Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 640 675 584
Rank change year-on-year +35 -91 -85
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 197 182 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.00% 1.06% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 130 171
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £273
90th Percentile £575 £576 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.66% +9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £65.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +85.71% -39.13%

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 19,678 17,218 14,994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.56% 18.60% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,517 12,163 10,024
England median daily rate £488 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +9.20% +5.45%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £305
90th Percentile £636 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £458 £425
% change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 224 222
England median hourly rate £42.75 £44.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.84% +7.98% +1.88%
10th Percentile £32.01 £29.30 £24.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% +7.32% +2.50%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +51 76 £475 +11.76% 9
North of England +2 47 £415 -7.78% 7
Midlands +7 28 £346 +14.95% 7
North West +6 23 £450 +44.00% 5
South East -37 22 £463 +15.63% 6
South West -24 21 £425 - 3
West Midlands -3 16 £350 +16.28% 6
North East -9 14 £375 -21.05% 2
East Midlands +22 12 £335 +21.82% 1
Yorkshire -15 10 £403 -10.56%
East of England +13 3 £290 - 2
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 144 (73.10%) Test Automation
2 119 (60.41%) Selenium
3 114 (57.87%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (37.56%) Jenkins
5 73 (37.06%) BDD
5 73 (37.06%) JIRA
6 72 (36.55%) Java
7 63 (31.98%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (29.44%) Git (software)
9 53 (26.90%) QA
10 52 (26.40%) LoadRunner
11 47 (23.86%) Cucumber
12 46 (23.35%) Test Strategy
13 43 (21.83%) HP
13 43 (21.83%) Finance
13 43 (21.83%) Scrum
14 40 (20.30%) JMeter
14 40 (20.30%) Confluence
15 39 (19.80%) DevOps
15 39 (19.80%) Manual Testing
16 38 (19.29%) REST
17 37 (18.78%) Waterfall
18 36 (18.27%) SDLC
18 36 (18.27%) Banking
18 36 (18.27%) SQL
19 35 (17.77%) Microservices
20 33 (16.75%) SoapUI
21 32 (16.24%) JavaScript
22 31 (15.74%) Node.js
22 31 (15.74%) Slack

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 40 (20.30%) Confluence
2 7 (3.55%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.02%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) CICS
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.02%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Payroll
1 2 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.51%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.74%) Slack
2 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.55%) npm
3 6 (3.05%) GitHub
3 6 (3.05%) Office 365
4 4 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.02%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.02%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) DHCP
1 2 (1.02%) DNS
2 1 (0.51%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) Data Mining
3 6 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.02%) HBase
6 2 (1.02%) MySQL
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 119 (60.41%) Selenium
2 74 (37.56%) Jenkins
3 73 (37.06%) JIRA
4 58 (29.44%) Git (software)
5 52 (26.40%) LoadRunner
6 47 (23.86%) Cucumber
7 40 (20.30%) JMeter
8 33 (16.75%) SoapUI
9 26 (13.20%) WebDriver
10 24 (12.18%) Burp Suite
11 13 (6.60%) Maven
12 11 (5.58%) JUnit
12 11 (5.58%) Subversion
13 10 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (4.57%) Gradle
15 8 (4.06%) FitNesse
15 8 (4.06%) Hudson
15 8 (4.06%) TeamCity
16 7 (3.55%) CA Release Automation
16 7 (3.55%) TestComplete
General
1 43 (21.83%) Finance
2 36 (18.27%) Banking
3 4 (2.03%) Front Office
3 4 (2.03%) Marketing
4 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Back Office
5 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (21.83%) Tester
2 39 (19.80%) Test Engineer
3 30 (15.23%) Analyst
3 30 (15.23%) Automation Tester
4 29 (14.72%) Test Analyst
5 21 (10.66%) Test Manager
6 16 (8.12%) Test Leader
7 13 (6.60%) Developer
8 11 (5.58%) Automation Test Lead
9 9 (4.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Consultant
9 9 (4.57%) QA Tester
10 8 (4.06%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.06%) QA Consultant
11 7 (3.55%) QA Leader
12 6 (3.05%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (3.05%) Engagement Manager
12 6 (3.05%) Selenium Tester
12 6 (3.05%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Test Engagement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (19.29%) REST
2 31 (15.74%) Node.js
3 26 (13.20%) Web Services
4 20 (10.15%) .NET
5 17 (8.63%) WebdriverIO
6 11 (5.58%) SOAP
7 9 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.57%) Spring
8 8 (4.06%) CSS
8 8 (4.06%) HTML
8 8 (4.06%) Middleware
9 7 (3.55%) Ajax
9 7 (3.55%) HTML5
9 7 (3.55%) J2EE
9 7 (3.55%) jQuery
9 7 (3.55%) Spring Boot
9 7 (3.55%) Spring Security
9 7 (3.55%) Swagger
9 7 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (3.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.52%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.02%) Clustering
6 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.02%) PDA
6 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) DataPower
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Equities
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.57%) Windows
2 6 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.52%) Linux
6 2 (1.02%) AIX
6 2 (1.02%) CentOS
6 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (73.10%) Test Automation
2 114 (57.87%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (37.06%) BDD
4 63 (31.98%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (23.35%) Test Strategy
6 43 (21.83%) Scrum
7 39 (19.80%) DevOps
7 39 (19.80%) Manual Testing
8 37 (18.78%) Waterfall
9 36 (18.27%) SDLC
10 35 (17.77%) Microservices
11 30 (15.23%) Coaching
11 30 (15.23%) Regression Testing
12 29 (14.72%) Mentoring
12 29 (14.72%) OWASP
13 25 (12.69%) Open Source
14 24 (12.18%) Software Engineering
14 24 (12.18%) Test Management
15 23 (11.68%) Defect Management
16 22 (11.17%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.55%) Java
2 36 (18.27%) SQL
3 32 (16.24%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.64%) C#
5 18 (9.14%) VB
6 13 (6.60%) VBScript
7 9 (4.57%) Python
8 4 (2.03%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.03%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (2.03%) Groovy
8 4 (2.03%) PHP
8 4 (2.03%) Ruby
9 3 (1.52%) F#
10 2 (1.02%) C++
10 2 (1.02%) Java 8
10 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.02%) VBA
11 1 (0.51%) COBOL
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (14.21%) ISTQB
2 13 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (5.58%) Degree
4 7 (3.55%) ISEB
4 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.52%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (26.90%) QA
2 22 (11.17%) WCAG
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) Basel III
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.54%) Docker
3 4 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) ACF2
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.51%) HDFS
5 1 (0.51%) RACF
Systems Management
1 24 (12.18%) Nessus
2 12 (6.09%) HP ALM
3 9 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.57%) Puppet
4 8 (4.06%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (3.55%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (2.03%) Ansible
6 4 (2.03%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.02%) HP Fortify
7 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.02%) OpenView
7 2 (1.02%) SCOM
7 2 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (21.83%) HP
2 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.57%) SAP
4 8 (4.06%) CA Agile Central
5 7 (3.55%) CA
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle
7 2 (1.02%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix
7 2 (1.02%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.02%) Google
7 2 (1.02%) IBM
7 2 (1.02%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.02%) McAfee
7 2 (1.02%) Perfecto Mobile
7 2 (1.02%) Perforce
7 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.02%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.02%) Veritas
7 2 (1.02%) VMware