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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 476 480
Rank change year-on-year -44 +4  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 81 148 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 1.90% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 107 87
Median daily rate £375 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £46.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +22.66%  

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 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -11 36 £425 -5.55% 15
South East -11 21 £360 -3.48% 7
West Midlands +20 7 £375 +25.08%
South West +5 6 £361 +31.36% 1
Yorkshire +22 5 £406 +5.86% 1
North East +63 2 £435 +36.47%
East of England -3 2 £275 -35.29% 2
North West +14 1 £225 -35.71% 2
HP UFT
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 182 (87.08%) Test Automation
2 138 (66.03%) Selenium
3 102 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (42.58%) HP
5 84 (40.19%) SQL
6 77 (36.84%) Java
7 67 (32.06%) Test Scripting
8 60 (28.71%) ISEB
9 59 (28.23%) Test Strategy
10 57 (27.27%) Finance
11 56 (26.79%) Oracle
12 54 (25.84%) Regression Testing
13 53 (25.36%) Jenkins
14 52 (24.88%) ISTQB
15 50 (23.92%) JIRA
16 49 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
18 44 (21.05%) BDD
19 42 (20.10%) DevOps
20 41 (19.62%) Test Management
21 40 (19.14%) Cucumber
22 39 (18.66%) TeamCity
22 39 (18.66%) QA
22 39 (18.66%) Banking
22 39 (18.66%) .NET
22 39 (18.66%) Windows
22 39 (18.66%) Linux
23 37 (17.70%) Web Services
24 36 (17.22%) Security Cleared
25 35 (16.75%) System Integration Testing

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 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.83%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.35%) JBoss
4 6 (2.87%) IIS
5 4 (1.91%) Confluence
6 3 (1.44%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.96%) CICS
7 2 (0.96%) Documentum
7 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.48%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.48%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.87%) GitHub
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.96%) Loggly
3 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.96%) Slack
3 2 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.88%) PuTTY
2 28 (13.40%) WinSCP
3 10 (4.78%) Internet
4 5 (2.39%) LDAP
5 3 (1.44%) Intranet
6 1 (0.48%) Skype
6 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.27%) Oracle Database
2 29 (13.88%) SQL Server
3 28 (13.40%) Oracle Database 10g
3 28 (13.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (8.61%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.83%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (3.83%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.87%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (1.91%) Big Data
11 4 (1.91%) DB2
11 4 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.96%) Informix
13 2 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 138 (66.03%) Selenium
2 53 (25.36%) Jenkins
3 50 (23.92%) JIRA
4 45 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 40 (19.14%) Cucumber
6 39 (18.66%) TeamCity
7 34 (16.27%) SoapUI
8 32 (15.31%) LoadRunner
9 31 (14.83%) Oracle APEX
10 30 (14.35%) SpecFlow
11 26 (12.44%) Ant
12 23 (11.00%) Toad
13 17 (8.13%) Maven
14 16 (7.66%) Eclipse
14 16 (7.66%) TestNG
15 15 (7.18%) JMeter
16 13 (6.22%) Subversion
17 12 (5.74%) Git (software)
17 12 (5.74%) WebDriver
18 11 (5.26%) Gradle
General
1 57 (27.27%) Finance
2 39 (18.66%) Banking
3 11 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.31%) Retail
5 4 (1.91%) Back Office
5 4 (1.91%) Law
5 4 (1.91%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Music Industry
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
7 2 (0.96%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (37.32%) Analyst
2 75 (35.89%) Test Analyst
3 45 (21.53%) Tester
4 28 (13.40%) Automation Tester
5 27 (12.92%) Automation Test Analyst
6 20 (9.57%) Test Leader
7 19 (9.09%) Test Manager
8 12 (5.74%) Consultant
8 12 (5.74%) Developer
8 12 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (5.74%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (4.78%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) Test Automation Manager
10 8 (3.83%) Test Engineer
11 7 (3.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 7 (3.35%) Test Consultant
12 6 (2.87%) Architect
12 6 (2.87%) Banking Analyst
12 6 (2.87%) QA Tester
12 6 (2.87%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.66%) .NET
2 37 (17.70%) Web Services
3 30 (14.35%) XML
4 13 (6.22%) SOAP
5 9 (4.31%) HTML
6 8 (3.83%) Gherkin
6 8 (3.83%) J2EE
6 8 (3.83%) Spring
7 7 (3.35%) Ajax
7 7 (3.35%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.35%) jQuery
7 7 (3.35%) JSF
7 7 (3.35%) Struts
7 7 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (2.87%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.87%) Middleware
8 6 (2.87%) Node.js
9 5 (2.39%) CSS
9 5 (2.39%) HTML5
10 4 (1.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.39%) Derivative
5 4 (1.91%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.44%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.44%) Tandem
6 3 (1.44%) VSAM
7 2 (0.96%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.48%) Equities
8 1 (0.48%) iPad
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.66%) Linux
1 39 (18.66%) Windows
2 28 (13.40%) Unix
3 21 (10.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.57%) Windows Server
5 19 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.48%) Solaris
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (87.08%) Test Automation
2 102 (48.80%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (32.06%) Test Scripting
4 59 (28.23%) Test Strategy
5 54 (25.84%) Regression Testing
6 49 (23.44%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (21.05%) BDD
8 42 (20.10%) DevOps
9 41 (19.62%) Test Management
10 35 (16.75%) System Integration Testing
11 33 (15.79%) Integration Testing
11 33 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
11 33 (15.79%) Scrum
12 32 (15.31%) Exploratory Testing
13 31 (14.83%) Functional Testing
14 30 (14.35%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (13.88%) TDD
16 27 (12.92%) Software Testing
17 26 (12.44%) Defect Management
18 25 (11.96%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 84 (40.19%) SQL
2 77 (36.84%) Java
3 33 (15.79%) F#
4 27 (12.92%) VBScript
5 21 (10.05%) C#
5 21 (10.05%) VB
6 18 (8.61%) Python
7 14 (6.70%) PL/SQL
8 13 (6.22%) Ruby
9 10 (4.78%) Groovy
10 8 (3.83%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.39%) C++
11 5 (2.39%) Scala
11 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.44%) COBOL
12 3 (1.44%) JCL
12 3 (1.44%) Perl
12 3 (1.44%) REXX
13 2 (0.96%) AWK
13 2 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (28.71%) ISEB
2 52 (24.88%) ISTQB
3 36 (17.22%) Security Cleared
4 34 (16.27%) SC Cleared
5 25 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (7.66%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (4.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (3.83%) Degree
9 4 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) MCSA
11 1 (0.48%) MCSE
11 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.66%) QA
2 3 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (9.09%) vSphere
2 13 (6.22%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (4.31%) Docker
4 6 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.87%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.44%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.96%) HDFS
7 2 (0.96%) LXC
Systems Management
1 21 (10.05%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (9.09%) vRealize
3 11 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.26%) Puppet
4 4 (1.91%) Ansible
5 2 (0.96%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.96%) Grafana
5 2 (0.96%) Graphite
5 2 (0.96%) Kibana
5 2 (0.96%) logstash
5 2 (0.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 89 (42.58%) HP
2 56 (26.79%) Oracle
3 26 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 26 (12.44%) VMware
4 22 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 12 (5.74%) IBM
6 7 (3.35%) CA Agile Central
6 7 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.87%) Remedy
8 4 (1.91%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.91%) Murex
8 4 (1.91%) Splunk
9 3 (1.44%) Calypso
9 3 (1.44%) Reuters
10 2 (0.96%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.96%) CA
10 2 (0.96%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.96%) Informatica
10 2 (0.96%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.96%) SAP
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