The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 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)
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 114 67
Rank change year-on-year +60 -47  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.35% 0.69% 0.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.33% 5.19% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Median daily rate £435 £319 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.47% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £247 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £328 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 86 212 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 15.11% 13.23% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 138 91
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £28.25 -
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the North East

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +65 2 £435 +36.47%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (50.00%) Decision Table

HP UFT
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Tester
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Agile Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Open Source
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA