Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 558 502
Rank change year-on-year -92 -56 +24
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 201 258 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 1.80% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 168 266
England median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +8.22%
10th Percentile £302 £275 £261
90th Percentile £580 £525 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £60.00
10th Percentile £62.50 - £45.05
90th Percentile £67.50 - £175.00
UK median hourly rate £65.00 - £60.00

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 18,079 14,365 14,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.52% 16.86% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,592 9,686 9,849
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.70% +1.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £296
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 281 331
England median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% -3.42% +14.73%
10th Percentile £29.80 £24.00 £23.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%

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 April 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 April 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
South East -12 68 £373 -0.67% 7
London -94 63 £425 +6.25% 17
North of England 0 38 £450 +28.57% 6
Yorkshire +2 22 £450 +56.52% 3
South West 0 18 £425 +23.64% 1
North East +18 13 £475 +35.71%
Midlands -19 10 £301 -17.02% 3
North West -11 9 £425 -6.08% 3
West Midlands -3 7 £301 -21.31% 1
East of England -6 4 £324 -23.82% 4
East Midlands -4 3 £400 +28.00% 2
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 164 (81.59%) Test Automation
2 137 (68.16%) Selenium
3 118 (58.71%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (45.27%) Java
5 90 (44.78%) HP
6 64 (31.84%) Finance
7 61 (30.35%) BDD
8 56 (27.86%) HP ALM
9 54 (26.87%) SQL
10 53 (26.37%) Test Strategy
11 52 (25.87%) LoadRunner
12 49 (24.38%) Scrum
12 49 (24.38%) SoapUI
13 48 (23.88%) .NET
13 48 (23.88%) Linux
14 47 (23.38%) QA
14 47 (23.38%) JIRA
14 47 (23.38%) REST
15 44 (21.89%) Oracle
16 43 (21.39%) SpecFlow
17 40 (19.90%) DevOps
17 40 (19.90%) Test Scripting
18 39 (19.40%) Jenkins
19 38 (18.91%) Cucumber
19 38 (18.91%) Web Services
20 37 (18.41%) SDLC
21 36 (17.91%) Ant
22 35 (17.41%) Windows
23 33 (16.42%) C#
23 33 (16.42%) Microsoft

