Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 17 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 471 448
Rank change year-on-year -88 -23 -24
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 68 123 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 1.67% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 79 120
London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £350 £300 £273
90th Percentile £603 £575 £563
England median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.38% +3.77% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £65.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £60.00

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,092 7,371 6,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.53% 17.84% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,964 5,334 5,080
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £353 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
London median hourly rate £41.41 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.89% +25.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £29.00 £17.93 £24.23
90th Percentile £70.13 £120.19 £55.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in London

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in London

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in London over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HP UFT in London

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in London

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Central London -23 11 £400 - 4
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 London region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 60 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (47.06%) Selenium
4 28 (41.18%) Banking
5 25 (36.76%) QA
6 24 (35.29%) Finance
7 21 (30.88%) Regression Testing
7 21 (30.88%) HP
8 19 (27.94%) REST
8 19 (27.94%) Test Strategy
9 18 (26.47%) BDD
9 18 (26.47%) Java
10 17 (25.00%) JIRA
11 15 (22.06%) SQL
11 15 (22.06%) SoapUI
12 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
13 13 (19.12%) Waterfall
13 13 (19.12%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
14 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
14 12 (17.65%) Windows
15 11 (16.18%) Web Services
15 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
15 11 (16.18%) ISEB
15 11 (16.18%) RESTful
15 11 (16.18%) Test Management
16 10 (14.71%) Gradle
16 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
16 10 (14.71%) LoadRunner
16 10 (14.71%) XML

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (10.29%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) npm
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.47%) SMS
1 1 (1.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (7.35%) Apache Hive
2 5 (7.35%) Big Data
2 5 (7.35%) Impala
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) HBase
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (47.06%) Selenium
2 17 (25.00%) JIRA
3 15 (22.06%) SoapUI
4 14 (20.59%) Cucumber
5 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 10 (14.71%) Gradle
6 10 (14.71%) LoadRunner
6 10 (14.71%) Maven
7 9 (13.24%) Ant
7 9 (13.24%) SpecFlow
8 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
8 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
9 5 (7.35%) JUnit
9 5 (7.35%) Subversion
9 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (5.88%) JMeter
10 4 (5.88%) TestNG
11 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
11 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (41.18%) Banking
2 24 (35.29%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (54.41%) Analyst
2 36 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 25 (36.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 16 (23.53%) Banking Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) Tester
6 9 (13.24%) SQL Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) Automation Tester
7 8 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) QA Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) QA Automation Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (11.76%) XML Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Developer
8 7 (10.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
11 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
11 4 (5.88%) Developer in Test
11 4 (5.88%) Integration Test Analyst
11 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) REST
2 11 (16.18%) RESTful
2 11 (16.18%) Web Services
3 10 (14.71%) XML
4 9 (13.24%) Gherkin
4 9 (13.24%) SOAP
5 8 (11.76%) HTML
5 8 (11.76%) MSMQ
5 8 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (8.82%) CSS
7 5 (7.35%) .NET
7 5 (7.35%) HTML5
7 5 (7.35%) Kafka
8 3 (4.41%) jQuery
8 3 (4.41%) JSON
9 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.94%) Ajax
9 2 (2.94%) Spring
9 2 (2.94%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Unix
3 3 (4.41%) Android
3 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (88.24%) Test Automation
2 41 (60.29%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.88%) Regression Testing
4 19 (27.94%) Test Strategy
5 18 (26.47%) BDD
6 13 (19.12%) Waterfall
7 12 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 11 (16.18%) Test Management
9 10 (14.71%) Scrum
10 9 (13.24%) Defect Management
10 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
10 9 (13.24%) Security Testing
11 8 (11.76%) API Integration
12 7 (10.29%) API Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Integration Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
12 7 (10.29%) SDET
12 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) SQL
3 11 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) C#
4 7 (10.29%) VB
5 4 (5.88%) Python
6 3 (4.41%) C++
6 3 (4.41%) PHP
6 3 (4.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.47%) F#
7 1 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (1.47%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) ISEB
2 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.29%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.76%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) MiFID
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.35%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (7.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) HP
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle
4 5 (7.35%) Perforce
5 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.47%) FXall
6 1 (1.47%) Informatica
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Software AG
6 1 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) webMethods