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 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 377 375
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 36 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.92% 1.32% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 36
Median daily rate £425 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +19.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £348 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3910 3785 3275
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.78% 17.38% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2860 2839 2362
Median daily rate £485 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.63 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.30% +34.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £90.08 £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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 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
Bromley +3 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
HP UFT
England

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 London region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 66 (77.65%) Test Automation
2 46 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (54.12%) Selenium
3 37 (43.53%) Finance
4 33 (38.82%) Banking
5 31 (36.47%) SQL
6 25 (29.41%) Java
6 25 (29.41%) Unix
7 23 (27.06%) HP
7 23 (27.06%) Jenkins
8 22 (25.88%) JIRA
9 21 (24.71%) Regression Testing
9 21 (24.71%) Test Strategy
10 20 (23.53%) DevOps
10 20 (23.53%) Cucumber
11 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
11 19 (22.35%) QA
11 19 (22.35%) Functional Testing
12 17 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 17 (20.00%) TDD
13 16 (18.82%) ISEB
14 15 (17.65%) ETL
14 15 (17.65%) Scrum
14 15 (17.65%) Maven
14 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
15 14 (16.47%) Scenario Testing
15 14 (16.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (16.47%) 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 8 (9.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.24%) JBoss
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.35%) CICS
4 2 (2.35%) Confluence
4 2 (2.35%) Documentum
4 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.18%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.18%) SAS
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.18%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) GitHub
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.35%) Loggly
2 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.35%) Slack
2 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Internet
2 3 (3.53%) Intranet
3 2 (2.35%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.18%) Skype
4 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle Database
1 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.71%) Big Data
3 4 (4.71%) DB2
4 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.35%) Informix
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) MySQL
6 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.18%) Power BI
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 46 (54.12%) Selenium
2 23 (27.06%) Jenkins
3 22 (25.88%) JIRA
4 20 (23.53%) Cucumber
5 15 (17.65%) Maven
6 13 (15.29%) Subversion
6 13 (15.29%) TeamCity
7 11 (12.94%) Ant
7 11 (12.94%) Gradle
8 10 (11.76%) JUnit
9 8 (9.41%) Git (software)
9 8 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
10 6 (7.06%) JMeter
10 6 (7.06%) LoadRunner
11 5 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (5.88%) IntelliJ
12 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
12 4 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (3.53%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 33 (38.82%) Banking
3 11 (12.94%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.06%) Retail
5 4 (4.71%) Law
6 3 (3.53%) Back Office
6 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.35%) Music Industry
8 1 (1.18%) Billing
8 1 (1.18%) Games
8 1 (1.18%) Marketing
8 1 (1.18%) Polish Language
8 1 (1.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Analyst
2 28 (32.94%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Tester
4 9 (10.59%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.41%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Consultant
6 7 (8.24%) Automation Tester
7 6 (7.06%) Architect
7 6 (7.06%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Developer
8 5 (5.88%) QA Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.71%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Manual Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Test Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) XML
2 9 (10.59%) Web Services
3 8 (9.41%) HTML
3 8 (9.41%) J2EE
3 8 (9.41%) SOAP
3 8 (9.41%) Spring
4 7 (8.24%) Ajax
4 7 (8.24%) AngularJS
4 7 (8.24%) jQuery
4 7 (8.24%) JSF
4 7 (8.24%) Struts
4 7 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (7.06%) Node.js
6 5 (5.88%) CSS
6 5 (5.88%) HTML5
7 4 (4.71%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.53%) .NET
8 3 (3.53%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.53%) ISPF
8 3 (3.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Derivative
4 4 (4.71%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.53%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.53%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.53%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (3.53%) SWIFT
5 3 (3.53%) Tandem
5 3 (3.53%) VSAM
6 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Equities
7 1 (1.18%) iPad
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Unix
2 13 (15.29%) Linux
3 11 (12.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (77.65%) Test Automation
2 46 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (24.71%) Regression Testing
3 21 (24.71%) Test Strategy
4 20 (23.53%) DevOps
5 19 (22.35%) Functional Testing
5 19 (22.35%) Test Scripting
6 17 (20.00%) TDD
7 15 (17.65%) ETL
7 15 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
7 15 (17.65%) Scrum
7 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (16.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (16.47%) Scenario Testing
9 13 (15.29%) BDD
9 13 (15.29%) Test Management
9 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
10 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (14.12%) Integration Testing
11 11 (12.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.47%) SQL
2 25 (29.41%) Java
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.06%) VBScript
6 4 (4.71%) Python
6 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.53%) C#
7 3 (3.53%) COBOL
7 3 (3.53%) JCL
7 3 (3.53%) REXX
7 3 (3.53%) Ruby
7 3 (3.53%) Scala
7 3 (3.53%) VB
8 2 (2.35%) AWK
8 2 (2.35%) Perl
9 1 (1.18%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (18.82%) ISEB
3 6 (7.06%) Degree
3 6 (7.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.35%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.35%) HDFS
3 2 (2.35%) LXC
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (12.94%) Puppet
2 7 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (4.71%) Ansible
4 2 (2.35%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (2.35%) Grafana
4 2 (2.35%) Graphite
4 2 (2.35%) Kibana
4 2 (2.35%) logstash
4 2 (2.35%) Nagios
5 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) HP
2 12 (14.12%) IBM
2 12 (14.12%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) CA Agile Central
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.06%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.71%) Bloomberg
5 4 (4.71%) Murex
6 3 (3.53%) Calypso
6 3 (3.53%) Reuters
7 2 (2.35%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.35%) CA
7 2 (2.35%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.35%) Informatica
7 2 (2.35%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.35%) Splunk
7 2 (2.35%) XebiaLabs
8 1 (1.18%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.18%) Zuora