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 23 (11.44%) Confluence
2 13 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.49%) SAS
4 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) CICS
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.46%) Slack
3 6 (2.99%) Tricentis Tosca
4 5 (2.49%) npm
4 5 (2.49%) Sauce Labs
5 4 (1.99%) GitHub
6 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.94%) PuTTY
1 26 (12.94%) WinSCP
2 7 (3.48%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) DHCP
3 1 (0.50%) DNS
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.92%) Oracle Database
2 28 (13.93%) SQL Server
3 27 (13.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (11.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 24 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (11.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.48%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.49%) Big Data
8 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.00%) Impala
9 2 (1.00%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.50%) DB2
10 1 (0.50%) Flink
10 1 (0.50%) MySQL
10 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.50%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 137 (68.16%) Selenium
2 52 (25.87%) LoadRunner
3 49 (24.38%) SoapUI
4 47 (23.38%) JIRA
5 43 (21.39%) SpecFlow
6 39 (19.40%) Jenkins
7 38 (18.91%) Cucumber
8 36 (17.91%) Ant
9 33 (16.42%) Eclipse
10 30 (14.93%) JMeter
10 30 (14.93%) WebDriver
11 28 (13.93%) Oracle APEX
12 27 (13.43%) TestNG
13 26 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (10.45%) Git (software)
15 17 (8.46%) JUnit
16 16 (7.96%) Maven
17 15 (7.46%) Burp Suite
18 9 (4.48%) Visual Studio
19 8 (3.98%) Gradle
General
1 64 (31.84%) Finance
2 26 (12.94%) Banking
3 4 (1.99%) Retail
4 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Military
4 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Front Office
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (28.36%) Analyst
2 56 (27.86%) Test Analyst
3 43 (21.39%) Tester
4 38 (18.91%) Test Engineer
5 32 (15.92%) Automation Test Analyst
6 30 (14.93%) Automation Tester
7 20 (9.95%) Developer
7 20 (9.95%) Test Manager
8 17 (8.46%) Test Automation Engineer
9 13 (6.47%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.47%) QA Tester
10 11 (5.47%) SQL Analyst
11 10 (4.98%) Financial Analyst
11 10 (4.98%) QA Analyst
11 10 (4.98%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.48%) Senior Test Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Test Leader
13 8 (3.98%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (23.88%) .NET
2 47 (23.38%) REST
3 38 (18.91%) Web Services
4 26 (12.94%) XML
5 25 (12.44%) HTML
6 20 (9.95%) SOAP
7 17 (8.46%) Gherkin
8 15 (7.46%) CSS
9 13 (6.47%) jQuery
9 13 (6.47%) RESTful
10 9 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (3.98%) MSMQ
11 8 (3.98%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (3.48%) HTML5
12 7 (3.48%) Spring
13 5 (2.49%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.49%) Node.js
13 5 (2.49%) Spring Boot
13 5 (2.49%) Swagger
13 5 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.97%) Mainframe
2 11 (5.47%) User Experience
3 5 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.99%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.00%) Clustering
6 2 (1.00%) Fintech
6 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.00%) PDA
7 1 (0.50%) Derivative
7 1 (0.50%) Equities
7 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.88%) Linux
2 35 (17.41%) Windows
3 29 (14.43%) Windows Server
4 25 (12.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (11.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.96%) Unix
7 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.00%) AIX
8 2 (1.00%) Android
8 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (81.59%) Test Automation
2 118 (58.71%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.35%) BDD
4 53 (26.37%) Test Strategy
5 49 (24.38%) Scrum
6 40 (19.90%) DevOps
6 40 (19.90%) Test Scripting
7 37 (18.41%) SDLC
8 33 (16.42%) Performance Testing
8 33 (16.42%) Waterfall
9 32 (15.92%) System Integration Testing
10 31 (15.42%) API Testing
11 29 (14.43%) Defect Management
12 28 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (12.94%) Regression Testing
14 25 (12.44%) Coaching
15 24 (11.94%) Test Management
16 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
16 22 (10.95%) Microservices
16 22 (10.95%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (45.27%) Java
2 54 (26.87%) SQL
3 33 (16.42%) C#
4 29 (14.43%) JavaScript
5 28 (13.93%) F#
6 21 (10.45%) VBScript
7 18 (8.96%) Python
8 13 (6.47%) VB
9 12 (5.97%) C++
10 11 (5.47%) Ruby
11 9 (4.48%) Groovy
12 6 (2.99%) Jython
13 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.00%) C
14 2 (1.00%) Java 8
15 1 (0.50%) COBOL
15 1 (0.50%) Perl
15 1 (0.50%) PHP
15 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (14.93%) ISEB
2 27 (13.43%) SC Cleared
2 27 (13.43%) Security Cleared
3 23 (11.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (10.45%) ISTQB
5 18 (8.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (3.48%) Degree
7 5 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.99%) Sun Certification
9 3 (1.49%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.49%) PMP
10 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) MCITP
10 1 (0.50%) MCSA
10 1 (0.50%) MCSE
10 1 (0.50%) MCTS
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (23.38%) QA
2 15 (7.46%) WCAG
3 2 (1.00%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (11.94%) vSphere
2 10 (4.98%) Docker
3 2 (1.00%) ACF2
3 2 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.00%) RACF
3 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 56 (27.86%) HP ALM
2 26 (12.94%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (7.46%) Nessus
4 10 (4.98%) CA Service Virtualization
5 9 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.48%) Puppet
6 8 (3.98%) Rancher
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.49%) vRealize
8 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 90 (44.78%) HP
2 44 (21.89%) Oracle
3 33 (16.42%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.94%) VMware
5 25 (12.44%) Red Hat
6 24 (11.94%) Software AG
6 24 (11.94%) webMethods
7 8 (3.98%) Splunk
8 7 (3.48%) Atlassian
8 7 (3.48%) CA
9 6 (2.99%) SAP
10 5 (2.49%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.99%) Citrix
12 3 (1.49%) Informatica
12 3 (1.49%) Micro Focus
12 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.00%) Ivanti
13 2 (1.00%) McAfee
13 2 (1.00%) Perforce
13 2 (1.00%) Veritas