Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 676 628 576
Rank change year-on-year -48 -52 -2
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 186 207 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 1.32% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 129 211
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £260
90th Percentile £573 £540 £550
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £170.00
UK median hourly rate - - £170.00

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 19,166 15,710 15,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.17% 17.78% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,262 10,733 10,694
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £300
90th Percentile £619 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 306 275
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £25.66 £28.75 £26.78
90th Percentile £60.66 £55.00 £52.40
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -8 73 £363 -0.68% 7
London -77 52 £444 +10.94% 9
North of England -6 27 £438 +14.38% 8
Midlands -5 17 £325 -13.91% 4
Yorkshire -13 15 £463 +15.63% 1
West Midlands -26 12 £300 -21.05% 2
South West -7 10 £413 +16.20% 3
North West -5 9 £375 +66.67% 4
East of England +2 7 £430 +56.36% 2
North East 0 6 £475 +9.20% 3
East Midlands +8 5 £438 +41.13% 2
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 153 (82.26%) Test Automation
2 138 (74.19%) Selenium
3 109 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (48.92%) Java
5 85 (45.70%) HP
6 57 (30.65%) Linux
6 57 (30.65%) Jenkins
7 55 (29.57%) Test Strategy
8 54 (29.03%) .NET
8 54 (29.03%) LoadRunner
8 54 (29.03%) Scrum
9 53 (28.49%) Web Services
10 51 (27.42%) Oracle
11 49 (26.34%) SoapUI
12 48 (25.81%) Windows
13 46 (24.73%) JIRA
13 46 (24.73%) BDD
14 45 (24.19%) DevOps
14 45 (24.19%) Microsoft
15 44 (23.66%) API Testing
16 42 (22.58%) HP ALM
16 42 (22.58%) SpecFlow
16 42 (22.58%) ISEB
17 40 (21.51%) Performance Testing
18 39 (20.97%) Test Scripting
19 38 (20.43%) QA
19 38 (20.43%) SQL
19 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
19 38 (20.43%) Security Cleared
20 37 (19.89%) Team Foundation Server

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 24 (12.90%) Confluence
2 16 (8.60%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.69%) CICS
5 3 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.08%) SAS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache
7 1 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.08%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.08%) Sonata
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.38%) Slack
3 8 (4.30%) npm
3 8 (4.30%) Office 365
4 7 (3.76%) Tricentis Tosca
5 6 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.15%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.61%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.61%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.52%) PuTTY
1 27 (14.52%) WinSCP
2 4 (2.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) DHCP
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 31 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 30 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (16.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 25 (13.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 25 (13.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.61%) Big Data
7 3 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.08%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.08%) DB2
8 2 (1.08%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.08%) Redis
8 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 138 (74.19%) Selenium
2 57 (30.65%) Jenkins
3 54 (29.03%) LoadRunner
4 49 (26.34%) SoapUI
5 46 (24.73%) JIRA
6 42 (22.58%) SpecFlow
7 37 (19.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 35 (18.82%) Oracle APEX
9 34 (18.28%) Cucumber
10 33 (17.74%) JMeter
11 32 (17.20%) Ant
11 32 (17.20%) Eclipse
12 30 (16.13%) TestNG
13 20 (10.75%) WebDriver
14 19 (10.22%) Git (software)
15 18 (9.68%) JUnit
16 13 (6.99%) Maven
17 12 (6.45%) Subversion
18 10 (5.38%) Burp Suite
19 9 (4.84%) CA Release Automation
General
1 37 (19.89%) Finance
2 16 (8.60%) Banking
3 3 (1.61%) Back Office
3 3 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.08%) Military
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (26.88%) Tester
2 37 (19.89%) Analyst
2 37 (19.89%) Test Analyst
3 36 (19.35%) Automation Tester
4 34 (18.28%) Test Engineer
5 22 (11.83%) Automation Test Analyst
6 21 (11.29%) Developer
7 18 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (7.53%) Java Developer
9 12 (6.45%) QA Tester
10 11 (5.91%) Test Leader
11 9 (4.84%) Selenium Tester
