Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 669 684
Rank change year-on-year +115 +15 -99
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 28 157 181
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.92% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 127 131
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £337 £325 £303
90th Percentile £700 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.70% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.97 - -
UK median hourly rate £47.97 £36.25 -
% change year-on-year +32.33% - -

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 7,693 17,073 18,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.36% 20.58% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,067 11,442 12,521
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +10.47%
10th Percentile £331 £340 £319
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 257 206
Median hourly rate £39.25 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.77% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £21.85 £29.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.49% +1.18% -

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP UFT in England.

Daily rate trend for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HP UFT in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for HP UFT in England

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP UFT in England.

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 28 May 2020. 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
North of England +73 10 £493 +31.33% 1
London +150 8 £463 +8.82%
South East +119 8 £370 -15.91% 1
North East +20 6 £550 +46.67%
Yorkshire +55 2 £373 +3.83% 1
North West +43 2 - -
South West +20 2 - -
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 17 (60.71%) Selenium
3 15 (53.57%) Java
3 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (46.43%) ISEB
4 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
5 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (39.29%) HP
6 11 (39.29%) Oracle
7 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
8 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
8 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
8 9 (32.14%) JIRA
8 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
8 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
9 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) QA
9 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
9 8 (28.57%) REST
10 7 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (25.00%) BDD
10 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
11 6 (21.43%) SOAP

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 5 (17.86%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.57%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Azure
1 2 (7.14%) BrowserStack
1 2 (7.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) SoapUI
3 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
3 9 (32.14%) JIRA
4 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
6 4 (14.29%) Hudson
6 4 (14.29%) JMeter
6 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
7 3 (10.71%) eggPlant
7 3 (10.71%) Gatling
7 3 (10.71%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (10.71%) SilkTest
8 2 (7.14%) Burp Suite
8 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
8 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (7.14%) TestNG
8 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.57%) NeoLoad
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Regression Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Tester
4 3 (10.71%) QA Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Performance Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Tester
6 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) REST
2 6 (21.43%) SOAP
3 5 (17.86%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) XBRL
6 1 (3.57%) COM
6 1 (3.57%) Node.js
6 1 (3.57%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Test Automation
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
3 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.00%) BDD
5 7 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) API Testing
6 6 (21.43%) CRM
6 6 (21.43%) DevOps
6 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 6 (21.43%) TMMi
7 5 (17.86%) Performance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) Java
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) VB
5 4 (14.29%) VBScript
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.57%) F#
7 1 (3.57%) Groovy
7 1 (3.57%) Kotlin
7 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (3.57%) Scala
7 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (46.43%) ISEB
2 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
3 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP ALM
2 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) HP
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Micro Focus
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Teradata