Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 95 122
Rank change year-on-year +5 +27 -15
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 15 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.14% 0.81% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.63% 4.63% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 38
North East median daily rate £375 £475 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +37.68% -36.41%
10th Percentile £300 £350 £272
90th Percentile £500 £588 £477
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.32% +10.28%
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 324 216 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 24.53% 17.49% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 156 306
North East median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -8.54%
10th Percentile £302 £311 £258
90th Percentile £561 £615 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
North East median hourly rate £31.75 £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.44% +60.71% +107.41%
10th Percentile £27.58 £39.38 £26.03
90th Percentile £34.53 £48.33 £29.48
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 - 10 £338 - 1
Tyne and Wear -8 5 £475 -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 11 (73.33%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) SoapUI
3 9 (60.00%) Data Mining
3 9 (60.00%) VB
3 9 (60.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) Software Architecture
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
7 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) Coaching
7 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) API Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SDLC
8 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (20.00%) REST
8 3 (20.00%) JMeter
8 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
9 2 (13.33%) SMS
9 2 (13.33%) Nessus
9 2 (13.33%) JIRA
9 2 (13.33%) QA
9 2 (13.33%) TDD
9 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (13.33%) GitHub

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 (13.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
1 2 (13.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Selenium
2 11 (73.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (20.00%) JMeter
3 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (13.33%) Burp Suite
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
5 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.67%) Geb
5 1 (6.67%) Sahi
5 1 (6.67%) WATIR
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Big Data Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Developer in Test
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (60.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (40.00%) Software Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) API Testing
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Microservices
6 2 (13.33%) SFIA
6 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Apache Flume
1 1 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nessus
2 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) HP