Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 532 511
Rank change year-on-year -43 -21 -12
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 51 72 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.88% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 75
London median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £273 £273 £324
90th Percentile £634 £550 £565
England median daily rate £389 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +3.67% -4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £108.00

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 10,053 8,228 7,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.08% 19.25% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,485 6,100 5,801
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £642 £625 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 20
London median hourly rate £44.25 £32.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.15% -25.29% +56.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £21.46 £10.00
90th Percentile £165.00 £53.66 £56.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.38 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.72% -2.53% +13.20%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -27 6 £488 +34.48% 4
East London -19 3 £409 -
West London - 2 £466 -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 40 (78.43%) Test Automation
2 35 (68.63%) Selenium
3 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (37.25%) QA
5 18 (35.29%) Java
6 14 (27.45%) Finance
6 14 (27.45%) Cucumber
7 13 (25.49%) BDD
7 13 (25.49%) SQL
8 12 (23.53%) Banking
8 12 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
9 11 (21.57%) HP
10 10 (19.61%) C#
10 10 (19.61%) TDD
11 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
11 9 (17.65%) Scrum
12 8 (15.69%) Unix
12 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
12 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (13.73%) Puppet
13 7 (13.73%) Test Management
13 7 (13.73%) .NET
13 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
14 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
14 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 6 (11.76%) Windows
14 6 (11.76%) Linux

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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.92%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.92%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.92%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (3.92%) Sonata
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Tricentis Tosca
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) npm
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Big Data
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (68.63%) Selenium
2 14 (27.45%) Cucumber
3 12 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 9 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.80%) JIRA
5 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
5 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
5 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.84%) Hudson
6 4 (7.84%) QADirector
7 3 (5.88%) Appium
7 3 (5.88%) FitNesse
7 3 (5.88%) JMeter
7 3 (5.88%) JUnit
7 3 (5.88%) Maven
7 3 (5.88%) Subversion
8 2 (3.92%) WATIR
8 2 (3.92%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Tester
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Automation Tester
2 10 (19.61%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Test Leader
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Environment Manager
6 4 (7.84%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Test Environment Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Head of Big Data
7 3 (5.88%) Head of QA
7 3 (5.88%) Head of Strategy
7 3 (5.88%) Performance Test Leader
7 3 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) SOAP
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) XML
4 3 (5.88%) Node.js
4 3 (5.88%) REST
5 2 (3.92%) Ajax
5 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) J2EE
5 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) Middleware
5 2 (3.92%) Spring
5 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.92%) Velocity
5 2 (3.92%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.88%) Equities
3 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Fintech
4 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.92%) PDA
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
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
5 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Unix
2 6 (11.76%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) AIX
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) Test Automation
2 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.49%) BDD
4 12 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 10 (19.61%) TDD
6 9 (17.65%) Scrum
7 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Test Management
9 6 (11.76%) DevOps
9 6 (11.76%) Open Source
9 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.84%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.84%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) Java
2 13 (25.49%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) C#
4 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.80%) Python
6 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (5.88%) VB
6 3 (5.88%) VBScript
7 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.92%) C
7 2 (3.92%) Groovy
7 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL
8 1 (1.96%) PL/1
8 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) MCSA
4 1 (1.96%) MCSE
4 1 (1.96%) MCTS
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) 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%) Docker
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 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (5.88%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (3.92%) HP ALM
4 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.96%) Ansible
5 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.96%) Netcool
5 1 (1.96%) OpenView
5 1 (1.96%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) HP
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) Atlassian
3 5 (9.80%) SAP
4 3 (5.88%) CA
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (3.92%) Cognizant
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) Veritas
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Ivanti