Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 220 202
Rank change year-on-year +28 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 9 8 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.12% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.91% 0.80% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 28
North West median daily rate £279 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.36% +5.66% -
10th Percentile £213 £325 £258
90th Percentile £324 £375 £354
England median daily rate £413 £394 £350
% change year-on-year +4.83% +12.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 986 997 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.35% 14.46% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 671 695
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 46
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £41.50
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP UFT in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire - 8 £279 -
Manchester +15 1 - -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 8 (88.89%) MCSE
1 8 (88.89%) MCSA
1 8 (88.89%) HP
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Fortinet
2 7 (77.78%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Time Management
5 4 (44.44%) JMeter
5 4 (44.44%) Unix
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (44.44%) ISEB
5 4 (44.44%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) Java
5 4 (44.44%) VBScript
5 4 (44.44%) VB
5 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
5 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Environment Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Environment Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) VB
1 4 (44.44%) VB.NET
1 4 (44.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) MCSA
1 8 (88.89%) MCSE
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Fortinet
1 8 (88.89%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle