Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 684 689 609
Rank change year-on-year +5 -80 -57
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 171 164 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 0.96% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 97 174
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £266
90th Percentile £558 £565 £497
UK median daily rate £364 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -9.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £35.00

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 19,869 17,015 16,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.02% 18.46% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,738 11,855 10,907
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 277 235
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £25.08 £30.55 £25.45
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 -16 59 £480 +1.05% 9
South East -10 42 £363 -9.38% 7
Midlands +10 31 £336 -13.78% 6
North of England -16 25 £425 +6.25% 10
West Midlands -15 16 £300 -25.00% 2
East Midlands +25 15 £346 +11.61% 4
North West -6 14 £475 +70.40% 10
South West -16 10 £425 +14.25% 4
North East -1 7 £363 -24.08%
East of England +13 4 £538 +95.45% 2
Yorkshire -18 4 £500 +21.21%
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 140 (81.87%) Test Automation
2 121 (70.76%) Selenium
3 94 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (52.63%) Java
5 70 (40.94%) Jenkins
6 59 (34.50%) HP
7 56 (32.75%) JIRA
7 56 (32.75%) Test Strategy
8 54 (31.58%) BDD
9 50 (29.24%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (28.07%) QA
10 48 (28.07%) Cucumber
11 44 (25.73%) Web Services
12 40 (23.39%) LoadRunner
12 40 (23.39%) Scrum
13 39 (22.81%) .NET
14 38 (22.22%) JavaScript
15 37 (21.64%) Microsoft
15 37 (21.64%) SoapUI
16 36 (21.05%) DevOps
17 35 (20.47%) Git (software)
18 34 (19.88%) Windows
19 32 (18.71%) Node.js
20 31 (18.13%) SQL
21 29 (16.96%) Finance
22 28 (16.37%) Regression Testing
22 28 (16.37%) ISTQB
22 28 (16.37%) Banking
22 28 (16.37%) REST
22 28 (16.37%) Open Source

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 25 (14.62%) Confluence
2 10 (5.85%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.85%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.51%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.92%) CICS
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.17%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.17%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.17%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.17%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.17%) SAP Payroll
1 2 (1.17%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (1.17%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.60%) Office 365
3 12 (7.02%) Slack
4 10 (5.85%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (5.85%) npm
5 6 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (3.51%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.51%) Tricentis Tosca
6 4 (2.34%) BrowserStack
6 4 (2.34%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.68%) PuTTY
1 8 (4.68%) WinSCP
2 3 (1.75%) Internet
3 2 (1.17%) DHCP
3 2 (1.17%) DNS
3 2 (1.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (7.60%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.68%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (4.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.09%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.75%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.17%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.17%) DB2
8 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.17%) Redis
8 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.58%) Impala
9 1 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 121 (70.76%) Selenium
2 70 (40.94%) Jenkins
3 56 (32.75%) JIRA
4 48 (28.07%) Cucumber
5 40 (23.39%) LoadRunner
6 37 (21.64%) SoapUI
7 35 (20.47%) Git (software)
8 24 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (13.45%) JMeter
10 21 (12.28%) WebDriver
11 20 (11.70%) JUnit
12 19 (11.11%) Maven
13 17 (9.94%) SpecFlow
13 17 (9.94%) Subversion
14 14 (8.19%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (7.60%) Ant
15 13 (7.60%) Eclipse
15 13 (7.60%) TeamCity
16 11 (6.43%) TestNG
16 11 (6.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (16.96%) Finance
2 28 (16.37%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Marketing
4 2 (1.17%) Back Office
4 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.17%) Legal
4 2 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (22.22%) Tester
2 31 (18.13%) Analyst
