The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
North West / Manchester
Rank - 91 95
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.56% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category - 4.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +19.04% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 235 238 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.75% 13.35% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 162 133
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in Manchester

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Robotics
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Prism
2 1 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Modular Programming
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE

HP UFT
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) API Testing
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Modular Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Robotic Process Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) VC++
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Prism
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft