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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK / England
Rank 455 451 448
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 130 165 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.78% 2.30% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 114 90
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7323 7180 6341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.52% 14.64% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4822 4121
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 170 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
London +1 50 £400 -5.88% 17
South East +30 42 £378 +0.66% 7
South West - 22 £302 - 1
West Midlands +14 6 £500 +334.78% 3
Yorkshire +10 3 £331 -5.35% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £300 -57.14% 1
East of England -9 2 £400 +14.28% 2
North West +17 1 £338 +12.50% 2
HP UFT
UK

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 165 (61.34%) Selenium
2 127 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (45.72%) Test Automation
4 101 (37.55%) HP
5 99 (36.80%) SQL
6 91 (33.83%) Java
7 79 (29.37%) Test Scripting
8 67 (24.91%) BDD
9 66 (24.54%) Finance
9 66 (24.54%) Oracle
10 65 (24.16%) QA
11 64 (23.79%) Regression Testing
11 64 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (22.68%) Test Management
12 61 (22.68%) Cucumber
13 59 (21.93%) Test Strategy
14 57 (21.19%) TDD
15 54 (20.07%) Jenkins
15 54 (20.07%) Automation Testing
16 52 (19.33%) .NET
17 51 (18.96%) ISEB
18 47 (17.47%) JIRA
19 45 (16.73%) Functional Testing
19 45 (16.73%) System Integration Testing
20 43 (15.99%) Security Cleared
20 43 (15.99%) Banking
20 43 (15.99%) LoadRunner
20 43 (15.99%) Unix
21 42 (15.61%) XML
21 42 (15.61%) ISTQB

HP UFT
Top Related 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 13 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.97%) Confluence
2 8 (2.97%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.23%) IIS
4 4 (1.49%) JBoss
5 2 (0.74%) CMS
5 2 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.12%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (7.81%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.37%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.37%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.86%) GitHub
3 4 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.74%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.74%) Loggly
4 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.74%) Slack
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.55%) PuTTY
2 22 (8.18%) WinSCP
3 6 (2.23%) Internet
4 5 (1.86%) LDAP
5 3 (1.12%) Intranet
6 2 (0.74%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) DNS
7 1 (0.37%) Firewall
7 1 (0.37%) FTP
7 1 (0.37%) IPv4
7 1 (0.37%) Network Security
7 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.01%) Oracle Database
2 24 (8.92%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 22 (8.18%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (6.69%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (2.97%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (2.97%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.23%) Oracle OWB
9 4 (1.49%) MySQL
10 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.74%) Big Data
11 2 (0.74%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 165 (61.34%) Selenium
2 61 (22.68%) Cucumber
3 54 (20.07%) Jenkins
4 47 (17.47%) JIRA
5 43 (15.99%) LoadRunner
6 41 (15.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (13.01%) SpecFlow
8 33 (12.27%) TeamCity
9 32 (11.90%) SoapUI
10 28 (10.41%) Sahi
10 28 (10.41%) WATIR
11 24 (8.92%) JUnit
11 24 (8.92%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (6.69%) Maven
13 17 (6.32%) WebDriver
14 16 (5.95%) Ant
14 16 (5.95%) Toad
15 13 (4.83%) Git (software)
16 11 (4.09%) Eclipse
16 11 (4.09%) Subversion
General
1 66 (24.54%) Finance
2 43 (15.99%) Banking
3 12 (4.46%) Retail
4 8 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.86%) Back Office
7 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.49%) Law
8 2 (0.74%) Electronics
8 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.74%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Military
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (34.57%) Analyst
2 92 (34.20%) Test Analyst
3 69 (25.65%) Tester
4 43 (15.99%) Automation Tester
5 41 (15.24%) Automation Test Analyst
6 30 (11.15%) Test Manager
7 22 (8.18%) Test Leader
8 20 (7.43%) Developer
9 17 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (6.32%) Senior Test Analyst
10 15 (5.58%) Test Engineer
11 13 (4.83%) Agile Test Analyst
12 12 (4.46%) QA Tester
13 11 (4.09%) Senior Tester
13 11 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
14 9 (3.35%) QA Engineer
14 9 (3.35%) Senior Automation Tester
15 8 (2.97%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
15 8 (2.97%) Test Automation Manager
16 7 (2.60%) Automation Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.33%) .NET
2 42 (15.61%) XML
3 39 (14.50%) Web Services
4 17 (6.32%) SOAP
5 13 (4.83%) HTML
6 12 (4.46%) Gherkin
7 10 (3.72%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.60%) J2EE
8 7 (2.60%) Spring
9 6 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.86%) CSS
10 5 (1.86%) JSON
10 5 (1.86%) Middleware
10 5 (1.86%) Node.js
10 5 (1.86%) REST
10 5 (1.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.49%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.49%) HTML5
11 4 (1.49%) jQuery
11 4 (1.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.49%) Fixed Income
2 4 (1.49%) Mainframe
2 4 (1.49%) NHS
2 4 (1.49%) SWIFT
3 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.12%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.12%) Tandem
4 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 2 (0.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.74%) Equities
4 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.37%) Derivative
5 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.37%) Fintech
5 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.37%) iPad
5 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.99%) Unix
2 40 (14.87%) Windows
3 39 (14.50%) Linux
4 14 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.83%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.49%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (45.72%) Test Automation
3 79 (29.37%) Test Scripting
4 67 (24.91%) BDD
5 64 (23.79%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (23.79%) Regression Testing
6 61 (22.68%) Test Management
7 59 (21.93%) Test Strategy
8 57 (21.19%) TDD
9 54 (20.07%) Automation Testing
10 45 (16.73%) Functional Testing
10 45 (16.73%) System Integration Testing
11 41 (15.24%) Scrum
12 40 (14.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 35 (13.01%) Automated Testing
13 35 (13.01%) DevOps
14 34 (12.64%) Integration Testing
15 32 (11.90%) Open Source
16 29 (10.78%) Software Testing
16 29 (10.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.80%) SQL
2 91 (33.83%) Java
3 33 (12.27%) C#
4 31 (11.52%) F#
5 28 (10.41%) Ruby
6 27 (10.04%) VBScript
7 16 (5.95%) Shell Script
7 16 (5.95%) VB
8 14 (5.20%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.20%) Python
9 9 (3.35%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.97%) C++
11 5 (1.86%) Groovy
12 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 3 (1.12%) C
13 3 (1.12%) VBA
14 2 (0.74%) AWK
14 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.74%) VC++
Qualifications
1 51 (18.96%) ISEB
2 43 (15.99%) Security Cleared
3 42 (15.61%) ISTQB
4 36 (13.38%) SC Cleared
5 19 (7.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (4.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (4.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.60%) Degree
10 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (24.16%) QA
2 7 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.60%) SDET
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (4.83%) vSphere
2 10 (3.72%) Docker
3 7 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.23%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.23%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.49%) XenApp
5 4 (1.49%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.74%) LXC
8 1 (0.37%) HDFS
8 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.83%) vRealize
3 8 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.97%) Puppet
4 5 (1.86%) Ansible
5 2 (0.74%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.74%) Graphite
5 2 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 101 (37.55%) HP
2 66 (24.54%) Oracle
3 20 (7.43%) VMware
4 16 (5.95%) IBM
4 16 (5.95%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.20%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.23%) Remedy
8 5 (1.86%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.49%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.49%) Green Hat
9 4 (1.49%) SAP
9 4 (1.49%) Splunk
10 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.74%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.74%) CA
10 2 (0.74%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.74%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.37%) Informatica
11 1 (0.37%) Zuora
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