Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 130 105
Rank change year-on-year +36 -25 -21
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 6 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.49% 1.23% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.91% 7.42% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 31 9
North East median daily rate £575 £308 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.99% -39.11% +40.28%
10th Percentile £463 £260 £290
90th Percentile £588 £400 £535
England median daily rate £425 £388 £353
% change year-on-year +9.68% +9.93% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £48.75

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 206 445 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.86% 16.60% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 306 236
North East median daily rate £425 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.91% +10.36%
10th Percentile £304 £253 £269
90th Percentile £615 £500 £536
England median daily rate £455 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +107.41% -55.00%
10th Percentile £39.38 £26.30 £7.95
90th Percentile £48.33 £29.30 £17.95
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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
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 24 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear +36 6 £575 +86.99% 2
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
1 6 (100.00%) JMeter
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Nessus
1 6 (100.00%) WCAG
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
1 6 (100.00%) Test Management
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) OWASP
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Confluence
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
1 6 (100.00%) REST
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
1 6 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (100.00%) Coaching
1 6 (100.00%) Microservices
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) Burp Suite
1 6 (100.00%) SFIA
1 6 (100.00%) Web Operations
1 6 (100.00%) Slack
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
2 2 (33.33%) QA

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 6 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Slack
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Burp Suite
1 6 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (100.00%) JIRA
1 6 (100.00%) JMeter
1 6 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) BDD
1 6 (100.00%) Coaching
1 6 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (100.00%) DevOps
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (100.00%) Microservices
1 6 (100.00%) OWASP
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
1 6 (100.00%) Service Management
1 6 (100.00%) SFIA
1 6 (100.00%) Test Management
1 6 (100.00%) Web Operations
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) WCAG
2 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Nessus