Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 620 524
Rank change year-on-year -31 -96 -70
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 180 256 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.57% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 158 251
England median daily rate £413 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +12.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £276 £262 £258
90th Percentile £560 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £48.75
10th Percentile £62.50 - £42.38
90th Percentile £67.50 - £56.13
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +85.71% -28.21% +261.11%

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 17638 16259 15043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.79% 16.56% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12363 11027 10107
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £603 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 232 283
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £26.16 £23.80
90th Percentile £59.75 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017. 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 -48 74 £425 -5.56% 8
South East +15 47 £400 +4.58% 2
North of England +40 27 £400 +18.26% 7
South West +18 16 £425 +30.77%
Yorkshire +15 14 £425 +9.68% 1
Midlands +9 10 £306 -6.00% 5
North West +28 9 £279 -20.36% 3
West Midlands +27 9 £301 +0.33% 2
North East +48 4 £525 +75.00% 3
East of England -22 2 £275 -35.29% 2
East Midlands -2 1 £310 -11.43% 3
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 146 (81.11%) Test Automation
2 92 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (51.11%) Selenium
3 90 (50.00%) HP
4 69 (38.33%) Java
5 55 (30.56%) Test Strategy
6 44 (24.44%) BDD
6 44 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
6 44 (24.44%) .NET
6 44 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 42 (23.33%) Windows
8 40 (22.22%) ISEB
8 40 (22.22%) LoadRunner
8 40 (22.22%) JIRA
9 39 (21.67%) Finance
10 37 (20.56%) Oracle
10 37 (20.56%) SoapUI
11 36 (20.00%) Ant
11 36 (20.00%) Banking
12 34 (18.89%) SpecFlow
13 32 (17.78%) QA
14 31 (17.22%) Linux
14 31 (17.22%) Web Services
15 29 (16.11%) Performance Testing
15 29 (16.11%) SQL
15 29 (16.11%) System Integration Testing
15 29 (16.11%) Defect Management
16 28 (15.56%) Functional Testing
16 28 (15.56%) Cucumber
16 28 (15.56%) Scrum

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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
2 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.78%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.22%) JBoss
5 2 (1.11%) Apache
5 2 (1.11%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.11%) CICS
5 2 (1.11%) Documentum
5 2 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.11%) IIS
5 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.56%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.56%) GitHub
3 7 (3.89%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (2.78%) Slack
5 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.11%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) PuTTY
1 19 (10.56%) WinSCP
2 5 (2.78%) HTTP
3 2 (1.11%) WAAS
4 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 24 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 22 (12.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 18 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (7.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.89%) Big Data
8 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.78%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.78%) Impala
10 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.67%) DB2
11 3 (1.67%) HBase
11 3 (1.67%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.11%) Firebird
12 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.56%) KDB
Development Applications
1 92 (51.11%) Selenium
2 40 (22.22%) JIRA
2 40 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 37 (20.56%) SoapUI
4 36 (20.00%) Ant
5 34 (18.89%) SpecFlow
6 28 (15.56%) Cucumber
7 27 (15.00%) Jenkins
8 25 (13.89%) Eclipse
9 23 (12.78%) TestNG
10 22 (12.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (11.67%) Oracle APEX
12 19 (10.56%) JMeter
13 17 (9.44%) Maven
13 17 (9.44%) WebDriver
14 13 (7.22%) Gradle
15 12 (6.67%) JUnit
16 11 (6.11%) Git (software)
17 7 (3.89%) Subversion
17 7 (3.89%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (21.67%) Finance
2 36 (20.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.89%) Publishing
3 7 (3.89%) Retail
4 4 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Back Office
5 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.11%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (45.00%) Analyst
2 80 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 30 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 29 (16.11%) Tester
5 25 (13.89%) Test Engineer
6 18 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 18 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Test Manager
8 8 (4.44%) Agile Test Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) Banking Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) Test Leader
9 7 (3.89%) Architect
9 7 (3.89%) Developer
10 6 (3.33%) Consultant
10 6 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Developer in Test
11 5 (2.78%) Test Automation Manager
11 5 (2.78%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.44%) .NET
2 31 (17.22%) Web Services
3 20 (11.11%) REST
4 19 (10.56%) Gherkin
5 17 (9.44%) HTML
6 15 (8.33%) SOAP
7 14 (7.78%) CSS
7 14 (7.78%) XML
8 13 (7.22%) jQuery
9 6 (3.33%) J2EE
9 6 (3.33%) Kafka
9 6 (3.33%) React Native
10 5 (2.78%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (2.22%) Ajax
11 4 (2.22%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.22%) JSF
11 4 (2.22%) Spring
11 4 (2.22%) Struts
12 3 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (4.44%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.22%) User Experience
4 3 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (1.67%) SWIFT
4 3 (1.67%) VSAM
5 2 (1.11%) Derivative
5 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.33%) Windows
2 31 (17.22%) Linux
3 24 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 19 (10.56%) Unix
5 18 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.78%) Android
7 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (81.11%) Test Automation
2 92 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (30.56%) Test Strategy
4 44 (24.44%) BDD
4 44 (24.44%) Test Scripting
5 29 (16.11%) Defect Management
5 29 (16.11%) Performance Testing
5 29 (16.11%) System Integration Testing
6 28 (15.56%) Functional Testing
6 28 (15.56%) Scrum
7 26 (14.44%) Regression Testing
8 24 (13.33%) DevOps
8 24 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 24 (13.33%) Test Management
8 24 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 23 (12.78%) Defect Tracking
10 22 (12.22%) API Testing
11 20 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (11.11%) SDLC
11 20 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (38.33%) Java
2 29 (16.11%) SQL
3 27 (15.00%) C#
4 23 (12.78%) VBScript
5 22 (12.22%) JavaScript
6 20 (11.11%) F#
7 18 (10.00%) VB
8 14 (7.78%) Python
9 8 (4.44%) Ruby
10 7 (3.89%) C++
10 7 (3.89%) Groovy
11 4 (2.22%) PHP
11 4 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.67%) COBOL
12 3 (1.67%) JCL
12 3 (1.67%) Jython
12 3 (1.67%) REXX
13 2 (1.11%) Delphi
13 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (22.22%) ISEB
2 27 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.56%) Security Cleared
4 13 (7.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (6.67%) Degree
6 8 (4.44%) MCSA
6 8 (4.44%) MCSE
6 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.78%) QA
2 5 (2.78%) WCAG
3 3 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (9.44%) vSphere
2 4 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.67%) Docker
3 3 (1.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.11%) HDFS
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.44%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (2.78%) Nessus
4 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.22%) Puppet
4 4 (2.22%) vRealize
5 2 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.11%) Grafana
5 2 (1.11%) Kibana
5 2 (1.11%) logstash
5 2 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 90 (50.00%) HP
2 37 (20.56%) Oracle
3 27 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.56%) Red Hat
5 17 (9.44%) VMware
6 13 (7.22%) Software AG
6 13 (7.22%) webMethods
7 9 (5.00%) SAP
8 8 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 5 (2.78%) Perforce
10 4 (2.22%) CA
10 4 (2.22%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (2.22%) IBM
11 3 (1.67%) Citrix
11 3 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.11%) Bloomberg
12 2 (1.11%) CollabNet
13 1 (0.56%) ION Trading
13 1 (0.56%) Telerik
13 1 (0.56%) Tradeweb