The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 March 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)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 48 51
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 1.10% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category - 9.43% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +407.46%  

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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 119 53 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 29.46% 11.65% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 36 39
Median daily rate £444 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.26% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 11
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £32.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 - £41.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HP UFT in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Essex

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP UFT in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in Essex