £465 - 4
North of England +21 18 £363 -3.33% 9
South West -20 17 £438 +2.94% 4
South East -19 14 £450 +24.14% 8
Midlands +21 9 £350 +7.69% 1
North West +19 9 £460 +18.77% 2
West Midlands +18 8 £350 +16.67%
Yorkshire +22 6 £363 -13.69% 5
East of England +24 3 £275 -36.05%
North East +16 3 £325 -10.34% 2
East Midlands +15 1 - - 1
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 74 (81.32%) Test Automation
2 52 (57.14%) Selenium
3 46 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (41.76%) Test Strategy
5 36 (39.56%) HP
6 33 (36.26%) Test Management
7 32 (35.16%) ISTQB
8 29 (31.87%) Java
8 29 (31.87%) Test Scripting
9 27 (29.67%) SQL
10 25 (27.47%) SAP
11 24 (26.37%) HP Quality Center
11 24 (26.37%) Cucumber
11 24 (26.37%) Defect Management
12 22 (24.18%) Finance
12 22 (24.18%) Software Testing
12 22 (24.18%) Web Services
12 22 (24.18%) LoadRunner
12 22 (24.18%) HP ALM
13 20 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (21.98%) QA
14 19 (20.88%) Regression Testing
15 18 (19.78%) Oracle
15 18 (19.78%) JIRA
16 17 (18.68%) DevOps
17 16 (17.58%) .NET
17 16 (17.58%) PL/SQL
17 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
17 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
17 16 (17.58%) BDD

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (3.30%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) Drupal
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.10%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Azure
2 2 (2.20%) AWS
2 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.10%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.10%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) DNS
2 1 (1.10%) LAN
2 1 (1.10%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.10%) VPN
2 1 (1.10%) WAN
2 1 (1.10%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.10%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.10%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (57.14%) Selenium
2 24 (26.37%) Cucumber
3 22 (24.18%) LoadRunner
4 18 (19.78%) JIRA
5 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
5 16 (17.58%) SoapUI
6 10 (10.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (9.89%) WebDriver
8 8 (8.79%) Appium
8 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
8 8 (8.79%) JMeter
9 6 (6.59%) SpecFlow
10 5 (5.49%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (5.49%) Visual Studio
11 4 (4.40%) FitNesse
11 4 (4.40%) JUnit
11 4 (4.40%) Mocha
11 4 (4.40%) TestNG
12 3 (3.30%) Gradle
12 3 (3.30%) Jasmine
General
1 22 (24.18%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Analyst
2 23 (25.27%) Test Analyst
3 22 (24.18%) Test Manager
4 17 (18.68%) Test Engineer
5 14 (15.38%) Tester
6 11 (12.09%) Automation Tester
6 11 (12.09%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (8.79%) SAP Manager
8 8 (8.79%) SAP Test Manager
9 7 (7.69%) Developer
10 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Technical Test Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Test Leader
12 3 (3.30%) Lead Tester
12 3 (3.30%) QA Leader
12 3 (3.30%) Test Programme Manager
12 3 (3.30%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.18%) Web Services
2 16 (17.58%) .NET
3 13 (14.29%) SOAP
4 8 (8.79%) XML
5 5 (5.49%) Gherkin
5 5 (5.49%) HTML
6 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.40%) Chai
6 4 (4.40%) CSS
6 4 (4.40%) REST
6 4 (4.40%) RESTful
6 4 (4.40%) WSDL
6 4 (4.40%) XSD
7 3 (3.30%) WPF
8 1 (1.10%) jQuery
8 1 (1.10%) JSON
8 1 (1.10%) Node.js
8 1 (1.10%) Spring Integration
8 1 (1.10%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) FMCG
3 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.10%) Derivative
4 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Android
3 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) MVS
3 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (81.32%) Test Automation
2 46 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (41.76%) Test Strategy
4 33 (36.26%) Test Management
5 29 (31.87%) Test Scripting
6 24 (26.37%) Defect Management
7 22 (24.18%) Software Testing
8 20 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (20.88%) Regression Testing
10 17 (18.68%) DevOps
11 16 (17.58%) BDD
12 14 (15.38%) Test Planning
13 12 (13.19%) Load Testing
14 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
15 10 (10.99%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (10.99%) ERP
16 9 (9.89%) API Testing
16 9 (9.89%) Psychology
17 8 (8.79%) Performance Testing
17 8 (8.79%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.87%) Java
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 16 (17.58%) PL/SQL
4 15 (16.48%) C#
5 13 (14.29%) VB
6 11 (12.09%) C
6 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
7 9 (9.89%) VBScript
8 5 (5.49%) F#
9 4 (4.40%) Python
10 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.10%) JCL
12 1 (1.10%) PHP
12 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (35.16%) ISTQB
2 15 (16.48%) ISEB
3 13 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.89%) MCP
5 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.89%) OCP
5 9 (9.89%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (9.89%) SAP Certification
6 7 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.40%) Degree
8 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.98%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (26.37%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (24.18%) HP ALM
3 5 (5.49%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (2.20%) Ansible
4 2 (2.20%) HP Fortify
4 2 (2.20%) Nagios
5 1 (1.10%) Nessus
5 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) HP
2 25 (27.47%) SAP
3 18 (19.78%) Oracle
4 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.49%) CA
6 3 (3.30%) Micro Focus
7 2 (2.20%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.20%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.20%) New Relic
8 1 (1.10%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.10%) FactSet
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.10%) Reuters
8 1 (1.10%) Software AG
8 1 (1.10%) Telerik
8 1 (1.10%) VMware
8 1 (1.10%) webMethods