12 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 8 (4.30%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 8 (4.30%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.23%) Test Specialist
14 5 (2.69%) QA Automation Tester
14 5 (2.69%) Senior Tester
14 5 (2.69%) Software Tester
14 5 (2.69%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (29.03%) .NET
2 53 (28.49%) Web Services
3 31 (16.67%) REST
4 26 (13.98%) SOAP
5 23 (12.37%) HTML
6 18 (9.68%) XML
7 12 (6.45%) Spring
8 10 (5.38%) CSS
8 10 (5.38%) HTML5
9 9 (4.84%) Node.js
10 8 (4.30%) Ajax
10 8 (4.30%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.30%) jQuery
10 8 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (3.76%) J2EE
11 7 (3.76%) RESTful
11 7 (3.76%) Spring Boot
11 7 (3.76%) Spring Security
11 7 (3.76%) Swagger
12 4 (2.15%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.30%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (4.30%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.30%) User Experience
3 6 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.69%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.61%) Equities
6 3 (1.61%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) Clustering
7 2 (1.08%) Fintech
7 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.08%) PDA
7 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.54%) Derivative
8 1 (0.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.65%) Linux
2 48 (25.81%) Windows
3 34 (18.28%) Windows Server
4 27 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (9.14%) Unix
7 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.08%) AIX
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Android
9 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (82.26%) Test Automation
2 109 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (29.57%) Test Strategy
4 54 (29.03%) Scrum
5 46 (24.73%) BDD
6 45 (24.19%) DevOps
7 44 (23.66%) API Testing
8 40 (21.51%) Performance Testing
9 39 (20.97%) Test Scripting
10 34 (18.28%) System Integration Testing
11 30 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (15.59%) SDLC
13 25 (13.44%) Waterfall
14 24 (12.90%) Regression Testing
15 22 (11.83%) Defect Tracking
16 19 (10.22%) Coaching
16 19 (10.22%) Mentoring
17 18 (9.68%) Functional Testing
17 18 (9.68%) Kanban
17 18 (9.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (48.92%) Java
2 38 (20.43%) SQL
3 34 (18.28%) F#
4 31 (16.67%) C#
5 28 (15.05%) JavaScript
6 17 (9.14%) Python
7 16 (8.60%) VBScript
8 15 (8.06%) VB
9 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.23%) Ruby
11 4 (2.15%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.61%) C++
12 3 (1.61%) Java 8
12 3 (1.61%) Perl
12 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.08%) C
13 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.54%) COBOL
14 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (22.58%) ISEB
2 38 (20.43%) SC Cleared
2 38 (20.43%) Security Cleared
3 32 (17.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 26 (13.98%) ISEB Practitioner
5 23 (12.37%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.76%) Degree
7 4 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.61%) PMP
8 3 (1.61%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.08%) MCSA
9 2 (1.08%) MCSE
9 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MCITP
10 1 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (20.43%) QA
2 10 (5.38%) WCAG
3 3 (1.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (13.44%) vSphere
2 12 (6.45%) Docker
3 6 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.08%) ACF2
4 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.08%) RACF
4 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.08%) XenApp
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (22.58%) HP ALM
2 18 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (8.06%) Puppet
4 10 (5.38%) Nessus
5 8 (4.30%) Rancher
6 6 (3.23%) vRealize
7 5 (2.69%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (2.15%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.61%) Ansible
9 3 (1.61%) OpenView
9 3 (1.61%) SCOM
9 3 (1.61%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.54%) Netcool
Vendors
1 85 (45.70%) HP
2 51 (27.42%) Oracle
3 45 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 30 (16.13%) Software AG
4 30 (16.13%) webMethods
5 29 (15.59%) Red Hat
6 27 (14.52%) VMware
7 9 (4.84%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (4.30%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.30%) Splunk
9 5 (2.69%) CA
9 5 (2.69%) Citrix
10 4 (2.15%) Micro Focus
10 4 (2.15%) SAP
11 3 (1.61%) Google
11 3 (1.61%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.08%) Capita
12 2 (1.08%) Informatica
12 2 (1.08%) McAfee
12 2 (1.08%) Veritas