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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT), formerly QuickTest Professional (QTP)
England / North West
Rank 131 147 152
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5  
Contract jobs citing HP UFT 1 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% 0.29% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 2.04% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £338 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £314 £350
% change year-on-year +19.52% -10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year - +407.46%  

HP UFT is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 431 538 407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.69% 14.02% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 328 264
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

HP UFT
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing HP UFT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 1 £338 - 2
HP UFT
England

HP UFT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (87.50%) Selenium
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (62.50%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Test Management
4 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) ISEB
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
7 1 (12.50%) J2EE
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (12.50%) JUnit
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) VC++
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

HP UFT
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) LoadRunner
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Sahi
4 1 (12.50%) WATIR
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Management
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 1 (12.50%) API Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
7 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Modular Programming
7 1 (12.50%) Open Source
7 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
7 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBA
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle