Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 185 211
Rank change year-on-year +39 +26 -9
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 2 15 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.067% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 1.57% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 10
Median daily rate - £435 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.23% -8.19%
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.97 - -

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 442 954 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.70% 18.56% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 623 758
Median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +6.45%
10th Percentile £302 £313 £299
90th Percentile £600 £608 £563
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 31
Median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -4.76%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.84 £28.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.10 £54.10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +2.35% -

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HP UFT as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HP UFT in the North West.

Daily rate trend for HP UFT in the North West

HP UFT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HP UFT in the North West.

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 26 May 2020. 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
Manchester +43 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
HP UFT
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for HP UFT.

1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Security
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) SAP PS
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) OAT Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Security
2 1 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Postgraduate
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SAP