2 31 (18.13%) Test Analyst
3 26 (15.20%) Automation Tester
4 23 (13.45%) Test Engineer
5 20 (11.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 15 (8.77%) Developer
7 12 (7.02%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 11 (6.43%) QA Tester
9 10 (5.85%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Test Leader
10 8 (4.68%) Consultant
11 7 (4.09%) Automation Test Lead
11 7 (4.09%) QA Consultant
12 6 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) QA Leader
12 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 5 (2.92%) QA Automation Tester
13 5 (2.92%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.73%) Web Services
2 39 (22.81%) .NET
3 32 (18.71%) Node.js
4 28 (16.37%) REST
5 21 (12.28%) SOAP
6 17 (9.94%) XML
7 15 (8.77%) Spring
7 15 (8.77%) WebdriverIO
8 14 (8.19%) HTML
9 11 (6.43%) CSS
10 10 (5.85%) Ajax
10 10 (5.85%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.85%) HTML5
10 10 (5.85%) J2EE
10 10 (5.85%) jQuery
10 10 (5.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.26%) Middleware
11 9 (5.26%) Spring Boot
11 9 (5.26%) Spring Security
11 9 (5.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.85%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.75%) Equities
5 3 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.17%) Clustering
6 2 (1.17%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.17%) PDA
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Derivative
7 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.58%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.88%) Windows
2 21 (12.28%) Linux
3 20 (11.70%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.09%) Unix
6 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.17%) AIX
8 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (81.87%) Test Automation
2 94 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (32.75%) Test Strategy
4 54 (31.58%) BDD
5 50 (29.24%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (23.39%) Scrum
7 36 (21.05%) DevOps
8 28 (16.37%) Open Source
8 28 (16.37%) Regression Testing
9 26 (15.20%) SDLC
10 25 (14.62%) Waterfall
11 24 (14.04%) API Testing
11 24 (14.04%) Manual Testing
12 23 (13.45%) TDD
13 22 (12.87%) Functional Testing
13 22 (12.87%) Test Scripting
14 21 (12.28%) Test Management
15 18 (10.53%) Mentoring
15 18 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
16 17 (9.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 90 (52.63%) Java
2 38 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.13%) SQL
4 21 (12.28%) C#
5 18 (10.53%) Python
6 17 (9.94%) F#
6 17 (9.94%) VBScript
7 15 (8.77%) VB
8 10 (5.85%) Ruby
9 7 (4.09%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.92%) Groovy
12 4 (2.34%) ActionScript
12 4 (2.34%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.75%) Perl
14 2 (1.17%) C++
14 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.58%) PL/1
15 1 (0.58%) REXX
Qualifications
1 28 (16.37%) ISTQB
2 27 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 27 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 24 (14.04%) ISEB
4 18 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (3.51%) Degree
7 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.58%) MCSA
9 1 (0.58%) MCSE
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.58%) PMP
9 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (28.07%) QA
2 8 (4.68%) WCAG
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (4.68%) Docker
2 8 (4.68%) vSphere
3 2 (1.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) ACF2
4 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.58%) HDFS
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.58%) RACF
4 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (11.11%) HP ALM
2 16 (9.36%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.36%) Puppet
3 13 (7.60%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (5.26%) Nessus
5 8 (4.68%) Kubernetes
6 7 (4.09%) CA Service Virtualization
7 6 (3.51%) Ansible
7 6 (3.51%) OpenView
7 6 (3.51%) SCOM
7 6 (3.51%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.75%) vRealize
9 2 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 59 (34.50%) HP
2 37 (21.64%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.28%) Oracle
4 14 (8.19%) Red Hat
5 13 (7.60%) Software AG
5 13 (7.60%) webMethods
6 11 (6.43%) CA Agile Central
7 10 (5.85%) VMware
8 9 (5.26%) SAP
9 7 (4.09%) CA
10 6 (3.51%) Google
11 4 (2.34%) Citrix
12 3 (1.75%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.75%) Ivanti
13 2 (1.17%) Cognizant
13 2 (1.17%) Dynatrace
13 2 (1.17%) McAfee
13 2 (1.17%) Veritas
14 1 (0.58%) Micro Focus