The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 57 65
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category - 2.04% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 75 49 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 12.67% 7.16% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 45
Median daily rate £463 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 1
Median hourly rate £50.25 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.23% -5.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Hertfordshire

HP UFT
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle