The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 25 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)
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - 49
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.31% - 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.61% - 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £250 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 62 84 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 19.25% 17.76% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 70 57
Median daily rate £363 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £325 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £42.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £44.75 £43.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) VersionOne
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) VersionOne
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center