Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 503 507
Rank change year-on-year -59 +4 -82
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 73 116 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 1.42% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 91
London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £255
90th Percentile £592 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +9.68% +9.15% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £65.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £48.75

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 9524 8163 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.21% 18.06% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7190 5907 5295
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £635 £613 £600
England median daily rate £457 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.41% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 19
London median hourly rate £36.25 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £21.93 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.92 £57.05 £55.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -8 8 £400 -11.11% 3
South London -31 2 £450 -10.00%
East London -9 1 - -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 60 (82.19%) Test Automation
2 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (39.73%) Selenium
4 25 (34.25%) Banking
4 25 (34.25%) Java
5 24 (32.88%) HP
6 23 (31.51%) Test Strategy
7 19 (26.03%) JIRA
8 18 (24.66%) QA
9 16 (21.92%) BDD
9 16 (21.92%) Windows
10 15 (20.55%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (19.18%) Cucumber
11 14 (19.18%) Ant
12 13 (17.81%) Maven
12 13 (17.81%) Gradle
12 13 (17.81%) Test Management
13 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
13 12 (16.44%) Scrum
13 12 (16.44%) ISEB
13 12 (16.44%) ETL
14 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
14 11 (15.07%) Web Services
14 11 (15.07%) Finance
14 11 (15.07%) Regression Testing
14 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
14 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
15 10 (13.70%) GitHub
15 10 (13.70%) Gherkin
15 10 (13.70%) Functional 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 (6.85%) Apache Pig
2 4 (5.48%) Confluence
2 4 (5.48%) JBoss
2 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.74%) CICS
3 2 (2.74%) Documentum
3 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) GitHub
2 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.74%) npm
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) WAAS
2 1 (1.37%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.37%) SMS
2 1 (1.37%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) Big Data
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (6.85%) Apache Hive
3 5 (6.85%) Impala
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.11%) DB2
5 3 (4.11%) HBase
5 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.37%) KDB
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (39.73%) Selenium
2 19 (26.03%) JIRA
3 14 (19.18%) Ant
3 14 (19.18%) Cucumber
4 13 (17.81%) Gradle
4 13 (17.81%) Maven
5 9 (12.33%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.33%) LoadRunner
6 8 (10.96%) JUnit
7 7 (9.59%) SoapUI
7 7 (9.59%) Subversion
7 7 (9.59%) WebDriver
8 6 (8.22%) JMeter
8 6 (8.22%) SpecFlow
8 6 (8.22%) TestRail
9 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
9 5 (6.85%) GitLab
9 5 (6.85%) TestNG
10 4 (5.48%) Jasmine
10 4 (5.48%) NUnit
General
1 25 (34.25%) Banking
2 11 (15.07%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.74%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Front Office
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Analyst
2 31 (42.47%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Automation Test Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) Tester
5 9 (12.33%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Automation Tester
6 7 (9.59%) Banking Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Test Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Lead
10 3 (4.11%) Developer in Test
10 3 (4.11%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Mainframe Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Web Services
2 10 (13.70%) Gherkin
3 9 (12.33%) REST
3 9 (12.33%) SOAP
4 7 (9.59%) HTML
5 6 (8.22%) Kafka
5 6 (8.22%) XML
6 5 (6.85%) CSS
7 4 (5.48%) .NET
7 4 (5.48%) Ajax
7 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.48%) J2EE
7 4 (5.48%) jQuery
7 4 (5.48%) JSF
7 4 (5.48%) Spring
7 4 (5.48%) Struts
7 4 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.11%) HTML5
8 3 (4.11%) ISPF
9 2 (2.74%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.11%) VSAM
4 2 (2.74%) Derivative
4 2 (2.74%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Unix
3 5 (6.85%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.48%) Android
4 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.48%) Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (82.19%) Test Automation
2 40 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.51%) Test Strategy
4 16 (21.92%) BDD
5 13 (17.81%) Test Management
6 12 (16.44%) ETL
6 12 (16.44%) Scrum
6 12 (16.44%) Test Scripting
7 11 (15.07%) Regression Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
8 10 (13.70%) Defect Management
8 10 (13.70%) Functional Testing
9 9 (12.33%) DevOps
9 9 (12.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Security Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Software Testing
11 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Integration Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) Java
2 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 8 (10.96%) VB
5 6 (8.22%) C#
5 6 (8.22%) Python
6 4 (5.48%) PHP
7 3 (4.11%) COBOL
7 3 (4.11%) JCL
7 3 (4.11%) REXX
7 3 (4.11%) Ruby
8 2 (2.74%) C++
8 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.74%) VBScript
9 1 (1.37%) F#
9 1 (1.37%) Groovy
9 1 (1.37%) Perl
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) ISEB
2 11 (15.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.85%) Degree
3 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.66%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.11%) Docker
1 3 (4.11%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.37%) HDFS
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.85%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.48%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.74%) Grafana
4 2 (2.74%) Kibana
4 2 (2.74%) logstash
4 2 (2.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) HP
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle
3 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) Perforce
5 4 (5.48%) CA Agile Central
5 4 (5.48%) IBM
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.37%) Calypso
8 1 (1.37%) eSpeed
8 1 (1.37%) Informatica
8 1 (1.37%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.37%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.37%) Murex
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.37%) Reuters
8 1 (1.37%) Software AG
8 1 (1.37%) VMware
8 1 (1.37%) webMethods