Period
to 20 April 2019

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 6 months to 20 April 2019 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
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 85 106
Rank change year-on-year -8 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 11 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.79% 1.12% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.00% 5.62% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 24
North East median daily rate £375 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +35.71% +8.53%
10th Percentile £313 £418 £275
90th Percentile £500 £596 £488
England median daily rate £423 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -0.53% +13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 367 249 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 26.40% 19.95% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 187 245
North East median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £538 £601 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North East median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +4.88% -3.42%

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing HP UFT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HP UFT in the North East over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 April 2019. 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
Durham - 7 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -1 4 £488 +2.63%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 North East region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
3 7 (63.64%) VB
3 7 (63.64%) Data Mining
3 7 (63.64%) Data Analysis
4 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
4 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 4 (36.36%) Coaching
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
6 3 (27.27%) JMeter
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
7 2 (18.18%) SFIA
7 2 (18.18%) Web Operations
7 2 (18.18%) Slack
7 2 (18.18%) DevOps
7 2 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 2 (18.18%) Confluence
7 2 (18.18%) Microservices

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Slack
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
4 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
4 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Automation Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Data Analysis
3 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Coaching
4 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) BDD
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Microservices
6 2 (18.18%) OWASP
6 2 (18.18%) SFIA
6 2 (18.18%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Web Operations
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus