Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 100 89
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11 +72
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.41% 0.50% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.79% 2.07% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
North East median daily rate £325 £339 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -28.68% +58.33%
10th Percentile £273 £300 £401
90th Percentile £338 £423 £490
England median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% -5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 224 290 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 23.09% 24.07% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 204 128
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.24% +11.79%
10th Percentile £300 £299 £270
90th Percentile £507 £550 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
North East median hourly rate £52.00 £35.50 £45.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.48% -22.54% +63.68%
10th Percentile £51.00 £28.20 £39.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.40 £49.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 16 September 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
Tyne and Wear +27 3 £325 -20.15%
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Appium
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) WATIR
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Sahi

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Appium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Sahi
3 1 (25.00%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Research Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA