Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 490 452
Rank change year-on-year -101 -38 +26
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 51 91 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.54% 1.28% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 64 107
London median daily rate £400 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.57% +5.11%
10th Percentile £278 £307 £317
90th Percentile £646 £550 £550
England median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £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 9,398 7,101 6,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.62% 17.87% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,045 5,232 5,110
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 17
London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.05% +83.16%
10th Percentile £25.00 £19.82 £33.61
90th Percentile £165.00 £57.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.48
% change year-on-year - +0.06% +14.80%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -43 7 £488 +39.29% 8
East London - 2 £409 - 2
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 43 (84.31%) Test Automation
2 40 (78.43%) Selenium
3 28 (54.90%) Finance
4 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (47.06%) QA
6 19 (37.25%) SQL
7 15 (29.41%) Scrum
8 14 (27.45%) Banking
8 14 (27.45%) Java
9 13 (25.49%) Regression Testing
9 13 (25.49%) WebDriver
9 13 (25.49%) Cucumber
9 13 (25.49%) REST
10 12 (23.53%) BDD
10 12 (23.53%) C#
11 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
12 10 (19.61%) HP
12 10 (19.61%) Unix
13 9 (17.65%) XML
13 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
13 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
13 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
14 8 (15.69%) RESTful
14 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
15 7 (13.73%) SOAP
15 7 (13.73%) Linux
15 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
15 7 (13.73%) JIRA
15 7 (13.73%) Atlassian
15 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing

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 5 (9.80%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Tricentis Tosca
2 3 (5.88%) npm
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (78.43%) Selenium
2 13 (25.49%) Cucumber
2 13 (25.49%) WebDriver
3 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
4 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
5 7 (13.73%) JIRA
5 7 (13.73%) SpecFlow
6 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (9.80%) JMeter
8 4 (7.84%) JUnit
8 4 (7.84%) QADirector
9 3 (5.88%) Appium
9 3 (5.88%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (5.88%) Gradle
9 3 (5.88%) Hudson
9 3 (5.88%) IntelliJ
9 3 (5.88%) Maven
9 3 (5.88%) NetBeans
9 3 (5.88%) Subversion
10 2 (3.92%) MSTest
General
1 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Front Office
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
1 15 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) Tester
3 11 (21.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Automation Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Banking Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) SQL Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) Developer
6 7 (13.73%) QA Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) QA Automation Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) XML Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Environment Manager
8 4 (7.84%) Test Environment Manager
8 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
8 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) REST
2 9 (17.65%) XML
3 8 (15.69%) RESTful
4 7 (13.73%) SOAP
5 6 (11.76%) HTML
5 6 (11.76%) MSMQ
5 6 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (9.80%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) .NET
7 4 (7.84%) CSS
7 4 (7.84%) jQuery
7 4 (7.84%) Web Services
8 3 (5.88%) Ajax
8 3 (5.88%) Gherkin
8 3 (5.88%) J2EE
8 3 (5.88%) Node.js
8 3 (5.88%) Spring
8 3 (5.88%) Spring Security
8 3 (5.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.88%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Equities
4 2 (3.92%) Fintech
4 2 (3.92%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) PDA
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.96%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Unix
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) AIX
4 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) Test Automation
2 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) Scrum
4 13 (25.49%) Regression Testing
5 12 (23.53%) BDD
6 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
7 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.76%) API Integration
8 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (11.76%) System Testing
8 6 (11.76%) TDD
9 5 (9.80%) Asset Management
9 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.80%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.84%) API Testing
10 4 (7.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) SQL
2 14 (27.45%) Java
3 12 (23.53%) C#
4 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.84%) Python
6 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 3 (5.88%) VB
7 2 (3.92%) C
7 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
7 2 (3.92%) VBScript
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL
8 1 (1.96%) PL/1
8 1 (1.96%) REXX
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) MCITP
5 1 (1.96%) MCSA
5 1 (1.96%) MCSE
5 1 (1.96%) MCTS
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (47.06%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) ACF2
2 1 (1.96%) RACF
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.73%) Puppet
2 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.92%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) HP
2 7 (13.73%) Atlassian
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (3.92%) Citrix
4 2 (3.92%) McAfee
4 2 (3.92%) Veritas
4 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.96%) FXall
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat