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 25 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 96 93
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.40% 0.066%
As % of the Development Applications category - 3.24% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +29.57%  

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 213 216 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.59% 12.22% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 143 81
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

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